I am a middle school guidance counselor certified pK-12 is the states of RI, MA, and HI. I have a background with Masters and Advanced Degrees in Educational Psychology as well as Counseling. I have worked with both special education and regular education students. I have also tutored middle school math and reading. I am looking to continue tutoring Elementary School and Middle School math and reading.
I have done tutoring through my counseling positions for the last 10 years. Most recently I have tutored a student in preparation for 6th grade in math and reading. I use a very calm and patient approach to build rapport with the student and then to focus on strengths and weaknesses in academics.
Rhode Island College C.A.G.S. Mental Health Counseling
August 15, 2008
Providence, RI 3.9 GPA
Rhode Island College M.A. Agency Counseling/Educational Psychology January 9, 2007
Providence, RI 3.8 GPA
University of Rhode Island B.A. Psychology, Minor-Studio Art
May 18, 2003
Kingston, RI GPA 3.7
College of Charleston B.A. Biology Not Finished due to School Transfer
Charleston, SC GPA 3.6
Tutor- July-August 13, 2016 6th Grade Math and Reading. Barrington Public Library. Parent Contact- Sean Siembab- (concealed information)
Nanny- June 29-Present. Twin 11 year olds. Assist with summer studies, driving to activities, childcare. Parent Contact- Iman Pahlavi- (concealed information)
January 4, 2016-June 21, 2016
Long Term Substitute School Guidance Counselor at Kikemuit Middle School in Warren, Rhode Island. I was in charge of the 6th grade students this year, and ran lunch bunch groups, did individual counseling, student mediations, held parent teacher conferences, and attended SpEd. and 504 meetings, created team placements for next school year, and assisted with state test preparation and administration.
November 11, 2011-June 4, 2015
School Counselor- Lahaina Intermediate School. I worked as a tenured School Counselor in a middle school on Maui, grades 6-8. This is was a very culturally diverse population with groups such as Hawaiian, Filipino, Japanese, Tongan, Samoan, Mexican, and Caucasian. I started in the position, for the 2011-2012 school year, during which I was the 7th grade level counselor, and moved up with the students until they left for high school. The job was a balance of individual counseling, group counseling including peer mediation and special groups such as grief groups. In addition, I was the gatekeeper with regards to academics. I initiated referrals for assessment, scheduled and held all parent teacher conferences for my grade level, coordinated with parents, teachers, and administration, tracked attendance records, worked with the Special Education and English Language Learner programs, and assisted with career education/planning. I ultimately did everything possible to help students achieve and pass on to the next grade level. Supervisor: Marsha Nakamura.
March 23, 2009-November 10, 2011
Behavioral Health Specialist-Lahaina Intermediate School. Maui District Office. Working with 6-8th graders doing counseling relating to students behavioral needs and their relation to academics within the Special Education Department. Tasks involved, conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments, creating Behavior Support Plans and Crisis Plans, Individual, Group, and Crisis Counseling, coordination with special education teachers and involvement with creating behavior goals for Individualized Educational Plans. Caseload of 14-25 special education students. Supervisor: Sharon Liden/Amy Estes.
September 2, 2008- March 9, 2009
School Counselor-Gateway Health Care-Valley Day Program. Working with K-8thgraders in behavioral school setting, individual counseling, academic counseling, running counseling groups, and implementing treatment plans, as well as coordination with various school departments. I work directly in a private, behavioral school, which consists of a special education and behavioral management program. My client's range from Kindergarten-9th grade, and I carry a client load of 16 children from various classrooms. Supervisor: Meg Gomes, LCSW.
May 14, 2007-August 26, 2008
CIS Clinician-Family Service of Rhode Island. Working with 4-17 year olds and their families on the verge of hospitalization or placement outside the home. Individual and family counseling, school advocacy, coordination with DCYF. Supervisor: Judith Bloom, LICSW.
November 14, 2006-April 30, 2007
Case Manager-Comprehensive Community Action Program-Doric Center; Parenting Wisely Program: Interactive computer/counseling program through which parents and children learn to communicate more effectively and to lessen interpersonal problems in families. In addition, I do individual counseling work with clients as well as school based anger management trainings. Supervisor: Wendy Lincoln, MA.
February 13, 2007-April 27, 2007
Co-leader-Anger Management Group: East Greenwich High School. This is a 6 week group (meeting once a week) offered through CCAP’s Youth Diversionary Program. Group membership includes 6 students, ages 15-17, and deals with issues revolving around anger, choices, and consequences. Supervisor: Wendy Lincoln, MA.
January 2003 - May 2003
Research Assistant, Project Topic: Measuring campus climate by conducting a self-assessment of the racial climate on campus as related to student dropout rate. Department of Psychology, University of Rhode Island. Duties include development and tailoring of campus climate questionnaire (The Student Quality of Life Survey (SQUALS), recruitment of potential participants for survey, distribution, administration, and collection of data, literature review. Supervisor: Professor Margaret Rogers
Software - SPSS, Microsoft Word, Excel, Office, Windows 8, ESSS, ESIS, LDS, ESIS, ECSSS, PDE3, GoogleDocs.
