Versatile professional with over 26 years of experience teaching, counseling, and consulting with students, parents, and colleagues. Warm, accepting, and positive attitude with the ability to relate to and effectively communicate with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Excellent analytical skills, clear public speaking skills, and ability to effectively multi-task. Flexible and skilled at maintaining a sense of humor under pressure.
*Manage and supervise a comprehensive school counseling program and seven other staff members.
*Develop yearly school counseling curriculum, plan implementation, and review its' effectiveness.
*Consult weekly with administration.
*Stay abreast of all professional development opportunities that promote best practices or provide local/state/or federal policy updates.
*Edit and revise course registration materials and course numbers.
*Counsel all students taking dual credit course work and assist them in the completion of all applicable paperwork.
*School representative and Speaker at all grade level "Parent Night" events at Goose Creek High and at the three feeder middle schools.
*Approve and enroll all foreign exchange students.
*Advertise, recruit, and create the schedule for PSAT testing.
*Evaluate and interpret academic performance data for students and their parents.
*Refer students and parents to appropriate outside referral agencies.
*Schedule and facilitate parent conferences.
*Schedule and lead Individual Graduation Plan Meetings with all assigned students and their parents.
*Assist students with on-line college applications and ACT and SAT registration.
*Enroll new students, determine correct course selection, create a schedule, notify teachers, and enter transfer grades and credits.
*Supervise diploma order.
*Schedule and coordinate the annual distribution of student schedules and all related activities prior to the first day of school.
Revamped course registration process for rising 9th-12 grade students by creating new registration form and by meeting individually with students to review their academic and career interests. Conducted individual, small group, and classroom presentations on academic and career topics. Trained all 9th graders in the use of SCOIS.
Synthesized guidance duties so that each counselor became proficient in certain responsibilities each year to improve knowledge and efficiency in performance. Enrolled new students and advised them on course selection. Provided counseling on academic, career, and personal/social topics.
Coached, motivated, and encouraged student participation to enhance learning. Created and adapted learning materials for more effective teaching and learning. Initiated school involvement with Junior Achievement and the Applied Economics Curriculum. Participant in strategic planning and school improvement council. CBE evaluator, Social Studies Quest Team Coach, and Senior Class Sponsor.
Emphasis: Career Development
Emphasis: Social Studies
Professional Certificate Class -Masters Plus 30
Social Studies Certification
Guidance - Elementary Certification
Guidance - Secondary Certification
American School Counselor Association - ASCA
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