th 12th grade college counselor resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary
Professional College Counselor focused on maximizing student educational potential by applying diverse instructional strategies and classroom management techniques. Skillful in delivering lectures, facilitating discussions, and planning hands-on activities to enhance learning. Expert in culturally responsive teaching approaches. Knowledgeable educator with over six years of experience providing educational guidance and mentorship to high school students. Shifts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' needs. Caring and enthusiastic with demonstrated skills in Lesson planning and College Counseling. Ready to apply my college counseling, behavioral and classroom management expertise to the Dean College Counselor position.
  • Microsoft Office, Microsoft Vista, Illuminate Education, Power Teacher, Power School, Common App, FAFSA, CSS Profile, Overgrad, Air table, SharePoint, SEISS.
  • Documentation proficiency
  • Individualized support
  • Behavioral modeling
  • Student advocacy
  • Classroom management
  • Lesson Planning
  • Modern teaching methods
  • Group Instruction
  • Technology integration
  • College preparation
  • Differentiated instruction.
  • IEP design
  • Curriculum Development
  • Program development
  • Staff Development
  • Common core standards
  • Educational research
  • Academic, Rapport
  • Coaching, Research
  • Conferences, Seminars
  • Counseling, Speech
  • CSS, Staff Development
  • Curriculum Development, Teaching
  • Documentation, Teacher
  • English 5, Vista
  • Essays, Workshops
  • Fax, Written communication
  • Financial
  • Focus
  • Instruction
  • Materials
  • Meetings
  • Mail
  • Microsoft Office
  • Modeling
  • Pathway
  • Problem solving
  • Program development
  • Progress
Work History
th & 12th Grade College Counselor, 07/2019 - Current
Fullbloom Wallingford, CT,
  • Provide coaching and professional development coaching for fellow employees.
  • Compile student and program data to assist students with their college search.
  • Lead each student to the successful placement in four-year colleges.
  • Focus constantly on student achievement.
  • Think critically and strategically to place students in the most advantageous position possible when applying to college.
  • Consistently evaluate progress, using data to drive improvements in the college counseling process.
  • In 11th grade, guide students through the college applications process with the goal of helping students to identify and pursue the most appropriate post-secondary pathway.
  • Teach 11th and 12th grade college seminar courses (approximately 200 students total).
  • Teach students to successfully navigate all aspects of the college applications process and all things related including, but not limited, to; Choosing an appropriate list of colleges to apply to.
  • Personal statement and other required essays.
  • Financial aid and Scholarships.
  • Create a college-readiness culture for Uncommon students, helping 9th-11th graders grow in their knowledge of college and their readiness for the undergraduate experience in all areas.
  • Continue to refine existing curriculum to create top-notch college placement course.
  • Plan grade specific events for parents to address specific needs of each academic year.
  • Be available for Report Card Nights to meet with parents about their students' college process.
  • Build and maintain relationships with college admissions offices.
  • Attend state-wide and national conferences.
  • Field calls from admission counselors needing information about individual students (fax or mail information needed).
  • Host college visits and ensure academic match of students who attend info sessions.
  • When necessary, advocate relentlessly on behalf of student(s) with college officials to assist with admissions process, financial aid process, and any other obstacles that may arise.
  • Vet and send transcripts to colleges via Common App & Overgrad, and to other programs and agencies upon request.
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral, and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes.
History Teacher, 07/2017 - Current
Hempfield School District Landisville, PA,
  • Utilized assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices.
  • Participated in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions.
  • Prepared various classroom activities and assessment methods to promote retention of study materials.
  • Participated in school district meetings and parent-teacher conferences to give insight into student progress and curriculum plans.
  • Attended professional development seminars and workshops to maintain expertise in World History.
  • Created lesson plans, course materials and homework assignments covering established coursework and textbook information.
  • Initiated, facilitated and moderated classroom discussions to keep students engaged and monitor group progress.
  • Maintained regular verbal and written communication with school counselors and parents to update with student progress, class schedules and important test dates.
Learning Support Teacher, 06/2015 - 06/2017
Grade English, Excellence Boys Middle Academy/ Uncommon Schools City, STATE,
  • Developed and implemented individualized education program for each special education student.
  • Identified and implemented goals tailored to the student's individual needs and abilities.
  • Coordinated with parents, teachers, and various service providers that include speech, occupational, counseling, and physical therapists for students having ADHD, developmental delays, speech impairment, or learning disability in general education classrooms.
  • Taught, analyzed and responded to data by differentiating to meet the needs of struggling, and reluctant learners in accordance with 7th and 8th grade Common Core standards.
  • Modeled and consulted teachers on modifications and accommodations to instructions and materials ensuring the diverse needs of every student are successfully realized.
  • Employed diverse techniques to promote active learning including individualized instruction, problem solving assignments and small group work.
  • Exercised flexibility within the classroom addressing student needs through special accommodations.
  • Employed positive interactions with students to develop a rapport, gain respect, and trust to ensure a productive learning environment.
  • Mastery of many Teach Like a Champion technique: Cold-Call/Warm-Call, Turn and Talk, Engage Everybody, Aggressively Monitoring, Response to Data.
Dual Certification Masters in English 5-12: , Expected in 09/2018
Relay Graduate School of Education - New York, NY
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Bachelor of Arts: English and Political Science, Expected in 05/2005
St John's University - Queens, N.Y
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Master of Teaching: , Expected in
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School Attended

  • Relay Graduate School of Education
  • St John's University

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  • th & 12th Grade College Counselor
  • History Teacher
  • Learning Support Teacher


  • Dual Certification Masters in English 5-12
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Teaching

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