Undergraduate: General Psychology, Theories of Personality, Psychology of Social Behavior, Behavior Problems and Personality Disorders, Toward Self Understanding, History and Systems of Psychology, Psychology of Women, Introduction to Experimental Psychology, Problems in Psychology, Quantitative Methods in Psychology I
Graduate (MA): Human Development Across Cultures, Theories and Methods of Counseling, Vocational Counseling and Placement, Biological Perspectives in Mental Health, Introduction to Group Counseling, Psychological Perspectives on Learning and Teaching, Quantitative Measurement and Test Interpretation, Clinical Practicum I, Clinical Assessment and Case Problems, Research Methods in Applied Settings, Clinical Practicum II
Graduate (C.A.G.S.): Family Counseling Theory and Practice, Advanced Theory and Practice of Group Counseling, Advanced Clinical Internship I, Advanced Clinical Practicum in Counseling I, Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling, Advanced Clinical Internship II, Advanced Clinical Practicum in Counseling II, Cross-Cultural Counseling
-School Guidance Counselor – PreK-8- State of
Massachusetts DOE, Obtained 01/13/14- 1/13/19. (****472836)
-School Guidance Counselor – Grades 5-12 - State of Massachusetts DOE, Obtained 01/13/14- 1/13/19. (****472836)
-School Counselor- Initial - State of Rhode Island DOE, Obtained 07/25/2013 – 08/31/2019. (65727)
-Substitute Certification- 012PK12 - General Subject Matter Substitute - State of Rhode Island- DOE, Obtained 07/24/2013- 08/31/2016. (65727)
-Standard License School Counselor-State of Hawaii. Obtained 09/01/2011 - 06/30/2017. (SL007415)
-Hawaii DOE Substitute Teacher Certification- Obtained November 2010.
-Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)-Rhode Island Department of Health. Obtained 02/12/2009-07/01/2018. (MHC00407)
Tenured School Counselor, Lahaina Intermediate School- State of Hawaii Department of Education- January 6, 2014.
Graduated Summa cum Laude from the University of Rhode Island with a B.A. in Psychology (May 2003).
Member of Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society at the University of Rhode Island (inducted May 2003).
Member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars (inducted May 2003).
Member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity at the College of Charleston (Gamma Iota Chapter) (inducted January 1999).
Dean’s List, Spring 2001- Spring 2003
Volunteer: Renaissance Committee Member- Lahaina Intermediate School- November 2011-Present.
Volunteer: Youth Gardening Training Program completion- Lahaina Intermediate School- October 24, 2013
Volunteer: Bristol Statehouse Foundation -P.O. Box 383, Bristol, RI 02809 (concealed information)
A Night with Peter Duchin Gala (June 2006) to restore the public elementary school library located
within the Bristol Statehouse which supports youth in the community. Supervisor: Elizabeth Granoff, Event Chair. Duties include selling raffle tickets for auction, spotter for auction
Volunteer: PACU/Recovery Room-Inpatient Care Volunteer (September 1999-May 2000) Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital, 165 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29424
Supervisor: Suzanne Banks, Manager of Volunteer and Community Services. Duties include transporting patients, cleaning, providing support to guests, observing procedures.
Jared Vance, Principal, Kickemuit Middle School, Warren, RI Contact at (concealed information) or (concealed information)
Christine Home, Assistant Principal, Kickemuit Middle School, Warren, RI, Contact at (concealed information) or (concealed information)
Carolyn Davis, School Guidance Counselor, Kickemuit Middle School, Warren, RI. Contact at (concealed information) or (concealed information)
Dr. Lindsey Pineo, School Psychologist, Kickemuit Middle School, Warren, RI. Contact at (concealed information) or (concealed information)
Sandra Smith, School Guidance Counselor, Kickemuit Middle School, Warren, RI. Contact at (concealed information) or (concealed information)
Kelly O’Malley, School Social Worker, Kickemuit Middle School, Warren, RI. Contact at (concealed information) or (concealed information)
Marsha Nakamura, Former Principal-Lahaina Intermediate School, Lahaina, HI (Retired July 2014). Contact at (concealed information)
Jay Petrakis, Vice Principal. Lahaina Intermediate School, Lahaina, HI. Contact at (concealed information), (concealed information) or (concealed information)
Luann Sochor, School Counselor. Lahaina Intermediate School, Lahaina, HI. Contact at (concealed information),
(concealed information) or (concealed information)
Kalina Brabeck, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling, Educational Leadership and School Psychology, Rhode Island College. Contact at (concealed information) or (concealed information)
Peter McGrath, LICSW, Associate Director, Comprehensive Community Action Program. Contact at (concealed information), ext. 128 or (concealed information)
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