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Professional Summary
Versatile and dedicated school psychologist with ten years of experience in a culturally diverse and fast-paced environment. Empathetic practitioner utilizes various assessments and techniques to assist in identifying appropriate strategies for students. Strong expertise in conducting comprehensive evaluations while interpreting results in a manner that can be understood by parents and teachers. Experienced participant in behavioral health teams and collaborator with problem solving teams. 
Skills
  • Assessment and interpretation
  • Collaboration with teachers, parents, and building teams
  • Analysis of RtI data
  • Completion of IEP documentation
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist
  • Learning style assessment
  • Instructional support
  • Data-driven decision making 
Work History
08/2006 to 06/2007
Intern Chicago Public Schools Chicago, Illinois


Worked under the supervision of three licensed school psychologists in three diverse settings and participated/assisted with assessing students across grades K-12, providing interventions to teachers, individual and group counseling, and participated in IEP meetings as required.

  • Evaluated the efficacy of a repeated readings intervention in an elementary setting.
  • Conducted curriculum based assessments with students and goal monitoring of behavioral interventions.
  • Assisted with DIBELS progress monitoring at the primary level.
  • Designed and oversaw behavioral and academic interventions.
08/2007 to Current
School Psychologist Chicago Public Schools Chicago, Illinois

Maintained overall responsibility for approximately 2000 students from the preschool level to grade twelve across a demographically diverse school district. Provided services to students presenting with a wide spectrum of learning challenges/ disabilities.

  • Co-facilitated an anger management/decision-making group for high school students.
  • Served as active member of high school behavioral health team to collaborate regarding strategies to assist at-risk students. 
  • Co-facilitated grief counseling groups at the secondary level.
  • Analyzed Response to Intervention data in order to evaluate intervention efficacy.
  • Conducted psycho-educational evaluations to analyze learner characteristics and design appropriate learning objectives. 
  • Interpreted assessment data in an understandable format for students, parents and colleagues.
  • Developed recommendations and interventions consistent to student's needs and in accordance with data derived from evaluations and/or observations.
  • Counseled students and assisted parents with referrals to preferred outside mental health agencies.
  • Consulted on behalf of students with administrators, colleagues, and parents.
  • Conducted regular classroom observations to collect data needed for Functional Behavioral Assessments, Behavioral Intervention Plans and initial assessments/re-evaluation reports.
  • Served as a member of the Individualied Education Program Team to assist in the determination of eligibility, placement, and appropriate development of the Individualized Educational Program.

