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Jillian B.

Gronwick
263 North Benton Street, Palatine, IL, 60067 Gronwic2@illinois.edu (847) 504-6471

EDUCATION
University of Illinois, College of EducationSpecial Education Major Bachelors of Education, May 2016 GPA: 3.75/4.0 Academic achievements: Recipient of the Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver James Scholar Honors Program Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society School clubs and activities: Delta Delta Delta SororityVice President of Member Development Epsilon Delta Professional Teaching Organization

Initiated Fall 2012 Initiated Fall 2013

Palatine High School, Palatine, IL Graduated June 2012 GPA: 4.2/4.0 Academic achievements: Illinois State Scholar Earned 9 hours of college credit due to high school coursework Sports achievements: Varsity soccer team member, freshman through senior year Varsity cheerleading team member, senior year Club soccer team captain, sophomore, junior & senior year School clubs and activities: Varsity Club, Foreign Language Club, Cultural Awareness Club, Senior Commencement Committee, Palatines Promise Student Leader

WORK EXPERIENCE
Northwest Special Recreation Association Summer 2012-Present Position: Day Camp Counselor for participants with disabilities Daily activities: Responsible for 1-4 participants at a time Help the participants with play time, craft time, lunch time, and swim time Work with other camp counselors to ensure the safety and inclusion of all participants University of Illinois Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Position: Receptionist for the Administration Department Daily activities: Answer incoming phone calls Take messages for department employees Greet and direct visitors Fall 2013-Present

Running Unlimited, specialty running shoe store, Palatine, IL Position: Team Leader and Sales Associate Daily activities: Provide excellent customer service Manage team members to efficiently complete necessary daily tasks Family Aquatic Center, Palatine Park District, Palatine, IL Position: Life guard and pool attendant Daily activities: Pool maintenance Guarantee the safety of all patrons

Spring 2011-Present

Summers 2009-2011

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Circle of Friends February 2014-Present Position: Volunteer Daily activities: Provide entertainment to participants (Individuals ages 40-100 with a variety of disabilities) Talk to and play games with participants Assist participants in daily routines Various tasks that benefit the agency Integrated/Adapted Physical Education Class, Palatine High School August 2009-June 2012 Position: Student leader for peers with disabilities Daily activities: Assisted peers with disabilities in their daily P.E. classes Provided daily motivation and encouragement for peers with disabilities Ups for Downs Childcare Position: Volunteer Provided childcare for parents attending Ups for Downs events Palatine High School Pep Squad Position: Volunteer and Cheerleading Student Leader Taught a cheer and dance routine to peers with disabilities Performed the routine at the Homecoming Pep Rally iCompete Soccer Tournament Position: Event coordinator and Coach Coordinated a soccer tournament for under privileged youth in local neighborhoods Coached a team of elementary-aged participants for the duration of the Fall Coached team through final tournament iCompete Cheerleading Camp Position: Cheerleading coach Taught cheerleading skills to under privileged girls in local neighborhoods Performed skills and routines to build confidence in participants Summer 2012

Fall 2011

Fall 2010

Summer 2011

SPECIAL INTERESTS AND ABILITIES


Special interest in music, dance, and athletics Able to speak and understand Spanish with 75% proficiency Able to communicate using basic and intermediate Sign Language

REFERENCES
Jennifer Garofalo, Integrated and Adapted Physical Education Teacher, Palatine High School, 1111 N. Rohlwing Road, Palatine, IL 60074, Cell: (630) 921-1471, jegarofalo@d211.org Erica Stanko, Site Director/Supervisor, Northwest Special Recreation Association, 943 Carriageway Apartment 20, Elgin, IL 60120, Cell: (847) 977-2042, Erica.Stanko@yahoo.com Jasmine D. Parker, MA, Doctoral Teaching Assistant, EPS 202 ACP, University of Illinois, 1310 S. Sixth Street, 372 Education Building, Champaign, IL 61820, Cell: (214) 629-6431, Parker24@illinois.edu