Tyler P.

Lisowski
(615) 767-3142
tylerlisowski.com
tylerlisowski@gmail.com
CAREER OBJECTIVE
To improve the lives of people with disabilities through my individual talents, skills, and experience
EDUCATION
Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
 M. Ed., Special Education, May 2013
 3.90 Overall GPA
Millersville University, Millersville, PA
 B.S., Special Education, December 2008
 3.57 Overall GPA, 3.71 Major GPA
WORK EXPERIENCE
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, TN
 Community Based Transition Program Teacher, August 2010 – Present
 Developed exceptional education transition website for district.
o http://www.mnpstransition.com
 Produced informational video for exceptional education transition program.
o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBDXFnAOQQ&feature=player_embedded
 The Community Based Transition Program provides training and community-based field
experiences for students with disabilities aged 18-22 who have completed high school.
 Curriculum includes vocational, social, transition, independent living, self-advocacy, and
life skills instruction.
Best Buddies International, Baltimore, MD
 Middle & High Schools Lead Program Manager, December 2009 – June 2010
 Middle & High Schools Program Manager, January 2009 – December 2009
 Responsibilities included working with 20 middle and high schools in Maryland to
maintain quality chapters of Best Buddies.
o This was accomplished through student recruitment, fostering student leaders
with and without intellectual disabilities, and working with campus faculty and
administration.
 Developed educational curriculum and led leadership training for over 100 student
leaders at Best Buddies Leadership Conference in July 2009.
 Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global
volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated
employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental
disabilities.
SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT
Academy of Country Music (ACM) Lifting Lives Music Camp, Nashville, TN
 Assistant Music Director, Summer 2015, 2016
 Worked collaboratively with camp music director, campers, songwriters, and primary
artist to create, rehearse, record, and perform original song.
 Camp Counselor, Summer 2011, 2013, 2014
 Supervised adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in individual, small
group, and large group settings.
 Promoted independent living and life skills.
 Assisted campers with composing and recording an original song, which culminated with
a performance at the Grand Ole Opry.

Next Steps Summer Institute, Nashville, TN
 Camp Counselor, Summer 2013, 2014, 2016
 Supervised adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in individual, small
group, and large group settings.
 Promoted and instructed independent living, social, self-determination, and life skills,
with a focus on post-secondary education preparation.
Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT)
 YouthACT Adult Co-Leader, December 2014 – October 2015
 Assisted in the fulfillment of the YouthACT grant requirements through the development
and implementation of leadership training lessons for interested YouthACT members.
 Supported the development and implementation of monthly YouthACT meetings.
 Short and long term planning for YouthACT members to continue leadership roles
beyond grant cycle.
 Developed lessons and provided training in the following skills areas:
o Create invitations and agendas
o Plan meetings that interest and engage members
o Lead brainstorming sessions that lead to results
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS & VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Transit Now Nashville
 Board of Directors, Communications Committee & Social Media, Fall 2015 – Present
 Transit Now’s mission is to engage the Nashville community to promote a vibrant transit
system
The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville, Nashville, TN
 Board of Directors, Summer 2012 – Present
 Junior Advisory Board Member, Fall 2013 – Present
 Junior Advisory Board President, Fall 2013 – Fall 2015
 The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville is a family-based organization that
promotes, protects and advocates for the rights of people with intellectual and or
developmental disabilities to live self-determined, meaningful lives in inclusive
communities.
Best Buddies Tennessee, Nashville, TN
 Vanderbilt University Host Site Coordinator, Fall 2016 - Present
 Act as liaison between college students and students with disabilities matched in
friendships.
 Assist college students and students with disabilities in troubleshooting challenges in
their friendships.
 Citizens Program, February 2012 – Present
 Matched in one-to-one friendship with an individual with a disability.
 Junior Advisory Board, Spring 2011 – Fall 2013
 Helped make decisions about local programs and events, promoted Best Buddies in the
community, and helped raise funds for support and expansion of programs.
 Lipscomb University Host Site Coordinator, Winter 2011 – Spring 2016
 Acted as liaison between college students and students with disabilities matched in
friendships.
 Assisted college students and students with disabilities in troubleshooting challenges in
their friendships.

Tyler P. Lisowski
(615) 767-3142
tylerlisowski.com
tylerlisowski@gmail.com
City Church of East Nashville, Nashville, TN
 Children’s Worship Leader, Winter 2012 – Present
 Lead worship monthly through singing, playing guitar, and leading.