professional school counselor resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
  • Rapport building
  • Student-centered practice
  • Evidence-based theories
  • Detail oriented
Professional Summary

Passionate USAF veteran currently serving as a Professional School Counselor with success in helping students achieve educational goals and personal well-being. All students have the capacity for success.

Expected in 05/2017 to to Graduate Certificate | School Counseling Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX, GPA:
Expected in 12/2010 to to Master of Arts | Community Counseling St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX GPA:
Expected in 07/2008 to to Bachelor of Science | Social Psychology Park University, Parkville, MO, GPA:
Work History
08/2018 to Current Professional School Counselor Chicago Public Schools | , , Schertz, Texas
  • Managed student caseload of 550+ for five consecutive years at Samuel Clemens HS
  • 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.
  • Reviewed and discussed new students' academic credentials, interests and educational goals.
  • Used data to monitor students' progress and recommend solutions for improvement.
  • Assisted high school seniors complete college applications and meet requirements necessary for graduation.
  • Delivered supportive and knowledgeable counseling to students with academic or personal concerns.
  • Helped students develop organizational, time management and study skills.
  • Empowered students through counseling and skill-building exercises in individual sessions.
  • Collaborated with parents, school faculty and social workers to address problems and grow student success.
  • Counseled students regarding course and program selection, class scheduling, registration and post-secondary planning.
  • Conducted individual and group counseling sessions.
  • Taught lessons to students and faculty regarding issues such as bullying and drug abuse.
  • Reviewed transcripts to verify students met graduation or college entrance requirements and wrote letters of recommendation.
  • Supported 504 and ARD committee meetings with pertinent student data to develop interventions and strategies for student success
  • Implemented Mental Health Moment publication for school community focused on sharing relevant mental health information to improve student well-being

08/2017 to 08/2018 ARD Facilitator Simpson County School District | , , New Braunfels, TX
  • Supported two elementary campuses with managing Special Education department; estimated 350+ students enrolled and serviced through special education; Freiheit and Oak Creek Elementary schools
  • Scheduled, facilitated and managed all components of Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) meetings for all students identified as special education
  • Collaborated with campus staff, district personnel, families, and outside agencies to schedule and hold meetings within established deadlines
  • Adhered to all district, state, and federal guidelines regarding IDEA and Special Education services
  • Proved successful working within tight deadlines and fast-paced atmosphere
  • Completed paperwork, recognizing discrepancies and promptly addressing for resolution
08/2016 to 08/2017 ARD Manager San Antonio ISD | , , San Antonio, TX
  • Managed Special Education department of 300+ enrolled students at Sam Houston HS
  • Managed professional and paraprofessional schedules to ensure student service times were met; 28 staff members
  • Scheduled and conducted all ARD meetings in accordance with district, state, and federal guidelines.
  • Collaborated with teachers and staff to support students with disabilities
  • Collaborated with outside agencies to connect students and families to outside resources for postsecondary goals and employment
11/2011 to 08/2016 English Teacher San Antonio ISD | , , San Antonio, Texas
  • Taught English 1 and English 2 curriculum for approximately 180+ students each year at Sam Houston HS
  • Led interesting and diverse group activities to engage students in course material.
  • Prepared comprehensive English curriculum for multiple classes.
  • Administered assessments and standardized tests to evaluate student progress.
  • Worked with other teachers to support struggling students and provide thorough help to rectify comprehension issues.
  • Utilized multimedia strategies and technology to convey information in fresh and interesting ways.
  • Cultivated relationships with parents to engage supportive environment
  • Worked with administrators on behavioral issues to support needs of students.
  • Kept classroom organized, clean, and safe for students and visitors.
  • Professional consultation with peers and instructional coaches to ensure best practices
  • Professional School Counselor
  • National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC) #277010
  • Secondary English Language Arts 8-12
  • Generalist 4-6
  • Special Education EC-12

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School Attended

  • Angelo State University
  • St. Mary's University
  • Park University

Job Titles Held:

  • Professional School Counselor
  • ARD Facilitator
  • ARD Manager
  • English Teacher


  • Graduate Certificate
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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