Researched, created, and
developed the documentation for the development of a school wide comprehensive program
to foster a positive school culture that would enhance the student's personal
growth and academic success.
13 years in education (K-12)
Passion for student success
Effectively work with parents, staff and students
Motivated team player
Clear public speaking and good written communication skills
Foster positive school culture
Commitment to continuous improvement
Establish collaborative working relationships
Guidance Counselor08/2006 to CurrentCovenant Christian Ministries AcademyMarietta, GA
Support administrator with oversight of the school by maintaining a positive school culture and climate
Collaborate with administration, instructional staff, parents and students by fostering positive working relationships
Sole contributor and creator of the documentation for a school-wide comprehensive school counseling program, which became the impetus for other independent private schools
Pioneered and spearheaded the implementation of the school-wide modification program for ESL students and students with learning disabilities, which assisted teachers in making positive gains in the classroom
Adapt positive behavioral procedures to assist with in-school disciplinary actions; helping to curtail the number of referral incidents
Facilitated and co-implemented a cultural awareness program, which heightened students' multi-cultural sensitivity
Engage and motivate students to succeed through various workshops, field trips, panel discussions, enrichment programs, and small group sessions
Interact with University representatives, local secondary and higher education school officials; increasing student awareness of the college selection process
Facilitate student orientation workshops by assisting students in their transition into high school and increasing their level of success by 80%
Moderate staff-wide professional development, assisting teachers in managing a positive classroom management style
Analyze student progress reports and create an action plan advising teachers of student deficits; proving successful in increasing overall student success percentages
Practicum Student09/2005 to 12/2005McEachern High SchoolPowder Springs, GA
Developed and created career counseling workshops and facilitated one-on one sessions, which assisted students in solidifying career choices and college options
Coordinated and designed career sessions that assisted students with establishing a portfolio of career and college choices
Managed program counseling services provided for families and students
Interpreted and assessed standardized test results; providing parents and students with a feasible plan of action for improvement
Counseled students regarding failing grades with recommendations for improvement
Teacher01/2003 to 08/2006Covenant Christian Ministries AcademyMarietta, GA
Routinely met with students' parents regarding in-class issues and learning interruptions to discuss solutions.
Developed interesting course plans to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students.
Taught English, Honors English, Study Skills and Bible to middle / high students
Created adaptive lesson plans for classroom implementation for various learning styles and abilities
Implemented student discipline measures, decreasing classroom disruptions by 90%.
Achieved score of 80th percentile on English portion of the ITBS.
Counseling Studies2011School of Human Services Capella UniversityMinneapolis, MNGPA - 4.0
Master of Science: Counseling Studies2005School of Human Services Capella UniversityMinneapolis, MN.GPA - 4.0
1997DeVry UniversityAtlanta, GA.GPA - 3.65
Academic advisement, conferences, counseling, crisis intervention, documentation creation and implementation, lesson plan creation, case management, teacher development, workshop training, teaching, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), good oral and written communication skills