Education May ••••• University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA Bachelor of Science in Psychology QPA: ••••• Summa Cum Laude Certificate: Children’s Literature April ••••• University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA Elementary Education Certification K••••• QPA: •••••
Student Teaching September •••••April ••••• Level Green Elementary- Penn Trafford School District Fifth grade placement
Work Experience Wesley Spectrum Services Penn Hills, PA September •••••present Therapeutic Staff Support • Work one-on-one with children diagnosed on the autistic spectrum • Provide therapeutic behavioral interventions in the school, home, and community settings • Work as part of a treatment team to collaborate on client information
Project H.O.P.E. - Life Management Center Panama City, FL November ••••• – August ••••• Disaster Crisis Counselor • Provided crisis counseling to survivors of Hurricane Katrina that evacuated to the six counties in Florida covered by this branch of Project H.O.P.E. • Gave hurricane awareness presentations to all age groups ranging from preschool to senior citizens, further enhancing communication skills o Team of ••••• completed ••••• presentations to •••••,••••• people in Northwest Florida in a five-month span.
Volunteer Experience Student Tutoring Enrichment Program (STEP) Greensburg, PA February ••••• April ••••• Tutor/mentor • Assisted a group of eight sixth graders after school with study skills, homework and missed class work. • Used creative methods to reteach information to the students. Was able to put the techniques learned in college courses to use in an actual classroom setting.
First Base (Big Brothers Big Sisters) Greensburg, PA September ••••• April ••••• Tutor/mentor • Tutored/ mentored a fourth grade student after school. • Assisted with homework, study skills, and any other questions he may have had with his coursework.
Lunch Buddies (Big Brothers Big Sisters) Greensburg, PA September ••••• March ••••• Mentor • Ate lunch and was a mentor to a first grade student during his lunch period at school • Program was designed as an incentive to attend school regularly for students who were already having a large number of absences at a young age. Computer Skills Microsoft: Word Excel PowerPoint