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Talea L. Yowell


Substantial experience in field of food preparation for large groups, Sound knowledge of various relevant health and sanitary regulations, Huge knowledge of methods and techniques involved in quality food production, Proficient in effectively utilizing kitchen appliances and utensils, Solid understanding of children's needs including special dietary requirements and food allergies, if any, Immense ability to be cooperative and sensitive to children and teaching staff,
Remarkable ability to bend, stoop and carry weight up to 50 pounds.

 Summary of Qualifications 
Exemplary ability to understand and carry out simple and complex directions. Strong ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Adept at performing a variety of tasks often on short notice.
Profound skills in handling a fast-paced, varied and busy work environment.
Proven ability to lift 50 pounds.. 



AA/Associate of Arts

College of the Redwoods / Del Norte Campus

In progress

Western Governors University

Taking classes online to complete Interdisciplinary Studies K-8

Work experience



Elk Valley Head Start

*Under the direction of the Head Start Director, assists in overseeing and directing the planning, organizing, and implementation of education services for children, in addition to part time classroom which included: Developing and implementing individual educational plans for children. Planned and maintained a safe, clean, learning environment, and assured the well being and safety of children at all times

*Followed the Head Start Program Performance Standards

*Used assessment information for individually interacting with children during learning center times and other times for teaching identified concepts

*Maintained accurate and current assessment information 

*Accurately completed all paperwork, including home visit forms, parent /teacher conference forms, lesson plans and transition forms

*Reviewed each individual child’s file, to keep all information current/up to date


Center Cook

Elk Valley Head Start

*Under the general supervision of the Health Services Coordinator and with guidance from the contracted Nutritionist, Cook was responsible for guaranteeing that the children are served nutritious, good tasting and appealing meals and snacks. Prepare these meals and snacks by methods that maintain high nutrient levels and that are sanitary. Also to deliver meals to the classroom ready for family style meal service and suitable for the children's age and development. Purchased all food and supplies necessary and kept records required by the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), the Delegate Agency and the Grantee. Extensive organizing, problem solving, record keeping, and time management. 


Med Aid/Resident Assistant

Macklyn House

*Responsible for supervision of self-administered medication for Assisted Living residents in compliance with Federal and State regulations and employer guidelines as directed by the LPN/LVN and/or Assisted Living Director (ALD)

*Medication reconciliation, medication cart inventory and restocking

*Responsible for documentation of medications in medication administration record (MAR)

*Performed and recorded vital signs

*Advised ALD, physician and home health agencies (as applicable) of all changes to resident(s) condition

*Performed first dose medication increase or decrease monitoring

*In charge of receiving of pharmaceutical deliveries


Instructional Assistant

Del Norte County

*Worked with the teacher in planning and implementing a program of instruction that adhered to the school’s philosophy, goals and objectives
*Worked with the teacher in making purposeful and appropriate lesson plans that provided for effective teaching strategies and maximized time on tasks
*Worked with the teacher in planning and implementing a program of study designed to meet individual needs of students
*Worked with the teacher in encouraging student enthusiasm for the learning process and the development of good study habits


Concession Stand Worker

Sugar Shack

*Communicated with customers by taking their orders for food and beverages

 *Prepared and served their food items, following proper sanitation guidelines
* Processed cash payments and tender change, along with ensuring that all received cash was all accounted for and stored in cash register
* Participated in the set-up of concession stand, including:  arrange inventory of all supplies making sure items used to serve food were set up in a functional manner 
* Performed clean-up duties after each shift and ensured that concession stand was sanitized and tidied up for the next event
* Handled some light bookkeeping duties by creating and maintaining reports of cash received against food and beverage items sold
* Cleaned and maintained food preparation equipment such as cotton candy machine, sno- cone machine and food warmers, on a regular basis



Adaptable: Able to adapt myself to new surroundings, to make necessary changes, so as to fit new conditions

Confident: Trusting, fully assured, belief, trust in myself

Dependable: Can be relied on

Organized: Everything has a place and it should be in it's place

Reliable: Dependable



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