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Professional Strengths

Program Development  -  Volunteer Management  -  Budget Oversight  -  Team Building  -  Coaching/Evaluation  -  Teaching  -  Leadership  -  Career Coaching  -  Multi-Site Management  -  Administration  -  Addiction Recovery  -  Case Management  -  Classroom Management - Fiscal Responsibility

Professional Skills

Management

  • I manage the operations of the Vocational Education Centers at the Union Gospel Mission's 4 locations in Spokane, WA and Ceour d' Alene, ID
  • Oversight of $200,000+ budget
  • Develop, train, and supervise a team of 25 dedicated staff and volunteers
  • Conduct daily academic and technology classes
  • Teach, tutor, and track all educational subjects with Individual Education Plans
  • Provide crisis intervention and counseling for LIFE Recovery program clients
  • Liaison between the Union Gospel Mission, colleges and businesses around the Inland Northwest
  • Oversaw, as part of team, the development of two new Vocational Education Centers
  • Oversee the workability, in partnership with IT Department, of 90 windows based based computers
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of career education classes for the Employment Readiness Program
  • Direct the Job Coaching program for Employment Readiness and LIFE Recovery participants

Teaching

  • Lead Teacher for a therapeutic children's program focused on traumatized children and addiction recovery, birth to age 12
  • Oversaw the creation and implementation of Individual Education and Development Plans for up to 15 at-risk children
  • Implemented DSHS approved deescalation and restraint procedures on children ages 5-12
  • Ensured compliance with state childcare policies and procedures
  • Mentored and educated mothers in skills needed to raise their children

Case Management 

  • Case Manager in charge of the gang outreach Starfish Project
  • Liaison between Volunteers of America and YFA Connecntions YouthREACH program
  • Member of the Spokane Regional Gang Task Force
  • Provided crisis intervention for street youth involved in gangs, drugs, and sex trafficking
  • Managed a caseload of 5 clients and an outreach caseload of 15
  • Outreach Case Manager for YFA Connections YouthREACH program

Program Coordinator

  • Site Director for the Homeless Education After School Program 
  • Managed after-school educational activities, field trips, and tutoring for 1-7 graders
  • Provided crisis intervention and community resources for mothers and children trying to exit homelessness
  • Managed the modification of a $180,000 budget with the goal of eliminating waste and closing the budget deficit during a period of organizational restructuring
  • Managed a staff of 5 dedicated staff
  • Oversaw transportation logistics and operations for the Homeless Education After School Program

Experience

1 Yr

YWCA of Spokane, Spokane, WA

1.5 Yrs

Volunteers of America/YFA Connections, Spokane, WA

2.5 Yrs

New Horizon Care Centers, Inc., Spokane, WA

3 Yrs

Union Gospel Mission, Spokane, WA

Education

20072009

Master of Initial Teacher

Gonzaga University
20022006

Bachelor of Arts

Western Washington University