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Nicole Simpson

nicolesimpsoncounseling.weebly.com
nesimpson@wcpss.net // (919) 630 -7586
4922 Old Page Rd Apt 1224 Durham, NC 27703

EDUCATION
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Master of Education in School Counseling Anticipated Aug 2018
North Carolina State University, Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, Cum Laude May 2015

LICENSURE
Advanced North Carolina School Counseling Licensure K-12 Anticipated Aug 2018

WORK EXPERIENCE
Oakview Elementary School: Counseling Intern, Holly Springs, NC Aug 2017-Present
Individual Counseling - Over 200 sessions with students K-5
● Play therapy with a first grader with autism; daily sticker goal increased from 7/12 to 10/12
● Cognitive behavioral & solution focused brief counseling with 4th grader with anxiety; attendance improved by 10%

Group Counseling - 5 pre-planned groups based on common student needs


● Book club for 4th grade girls; 86% increased prosocial behaviors, 100% increased knowledge in making and keeping friends
● First grade recess group for social skills; 5/6 students received teacher-reported social skill improvement

Classroom Guidance - Over 400 lessons taught to all grade levels


● Adapted and taught Wake County SEL Lessons to grades 3-5 using Google Classroom, PearDeck, and Plickers
○ 91% of students completed a coping strategies portfolio, 15 students presented at NCTIES Conference (2018)
● Created and taught lessons for K-5 in specials rotation, focused on positive character development and portfolio building

Special Projects/Committees
● Designed and implemented a parent workshop on student WCPSS SEL lessons to foster common language
● Designed and led a parent-run career intervention for 5th grade students; 91% increased interest in career exploration
● Organized and collaborated with PTA and community resources for holiday donations for low income families and students
● Attended and participated in Student Ambassadors, SIP, PBIS, MTSS, Intervention, Backpack Buddies, Attendance Club

Interventions and More Responsive Services


● Consulted with parents/teachers/community members, and conducted formal observations
● Developed, implemented, and assessed Tier II, Tier III, FBA, BIP, 504, and IEP interventions and plans
● Assisted in data collection and daily planning for 9 students on behavior plans
● Co-mediated 6 immediate crisis interventions for suicide screenings, CPS reports, and mental health related concerns
● Served as the immediate responder for 4 students on behavior plans

Sanderson High School, Counseling Intern, Raleigh, NC March 2018


● Conducted 4 counseling sessions with high school seniors to support them in post-high school planning
Salem Elementary School, CCK TA, Apex, NC Aug 2016- July 2017
● Supported teachers & families in the academic/emotional/social development of 8 kindergarten students with special needs
Taylor Family YMCA, Site Coordinator, Cary, NC Jan 2015-May 2017
● Developed curricula and STEM programs, trained & supervised employees, communicated between children/parents/school
faculty/ staff at before and after school programs and summer camps across 5 elementary schools in WCPSS

RELEVANT SKILLS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


● Google Certified Educator May 2018
● Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) Training March 2018
● CPI Certified, First Aid Certified, Emergency Oxygen Certified March 2018
● Multicultural Play Therapy Center Conference, Training, UNC Charlotte Feb 2018
● North Carolina School Counselor Association Conference, Poster Presenter Nov 2017
“Counseling in the Cafeteria” - Open seating provides exposure to real world environments and enhanced social competencies

RECOGNITIONS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


● Nancy Norman Scholarship, Recipient, UNC School of Education Jan 2018
● North Carolina School Counselor Association (NCSCA), Member May 2017
● American School Counselor Association (ASCA), Member May 2017