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Sydney Paige Ellis

8352 Rollins Lane Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116 804.317.5107


ellissp3@mymail.vcu.edu
EDUCATION

Longwood University, Farmville, VA, May 2014


Bachelor of Science, Psychology Major, Sociology Minor
GPA: 3.4
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, May 2016
Counselor Education- School Counseling Track
GPA: 4.0

PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE
Brookland Middle School, Richmond, VA, September 2015- December 2015
School Counseling Practicum Student under Mrs. Roshonda Ballard, M.S.

WORK EXPERIENCE
Virginia Commonwealth University Office of Admissions, Richmond, VA, December 2014- Present
Non-Cognitive Undergraduate Essay Reviewer
Reviewed undergraduate admission application essays through the Common Application
database
Determined an overall score for three separate essays based on a 3-point rating scale
Completed a minimum of 125 essays each week
Assessed and evaluated individual essays based on strong evidence of self-reflection, positive
growth, and development.
Minnieland Academy, Mechanicsville, VA, May 2014- August 2015
Montessori Pre-K Assistant Teacher, Curriculum Advocate, and Mentor Teacher
Assisted planning lessons for Pre-K class
Generated and performed lessons that encouraged creativity and helped students
development
Oversaw curriculum for all classrooms- made sure lessons followed basic guidelines and
were updated weekly
Participated as the facilitys mentor to other faculty members- provided guidance and
assistance as needed
Orchestrated pre and post assessments on students
Completed weekly observations on students
Managed time appropriately, in order to complete daily tasks in and outside of the classroom
Planned and participated in Parent-Teacher Conferences
King William County Parks and Recreation, King William, VA, June-August 2013
Activities Intern/Secretary-Summer Sneakers Program, Grades K-5

Planned activities for the Summer Sneakers Program, Grades K-5


Created calendars of activities, themes, and events for the program for three months during
the Summer
Served as a liaison between the KWC Parks and Recreation Office and the elementary school
in which the program was held
Created a parent handbook for the program
Created a staff handbook for the program
Composed several professional letters notifying parents and students of important
information

ACTIVITIES AND HONORS


Counselor Education Student Networking Association, Co-President, May 2015- May 2016
Promoted the Counselor Education Student Networking Association to new students, faculty,
staff, and alumni, through various networking opportunities
Created meeting agendas for executive council meetings
Contacted and communicated with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other counseling
professionals
Orchestrated emails, event flyers, and google documents, advertising various events and meetings
Collaborated with other members of the executive council when planning specific events
Planned and executed several professional development events
Chi Sigma Iota, Member, April 2015
Selected to be a member of this Counselor Education honor society for having and maintaining a GPA
over a 3.5
Attended various events put on by this organization
Volunteered at the Out of the Darkness Walk- service project
Partnered with Chi Sigma Iotas executive officers on various professional development events
Saint Catherines and Saint Christophers School Dialogue Night, Volunteer, March 2015
Led discussion about alcohol and drug use with parents and 7th grade students
Asked a variety of open-ended questions and facilitated other attentive counseling skills
Hopkins Road Elementary Mentoring Program, Mentor, January-June 2015
Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, College and Career Workshop Volunteer, November 2015
CPR/First Aid Certification- American Red Cross, Certified June 2014
Virginia School Counseling Association, Member, September 2014- Present
American School Counseling Association, Member, July 2015- Present