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- Chico, California
I am graduating in May 2015 with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple positions, internships and volunteer positions while maintaining full-time student status. I am seeking an entry-level position that combines my experience leading teams toward successful completion of revenue and community involvement goals with my experience working with children. I am passionate about working with children and continually strive to make a positive impact in their lives. My qualifications include hands on experience in various settings with children of all age groups, from diverse socio-economic backgrounds with different abilities.
• Assisted the first grade teacher with 24 students during daily routines, library activities, standardized testing, physical education, supervision at lunch/recess, during primary subject lessons and during religious curriculum implementation
• Compared experiences working in the public school system to the experience working in a Catholic school setting
• Completed coursework research on the social and emotional effects of religious curriculum on elementary school children, research on the Common Core Standards for first graders in the state of California, and reflected on my experience through out the semester
• Spearheaded a team that works closely with local design companies to create merchandise for Sigma Kappa, Delta Iota chapter appealing to our collegiate members to ensure a positive Public Relations image to the Chico campus and community
• Collaborated with chapter advisors to select current clothing and accessories to the benefit the chapter
• Worked closely with Sigma Kappa collegiate members on the Executive Council to create a vision of the merchandise for their upcoming events
• Used merchandise sales to create a revenue in order to donate toward Sigma Kappa’s national philanthropy, the Alzheimer’s Association
• Worked closely with staff and children to reach individualized developmental goals
• Worked with toddler age and preschool age children in two separate classrooms during the same time period, balancing the differences in developmentally appropriate practices
• Responsible for maintaining consistency in the children's daily routine through facilitation of meals
• Used the Desired Results Developmental Profile (2010, 2015) to observe and monitor children's social, emotional, physical and cognitive development
• Completed an entire Desired Results Developmental Profile (2015) on a specific preschool age target child
• Spearheaded a team of sorority and fraternity members that worked closely in the combined effort of raising money for charities and representing ourselves in a positive light to the Chico community
• Balanced and budgeted a $5,000 budget to build a themed float, donate canned goods, design shirts for our collegiate members, and donate money to several charities, such as North Valley Catholic Social Services
• Designed, planned, and executed the production of a themed float in collaboration with fraternity and sorority members
• Collaborated with CSU Chico Fraternity and Sorority Affairs office, chapter advisors, sorority members, and fraternity members to ensure the week ran smoothly for our team
• Worked closely with Sigma Kappa collegiate members on the Executive Council to manage risks in an effective and efficient manner
• Collaborated with parents to tailor specific swim curricula for children based on the child’s swim capabilities and goals
• Supervised up to 25 children aged 6 weeks to 12 years, monitoring their activities, meals and other specific needs or instructions requested by parents to ensure the children’s safety, familiar routines and quality of Club programs
• Planned, budgeted and executed a new event entitled “Sigma Kapture the Flag” which incorporated the Chico State Greek System while raising over $2,500 for the Alzheimer’s Association
• Worked closely with the chapter finance advisor to create Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to monitor expenses and profits during the “Sigma Kapture the Flag” planning and budgeting process
• Led t-shirt design team in collaboration with a local graphic design company, Dragon Graphics, in order to create a profit for donation through sales to Chico State sorority and fraternity members. This project generated over $2,500 in revenue that benefitted the Chico State sorority and fraternity members.
• Implemented innovative philanthropic activities and ideas that interested our collegiate members, while benefitting the Chico community, Sigma Kappa’s national philanthropies
• Served on the Executive Council through adhering to Sigma Kappa’s Code of Conduct
• Planned, budgeted and executed an event on Chico State campus in which free coffee is passed out to students on cold days, Sigma Kappachino. This project is now a bi-annual Public Relations event for Sigma Kappa, Delta Iota that each Vice President of Philanthropic Services is responsible for during their term in office.
