Veronique Laspreses -Mathy

Counselor

Summary

Extensive experience as an international educator.  Passionate, caring, dedicated, organized, and proactive staff member.  Always ready to learn and open to new ideas.  Extends duties to a variety of extra-curricular activities including coaching.

Education

Education
2013

Certificate in International School Counseling

Counseling Training Center (CTC), London - UK

University Counseling in the International School - Introduction to Essential Skills for International School Counselors - Counseling Across Cultures in International Schools

2006

Master in Educational Counseling

University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba - Australia

Nine three credit semester courses. Distance learning including a residential experience.

1989

Bachelor in Physical Education

Institut Sainte Julienne (HEMES/HELMO). Liege - Belgium

Physical Education degree combined with teaching certificate.

Work History

Work History
2013 - 2016

Middle School Counselor

American International School-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Co-Leader of the AIS-R Child Abuse Task Force
  • Teacher of Child Protection lessons (to be implemented in October)
  • Transition facilitator for new students, 6th graders, and leaving students
  • Facilitator/Mediator for important meetings with parents and teachers
  • Responsible for individual students’ schedules using Skyward
  • Individual and small group guidance and counseling
  • Open door policy for students, parents, and teachers
  • Basic knowledge of the WIDA assessment
  • MAP assessment coordinator
  • Screening of new applicants
2011 - 2013

Elementary School Counselor

American International School-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • MAP assessment coordinator
  • CST (Child Study Team) facilitator
  • Peacemaker coordinator for 4th and 5th graders
  • Transition facilitator for new students, 5th graders, and leaving students
  • Entrance tests administrator (MAP assessment and DIAL) including student interview
  • Guidance sessions teacher using the Second Step and Child Maltreatment programs
  • Individual and small group guidance sessions (anger management, conflict resolution, friendships resolutions, etc.)
2009 - 2011

Middle School Physical Education

American International School-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Actively involved with the grade 6 team for the emotional and academic well being of students
  • Implemented the Advisory program in partnership with the Middle School Counselor
  • Designed the 6th grade health program focusing on social and emotional health
  • Initiated and organized the new students’ buddy program
1995 - 2009

Physical Education

AIS Atlanta, USA - ECA Caracas, Venezuela - ISG Geneva, Switzerland - AISJ Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Taught PK - 12 Physical Education  in a variety of settings including MYP.  Language of instruction in Atlanta was in French, Spanish and English.

Substitute teaching in Geneva (2002-2004) while working on Master's degree.

1989 - 1995

French Teacher

Clinton Middle School, Clinton, LA, USA - Union School, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Taught French as a second language in elementary and middle school

Additional Information

Skills
8
PROFESSIONAL Development
  • AISA - Child Protection Symposium  - Cape Town, South Africa - 2015
  • ECIS - Fall Conference -Amsterdam, Holland - 2013
  • American Heart Association - First Aid, CPR & AED Certification - 2013
  • NWEA - Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP) Webinar: The Dynamic Reporting Suite - 2012
  • Committee for Children - Second Step Webinar 2012
  • American School Counselors Association (ASCA) - Member since 2008         
  • Darkness to Light - Confronting Child Sexual Abuse - Atlanta, Georgia - 2008
8
Computer Skills
  • Skyward
  • Moodle
  • MAP
  • Google Docs
  • Blog
8
Languages
  • English: Fluent 
  • French: Native
  • Spanish: Conversational