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Professional School Counselor

Location:
Evans, Georgia, United States
Posted:
October 25, 2018

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Tracey A. Williams, MS, NCC

Evans, GA ***** 301-***-**** ac7hvq@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR (K-12)

Student Performance / Academic Improvement / Graduation Coaching

Passionate education professional with 14+ years’ experience in school counseling among K-12 students, being well-versed in 504 processes, students with special needs, and career readiness for graduating seniors. Expert in counseling students through college enrollment, FAFSA registration, and required college admissions testing (PSAT, SAT, ACT). Driven to promote and encourage student growth and achievement, spearheading the development of programs to ensure success. Strong ability to learn quickly, utilize technology, and analyze performances. Adept at managing multiple tasks, prioritizing daily plans, and building quality relationships with administration, teachers, students, parents/family.

Core competencies include:

Counseling Program Development

Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)

Interpersonal Skills / Relationship Building

College & Career Readiness

Drug & Alcohol Prevention Programs

Goal & Vision Setting

Parent-Teacher Conferencing

Post-Secondary Planning

Aptitude Testing & Analysis

Conflict Mediation

Academic, Social, & Emotional Growth

Cross-Team Collaboration

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

RICHMOND COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Augusta, GA

HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR/ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELOR (2016 – 2018)

Administered effective school guidance, grade transitions, and career readiness for 400 students in K-12. Evaluated, managed, and developed 504 plans for students as needed. Collaborated with teachers, school administrators, and parents/family to ensure academic success and improved yearly performance for students. Remained abreast of and identified school board, federal, and state educational changes, clearly communicating updates with students and parents/family. Adequately assisted students with college enrollment processes, preparing graduates with comprehension of FAFSA, GA futures, GCIS, and College Board. Efficiently assisted with management of Master scheduling, displaying knowledge in block and full year scheduling, ensuring students were registered for required courses. Oversaw testing for SAT, ACT, and PSAT.

Selected accomplishments:

Successfully partnered with teachers to conceptualize, design, and implement individualized education programs (IEPs), leading to an increase in student understanding and progression.

Adeptly created positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders to increase new student support with academics, social, and emotional needs and partnerships within the community for educational development opportunities.

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL, Prince George’s County, MD

SCHOOL COUNSELOR (2007 – 2015)

Served as a liaison between students, teachers, and parent/family to promote successful student progression each year. Dispensed academic and behavioral plans, encouraging comprehension of school and home learning environments. Performed individual and group counseling sessions, discussing grade point averages, academic transcripts, and submitting request for special accommodations.

Selected accomplishments:

Effectively supported student development by generating academic and social programs that align with overall organizational mission.

Significantly contributed to accomplishing the strategic plan by incorporating parent programs and incentive series for students.

ROCHESTER CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT/MONROE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, Rochester, NY

SCHOOL COUNSELOR/TRANSITIONAL COUNSELOR (2004 – 2007)

Facilitated counseling sessions with students and parents/family, communicating about personal, physical, emotional, and behavioral concerns that impact academic performance. Partnered with external counselors and treatment providers to establish operative plans for students who needed additional assistance. Led sessions on SAT testing, college enrollment, and financial aid literacy.

Selected accomplishments:

Held responsibility as a GED Chief Examiner, administering exams quarterly to enable students to obtain their certification.

Daily displayed inspirational educational guidance to stimulate short- and long-term academic success in students.

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Conducted as Group Facilitator & Program Manager (2006 – 2007) with St. Joseph’s Neighborhood.

Recognized as an effective Therapist Intern (Summer 2004) at St. Joseph’s Neighborhood.

Served as an Intelligence Analyst (2001-2007) with the Air National Guard 107th Air Refueling Wing.

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER Rochester, NY

Master of Science in School Counseling & Community Counseling

CANISIUS COLLEGE Buffalo, NY

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Sociology, & Anthropology

Certifications

National Certified Counselor

Maryland Educator Certificate, Guidance Counselor

Georgia Professional Standards Commission, Georgia Certificate School Counseling (P-12)

Professional Development & Training

Section 504 McKinney-Vento Act Child Abuse & Neglect Sexual Harassment Suicide Prevention

Mandated Reporter Ethics & Customer Service Bully Prevention Cyber Bullying

Affiliations

National Board for Certified Counselors Inc.

Veteran of the Air National Guard



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