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Career
Objective

Eager to fully utilize my counseling background and 16 years of education experience to implement and develop strong academic programs which offer students a powerful hands-on and interactive learning environment that cultivates enthusiasm in the learning process.


Professional Achievements & Career Overview

Practicum Counseling – Greenhouse | Jan ‘06- May '06| Orlando, FL

Productively facilitated therapy with adolescents, children, and adults in a supportive counseling environment and maintained appropriate case management.

 

Personal Computer Consultant/Mentor | 2002- Present | Apopka, FL

Successfully provide personalized computer coaching and training to individuals and businesses, assessing client needs and tailoring specific study for technological independence and personal growth



International Academy of Design & Technology
| Jan ‘03- Jan ‘06 | Orlando, FL

Worked as both an Academic Student Advisor and Adjunct Instructor, engaging in ongoing support and interaction with students at-risk or with low motivational initiatives; strengths in cultivating a positive classroom environment to elevate student interest and involvement in the learning process.

  • Coordinate & Develop Online Resources for all courses taught:
    • Introduction to Computers, Helpdesk Technologies, Programming for the Internet, & Web Fundamentals - http://iadt.learn2xl.org

 

Lake Francis Condominium Association | 2003- 2005 | Apopka, FL

Unanimously voted to represent the Homeowners of Lake Francis as an Association Board Member

  • President – 2004
  • Vice President – 2003
  • Director – 2005: Website Development for HOA www.lakefrancis.org (2004-2006)

Community & Volunteer Related Achievements | Ongoing | Orlando, FL

Ongoing community participation involving teaching, coordinating, and web design work

  • Cub Scouts – Bear Den Leader, Pack 639 in Zellwood Florida (2003 – 2004)
  • ADDitions Volunteer - Zellwood Elementary (2001-2004) – Clay Springs Elementary (2004-2006)
    • Teacher-Volunteer Team Award for the North Learning Community- OCPS (2001)
    • Involvement in Family Events, Zellwood Website, Scholastic Book Fair Coordinator
  • Junior Achievement Volunteer – Apopka Middle School (Fall 2003)

 

Educator - Technology/Literacy/Media Specialist | 1992-2002 | Florida & Arizona

Dedicated to improved teaching through organized, community-oriented and diversified educational experiences that served to challenge and stimulate diverse multi-cultural groups of students. Specific highlights are related to hands-on intercommunity experiences that motivated life-long learning in students.

  • Teacher of the Year – 2003 – awarded for dedication to students & staff at Zellwood Elementary
  • Superintendents Award for Excellence in Education – Tucson Unified School District (1998)
  • Crafted an outstanding After-School Art/Mural Program to beautify the community
    • Murals & team efforts shown on local TV program: At the Park (1994)
  • Designed and implemented a school-wide mailbox program (K-5) to broaden student’s perspective of writing and communication (1992-1994)
  • Engaged students in numerous learning experiences through field explorations (1993-1995)
    • Organized yearly Townships in all classrooms, integrating real life business experiences into curriculum
    • Oceanography study in which 5 th grade students journeyed to San Diego, CA for two days
      • Facilitated learning and coordinated child-centered fundraisers for low-income scholarships
    • Pioneer Experience at one room school house in Tubac, AZ
    • Archaeological Experience at Camp Cooper, AZ with reflective article published in Archaeological Magazine

    Additional Career Achievements/ Areas of Work / Skills on Full Resume

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