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Work experience

Aug 2008Present

Teacher/Teacher's Assistant

Troy Early Childhood Center
  • Qualified to be a lead teacher or assistant teacher in the different classrooms ranging from infant to school age
  • Created and implemented lesson plans that are adherent to the Illinois State Board of Education
  • Assisted in the classroom activities
Aug 2009Present

School Counselor Intern

Alton Community School District
May 2007Sep 2008

Residential Counselor

Chestnut Health Systems
  • Performed counselor roles and duties to adolescent females
  • Led groups sessions on the unit on various topics
  • Designed a group known as Snap Jar, the girls and the counselors would write praises for each other and were shared that following Sunday each week
  • Assumed the role of a nurse to be in charge of the medication cart

Received training in the following areas:

  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Community Reinforcement Approach
  • Medication Training and Monitoring
  • Crisis Prevention Institute
Oct 2007May 2008


Cahokia and Dupo School District
  • Conducted behavior observations on students at the elementary and high school levels
  • Attended and participated in Individualized Education Program meetings throughout the school year
  • Administered various tests in the areas of intelligence, achievement, visual motor, and projective tests
  • Integrated games and activities for two Pre-K students that I saw for a few weeks at their school
Sep 2006Dec 2006

Undergraduate Internship

SIUE Head Start
  • Gathered behavior observations in the classroom setting
  • Observed children during testing (Brigance and Hearing)
  • Supported and assisted the teachers in the classroom for the day to day activities
Jul 2006Dec 2006

Child Mentor/Monitor

Community Counseling Center
  • Mentored a teenager who had some social interaction concerns
  • The aim of mentoring was to increase social skills; this was stimulated through social outings around the metro-east area
  • Looked after children int he office and engaged in recreated games and made art projects while their family members were in therapy/counseling sessions


May 2008Present


Cumulative GPA: 4.0/4.0

Chi Sigma Iota Member (March 2009-Present)

  • President

American School Counselor Association Student Member (December 2008-Present)

  • Attended ASCA Conference in Dallas, TX (2009)
Aug 2004Aug 2007

Bachelor of Science

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Cumulative GPA: 2.84/4.0

Major GPA: 3.0/4.0

Dean's List: Fall 2006

SIUE Psychology Club MEMBER (2005-2007)

  • Attended speaker series and social activities.

 Alpha Sigma Tau MEMBER  (August 2004 - May 2007)

  • Gamma Chi - On a team of other recruitment counselors for formal recruitment.
  • Corresponding Secretary - Responsible for coordinating officer reports to be sent to National Headquarters four times a year.
  • Philanthropy Chair- prepared dates and activities for philanthropy projects included: Adopt-A-Highway, Pancake Breakfast for Pine Mountain and Habitat for Humanity, adopted a Penguin from the St. Louis Zoo, worked on a house for Habitat for Humanity, and others.
  • Special Events Chair -planned activities for the sorority and on campus such as Mom's Day 2005, Spring Fest 2005 and Homecoming Week 2005.
  • Awarded for being on the Dean's List and increase in GPA over 0.03 incentive at the Scholarship Banquet in May 2007.


My interests include:

  • Testing and assessment
  • Attending workshops  and seminars to enhance my knowledge and skills
  • Reading leisure material and scholorly journals
  • Fitness/Sports
  • Volunteering opportunities


As a professional I have gained insight to what to expect as a school counselor and a school psychologist. The job tasks may seem to be overwhelming but I know I have what it takes to succeed and enrich the students to the best of my capabilities. I have had experience in the school setting working with individuals from preschool to high school. My professional goals include:becoming a certified school counselor then continuing my education to become a school psychologist. I believe I have interest working with all ages and perhaps within an inner city school district. I enjoy performing assessments and testing individuals in hopes to enrich the experience of a student who may be having difficulties and to see them through succeeding in school which ever way the route may be.