school counselor resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Professional school counselor with over 21 years proven success in helping students achieve educational goals and personal well-being. Experience providing guidance and support to a diverse population of high school students, determined to meet the objectives of the counseling program by providing preventive education, advocacy, mediation and counseling to students. Focused on collaboration with administrators, teachers and parents. Lifelong learner and maintain a natural curiosity for new methods of supporting students and families.

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Problem Solving
  • Attention to Detail
  • Administration Collaboration
Educational Specialist Counselor Education: , Expected in 05/2016 to The University of Alabama - ,
Master’s in School Counseling: , Expected in 01/2000 to Florida International University - ,
Bachelor’s of Science Social Work: , Expected in 05/1996 to Florida International University - ,

January 1994 - May 1996


Lead counselor for 12th grade

Head Counselor 2009-12 & 2014-17

Emergency Response Team 2012-13 & 2018-19

Care Team Coordinator

Homeless Coordinator

High School Steering Committee 2010 & 2020

12th grade counselor (2016-19)

Girl Talk Mentoring Program Sponsor (2013-16)

Credit Recovery Coordinator (2014-19)

Team Graduate (2014-20)

Instagram/Social Media

Den Calendar


Junior Advising Guide

INC Transcript Task Force to look at GCPS’ process


Recipient of Gwinnett County Public Schools High School Counselor of the Year February 2020

Work History
School Counselor, 07/2009 to Current
Sierra Vista Unified School DistrictSierra Vista, AZ,
  • Helped open MVHS in 2009 as Counseling Department Chair.
  • Worked closely with administrators and teachers to identify areas of need and establish programs to increase graduation rate.
  • As lead senior counselor, encourage and modeled putting students' needs first.
  • Worked toward inclusion in school-wide leadership development earning respect for department at administrative level by allowing valuable input and supporting school-wide initiatives.
  • Increased graduation rate from 84% to 90%.
  • Provide staff development to teachers to help support 504, Safety Plans, and mandated reporting.
  • Assisted Emergency Response Teams, High School Steering Committees, and supervised counseling intern.
  • Support strengths of each counselor and help to improve weaknesses through training and collaboration.
School Counselor, 08/2007 to 06/2009
Sierra Vista Unified School DistrictSierra Vista, AZ,
  • Assigned to approximately 700 students in grades 9-12.
  • Responsible for providing academic, emotional, and career support and guidance to students.
  • Organized and facilitated educational parent meetings covering credits, scholarships, financial aid, college application process, and graduation requirements.
  • Conducted classroom guidance lessons to ensure compliance of Bridge Bill requirements and satisfaction of ASCA's National Model.
School Counselor, 08/2000 to 06/2007
Sierra Vista Unified School DistrictSierra Vista, AZ,
  • Responsible for counseling approximately 400 diverse students in this all magnet school.
  • Used various methods to serve and communicate with students and parent that include individual, small group and large group counseling, quarterly newsletters, monthly stakeholder meetings, and classroom visits.
  • Served as SSD Coordinator and SAT Test Day Coordinator.
  • From 2000-2004, worked with students across all academies: Agriscience & Engineering, Business & Finance, Health Sciences, Visual & Performing Arts, Legal & Public Affairs, and International Baccalaureate.
  • From 2004-2007, assigned to Business & Finance Academy.
ESOL Counselor, 04/2007 to 06/2007
Sunset Senior High SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Responsible for counseling approximately 600 students, half of these were ELL program students.
  • Responsible for performing testing and placement of all ELL students during registration or annual review, maintaining appropriate LEP plans, and consultations following dismissal from ELL Program.
  • Provided academic, social emotional, and career advising to all assigned students.
Additional Information
  • Georgia Educator Certificate Level 6, School Counseling P-12 (Certificate # 738296)

American School Counseling Association

Georgia School Counseling Association

Native or Bilingual

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School Attended

  • The University of Alabama
  • Florida International University
  • Florida International University

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  • School Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • ESOL Counselor


  • Educational Specialist Counselor Education
  • Master’s in School Counseling
  • Bachelor’s of Science Social Work

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