• Observed children's behaviors, teacher's behaviors and curriculum development
• Implemented three curriculum-based activities over the course of one semester in accordance to several DRDP (2010) measures
• Observed children's behaviors, teacher's behaviors and curriculum development
• Experienced and implemented bilingual curriculum and worked with children and staff who spoke with both English and Spanish
Los Angeles, California
• Cared for two boys, ages 1.5 and 4
• Successfully transported the boys from separate preschools and day cares to their home each day
• Maintained consistent meal time, bed time, and bath time routines each night
• Implemented and facilitated developmentally appropriate activities for the boys in order to enhance their physical, cognitive, and emotional development
• Enjoyed taking the boys to the park in order to allow for further social development with other children
• Successfully implemented disciplinary strategies that were developmentally appropriate and personalized to each child's specific needs
• Recruited Chico State students to volunteer through passing out flyers on campus, writing on whiteboards in classrooms, making speeches to classes and organizations, and networking through social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
• Interviewed Chico State students who want to volunteer in the Chico Unified School District as Classroom Aides in K-12 classrooms
• Completed packets of clearance paperwork for each volunteer quickly, efficiently and meticulously prior to submission
• Monitored volunteers progress through personal emails, text messages and phone calls, encouraging them to complete the hours they committed to in order to earn units at Chico State
• Led orientation meetings to train volunteers at the beginning of the semester and feedback meetings throughout the semester to gauge volunteer’s progress and experience through CAVE
Los Angeles, California
• Effectively distributed promotional materials to 25 elementary schools in the Los Angeles area
• Managed a schedule of 120 swim lessons and 15 instructors per day in order to ensure that each client received the personal swim instructor that best fit their child’s educational, emotional and physical needs
• Greeted clients and introduced them to appropriate swim instructor, ensured they were informed of Water Whisperer amenities, programs and special promotions
• Collaborated with facility managers and parents to ensure the instructors delivered the most accommodating solutions specific to each child
• Taught private one-on-one swim lessons to children and babies (ages 0-13), ensuring high quality instruction, proper safety precautions and children felt safe and comfortable during their lesson
• Acted as a classroom aide to a kindergarten teacher in Chico, California
• Graded papers in order to alleviate some workload off of the teacher and to allow her to work with individual students
• Worked on lesson preparation under the teacher's direct guidance and supervision
• Formed positive relationships with teachers at Sierra View and students during my experience in the classroom
SLO 1. My knowledge of theoretical and empirical foundations of Child Development.
SLO 2. My understanding of quantitative and qualitative assessment techniques.
SLO 3. My knowledge of the importance of the environment in which children grow and develop.
SLO 1 DOC 1. Learn a little bit of background about my family and my life before attending California State University, Chico.
SLO 1 DOC 2. Through an internship in a 2nd grade classroom, I gained hands on experience while applying knowledge from my courses.
SLO 2 DOC 1. A detailed observation table created through utilizing the Desired Results Developmental Profile (2015).
SLO 2 DOC 2. A subject English lesson plan for third graders based on California State Common Core.
SLO 3 DOC 1. My reflection about a curriculum implementation at a bilingual performing arts preschool facility.
SLO 3 DOC 2. My reflection about a curriculum implementation at a bilingual performing arts preschool.
Learn a little bit about who I am!
My standpoint on spanking as a form of punishment.
My most difficult challenges and the accomplishments I am most proud of.
Values that are important to me in my personal and professional life.
Listen to how I would handle a tricky situation with a superior in the workplace.
Working with difficult children can be a daunting task. Here's how I've handled situations in the past!
The discussion of five protective factors and how the Associated Students Child Development Lab addresses them.
My thoughts on the importance of home visiting at-risk families.
The BACCHUS Network is a collegiate peer education initiative that supports the achievement of students' academic and personal success by building student leaders to address campus health and safety issues. Please visit www.bacchusnetwork.org for more information.
The Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training Project is funded by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). The goal is to have free training available for mandated child abuse reporters so they may carry out responsibilities properly. Please visit mandatedreporterca.com for more information.
As a certified Water Safety Instructor, I have passed specific swimming prerequisites in order to ensure physical capabilities and fitness in the water. I am highly trained in specific water instruction techniques for babies, children and adults of all ages. As a certified lifeguard, I have completed specific swimming requirements and 40 hours of training on surveillance techniques and teamwork rescue techniques. Please visit www.redcross.org for more information.