La Vergne, Tn 37086
To utilize my variety of experience and knowledge to assist in achieving key objectives in the education and social work profession.
My diverse knowledge and experience in various types of social service agencies and positions allows me to assist with all aspects of different social service agencies. I work exceptionally well with both professional associates/colleagues and clients/students. Since I have a Master's degree and Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and worked closely with principals and the deputy assistant superintendent, I have a great amount of knowledge pertaining to public school laws, procedures, and policies, statewide and nationwide. Therefore, overall, I have an enormous knowledge of resource and services that are available to low-income families and at-risk/troubled students.
Bachelor of Social Work degree; Middle Tennessee State University;
State of Tennessee Certification for School Social Work
Master of Arts degree in Instructional Leadership; Tennessee Technological University; Cookeville, TN
Education Specialist degree in Instructional Leadership; Tennessee Technological University; Cookeville, TN (Spring 2007)
Member of Social Work Honor Society, Phi Alpha, TASSW (Tennessee Association of School Social Workers), SSWAA (School Social Workers Association of America), and Pi Lambda Theta (Instructional Leadership Honor Society). Publication of Research Proposal for Research Methods.
March 2009-Present Meritan Stepping Stones Foster Care Nashville, TN
Therapeutic Case Manager responsible for services for children with special needs such as respite services, mental health services, community services, and counseling services; also effectively coordinates and communicates with all children and families, service providers, general public, and other staff members collaborating with community organizations and service systems development; assists with the development and implementation of social and health service intervention techniques. Contact Person: Lindee Vaught, Program Director, 615-***-****
August 2003-October 2008 Hamilton County Department of Education Chattanooga, TN
School Social Worker assisting in overcoming obstacles to school attendance,
achievement, and school functioning with responsibilities such as informal counseling and consultation including community, school personnel and families; home visitations, crisis intervention, community information and referral services, exceptional education services, continuing education services, homebound instruction, pregnant student services, child abuse and neglect, truancy petitions to juvenile court, dropout students, GED recommendations, and employment-age certifications for students. Contact Person: Sheryl Randolph, Student Services Director, 423-***-****.
August 2004-May 2005 Lights On After School Program; Hamilton County Board of
Education, Chattanooga, TN
Homework Counselor responsible for tutoring secondary school-aged children and coordinating lesson plans with regular school day teachers and after school staff. Contact Person: Anne McGintis, HCDE Director of Parent, School, and Community Involvement Department, 209-8595.
May 2004-July 2004 Great Beginnings Summer Enrichment Program
Physical Education Instructor responsible for instructing preschool and kindergarten children in health and hygiene and participation in physical activities. Contact Person: Brenda Benford, Title I Elementary School Coordinator, 423-***-****.
January 2003-May 2003 Rutherford County Board of Education, Murfreesboro, TN
Intern in School Social Work Services in Special Education responsible for assisting in evaluating preschoolers and school-age children suspected of having a disability, determining a student's eligibility for special education services, interviewing parents/guardians to help determine the specific needs of students that are eligible for special education services, participating in IEP (Individual Education Plan)/M Team meetings, collaborating with other professionals to ensure appropriate services are provided, providing resource to students and their parents, and coordinating services provided by occupational and physical therapists and hearing and vision teachers. Contact
Person: Beverly English, School Social Worker/Social Work Instructor 615-***-****.