Education
2007
Specialist in School Psychology: School Psychology
Appalachian State University - Boone, North Carolina
2007
Master of Arts: School Psychology
Appalachian State University - Boone, North Carolina
2004
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Summary
School Psychologist interested in completing doctorate program in Educational Leadership. Possesses a strong track record of establishing solid relationships with students, families, teachers, administration and local agencies. Trained in and have practiced the skills of continuous school improvement related to teaching and learning practices, educational evaluations, Multi-Disciplinary and Individual Education Programming, Multi-Tiered Intervention Development, Data Analysis for Decision Making, Non-violent Crisis Intervention, and Specialized Program Development.
Highlights
  • Supervisor of Special Education Extended School Year Program
  • Master Level Certified CPI Trainer
  • Certified Coach for Classroom Management  and Specialized Program Development CHAMPS
  •  District strategic plan implementation team member
  • Facilitate team of behavior and autism consultants
  • Member of the district Mental Health Advisory Board
  • Lead Special Education Representative  
  • Collaborated with district staff to develop behavior/social rating screening and checklist
Professional Experience
District Behavior/Autism Facilitator
August 2015 to Current
Green Hills Area Education Agency Council Bluffs, IA
  • Plan and facilitate monthly Behavior/Autism Consultants Team Meetings
  • Mentor and support all new Behavior/Autism Consultants
  • Serve on interview teams for Behavior Consultants 
  • Coordinate Out of District placements to Level 3 Programs
  • Provide professional development for administrators, teachers, parents and paras
  • Member of the District Program Referral Team
Elementary Special Education Summer School Supervisor
July 2014 to July 2017
Council Bluffs Community School District Council Bluffs, IA
  • Coordinate educational programming for district special education summer school program
  • Communicate with parents regarding services and concerns
  • Plan with staff to meet academic, and social needs of students
  • Coordinate with HR department for interviewing and hiring all extended school year staff
  • Coordinate with Special Education Director regarding supervision of all staff
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Behavior/Autism Consultant
November 2012 to Current
Green Hills Area Education Agency Council Bluffs, IA
  • Collaborate with school teams in the development and implementation of functional behavior assessments and behavior intervention plans
  • Lead MTSS behavior meetings with teachers, support staff and administration 
  • Consult and coach general and special education teachers regarding behavior intervention plans and classroom management
  • Assist with Specialized Program development and implementation for district programs
  • Plan and present professional development for general and special education teachers, paras, and administrators
Lead Special Education Representative
August 2010 to July 2012
Green Hill Area Education Agency Council Bluffs, IA
  • Served as liaison between GHAEA administration and over 50 School Psychologists and Special Education Consultants
  • Member of Continuous Improvement Plan team, participated in the development of GHAEA CIP
  • Collaborated with Agency Lead Team members to develop and provide agency-wide staff development
  • Served on interview team for School Psychologists and Special Education Consultants
  • Responsible for IEP compliance training and implementation 
School Psychologist Intern Supervisor
August 1998 to July 2002
Green Hills Area Education Agency Council Bluffs, IA
  • Supervised the interns in their fieldwork, overseeing the entire range of field experience
  • Completed the interns' midterm and final performance evaluation, met with the University faculty liaison for multiple institutions at least once each semester during the interns' internship
  • Met with the interns weekly for direct supervision, training, and problem solving
School Psychologist
August 1995 to November 2012
Green Hills Area Education Agency Council Bluffs, IA
  • Provided consultation, intervention development, and assessment services to administration, teachers, colleagues, parents and students
  • Conducted educational/psychological evaluations for special education students ages birth through 21
  • Facilitated Student/Teacher Assistance Team Meetings
  • Provided individual and group counseling, as well as social skill instruction to students ages 5-21
  • Consulted with mental health professional regarding services for students
  • Autism Team member providing support, consultation and program planning for children with autism
  • Member of district math team responsible for implementing Inquiry Based learning
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Education
Endorsement : Special Education Leadership, 2018 University of Nebraska Omaha Omaha, NE, United States
Ed.S : School Psychology Radford University Radford, VA
Master of Science : School Psychology Radford University Radford, VA
Bachelor of Arts : Psychology/Education Roanoke College Salem, VA
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Professional Summary
Versatile and dedicated School Psychologist highly skilled in assessment and interventional techniques to optimize student learning and progress. Excellent collaborator with a highly organized manner that promotes professionalism and excellence in Special Education Team performance.
Skills
  • Proficient in Disability Assessment Testing
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Excellent communicator
  • Intuitive and Compassionate
Work History
Religious Education teacher, 09/2012 to 04/2015
Holy Name Catholic School Birmingham, MI
  • Developed and taught lessons relating to Scripture passages using a variety of instructional methods
  • Designed in- class assessments of comprehension to determine effectiveness of delivered content and methodology
  • Maintained weekly contact with parent group to provide insights into curriculum as well as student progress
Mentor, 10/2011 to 05/2014
Winning Futures Warren, MI
  • Worked with Freshman and Senior high school students in need of additional support through the Winning Futures curriculum
  • Provided detailed guidance regarding goal setting and attainment through planning and follow through
  • Direct instruction in collaboration and team exercises to facilitate student success
  • Offered career guidance
School Psychologist, 08/2006 to 06/2011
Grosse Pointe Public School System, North High School Grosse Pointe, MI
  • Coordinated and collaborated with teachers, administrators and parents for interventions designed to meet special education students' needs and IEP goals
  • Conducted initial assessments and re-evaluations to determine special education eligibility
  • Designed effective interventions to support student learning and social growth goals
  • Participated in behavioral observations and assessments.
  • Active participant in building Crisis Team
  • Coordinated IEP meetings and facilitated development of IEP goals to best address student opportunities for advancement
School Psychology Intern, 01/2006 to 06/2006
Grosse Pointe Public School System, North High School and Parcells Middle School Grosse Pointe, MI
  • Participated in the assessment and determination of special education eligibility for children in elementary through high school age level
  • Participated in Team Meetings, including:Child Study, Professional Learning Committees, Multidisciplinary Evaluation team and Individual Education Plan meetings

