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Lauren Draus

"Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching." ~C.S. Lewis

Professional Experience

Jul 2017Present

English as a Second Language Teacher

Capital Region Language Center
  • Provide part time instruction in reading, writing and speaking English as a Second Language
Apr 2010Present

Adult Educator/Case Manager

HFM BOCES
  • Create curriculum and instruct English Language Learner/Work Skill Development/Citizenship Preparation and College Transition courses for Adult Learners
  • Case management connecting students with credential translation, workforce programming, medical, psychiatric, substance abuse, domestic violence, educational or other services
  • Facilitate digital learning programs
  • Build/maintain community partnerships
  • Facilitate enrichment workshops and events
  • Liaison for part time ELL teachers' information/support
  • Administer intake registration
  • Manage and administer assessments 
  • Organize community resource based field trips and multicultural celebratory activities for ELL student populations
  • Administer TASC exams (previously GED) for community and incarcerated populations
  • Manage professional Facebook pages/profiles and media communication
20082010

Library Assistant

Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, NY, United States

  • Cataloging Monographs, Children's Literature, Special Collections and World Wide Art Books using Voyager data system. Working with DLC and non-DLC records
  • Creating independent cataloging records as needed
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Creating content for Artist's Book Collections website
  • Assist Special Collections Curator with event and classroom materials preparations
  • Organize storage and exhibition of Special Collections' rare books including the selection of exhibition themes, design, development and installation
  • Train and supervise student workers
20002007

Park and Recreation Assitant

Johnson Hall State Historic Site

Johnstown, NY, United States

  • Educational and community program development/coordination
  • Group organization and management for tours, programs, special events etc.
  • Interpretation(development and implementation of tour information, focus and dialogue tailored to specific audiences as well as the general public)
  • Train and supervise seasonal docents and volunteers
  • Customer communications and services
  • Research and analysis
  • Event preparations
  • Gift shop management
  • Administrative assistance(office management, payroll)

References

Laurie Bargstedt, Program Coordinator

HFM BOCES ALCE, 518.736.4340, lbargstedt@hfmboces.org

Lynn Trudeau, Social Worker

HFM BOCES ALCE, 518.207.6969, ltrudeau@hfmboces.org

Lori Acee, Assistant to the Director

Lucy Scribner Library, Skidmore College, 518.580.5506, lacee@skidmore.edu