Professional School Counselor with over 14 years of experience in various levels of public education. Background includes: career development, special populations, academic advising and the use of solution focused therapy.
Skilled in postsecondary planning and the application process
Experience as a Career Development Coordinator
Strong collaborator with all stakeholders
Leader in routine classroom presentations and seminars
School Counselor08/2016 to CurrentCompany NameCity, State
Conducted weekly seminars for the junior, senior, and senior plus students with focus on their academic goals and post- graduation plans.
Implemented a school newsletter for the senior plus class and the senior class which focused on their high school timeline as well as college/university applications and scholarships.
Worked as a member of the Student Services Committee to help advise on student career plans, grades and their registration in high school and college classes.
Organized college visits and a Financial Aid night for students to help with post-secondary planning.
Served as the 504 Coordinator and helped advise about testing modifications throughout the year.
Conducted individual counseling sessions with students using solution focused techniques.
Transition Counselor - split position with high school08/2014 to 08/2016Company NameCity, State
Collaborated with school support staff when reviewing attendance and grades of at-risk 8th graders.
Referred students to outside agencies for general mental health concerns and emergency mental health concerns.
Conducted solution focused counseling sessions with individual students as well as groups of students.
Facilitated parent meetings on high school transition and the Early College application process.
Provided one on one assistance to each and every 8th grader during high school registration which included a video to communicate the process to students and parents.
Assisted with 7th and 8th grade career development through the Stanly Community College Roadshow and through Career and Technical Education visits from the local high school.
School Counselor08/2009 to 08/2016Company NameCity, State
Counselor for 9th - 12th grade students assisting with academic, personal and social issues.
Implemented junior seminars to provide information on the senior year and college application process.
Consulted with IEP team to address individual students needs and differences in learning styles.
Conferred with parents and students to assist with career planning and student success.
8th grade transition counselor in charge of all registration for upcoming freshman.
Implemented mental health referrals when needed to appropriate outside agencies.
Master of Education2003Winthrop UniversityCity, State
Concentration in School Counseling
Bachelor of Arts: Special Education1998University of North Carolina at CharlotteCity, State
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