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Preschool Coordinator & Paraeducator

Manhattan, Kansas, United States
October 22, 2016

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**** ******** *****, *********, ** 66502 H: 785-***-**** C: 785-***-****


Proactive and diligent Manager who strives to bring out the best in people. Passionate and dedicated to the task at

hand. Loyal and uncompromising and will go above and beyond to accomplish goals.


Recruiting, staffing, training and motivating Knowledge of different Microsoft Office Suites like

the right people for the job. Word, Power point etc.

Organized, proactive in resolving issues, People oriented and empathetic with a diverse

detailed oriented, able to quickly assess issues background.

and offer appropriate solutions.

Excellent at multi-tasking and coordinating

Work with K-6 students with learning and different events.

behavioral issues.


Troubleshooting multiple times for local Payless Shoesource. Assisted with the opening of new stores in the

Topeka area. Oversaw the remodeling of two stores.


Preschool Coordinator 08/2012 to Present

St Thomas More Catholic Church Manhattan, KS

Collaborated in the design and facilitated the new program for the Sunday preschool.

Plans programs, curriculum, and enrollment, in-service and training for the new catechists.

Supervise a staff of 9-12 teachers and provides support to staff and parents.

Maintains budget, purchases and distribute materials.

Reports at the Religious Education Commission annual meetings to provide updates about

the status of the program.

Para Educator 08/2007 to Present

Amanda Arnold Elementary School to Manhattan, KS

Work cooperatively with students who are on Individual Education Plans (IEP) in reading, math, science and

social studies and alerted homeroom/special education teachers about student performances and progress

integrated technology with the curriculum to help students develop and improve study methods and habits.

Rotate between classes to assist other students in the building with special needs.

Develop relationships with students and teachers to bridge gaps in learning in the child's best interest.

Worked with At Risk kids to progress and keep up with the assigned work.

Utilized programs like Compass Odyssey and Lexia assessment strategies to improve instruction methods.

Participated in ongoing staff training sessions

Store Manager 05/1990 to 07/2000

Payless Shoesource Manhattan, KS

Hired, trained, scheduled, and fired associates.

Multi-tasking floor control and shipment processing

Overseeing and working collaboratively with the associates setting up weekly promotions.

Directed internal and external maintenance of property.

Managed payroll, labor hours and inventory resulting in great audit scores and low turnover.

Increased profits by developing, monitoring and managing great customer service and floor control

Coordinator/ Student Adviser 08/1989 to 05/1990

Women’s Resource Center Emporia, KS

Maintained budget for the Center,

Contracted & Granted monies for Speaker of the week.

Created, Designed & Published Quarterly Newsletter.

Managed Library and Inventory and Supervised Personnel.


Master of Science in Administration: Human Resources 2016

Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI, USA

Bachelor of Science: Business Management

Emporia State University Emporia, KS, USA


Ability to multi-task, communicate effectively and professionally, and to work collaboratively. Initiates and

maintains professional working relationships with diverse groups and individuals. Designed and facilitated new

program for preschool. Working knowledge of different programs like Word, Power point and Prezi


Sherry Watts

Religious Education Coordinator

St. Thomas More Catholic Church

2900 Kimball Avenue

Manhattan, KS 66502


Twyla Sprouse


Kennedy Elementary School

1477 2800 Avenue.

Abilene, KS 67410


Pat Dillingham

Special Education Director

Amanda Arnold Elementary School

1435 Hudson Avenue

Manhattan, KS 66503


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