High School Counselor Resume Example

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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Enthusiastic School Counselor with over 19 years of experience educating students from the elementary to high school level with the knowledge and ability to meet the academic, career, and social/emotional developmental needs of all students while engaging in education, prevention, and intervention activities collaboratively. Excellent time management and presentation skills. Proficient interpersonal communication and a dynamic ability to build rapport with several different populations. Seeking an opportunity to apply a passion for providing students with outstanding support for their educational endeavors to grow and flourish particularly at the high school level with undergraduate admissions, college planning, and advising college bound students.

  • Naviance, Aspen, and Common Application
  • College Planning/ Applications
  • Test Proctoring (PSAT, SAT, STAR, NECAP, PARCC)
  • Willing Learner
  • Community partnerships
  • Scheduling
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Organizational skills
  • Relationship building
  • Career planning
Providence College Providence, RI Expected in 2005 Master of Arts : School Counseling - GPA :
Rhode Island College Providence, RI Expected in 2001 Bachelor of Science : Elementary Education and Special Education - GPA :
La Salle Academy Providence, RI Expected in 1996 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Work History
Catholic Schools - High School Counselor
Austin, TX, 07/2016 - Current
  • Provide close monitoring of students' academic performance, monitor graduation requirements and coordinate support efforts aimed at optimizing grade- recovery outcomes. Prepare academic schedules for approximately 260 students, including assisting with course selections
  • Assist students through the college application process, including interpreting ACT and SAT achievement test scores
  • Submit supporting documentation (transcripts) in a timely manner to meet college deadlines and write personal letters of recommendation for the college application process
  • Consult with teachers, staff, and parents in understanding and meeting the needs of each student
  • Provide referrals for community resources and mental health professionals for families and students
  • Initiate and maintain dialogues and relationships with national college admissions officers and academic department heads to garner essential information related to admissions and the financial aid process. Host and organize college admissions visits and work directly with admissions representatives
  • Provide guidance on strategies for improving and strengthening college essays
  • Act as an advocate for students via Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings and 504 plan meetings, with efforts centered on ensuring that all student-specific accommodations are in place
  • Member of PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Committee
  • Worked closely with superintendent, district administration, and staff to create an attendance task force to monitor and prevent attendance issues
  • Serve as a cooperating supervisor for graduate level interns from the Providence College school counseling program
Platte Valley School District - Middle School Counselor
Kersey, CO, 08/2009 - 06/2015
  • Maintained positive relationships and open communication with parents, faculty, and staff
  • Met individually and consistently with all students and coordinated small groups together with support personnel
  • Established a routine to track and record attendance issues and prepare truancy court referrals
  • Facilitate course selections for 8th grade students transitioning to high school
Brea Olinda Unified School District - Elementary School Counselor
Brea, CA, 08/2005 - 06/2009
  • Counseled both individual students and small groups on personal, social, and academic issues
  • Delivered classroom guidance lessons with a comprehensive counseling curriculum
  • Participated in formulation of 504 plans and dissemination to teachers
  • Facilitated transition of students from elementary to middle school with orientation programs, school visits, counselor/teacher connections
  • Collaborated with teachers and parents on early identification and intervention of children's academic and social/emotional needs
Providence Public Schools- Roger Williams MS - Special Education Intensive Resource Teacher
City, STATE, 08/2001 - 06/2005
  • Modified the general education curriculum for special needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
  • Participated in Teach to Change Community Service Project

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School Attended
  • Providence College
  • Rhode Island College
  • La Salle Academy
Job Titles Held:
  • High School Counselor
  • Middle School Counselor
  • Elementary School Counselor
  • Special Education Intensive Resource Teacher
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma