To obtain a counseling position in a school setting using my experience in education to help students grow 2009-2012 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH
*Masters of Education in School Counseling
*1995-1999 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH
*Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
State of Ohio Professional School Counselor Two Year Provisional License (Five year application in process); State of Ohio Non-Tax Teaching License
Middle School Guidance Counselor08/2012 to CurrentShiloh Middle SchoolParma, OH
Perform all duties to foster the whole child in accordance with the American School Counselor Association Model.
Serve as a resource for faculty and staff and as a member of the school administrative team.
Conduct individual counseling sessions for middle school students.
Develop and led guidance lessons in the classroom meeting the personal/emotional, academic, and career needs of students.
Implement and facilitate small group counseling for the building including work with students who transfer in during the school year to ensure a smooth transition.
Prepare and revise student schedules.
Participate in grade level team meetings to discuss student achievement, student concerns, and fostering the middle school environment.
Work with school psychologist to problem solve as part of the Response To Intervention process; Coordinator of 504 Plans.
Collaborate with the school social worker, community counselors, and other district counselors to meet the needs of the students making a home-to-school connection.
Assist in preparing the building for Ohio State Testing including organization of procedures and coordinating administration.
Plan for upcoming registration for next school year, as well as speaking to and registering upcoming student population from elementary schools and outgoing students to high school.
Write monthly Guidance Department Newsletter for the building.
Develop Guidance Department webpage.
Participate as a member of Student Transition Team.
01/2010 to 05/2012
Planned and led guidance lessons for grades K-8.
Conducted individual counseling sessions for grades K-8.
Facilitated small group counseling sessions.
Developed and led self-esteem group for girls in grades 5-6.
Served as Co-Chair of the Olweus Bully Prevention Program Committee.
Worked with administration to implement Olweus Bully Prevention Program, including faculty and staff training.
Prepared weekly class meetings for grades 4-8.
Organized Olweus Bully Prevention Family Night.
Communicated with teachers and parents regarding student progress.
Reported to supervisor and psychological assistant.
Established and Implemented Bully Prevention Week
Fifth and Sixth Grade Teacher.
Prepared and implemented the Diocesan curriculum for English, Reading, Science, and Religion to meet the individual needs of over one hundred fifth and sixth grade students.
Developed interactive lessons, and activities using a variety of auditory and multi-sensory tools including utilizing a webpage to enhance differentiated learning and for assessment.
Led the process of selecting and implementing new textbooks and workbooks into the curriculum for fifth and sixth grades.
Worked with faculty towards the school's accreditation.
08/2004 to 01/2012St. Paschal BaylonHighland Heights, OH
Sixth Grade Teacher01/2003 to 01/2004Hope Academy BroadwayCleveland, OH
Prepared lesson plans according to state outcomes for all subject areas.
Taught a wide curriculum in the classroom including lessons for students with special needs.
Used a variety of methods to assess students' aptitude.
Prepared students for the Ohio Proficiency Test.
Incorporated technology into the classroom.
Kept records of students' assessments and achievements.
Provided weekly progress reports to parents.
Participated as a member of the Intervention Assistance Team and the School Ohio Proficiency Test Team.
Proficiency Instructor10/2000 to 01/2003Hope Academy BroadwayCleveland, OH
Prepared lesson plans for small group instruction for grades 3-6.
Facilitated children in a small group setting focusing on reading comprehension and other literary skills.
Worked one-on-one with students who needed remedial instruction in all subject areas.
Assessed and recorded students' achievements.
Planned and hosted Parent Proficiency Night.
Provided scheduling for the school's summer program.
Member of School Testing Team that prepared the Ohio Proficiency Test and IOWA tests for the building.
Member of the American School Counselor Organization and Ohio School Counselor Organization