elementary school guidance counselor resume example with 17+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Accomplished School Counselor with 20 plus years of experience on all three (Elementary, Middle, and High) levels of education. I serve as an advocate for the students, their families, as well as, the school's faculty and staff members. I use a proactive approach with having the student's best interest in mind. With my strong background in student support and crisis intervention; in addition, to my ability to drive student success by partnering closely with administrators, teachers and guardians on diverse initiatives. I would be a great asset to your team.

  • Attention to Detail
  • Mental Health Referrals
  • Conflict Management
  • Progress Reporting
  • Student Records Maintenance
  • Needs Determination
  • Course Counseling
  • Critical Thinking
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Administration Collaboration
  • Class Schedule Preparation
  • Google Classroom
  • School Counselor Intern Supervisory Skills
07/2022 to Current
Elementary School Guidance Counselor Calhoun Intermediate School District Marshall, MI,
  • Advised parents and educational professionals on behavior, development and academic needs of students as needed or requested.
  • Coordinated counseling efforts with mental health professionals, doctors, nurses and social workers.
  • Kept accurate student records in accordance with legal requirements, district policies and administrative regulations.
  • Counseled individuals to help overcome personal, social or behavioral problems affecting educational or vocational situations.
  • Provided crisis intervention to students dealing with difficult situations at school and/or home.
  • Conferred with parents, teachers and administrators to discuss children's progress and resolve behavioral and academic problems.
  • Conducted Classroom Guidance Lessons relating to Social/Emotional Learning topics.
  • Participated in the Multi-Tiered System of Supports Intervention team process, The Threat Assessment Team and the school's Care Team.
  • Consulted with parents, staff members, and community agencies regarding strategies to help students.
  • Referred children and their families to special programs, specialists, and community agencies when appropriate.
  • Serves as the coordinator for for Section 504 Plans, Medical Homebound Services.
  • Serves as the School Testing Coordinator for CogAT / IA and ACCESS ELLs testing,
  • Responsible for small groups based upon the needs of the students
  • Coordinates Grief Counseling Groups with HospiceCare.
  • Collaborates with MODELS Academy Mentoring Program to recruit African American males.
  • Arranges parent/teacher conferences.
07/2015 to 06/2022
Elementary School Guidance Counselor Greenwood School District 50 - Lakeview Elementary City, STATE,
  • Counseled individuals and small groups of students toward academic development, personal/social development, career development and emotional growth.
  • Counseled small groups of students in areas such as families in transition, coping with grief, self-esteem, drug and alcohol concerns, peer relations, etc.
  • Consulted with parents, staff members, and community agencies regarding strategies to help students.
  • Referred children and their families to special programs, specialists, and community agencies when appropriate.
  • Arranged parent/teacher conferences.
  • Coordinated Career Related Activities and administered Career Assessments.
  • School's liaison for Terrific Kids sponsored by the Greenwood Kiwanis Club.
  • Conducted Classroom Guidance Lessons on topics relating to Social/Emotional Learning.
  • Collaborated with the MODELS Academy African American Males Mentoring Program.
  • Served as the coordinator for Section 504 Plans, Medical Homebound Services, and the School's Testing Coordinator for MAP, SC READY, SCPASS, CogAt/IA.
  • Coordinated the Erin's Law - Safe Touch / Unsafe Touch programs.
  • Conducted Puberty and Knowing Your Body presentations to 5th graders.
  • Coordinated Grief Counseling Groups that were conducted by the HospiceCare of the Piedmont.
  • Assisted Administrators, Teachers, and Parents regarding the student’s educational needs.
  • Processed and maintained the record keeping of the students' permanent records.
06/2011 to 06/2015
High School Guidance Counselor Greenwood School District 50 - Greenwood High City, STATE,
  • Participated actively in parent-teacher and IEP conferences, advocating for students.
  • Identified and prevented potential dropouts by monitoring records of students experiencing attendance issues.
  • Guided students concerning academic goals, occupation preferences and college requirements.
  • Met with students to address attendance, grades and credits.
  • Counseled parents, guardians and educators to assist students with educational, career and life planning.
  • Evaluated transcripts to make certain students were on track toward high school graduation and college admission.
  • Conducted specialized counseling sessions for students with disabilities and behavioral issues.
  • Conducted yearly IGP (Individual Graduation Plans) with students.
  • Created students' class schedule with placement in appropriate content and elective courses that would earn them high school carnegie units.
  • Served as the School's Testing Coordinator for the EOCEP Exam and administered the AP (Advanced Placement) Exams, ACT, and MAP tests.
  • Assisted students with scholarship searches and provide assistance with their applications.
  • Served as the school's liaison for pregnant teens/moms by coordinating services through a local physician's office.
07/2005 to 06/2011
Middle School Guidance Counselor/Career Counselor Greenwood School District 50 - Westview & Brewer City, STATE,
  • Prepared students for later educational experiences by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Conducted IGP (Individual Graduation Plan) conferences with 8th grade students.
  • Administered the MAP Test, SC READY/SCPASS tests, and assisted with identifying participants to take the PSAT test.
  • Created class schedules for students by placing them in the appropriate content and elective courses.
  • Coordinated / assisted with Career Day, Career related activities and administered career assessments.
  • Assisted with developing the Master Schedule.
  • Provided individual and small group counseling relating to the development of the student's academic, personal, social/emotional learning, and career development.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2005 to to
Master of Arts: Counselor Education
South Carolina State University - Orangeburg, SC
Expected in 12/2001 to to
Bachelor of Arts: Counseling And Human Services
Limestone College - Gaffney, SC
Expected in 05/1996 to to
Associate of Arts: Human Services
Piedmont Technical College - Greenwood, SC
  • Certified School Counselor in Elementary and Secondary Education (K-12)
  • Certified Global Career Development Facilitator
  • Has the Read-to-Succeed Endorsement

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School Attended

  • South Carolina State University
  • Limestone College
  • Piedmont Technical College

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  • Elementary School Guidance Counselor
  • Elementary School Guidance Counselor
  • High School Guidance Counselor
  • Middle School Guidance Counselor/Career Counselor


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

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