May 2015: (ASCA) College Admissions Specialist
July 2014: (ASCA) Bullying Prevention Specialist                                           
July 2014: (ASCA) School Counseling Leadership Specialist                        
July 2014: PA Certification - Educational Specialist II                                    
July 2008: PA Certification - Elementary School Counseling                        
July 2008: PA Certification - Secondary School Counseling                      
May 2004: M.S. Ed. Counselor Education, Duquesne University                   
May 1997: B.S., Biology and Communication, University of Pittsburgh     

Counseling Experiences:
Agora Cyber Charter School                                                 
October 2011 to Present
Guidance Counselor
Manage Caseload of 300 students. SAP Certified 2013Facilitate Anti-Bullying Support Groups. Assist the students in course and subject selection. Development and implement 504’sConduct Senior Project for 12th gradersTeach “Finding Your Path” to 9th through 12th graders. Administer Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) & Keystone Exams. Present ongoing “K-12 Segments” for KDKA-TV(CBS) & WTAJ (CBS).

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, PA                                      
July 2004-October 2011
Counselor/Disability Service Coordinator, Student Affairs
Provide individual counseling, assisting veteran students, crisis intervention, and referral services to students, staff, and faculty. Teach Classes in Bullying, Conflict Resolution, Stress Management and College Planning. Review 504’s, IEP’s and Psychological Evaluations. Provide current information and training as appropriate for students professional and personal development. Participate in activities that promote the availability of counseling services such as orientations, freshman studies, support groups, and trainingsAdvocate for the needs of the disabled student to the Campus Community. Presented “College Life Segments” for KDKA-TV(CBS).

Elementary School Counseling Internship                Penn Hebron Elementary School
Secondary School Counseling Internship                 Franklin Regional Middle School

(Gained over 700 hours of experience, CACREP approved). Worked with elementary and secondary counselors to obtain hands-on experience in all aspects of the counseling profession. Performed and documented classrooms observations and gather information for the school psychologists. Conducted individual sessions with K-12th graders assigned to my case load. Actively participated on the elementary and secondary Student Assistance Program. Assisted in the development of I.E.P. Administered Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA).                                                                                                                                
ICM School of Business and Medical Careers, Pittsburgh, PA
October 2000-December 2003
Coordinator of Student Services and Housing
Facilitated all student clubs and organizations. Counseled students through the education process. Assisted students with car pooling, childcare, and transportation. Duties for Housing included: crisis intervention, behavioral management, conflict resolution, and coordinated roommate assignments. Graduation Chairman. Advisory Co-Chairman.

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, PA                                               
May 1997-October 2000 
Assistant Director of Admissions
Scheduled and conducted interviews. Ranked 8th out of 225 representatives for enrolling high school seniors. Counseled over 5,000 students in a three year period for different careers. Followed-up with enrolled students. Traveled to seven states for high school presentations. Trained new representatives from other Art Institutes.

Professional Development:
PHEAA Financial Aid Training Workshop
Academic Advisor Training
Crisis Intervention Training
Disability Service Training