k 12 school counselor resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Motivational individual committed to maximizing learning opportunities in diverse settings. Energetic and ambitious professional with hands-on experience guiding employees and students by providing necessary direction and collaboration to aid academic and business success.

  • Instructional Techniques
  • Diverse Groups Presentations
  • Truancy Counseling, Behavior Counseling, Abuse Identification, Needs Determination, and Crisis Intervention Strategies
  • Community Resources
  • Data-Driven Decision-Making
  • 504 Plans, ASCA National Model Principles
  • School Community Relations
  • Cultural Competency
  • Individual and Family Support including Emotional Development
  • Positive Reinforcement Strategies
  • Complete Small Business Management Experience
  • Excellent Communication and Collaboration Skills
University of Colorado At Boulder Boulder, CO Expected in 05/1980 Bachelor of Arts : Psychology - GPA :
Work History
Adapt Community Network - K-12 School Counselor
Staten Island, NY, 08/2021 - 08/2022
  • Identified and addressed concerns of incoming students and parents. Maintained positive relationships with students, faculty, alumni and administration.
  • Provided crisis intervention in response to emergencies, employing existing trust and rapport to deescalate situations.
  • Regularly met with enrolled students to confirm success and identify problem areas. Used date to monitor students' progress and recommend solutions for improvement. Successfully used current educational standards such as Family Education Rights.
  • Collaborated with parents, school faculty and social workers to address problems and grow student success.
  • Taught classes on social/emotional learning.
  • Identified cases of domestic abuse or other family problems and encouraged students or parents to seek additional assistance from mental health professionals.
Indiana State University - Teacher
Terre Haute, IN, 08/2019 - 08/2021
  • Worked cooperatively with other teachers, administrators and parents to help students reach learning objectives.
  • Planned and implemented integrated lessons to meet national standards.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Incorporated multiple types of teaching strategies into classroom.
  • Graded and evaluated student assignments, papers and course work.
  • Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course content to achieve student-centered learning.
  • Reviewed curriculum and devised alternate approaches to presenting lessons to increase student understanding.
  • Fostered team collaboration between students through group projects.
  • Implemented and encouraged debate-style classroom environment to increase student engagement and promote critical thinking.
  • Actively participated in IEP meetings for students and families.
  • Devised and implemented strategies to create and maintain cohesive school community within virtual classroom setting during COVID-19.
  • Recruited and taught through Teach for America.
Colorado Reading Corps/United Way - Reading Tutor
City, STATE, 10/2018 - 06/2019
  • Identified learning needs and implemented fun and engaging learning activities to help students advance.
  • Provided intensive one-on-one instruction to over 20 students falling behind in elementary reading skills.
  • Tracked learning progress to identify opportunities to enhance tutoring methods and help students achieve grade/above grade level reading.
  • Maintained detailed files and created charts tracking students learning progress.
  • Served through Americorps.
Self-employeed - Small Business Owner
City, STATE, 04/1983 - 09/2018
  • Provided top-level decision-making and strategy planning, forging productive relationships with top leaders whose clients employed national and international outdoor sports professionals.
  • Grew business from home business to 30 employees and 12,000 square foot plant.
  • Fulfilled customer shipping needs by completing all purchase orders and customer invoices.
  • Oversaw business budget planning and administration, accounting functions, purchasing and bi-weekly payroll to handle financial needs.
  • Oversaw long-term planning, staff hiring and training, and procedure development as part of business operations.
  • Used business software packages to maintain files and administrative records.
  • Coached and mentored employees through effective recruitment, hiring and goal setting methods.
  • Assessed supplier quality to maintain tight cost controls and maximize business operational performance.
  • Interacted well with contractors and customers to build connections and nurture relationships.
  • Designed and led vertically integrated manufacturing.
  • Provided elite customer service by resolving escalated problems and calmly responding to shifting priorities.

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School Attended

  • University of Colorado At Boulder

Job Titles Held:

  • K-12 School Counselor
  • Teacher
  • Reading Tutor
  • Small Business Owner


  • Bachelor of Arts

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