C. Thomas Willis - Resume
Eagles Nest Subdivision, Indianapolis, IN  46256     1-317-448-8836   www.tom-willis.com      

 Present Status:



2015 - Present Retired  
2010 - 2015  ReadUp Specialist for United Way ReadUp Program - Indianapolis
2005 – 2009  Web Designer – designing web sites for businesses - Software Instructor for Lexington Board of Realtors - Realtor
8/99 – 7/05  Principal - Harrison County Middle School (Cynthiana, KY)
8/69 – 8/99       Kings Local School District – Kings Mills, Ohio
8/86 – 8/99     Principal Kings Jr. High School/District Testing & Technology  Coordinator
8/76 – 8/86   Assistant Principal /District Commmunications  
8/82 - 8/86 Director  Community Adult Education Coordinator
8/69 – 8/76   Teacher/Coach/Athletic Director/Play Director/AV Technology Coordinator




1972 – Present                  Variety of Graduate Level Classes and Administrative Seminars

1969 – 1972                         Master of Science at Xavier University – Cincinnati, Ohio  (School Administration)

1966 – 1969                         Bachelor of Science at Miami University – Oxford, Ohio  (Secondary Education)

Strengths:   Experience in and the ability to provide:

                Motivation of staff and community through cooperative planning
                Energetic self-starter with a positive outlook
                Problem solver use to high stress situations
Administrative, teaching, hiring, and evaluation background


John Lazares – Former Warren County Superintendent of Schools    

Jim Acton –  (My former Assistant Assistant Principal)  

 Mary Jane Brunker -  Former teacher on my staff/ presently School Board Member Harrison County

I have a collection of written recommendations that can be provided upon request.


Responsibilities as Building Principal:

Ø  Daily operations of school with 600 to 950 students and 45 to 70 staff members.

Ø  We organized the school under the team concept with most decisions shared by using the Deming Model for team management.  Have had training in group dynamics.

Ø  Served on numerous district committees – Curriculum, Sports, community relations, Parent Teacher Organization, Safety, Building and maintenance (Four major building/remodeling projects)

Ø  Evaluation of staff – Received advanced training in evaluation methods.  Was asked to train other administrators in proper evaluation techniques and legal processes.

Ø  Have worked with many of the state/local social organizations – police, social workers, prosecutors, welfare, drug rehabilitation services, drug enforcement agency, mental health services, clergy, etc.

Testing & Technology Coordinator:               

Ø  Selected the computer hardware and software for both office and classroom use

o   Computers

o   Classroom software

o   Network Web master

Ø  Trained administrators, teachers  and community members how to use various software programs:

o   Word Perfect and Microsoft word

o   Dbase and Access

o   State designated database programs

o   Web Design programs

Ø  Served on district Technology Committee for many years.

Ø  As District Testing Coordinator

o   Selected software and trained staff in use of database management programs

o   Saw that data was properly processed, stored, evaluated, and distributed 

Community and Teacher Education

Ø  Set up the first adult community education classes in the Kings School District

Ø  Taught classes and trained community and staff:

o    Computer Classes
Taught  Madeline Hunter and CHAMPS Classroom Management  Methods

o   Conflict Resolution

o   Lesson Design and Presentation

o   Web Design

Web Design Business

Ø  Design Web Sites for local businesses

Ø  Taught computer classes at Bluegrass Association of Realtors – MLS Database Program Instructor for Lexington