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

Experienced and passionate teacher seeks a position as a School Prevention Specialist with Healing Springs and the Prevention Council of Saratoga Springs. This opportunity is of high interest because it highly correlates with both experience and personal mission: to have an impact on breaking the chain of addiction in families, encourage health and recovery for individuals, and implement far reaching community programs at the level of prevention, intervention and treatment, recovery, and living lives of health, happiness, and wholeness.

Education Highlights

Elementary Education and Teaching Reading

Positive Psychology, Mysticism and Spiritual Healing

Personal Study and Personal Development in areas of the Dysfunctional Family, Twelve Step Programs: ACOA, Al ANON, CODA, NAR ANON, with focus on overcoming abuse, neglect, divorce, illness and trauma.


Permanent NYS Teacher's Certification (nursery through sixth grade)

Ordained Non-Denominational Spiritual Healing Minister

Reiki Master/ Teacher

Accredited English as a Second Language Teacher

    • Coordinating with Teachers and Specialists
    • Promoting Social and Emotional Development
    • Caring and Empathetic Demeanor
    • Wellness
University For Integrative Learning Rohnert Park, CA, Expected in 08/2006 Master of Arts : Transpersonal Psychology And Spiritual Healing - GPA :
State University of New York -Albany Albany, NY, Expected in 08/1991 Master of Science : Developmental Reading - GPA :
Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY, Expected in 05/1983 Bachelor of Science : Elementary Education - GPA :
Work History
Camp Recovery - Reiki Teaching Assistant
Florence, MS, 06/2005 - 09/2018
    • Used behavior modeling and specialized teaching techniques to share and reinforce treatment skills and procedures.
    • Maintained safe and supportive learning environment for small group instruction of 6 students.
    • Maximized receptive learning by educating students using hands-on healing techniques.
    • Encouraged dynamic and pleasant educational environment by promoting both gentle guidance and encouragement while practicing new skills.
    • Distributed learning materials such as manuals and supplemental information.
    • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes.
Alternative Healing Arts - Holistic Wellness Counselor Assistant
City, STATE, 06/2009 - 06/2016
    • Organized and supported seminars and classes for interested clients, providing healing opportunities for release of emotional and physical blocks and wellness.
    • Assisted in individual and group wellness seminars and educational programs on wellness and Healing topics. Classes sizes ranged from 15 to 150 participants.
    • Fostered positive relationships with members to promote healing, wellness and spiritual development.
Marcia Dale Lopez, PhD. - Holistic Consultation/Teaching Assistant Volunteer
City, STATE, 09/2001 - 10/2006
  • Created warm and pleasant healing environments by promoting both gentle and receptive communication.
  • Supported learning experiences for students using hands-on healing techniques, meditation, breathing, tapping and energy balancing modalities.
  • Created promotional materials for meditation circles, retreats, women's groups and focus group offerings.
  • Maintained client lists and email communications to over 200 clients and associates.
  • Planned and facilitated end of life support for family & friends. Culminating with Memorial/Celebration for national and international guests both in person and on-line.
Saratoga Springs City Schools - Teacher
City, STATE, 09/1985 - 04/1999
  • Over 15 years of dedicated teaching experience in local school district.
  • Planned and implemented integrated lessons to meet NYS Standards.
  • Worked cooperatively with other teachers, administrators and parents to help students reach learning objectives.
  • Implemented creative ways to foster curiosity for complex principles through hands-on learning and planned activities.
  • Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course content to achieve student-centered learning.
  • Promoted physical, mental and social development using classroom games and activities.
  • Supervised learning groups of students in classroom stations.
  • Attended and facilitated IEP meetings for students and families.
  • Fostered team collaboration between students through group projects.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Held conferences with parents to address questions, discuss academic progress and encourage learning goals.
  • Supported student teachers by mentoring on classroom management, lesson planning and activity organization.
  • Piloted program to address proposed state subject area competencies and standards.
  • Reviewed curriculum and devised alternate approaches to presenting lessons to increase student understanding.
  • Incorporated multiple types of teaching strategies into classroom.
  • Co-directed after-school tutoring and mentoring program serving elementary school students in coordination with High School Students.
  • Graded and evaluated student assignments, papers and course work.
  • Incorporated exciting and engaging activities to achieve student participation and hands-on learning.
  • Communicated frequently with parents, students and faculty to provide feedback and discuss instructional strategies.
  • Active liaison with Home School Association
  • Participate in building wide and district level initiatives to stream-line bus dismissal routines, building moral, hiring assistant principal, reading program and textbook selection, report cards, implementing NYS standards into existing curriculum.

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School Attended

  • University For Integrative Learning
  • State University of New York -Albany
  • Skidmore College

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  • Holistic Wellness Counselor Assistant
  • Holistic Consultation/Teaching Assistant Volunteer
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