guidance counselor resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary
Dedicated School Counseling and education professional driven to aid youth in overcoming academic, career, social and mental health challenges to realize individual strengths and success. Brings 22 rewarding years of success in secondary educational settings.
  • Solutions-focused
  • Strong collaborator
  • Data driven decision making
  • Strong rapport and relationship building with students
  • Culturally Proficient facilitator
  • Strong counseling group facilitator
  • Multiple school and district leadership committees
  • Mediation, crisis and trauma intervention
  • Team collaboration and leadership
  • Extensive experience with intervention strategies
  • Building connections with diverse populations
  • Master scheduler
  • Career and college readiness planning
  • Proven leader
Work History
Guidance Counselor, 08/2001 - Current
Fort Mill School District Fort Mill, SC,
  • Ensure school and district Naviance implementation and use 
  • Coordinate building standardized testing
  • Develop, supervise and coordinate 504 plans
  • McKinney-Vento school liaison
  • AVID school guidance representative
  • School Master Scheduler
  • Coordinate school registration and transition activities
  • Student Teacher Assistance Team (STAT) member
  • Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies (PBIS) committee member
  • Attend grade level team meetings and partner with staff members in creating plans for student success
  • Partner with school administrators, teachers and parents or guardians to provide students with appropriate and adequate counseling support in school
  • Implement prevention-oriented support groups for students.
  • Resolve conflicting educational priorities and issues
  • Assist students with career and future-education planning
  • Facilitate constructive and regular communications between educators and parents
  • Collaborate with educators, school administrators and other professionals in the development of intervention plans 
  • Provide one-on-one student support 

Dean of Students, 08/1998 - 05/2001
Falcon School District 49 Peyton, CO,
  • Assisted students with education, college and career planning
  • Provided one-on-one student support
  • Facilitated constructive and regular communications between educators and parents
  • Handled a variety of school discipline situations
  • Coordinated standardized school-wide testing
  • Responsible for completing truancy referrals to Dakota County working with students, families and county truancy personnel
  • Served on the building Site Council
  • Attended grade level team meetings
Teacher, 08/1995 - 08/2000
Chicago State University Chicago, IL,
  • Engaged students during social studies classes (American History, Government, Human Geography)
  • Created lesson plans and scheduled each day to promote maximum student learning and enrichment
  • Met with parents and guardians to discuss children's progress
  • Created an enjoyable and engaging learning environment for students
  • Pursued professional development by attending educational conferences and teacher training workshops
  • Prepared quizzes, tests and examinations to gauge how well students were learning
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interest.
  • Encouraged interactive learning by incorporating educational software and the Internet
  • Supervised students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, on field trips
  • Planned and implemented creative lessons in accordance with district, county, state and federal guidelines
  • Served on the school district Grad Standards committee
  • Taught Math Skills and Drama classes
Bachelor of Arts: Education, Expected in 1995
Gustavus Adolphus College - St Peter, MN
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Master of Science: Guidance Counselor, Expected in 2001
Minnesota State University, Mankato - Mankato, MN
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Additional Training/Leadership Roles
  • Attended the Naviance Summer Institute in Naples, FL
  • Attended AVID National Conference in San Diego, CA
  • Attended AVID Summer Institute in Denver, CO, Indianapolis, IN, and Minneapolis, MN 
  • Attended yearlong Culturally Proficient School System (CPSS) training and served as my building trainer for CPSS for the past two years
  • Trained in Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies (PBIS) and served as one of my buildings trainers for PBIS
  • STAT lead for Metcalf Middle School
  • Member of the Building Leadership Team (BLT)
  • Served as a member of the District Leadership Team
  • Served on both the district and school Crisis Response Teams
  • Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education
  • Awarded the Metcalf Teacher of the Year recognition in 2009 & 2014.

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School Attended

  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato

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  • Guidance Counselor
  • Dean of Students
  • Teacher


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Science

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