Creative, dynamic, and effective Educator and Counselor, experienced in creating and fostering learning environments for students to expand knowledge base, raise confidence, and increase personal success.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 03/2000
Psychology Teacher Certification grades 6-12
ESE Teacher Certification grades K-12
Guidance Counselor Certifications grades K-12
Positive Classroom Management
Student and Faculty Engagement
09/2000 to CurrentTeacher /CounselorCompany Name | City, State
Provide personal and career oriented counseling for students ages 11-15
Teach lessons to students and faculty related to child safety and mental health concerns
Communicate frequently with parents, students and faculty
Implement school wide mental health, bully prevention, and substance abuse prevention programs
Resolve conflicts by performing in-time crisis intervention and enforcing discipline and behavior metrics.
Grade and evaluate student assignments, papers and course work.
Implement creative hands-on learning and planned activities.
Work cooperatively with teachers, administrators and parents to help students reach learning objectives.
Facilitate and attend IEP and 504 meetings for students and families.
June to 09/2000CounselorCompany Name | City, State
Supported behavioral and emotional needs of clients by providing therapeutic services through one-on-one sessions, group sessions, and family sessions
Facilitated therapeutic experiential activities
Utilized crisis intervention techniques to deescalate aggressive and hostile behavior of clients
Organized frequent summaries and treatment plans for clients
08/1992 to 06/1994HIV/AIDS EducatorCompany Name | City, State
Educated UCF students about HIV / AIDS prevention, transmission, living with HIV, preventing further transmission, benefits and challenges of HIV care and treatment and access to resources.
06/2016 to CurrentTeacherCompany Name | City, State
Planned and implemented integrated lessons to meet national standards.
Collaborated with faculty to develop after-school tutoring program for struggling students.
Communicated frequently with parents, students and faculty to provide feedback and discuss instructional strategies.
Developed and implemented lesson plans that addressed general students as well as those with individualized 504 plans as part of integrated classroom.
Directed after-school tutoring and mentoring program serving elementary school students.
Reviewed curriculum and devised alternate approaches to presenting lessons to increase student understanding.
Devised and implemented strategies to create and maintain cohesive school community within virtual classroom setting.
Completed daily reports, meal count sheets and attendance logs.
Incorporated multiple types of teaching strategies into classroom.
Encouraged creative thinking and motivated students by addressing individual strengths and weaknesses based on standardized testing results.
Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course content to achieve student-centered learning.
Piloted program to address proposed state subject area competencies and standards.
Held conferences with parents to address questions, discuss academic progress and encourage learning goals.
Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
Worked cooperatively with other teachers, administrators and parents to help students reach learning objectives.
Supported student teachers by mentoring on classroom management, lesson planning and activity organization.
Promoted physical, mental and social development using classroom games and activities.
Incorporated exciting and engaging activities to achieve student participation and hands-on learning.
Graded and evaluated student assignments, papers and course work.
Implemented and encouraged debate-style classroom environment to increase student engagement and promote critical thinking.
Designed dynamic lesson plans based on student interests to increase overall student GPA.
Developed fundraisers and completed grant documentation to raise money for district.
Implemented creative ways to foster curiosity for complex principles through hands-on learning and planned activities.
Supervised learning groups of students in classroom stations.
Instructed students in core educational principles, concepts and in-depth subject matter.
Maintained system required passing rate for years.
Attended and facilitated IEP meetings for students and families.
Fostered team collaboration between students through group projects.
Enhanced student knowledge of technology by integrating various web-based applications for research and assignments.
06/1996Master of Arts | Mental Health CounselingWebster University, City
06/1994Bachelor of Arts | PsychologyUniversity of Central Florida, City, State
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