Academic-Career Counseling professional with a proven track record of commitment in making a difference in the lives of individuals with regarding their education, personal, career development, and professional success, to include post-graduate planning, financial aid issues, academic challenges, family situations, and connecting to campus resources and support services.
Spearheaded case management for veterans, families, and National Guard members by working with clients to complete assessments to uncover career and academic objectives enabling formulation of individual career portfolios. Supported customers with reaching goals by offering financial literacy and career planning guidance inclusive of resume evaluations, interview and negotiation preparation, and job-hunting strategies. Cultivated rapport with local businesses and community organizations to refer clients for employment opportunities.
Steered creation of Work-Based Learning Program for grades 9-12 high school students in partnership with Principals by implementing policies and procedures as well as leading curriculum design for internships, apprenticeships, paid employment, shadowing, and capstone projects. Coordinated career readiness counseling for students by conducting initial assessments to assist learners with discovering interests and aptitude to support career choice decisions. Inculcated resume writing and interviewing skills in students while teaching learners invaluable employment strategies. Drafted program performance reports regularly. Arranged field trips to local businesses to demonstrate practicalities involved in key professions and trades to students.
Directed delivery of differentiated and age-appropriate social-emotional, personal, and career curriculum for grades K1 and 3-5 in two schools while assisting students by observing academic performance, behavior, and emotional status. Counseled ‘at-risk' students and hosted weekly progress meetings with learners and parents to certify delivery of assignments as well as children's holistic welfare. Analyzed institutional operations to identify areas for improvement and to coordinate community-based and school events to address deficits.
Took time off from professional work to attend to family responsibility, 2010-2013
School Counselor, Roxbury-Montpelier School District, Montpelier, VT
Clinical Counselor, Onlsow-Carteret Behavioral Health Care Services, Human Services, Jacksonville, NC
High School Guidance Counselor, Winnisquam Regional School District, Tilton, NH
High School Guidance Counselor, West Haven School District, West Haven, CT
School Career Counseling, Vermont Agency of Education, June 2021
Work-based Learning Coordinator, Vermont Agency of Education, June 2018
IMPACT (Increased Mastery and Professional Application of Coaching Theory) Certified, U.S.A Volleyball, 2000
VT Elite Volleyball, LLC, Founding Member
American Counseling Association (ACA), Member
American School Counseling Association (ASCA), Member
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), Member
National Career Development Association (NCDA), Member
Workforce Development Bureau, Member
Vermont Principals Association, Volleyball Board Member
Vermont Youth Volleyball Association (VYVA), Member
VC Vibe Volleyball Club, Board Member
Volleyball Program Pioneer, Essex High School, Vermont, 2013-2016
Vermont Principals' Association Volleyball Committee, Montpelier, VT, 2013 – Present
Vibe Volleyball Club, Board of Directors, State of Vermont, 2015 – Present
Combat Logistics Regiment 25, Camp Lejeune, NC, Family Readiness Coordinator
Team Rally Smackdown – Coach, Coordinator & Player
Advanced Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, Powerschool, Google Suites,
Powerschool, Blackboard, O*NET, CareerLive
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