Halley Carmack

Halley Carmack


Aug 2009 - May 2011


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

-Relevant Coursework: Human Behavior in the Social Environment; Social Work Practice with Individuals, Groups and Families; Motivational Interviewing; Sustainable Development; Evidence-Based Practices; Health Access & Disparities Policy

Aug 2004 - May 2008


Duke University

Graduated Cum Laude

-Honors Thesis: An Exploration of the Dimensions of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and a Proposal for Maximizing the Potential for Communicative Growth at a Participation-Based Summer Camp

-Academic Honors: Dean’s List Fall 2005, Dean’s List with Distinction Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Spring 2008 

Work experience

Work experience
May 2008 - Present

Substitute Teacher--Pre-K Exceptional Children's Classrooms

Durham Public Schools

-Assisted teachers in preparing and implementing activities for 3-5 year-old children with special needs

Aug 2010 - Jun 2011

Family Support Worker (Independent Contractor) & MSW Intern

Center for Child and Family Health--Healthy Families Program

-Engaged first-time mothers in weekly home visits

-Conducted biopsychosocial assessments to determine relevant goals, objectives, and activities

-Connected clients with community resources

-Applied knowledge of child development, parent-child interaction, and dynamics of child abuse/neglect to

       improve parenting skills

-Coached parents in learning problem-solving and coping skills by providing supportive counseling

-Provided psycho-education on child development and age-appropriate developmental activities

-Facilitated support group for pregnant/parenting teens at Southern High School

-Maintained all necessary paperwork; collected information for family assessment and program evaluation

-Developed and conducted staff training on early childhood nutrition and “Eating the Rainbow” curriculum

Sep 2009 - Apr 2010

MSW Student Intern

Wake County Health and Human Services-Ready to Learn Program

-Completed developmental screenings of children ages 0 through 5

-Networked with local agencies and community resources to meet the needs of families in the Ready to Learn


-Case managed families using the strength-based model and family-centered practice principles

-Facilitated parent workshops and support groups on such topics as Temper Tantrums and Healthy Eating

-Created and maintained on-line blog and forum for parents in the Ready to Learn program


Aug 2008 - Jun 2009

Corps Member

AmeriCorps/Child Care Services Association

-Provided release time to early childhood educators participating in the T.E.A.C.H scholarship program at

     Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center

-Created and implemented literacy and nutrition projects appropriate for 0-5 year-olds

-Upheld health standards and maintained safety of all children

-Gathered and disseminated information concerning nutrition to parents and child care professionals

-Participated in on-going professional development including conflict resolution, diversity, and inclusion

-Collaborated with twelve other corps members to lead and organize monthly service projects benefitting

     young children and their families (full list of projects and trainings available upon request)

-Recruited community members to volunteer with community service projects

Projects Led:

National AmeriCorps Week

-Conducted a drive for office and craft supplies for six in-need child care centers in Durham and Orange


-Developed donation forms; contacted stores; collected donations

-Lead and supervised a 12 person group

AmeriCorps Diversity Project

-Developed a diversity project entitled “Durham’s History Created Its Diversity” that was displayed in the main

      branch of the Durham County Library

-Lead and supervised a 5 person group

Marbles Kid’s Museum

-AmeriCorps event: Developed two nutrition activities for preschool children

-Lead a group of 9 volunteers at the museum’s Power 2 Play exhibit opening

Feb 2007 - May 2008

Research Assistant

Duke University Language Development Lab

-Recruited participants and scheduled appointments for research studies

-Administered experiments and analyzed data to determine infant perception for speech stimuli

Jul 2007 - Aug 2007


County Speech: Speech-Language Pathology Clinic

-Assisted camp director plan and organize daily activities at day-camp for non-verbal, special needs children

    using AAC devices

-Acted as personal counselor, facilitating language by creating opportunities for communication and

    conversation with one camper each week of camp

-Gathered data for the completion of an Honor's Thesis (see education) 




Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Filemaker  


May 2010 - Present

North Carolina Early Childhood Credential

NC Division of Child Development
Oct 2009 - Present

Red Cross Disaster Relief

American Red Cross
Jun 2008 - Present

Basic School-Aged Care (BSAC)

NC Division of Child Development