It’s important for students to enjoy learning and have a desire to become life-long learners, rather than just complete an assignment. Building personal connections with students and presenting lessons/material in an engaging and interesting fashion produces better results. It’s important to pay attention to students, understanding how each may learn in a different way and presenting material in a way that helps them understand most thoroughly. This takes intentionality and knowing your students personally.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. This gave me the opportunity to study physical, social/emotional and cognitive development at all stages of life, as well as creating programs and environments that enhance healthy development. I have a Master of Arts in School Counseling, enabling me to learn more about human behavior, counseling techniques and how to support students with their academic, career and social/emotional needs.
I have worked as an Instructional Assistant with both Special Education students and English Language Learners at the secondary level. In these positions, I worked with students individually and in small groups with reading/writing lessons, as well as explaining core subject material more in-depth.
As a professional school counselor, I worked with students in setting and achieving academic goals. I also taught several leadership classes, focusing on character development, activity planning, writing and public speaking.
I was the coordinator for a school-wide mentorship program (WEB). I trained and worked with student leaders to implement 6th grade orientation. I helped to organize, develop and implement several school-wide activities to promote a more positive culture.
STANDARDIZED TEST RESULTS
I received a composite score of 31 on my ACT exam.