Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary


  • Team lead in Bilingual School Counseling Services
  • Serve as a consultant for varying departments as international education expert.
  • Respected amongst peers in cross collaboration efforts in favor of equitable district policies and practices for Hispanic families.
  • Recognized in professional setting as well as community for providing Hispanic families with the skills needed to advocate for their rights as a parent, in supporting their child on their educational journey.

Cultural Capacity

  • Dedicated and deliberate use of bilingual abilities and passion to honor, educate, and connect with the Hispanic students and families.
  • Model for sensitive awareness, respect and appreciation of socio economic and cultural diversity of our international students and families.
  • Robust professional training and knowledge of the education systems and country conditions in Latin America, allowing me to bond with our Hispanic families at an elevated level as it permits to relate and understand their plight in having migrated to the United States.
  • Heart of a servant and consistently work towards developing a bilingual counseling program of excellence that that engages the entire family in the college planning process

Family Engagement

  • Team Coordinator and co-host of district wide college planning program for 8th-12th grade Spanish speaking families, "Pasos al Futuro."
  • Active bilingual presenter for F.A.C.E Parent Academy and Parent School Partnership Program.
  • Heart of a servant and consistently work towards developing a bilingual counseling program of excellence that that engages the entire family in the post-secondary planning process.
  • Servant Leader
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • Specialized Training in World Education Systems
  • Certified PSP Facilitator
  • Expert College & Career Planning
  • Crisis Intervention & Mental Health Training
  • Responsive Initiatives
  • Culturally Relevant
Work History
District Bilingual Guidance Counselor, 01/2010 - Current
South Washington County Schools Isd 833 Cottage Grove, MN,
  • Evaluated international foreign academic transcripts.
  • Transformed and facilitated district wide monthly college and career planning and awareness event, Pasos al Futuro specialized college and career awareness events for Spanish speaking families.
  • Cross collaborated with ELL, FACE, Choice, ESE, Social Work, Bilingual Psychology, Migrant, AVID, Communications, Adult Education and Community Partners in awareness, advocacy and advancement initiatives for Spanish speaking students and families.
  • Partnered with community agencies. Latino Coalition, Hispanic Services Council, LULAC, CAHT, Member Gray Hispanic Forum, on creating awareness of needs of Hispanic families and supporting efforts to bring about change.
  • Partnered with F.A.C.E and presenter for for Spanish speaking initiatives, Parent Academy and Parent and School Partnership (PSP)
  • Facilitated transition from middle school to high school workshops in Spanish for parents and families.
  • Brought awareness to unique sub groups of Hispanic population i.e. Migrant, Dreamers, Undocumented, and Unaccompanied Minors.
  • Provided training for all counselors and specialized groups such as ELL and Migrant Advocates, on cultural diversity and best practices for working with ELL, Immigrant, Migrant and Refugee students.
School Counselor, 07/2004 - 01/2010
Hillsborough County Public Schools-Memorial Middle School City, STATE,
  • English Language Learners Committee Chairperson, Testing Coordinator, FCAT and PSAT, AVID Counselor, XXX Chairperson, College Board liaison and Preparáte Committee Representative, Duke Tip Coordinator, Conflict Resolution, Crisis Team Member, ESOL liaison, coordinated and presented parent education workshops in English and Spanish.
  • Reviewed and discussed new students' academic credentials, interests and educational goals.
  • Collaborated with ELL Department, developed new student orientation program and buddy system for successful transition of ELL students to U.S system of education.
  • Hosted Middle to High School Transition Series in Spanish
Bilingual Family Therapist, 07/2004 - 07/2005
Children And Adolescent Crisis Center Of Tampa City, STATE,
  • Managed intake and needs assessments to set therapeutic goals and establish professional relationships with clients.
  • Mediated conflicts within English and Spanish speaking families to clarify and resolve underlying issues.
  • Conducted therapeutic individual and family therapy sessions in English and Spanish.
  • Maintained over 200 accurate and thoroughly documented notes and client records in accordance with licensing standards.
  • Collaborated with other mental health professionals to create comprehensive treatment plans, including psychiatrists and specialists.
School Counselor, Testing Coordinator, 08/2003 - 06/2004
Manatee School For The Arts City, STATE,
  • ESE and XXX Department Chair, Created and maintained College and Career Center, English Language Learners Committee Chairperson, Crisis and individual intervention in response to emergencies, employing existing trust and rapport to deescalate situations Spanish Liaison for migrant students and families, and coordinated parent education workshops in English and Spanish for college planning preparation process.

Master of Arts: Guidance And Counseling K-12, Expected in 05/2004
Argosy University - Sarasota, FL,
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Expected in 05/2002
Saint Leo University - Tampa, Florida
Associate of Arts: , Expected in 05/2000
Hillsborough Community College - Tampa, FL

American School Counseling Association (ASCA)

Florida School Counseling Association (FSCA)

College Board & ACT Organization

National Association for International Educators (NAFSA)

World Education Services (WES)

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

National Association of State Directors Migrant Education (NASDME)

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF)

  • Viva Tampa Bay Hispanic Educator Award, 2020
  • Commitment to Excellence Award, 2004, 2005
  • Principal’s Leadership Award, 2006, 2007, 2008

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School Attended

  • Argosy University
  • Saint Leo University
  • Hillsborough Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • District Bilingual Guidance Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • Bilingual Family Therapist
  • School Counselor, Testing Coordinator


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Arts

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