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High School Elementary

Location:
Shickshinny, Pennsylvania, 18655, United States
Posted:
October 26, 2016

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MYRANDA L. OBERT

Shickshinny, PA ***** H: 570-***-**** C: 570-***-**** acw810@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY

Driven, compassionate, knowledgeable K-12 counselor with varied backgrounds derived from classroom and practical experience. Concentrated focus on special needs and career counseling.

SKILLS PROFILE

-Familiarity with comprehensive 339 plans (attending meetings with Berwick and Milton Area School Districts), PSSA testing, Keystone testing, student registration.

-Performed group counseling, individual counseling, and proctored groups in the SCORE (Self-esteem, Communication, , Respect, Equality) conference as well as being involved in the life skills group at Milton High School.

-Teaching experience with students in 6th grade careers class and students with special needs.

-Practical experience with students K-12 from internships at Berwick Elementary Schools and Milton Area School District as well as working with exceptional people at home, in Special Olympics, and in school settings.

-Skilled PC user, including Microsoft Office and Google products.

EDUCATION

Master of Education in Educational Leadership May 2016

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

-Certificate, School Counselor PK-12.

-Coursework included Data Driven Decisions, Organizational Behavior and Program Development, Group Counseling/Leadership Skills, and Contemporary issues in School Counseling.

-3.98 GPA

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology May 2014

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

-Education Foundation in Home, School, and Community Relations. Special Education course in Behavior Intervention and Support.

-Psychology coursework in Early Childhood Development, Psychological Tests and Measurements, and Developmental Psychopathology.

-Concentrations in Exceptionalities & Family, Children, and Youth.

-3.23 GPA

EDUCATION RELATED EXPERIENCE

School Counselor Intern, Milton Area School District, Milton, PA August 2015-April 2016

-Completed 540 hours (total) with the high school, middle school, and elementary school.

-Done around 20 student observations in the high school and elementary school levels. Wrote up in detail all the student observations and their behaviors that went on in the classroom so they could be sent to the school psychologist for re-evaluations.

-At the middle school I taught 6th grade careers classes every day for several weeks. Topics focused on study skills, learning styles, time management, and skills that if practiced in school can be used when looking for a job/career.

-Counseling students at the middle school individually; discussing the classes the students where failing and giving them options as to how the students can bring their grades up. Suggesting to students to talk to their teachers on individual support.

-Participated and assisted in group sessions at the high school and elementary school between 5-12 students in a session. At the high school worked with students in the life skills class focusing on positive behavior and manners. At the elementary school group sessions every day in accordance to the 6 day cycle schedule from grades K-5 on various topics and activities.

-At the high school I conducted research with the assistant to the principal at Milton on students cutting assigned areas. I talked with 10 students who had high number of referrals on cutting classes and asking the students individually what their reasoning was for cutting a particular class or the time of day of which the student does cut their assigned area.

-Participated in organizing and accounting for all tests in Keystone testing and PSSA testing. Highly involved with the PSSA’s at the elementary school for grades 3-5 and getting the tests ready for the next day/week. Involved with packing the tests, putting the test booklets in the proper boxes, and labeling boxes in order to be sent back.

-Many meetings I attended including IEP, GIEP, Student Attendance Improvement Plan (SAIP), Academies (teacher meetings), Staffing Meetings, and parent meeting on various issues involving students.

Assistant Group Supervisor, Bloomsburg University Child Care Center, Bloomsburg, PA

August 2014-May 2016

-Supervised groups of children ranging from infants to Pre-K, numbers vary from 4-10 children at a time.

-Supervised/trained the aides and volunteers who were assigned to the room I was in charge of.

-Created a positive environment to promote growth and learning.

-Implemented and supervised activities and games to promote structure and interaction.

Guidance Counselor Intern, Berwick Elementary Schools, Berwick, PA January 2014-May 2014

-Completed 480 hours at two separate elementary schools in the same district; at Nescopeck Elementary and 14th Street Elementary in conjunction with the guidance counselor’s schedule.

-Observed and assisted with the classroom guidance at both schools from grades K-5 and giving 5th grade classes my personal schooling and career experience.

-Observed K-Bit testing and administered the test under supervision to several students from each building.

-Assisted with Kindergarten Registration, at all four elementary buildings in the Berwick Area School District, in administering the Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning (DIAL-4) to children ages 4-5. Working with two out of the three assessments concepts and motor.

-Involved in the PSSA testing at Nescopeck Elementary School with the counselor and principal; organizing and accounting for the tests in 3rd-5th grade. Assisting in the makeup testing as well.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Guest Relations, Knoebels Amusement Park, Elysburg, PA May 2016-Present

-Resolving guest issues and concerns.

-Providing guidance and support to other employees in relation to guest issues.

-Working with guest with exceptionalities and groups to provide access to park attractions.

-Collecting feedback from guest in the satisfaction or concerns of their day and how this could be improved.

-Responding to emails from guest.

Ride Operator, Knoebels Amusement Park, Elysburg, PA June 2009-October 2015

-Assisted customers with boarding/departing ride and interacting with customers.

-Ensure guest safety; operator safety.

-Trained and taught co-workers how to operate ride(s)/policies.

-Acted as liaison between maintenance, supervisor, guest relation, and ride staff for malfunctions/shutdowns for a particular ride.

Service Associate, Giant Food Stores, Berwick, PA September 2009-April 2014

-Stocked shelves, changed price tags, cleaned and organized displays.

-Bagged groceries, price checked items, and provided other forms of customer service.

-Provided breaks for the gas station attendants and worked self-scan area.

Para-Educator, Berwick Area School District, Berwick, PA December 2009-June 2013

-Assisted special education teaching staff with classroom activities.

-Provided individual attention to students struggling with educational or emotional deficiencies.

ACTIVITIES

-Special Olympics, Bloomsburg, PA (2009, 2010, 2012)

-Life Skills Tutor, Berwick Area High School, Berwick, PA (2008-2009)



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