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Professional School Counselor

Lake Charles, Louisiana


Dedicated professional school counselor and special education teacher eager to employ and enhance my skills as an educator and mental health professional in which a strong dedication to the total development of children with disabilities and a high degree of enthusiasm can be fully utilized. Offer a proven track record of commended performance teaching grades Pre-K to 5, with a passion for education and an unwavering commitment to optimizing student and school success.

Work Experience

Professional School Counselor

Calcasieu Parish School Board, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Aug 2014Current

- Collaborated on a daily basis with other professionals in the school, including: other teachers, counselors, social workers and school psychologists

- Ability to communicate and work closely with a team of on-site professionals including Administrators, School Psychologist, Teachers, Classroom Assistants, and support staff.

- Evaluations were conducted via a team approach comprised of a group of professionals that included specialist(s), school nurse, school counselor, general education teachers and special education teacher.

- Staffed with social workers, therapists, school counselors, school administrators, teachers, and other professionals on a weekly basis who worked with shared client to discuss progress of client's objectives and goals on treatment plan

- Customized and delivered training to meet the needs of social service professionals, teachers and school counselors.

- Worked effectively with school administrators, students, counselors, teachers, families and other service professionals in meeting the needs of students struggling academically, or behaviorally.

Special Education Teacher

Calcasieu Parish School Board, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Jan 2011Aug 2014

- Participate in parent meetings as the school counselor in conjunction with the public school special education administrator, special education teacher, speech pathologist, school psychologist and regular education teacher.

- Collaborated with general education teachers to monitor progress towards IEP goals & positive behavior and coordinated special education meetings as well as parent-teacher conferences.

- Kept constant communication with administration, co-teachers, paraprofessionals, teacher assistants, and special education teachers to ensure students were on track for graduation throughout their educational career within the program as a team.

- Worked closely with regular education teachers for implementation of necessary accommodations and modifications and compliance of special education laws and the Individual Education Plan for special education students.

Taught, Assessed, and Evaluated Special Education Students K-12, Special Needs and Learning Disabled students.

- Develop and instruct lessons to educate students.

- Create and amend Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)

- Conduct meetings with parents, colleagues and community members promoting advocacy for Special Needs children.

Administrative Assistant

Lafayette Parish School Board, Lafayette, Louisiana

Jun 2006Jan 2011

- Cover various positions to accommodate summer vacation schedules of the other Administrative Assistants, as well as accommodate extensive sick leave needs of other Administrative Assistants and employees.

- Provide high level administrative support as the executive assistant to the Assistant Secretary, regularly required to resolve complex administrative problems independently, anticipate needs, and effectively manage all aspects of the Assistant Secretary's office while maintaining the highest level of confidentiality.


Master's Degree

McNceese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana


Master of Education with a Concentration in School Counseling

Bachelor's Degree

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana


Criminal Justice

Associate's Degree

Louisiana State University at Eunice, Eunice, Louisiana


Criminal Justice

State of Louisiana Department of Education Alternative Teacher's Certification

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana


Alternative Teacher's Certification in Special Education Mild/Moderate grades K-12

Core Compentencies

- American School Counseling Association Member (2012-Present)

- Creative Lesson Planning

- Curriculum Development

- Instructional Best Practices

- Classroom Management & Discipline

- Standardized Testing/Scoring

- Kagan Training

- Special Needs Students/ IEPs

- Basics (MS-Word, MS-PowerPoint, MS-Excel) Internet Concepts, Ms-Access.

- Social Skills training

- Anti-Bullying skills

- Section 504 evaluations

- Data analysis

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