Individual with excellent communication skills. Extensively involved in parish youth ministry, music ministry and education of faith development especially in middle school and high school aged youth. Organized and driven with the ability to stay on task. Use effective and efficient methods of teaching while focusing on the individual needs of each student.
General Coursework in Religious Tradition, Old and New Testament, the Sacraments and Liturgy
Emphasis in Practical Psychology
Coursework in Social Work
Practicum placement Xavier High School Cedar Rapids, IA for a semester observing and teaching all levels of high school theology
College level courses offered as continuing and adult education.
Continuing Education in the pastoral work of the Catholic Church with subjects such as The Future of the Catholic Church, and the Evangelization of Emerging Adults, 2010 through 2015
Many workshops over twenty-five to thirty years of volunteer music ministry with various parishes.
Coursework in Music Theory and Performance
1978 - 1979
Managed daily office operations and maintenance of equipment. Prepared classroom materials for teachers and facilitated communication between the Religious Education Director, Pastor and Catechists. Coordinated volunteers needed for the numerous events occurring during the daily life of a Catholic parish. Using telephone, e-mail and written communication methods to schedule and assign volunteer responsibilities, while consistently utilizing a system of appreciation to recognize volunteer assistance. Enhanced parish program to welcome new parishioners and inform new and current parishioners of the various ministries and committees available within the parish to support and develop the spiritual life of the individual members and the community of the parish. Developed parish program to continue contact with college age parishioners entitled The College Connection including prayer cards during midterm and final testing periods and newsletters containing current events of the parish community.
As a children's music teacher empowered dozens of children to discover ability to create music and make their instrument become expression of personality. Teach private piano, guitar and voice lessons and group guitar lessons. Routinely meet with students' parents evaluating progress, sharing success and making suggestions to improve a student's ability to advance. Customize lesson plans to best fit each student's learning and performing style. Prepare young musicians to compete in contest and an annual showcase of all Do-Re-Mi & You Music students. Constantly in search of new material, music, and technology to make the experience of music the most current and ultimately the best it can be.
Developed close relationships while providing superior customer service at prescription drop-off and pick-up counters. Worked closely with pharmacists and used medication input software to safely and accurately dispense medication. Regularly completed paperwork and entered prescription and insurance billing information into patient profiles. Communicated with all customers and staff in a pleasant and professional manner. Precisely processed third party prescriptions and managed adjudication review. Appropriately resolved customer issues, complaints and questions. Oversaw Medicare and Medicaid billing, documentation and claim adjudication for Home Health Supplies.
Developed close relationships while providing superior customer service at prescription drop-off and pick-up counters. Worked closely with pharmacists and used medication input software to safely and accurately dispense medication. Regularly completed paperwork and entered prescription and insurance billing information into patient profiles. Precisely processed third party prescriptions and managed adjudication review. Appropriately resolved customer issues, complaints and questions.
Managed in-store operations of home health equipment sales and rental business including Ostomy Supplies, Prosthetic Supplies for Mastectomy Clients, Mobility Aids, Oxygen Supplemental Therapy and in-home equipment for hospice and general home care. Oversaw Medicare and Medicaid billing, documentation and claim adjudication for Home Health Supplies.
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