  • Developed a Transitions Group for 9th grade and transfer students to assist adaptation to high school setting
Anesthesia Specialist, 07/1994 to 09/1996
Abbott Laboratories Abbott Park, IL
    Sales position responsible for promotion of Anesthesia Product Line with a specific focus on Pediatric Anesthesia.
    • Communicated regularly with territory, regional and national managers for daily support and strategic planning for Major Account Hospital market
    • Developed and maintained long-term relationships with hospital administrators and clinical staff in Major Account Hospital markets in Detroit, Toledo, Ann Arbor and Saginaw, MI.
Electronic Drug Delivery Specialist, 10/1992 to 08/1994
Abbott Laboratories Abbott Park, IL
    Sales position for infusion device placement, installation and clinical support in hospital patient care areas with specific expertise in Critical Care and Operating Room practice.
    • Listened attentively to client feedback and worked with product development team to introduce drug delivery systems and practice to meet client clinical needs.
    • Effectively planned and implemented conversions of several large hospital systems.
    • Researched and customized service proposals for clients.
Clinical Consultant, 10/1991 to 09/1992
Abbott Laboratories Abbott Park, IL
  • Responsible for clinical assessment of nursing and medical practice in Major Account Hospital systems throughout Michigan and Northern Ohio
  • Consultant for Practice Improvement Initiatives within Major Account Hospital systems
  • Sales support and clinical reference for application and installation of infusion device products within clinical care areas
  • Assisted in identifying new market potential for range of infusion device catalogue
Registered Nurse, 07/1988 to 11/1991
Henry Ford Health System Detroit, MI
  • Staff nurse in the Thoracic Surgery Intensive Care unit
  • Staff nurse in the Department of Emergency Medicine
Education
Specialist Degree: School Psychology, 2006
University of Detroit Mercy - Detroit, MI

    Grade Point Average: 3.98

  • Coursework in Child Development, Learning and Memory, Curriculum Design
  • Trained in Assessment, Diagnosis and Intervention planning for students with disabilities
  • Completed Practicum in the University of Detroit Mercy Clinic
Registered Nurse: Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing - Detroit, MI
Bachelor of Science: Psychology, Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
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Professional Summary

- Nearly two decades of public education work experience.

- Dedicated to the students and families of this community.

- Skilled in youth development including social, behavioral, emotional, and cognition as it relates to education.

- Proficient manager of timelines, deadlines, and program objectives.

- Self-motivated and passionate about student success.

Skills

- Working with Culturally Diverse Populations

- Solutions-focused

- Group counseling facilitator

- Team collaboration and leadership

- Attention to detail

Proficient in the following assessment batteries:


WJ IV, WISC-V, KBIT, CAS, NNAT, TONI, TAPS, CTOPP, VMI-6, MVPT, TVPS, WRAML, Vineland, Connor's, ASRS, ABAS, BASC

Work History
School Psychologist Intern, 08/2017 to 04/2018
Romoland School District Romoland, CA

- Completed psychoeducational evaluations within an appropriate timeline in accordance with state and federal regulations.

- Participated in eligibility/ IEP meetings.

- Interpreted assessment data in an understandable format for students, parents and district educators.

- Collaborated with team members in order to develop individualized education plans to promote optimal student outcomes

- Prioritized daily tasks for assessments, observations, counseling, consultations, meetings and emergency situations.

- Assisted in facilitation of crisis response; sought appropriate interventions, implemented necessary support systems and followed up to ensure success.

- Facilitated grief counseling groups, impulse control counseling groups, and girls empowerment counseling groups at the secondary level.

Secretary III - Athletics and Facilities, 08/2007 to 06/2017
Perris Union High School District - Heritage High School Menifee, Ca

- Supported Athletic Director  in administrative operations for all high school sports programs.

- Ensured all athletes were cleared medically for participation in athletics.

- Ensured athletic events were properly supervised administratively and by outside agencies when necessary.

- Supported Plant Manager in administrative operations in relation to facilities and events held on campus.

- Managed comprehensive school wide calendar to include all school events and applications for use of facilities.

Receptionist, 08/2003 to 08/2005
Perris Union High School District - Paloma Valley H.S. Menifee, Ca

- Manage a busy telephone switchboard and voicemail system.

- Maintain copy machines.

- Sort and distribute mail.

- Direct parents and students.

- Manage and grade student office aids.

Special Ed Clerk, 08/2000 to 08/2005
Perris Union High School District - Paloma Valley H.S. Menifee, Ca

- Assign and manage special education caseloads for the special education department.

- Schedule annual and triannual IEP meetings for students according to timelines.

- Create progress reports for special education students quarterly.

Education
Master of Science: School Psychology, 2018
California Baptist University -

Coursework in Counseling and Psychology

Graduated with High Honors

Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, 2013
California Baptist University - Riverside, CA
Affiliations

Member of Riverside Association of School Psychologists