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Mental Health Assistant

Henderson, Nevada, 89074, United States
February 01, 2018

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Krista M. Nicholas

*** ***** **** ***** *** ***, NV 89074 951-***-****

Highly motivated and creative individual with the ability to work cross-functionally and multi-task various responsibilities such as: Director, over 7 years of Education, Internship/coordination, and training solution design for onsite/offsite events. I am task-oriented and organized, accustomed to performing in deadline driven environments and achieving and maintaining new business development. I am an active team player with well-developed written and verbal communication skills.

Work Experience

Director / Assistant Principle

Calvary Christian Learning Academy - Las Vegas, NV

February 2017 to Present

Led campus operations staff to execute at a superior level and work with the Board of Directors, Executive Officers and Advisory Board(s).

Implemented all policies and procedures established for the school to creative a welcoming environment for student success.

Direct and oversee activities related to the daily operation of the school and student conduct.

Increased faculty budget by 11% by revising adjunct faculty hiring processes and credentialing.

Assure compliance with federal, state, and accrediting body standards and regulations, as well as adhering to the Company’s policies and procedures.

Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness, and institute changes required for improvement.

Design, establish, and maintain organizational structure for 25-30 faculty, faculty leads, to effectively accomplish the organization's goals and objectives.

Not limited to recruiting, training, and evaluating.

Maintain and supervise the continuity of the school’s operations per annual plans and budgets.

Establish a rapport with educational institutions, community agencies, and industry professionals to meet the demands of various sectors and industries.

Led the development of 4 new academic programs resulting an enrollment increase of 30%.

Director / Assistant Director

KinderCare - Ontario, CA

2015 -2017

Oversight of educator preparation; review of professional learning requests.

Coordinating program approval and review processes and regulatory changes.

Leading project focused on convening stakeholders to overhaul program approval and revise State's reporting procedures with the goal of access to higher-quality data.

Kindergarten Teacher

Mountain Green Christian - Upland, CA

2013 to 2015

Develop and implement kindergarten and first grade curriculum using State standards for math, language arts, writing, reading, social studies and science.

Communicate directly with parents to present report cards of children's performance in studies.

Administer the FLKRS assessment and other assessments to track student's progress.

Assess children's behavior and development. Conduct parent/teacher conferences.

Co- Director

First Lutheran Preschool - Monrovia, CA

2012 to 2013

Oversight of Early Head Start Program Planning, Implementation, and Monitoring (Child Development, Mental Health, Disability Services).

Management of Home Based Early Head Start/Early Intervention Parent/Child Programming with a focus on refugee and newer immigrant families & low income families.

Lead consultant between direct child and family support services.

Development, implementation and oversight of mental health and disability professional development/training series.

CLASS (Classroom Assessment and Scoring System) mentoring/training for Preschool and Toddler Classrooms .

ECERS/ITERS mentoring/training and reflective Supervision and Consultation for ECE Educators and Disability/Mental Health Specialists. Environmental/Inclusion consultation for toddler/preschool classrooms.

Professional/Educational Consultation for ECE Educators. Documentation and reflection of ECE learning environments for individual classrooms and programmatic development.


Bachelor of Arts in Child Development- University of Los Angeles


The National Honor Society in Psychology,

Special Needs Classroom Volunteer (Aug 2008 – June 2011), The Rock Church Volunteer (Feb 2008 – Aug 2010), Calvary Church VBS Volunteer (June 2010- Aug 2015)

References available upon request

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