Passionate educator and career counselor strongly desiring to be a valuable member of the world class University of Minnesota. Proficiency with computer skills including e-mail, word processing and spreadsheet software (preferably MS Word and Excel) sufficient to prepare correspondence and monitor and review program reports. Professional-level experience in counseling or training clients with motivational interviewing techniques. Current Career Technical Education Licensure/Certificate, a Master's degree in Education/Special Education currently in-progress with over 20 graduate level credits, 12 graduate level courses in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, a Bachelor's degree in Education/Physical Education, an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice, and minors in Therapeutic Recreation and Coaching. Current working knowledge of Minnesota Department of Education programs, policies and regulations. Current experience in career/job placement, vocational counseling, and employment programs. Current experience working with learners of all ages and abilities. Current experience assisting individuals with disabilities in developing a job search plan and/or retention services.
Arts In-Progress, Adult Education and Special Education w/ 20 Graduate Credits GPA: 4.0
GPA: 4.0 Business Industry and Career Counseling
Incomplete; Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling w/ 12 Graduate Credits GPA: 3.0 Career Coaching & Employment Counseling
Physical Education/Therapeutic Recreation GPA: 3.27 Adapted Physical Activities & Coaching
General Studies Psychology & Communications
Military Unit Career/Education Advisor; 40 hours; Annually
Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)
Workforce Development Specialist (WDS)
VA Medical Facility volunteer. Proud member of the VFW and American Legion. Softball manager/coach. Wounded Warrior contributor and supporter.
Honors, Awards, and Special Accomplishments: Military National Guard Enlisted Association (MNGEA) member Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion member
National Honor Society member 2004-2007 and 2009-2010
Military Campaigns involved with; Global War On Terrorism, Operation Hometown Hero's, Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn
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