You are on page 1of 2

Jeannette Kelly

150 Oxford Court * Austin, Texas 78737 * 512-968-8887 * jennykochera@aol.com


Professional Summary
Certified school counselor with eighteen years of experience in education ranging from elementary to high school
level. Experience working with at risk students. Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal skills, and
strong ability to build positive relationships with diverse populations. Seeking a counseling position in a
collaborative and positive educational environment that allows me the opportunity to utilize my ability to build
relationships with students and to be a support in the academic environment to students, family, and staff.

Summary of Skills

Dedicated career in education, partnering with students, parents, teachers, and administrators to not only
increase academic comprehension, but to develop and promote social, emotional, and behavioral
development of students.
Experienced in Response to Intervention processes, 504 meetings and IEPs
Knowledge of individual and group counseling skills with awareness and ability to access and research
community resources
Knowledge of student assessments and ability to interpret results in order to promote student development

Education
Master of Education, Guidance and Counseling, Dec. 2015
Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas, G.P.A. 4.0
Bachelor of Science, Home Economics Education, May 1993
Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

Certificates
Texas School Counselor Certification EC-12
Generalist, EC-4
Special Education, EC-12
English as a Second Language Supplemental, EC-12
Vocational Home Economics Education, 6-12

Counseling Experience
2015, Walnut Springs Elementary, Dripping Springs I.S.D.
Counseling Practicum
Individual Counseling
Counseled students in grades K-5, using solution-focused and person-centered approaches, to
address issues such as academic performance, social skills, self-esteem and grief/loss.
Advised and assisted numerous students in short-term crisis situations such as friendship issues,
conflict resolution, and classroom behavior issues.
Group Counseling
Developed and led weekly groups that targeted anger management, social skills, behavior issues,
self-esteem, and conflict resolution training.
Implemented interventions such as a social skills group, from school wide needs assessment
results and teacher referrals
Utilized pre- and post- survey to assess and evaluate success of social skills small group
counseling
Classroom Guidance
Taught guidance lessons that met the needs of the guidance competencies, such as self-confidence
development and interpersonal effectiveness
Co-taught guidance lessons for back to school counselor introduction, Red Ribbon Week, and
Decision Making
Consultation
Consulted with parents, teachers, administrators, and other school staff to increase the
effectiveness of student education and to promote student success
Assisted with facilitating 504 meetings

Work History
2008-present, Walnut Springs Elementary, Dripping Springs I.S.D.
Third Grade Teacher
Collaborate with administration and student support team in developing and implementing Tier II
and Tier III academic and behavioral interventions to identified students.
Assist in campus development and implementation of campus wide The Leader In Me process.
Provide guidance and social/emotional learning lessons to individuals and groups of students.
Collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data to assess effectiveness of interventions and
share these results with administrators, parents, and students
Plan and implement innovative lessons, project-based learning, and activities to meet the needs of
all students
Conduct parent conferences and implement parent involvement activities
Participate in 504, ARD, and Instructional Support Team (IST) meetings
Mentor teacher; provide support and orientation to the school community
1994-2003, Sylvan Learning Center, San Antonio and Corpus Christi, Texas
Center Director
Consulted with teachers, parents, and administrators to enhance the academic needs of students.
Facilitated the daily operations and maintained budgets of the center
Led teacher trainings and workshops in academic programs
Taught academic areas grades k-12
Provided college prep program for SAT and ACT
1993-1994, San Marcos High School, San Marcos C.I.S.D.
High School Teacher, Career and Technical Education, grades 9-12
Met with students on an individual basis to discuss progress and address issues.
Administered exit level standardized test, Texas Assessment of Academic Skills
Collaborated, planned, and implemented vocational curriculum
Utilized creative methods and differentiated instruction in various classes such as: careers skills,
consumer finance, and child development
1993 Seguin High School, Seguin I.S.D.
High School Student Teacher, Career and Technical Education, grades 10-12
Supervised off-site student work program
Developed relationships with local businesses to support the needs of the program
Provided instruction to students in career skills such as resume writing, interview skills, goal
setting, and career exploration.

Professional Membership
American Counseling Association

Accomplishments
Established and facilitated the development of a new peer mediation program, Peace Keepers

Team
Created counseling websites for resources on children coping with divorce and career counseling
Developed and implemented a school wide needs assessment survey examining the counseling
needs of the school