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Objective To obtain a position in the literary arts that utilizes my writing, grammar, and editing skills


Summary of Self-directed; able to accomplish tasks without supervision

Qualifications Detail-oriented, especially with grammar, punctuation and editing

Computer literate, type 85 WPM

Dynamic writer in the areas of speeches, short stories, letters and resumes

Experience Guidance Counselor, Carl Sandburg High School, Orland Park IL June 2005 May 2007

Helped students write essays, cover letters and resumes for colleges and careers

Advised students on personal, academic, and post-secondary issues

Developed a Homeroom Curriculum for the guidance department

Updated the guidance website with weekly information

Coordinated the administration of the SAT test on a national testing day


Homebound Tutor, Oak Park and River Forest High School, Oak Park IL Winter 2004

Tutored students in all academic areas who were unable to attend school

Collaborated with students, parents and teachers to maintain curriculum instruction

Speech Teacher, Maine East High School, Park Ridge IL Summer 2003

Trained students in public speaking during the summer session


English Teacher, Luther High School South, Chicago IL June 2002 June 2004

Instructed seniors in communication, career exploration, and resume creation

Taught literature, composition and grammar to freshmen students

Worked with basic, regular, and honors classes


Reading/ELL Aide, Bryan Middle School, Elmhurst IL August 2001 - June 2002

Taught Language Arts and the English language to English language learners

Conducted inventories for students who manifested reading difficulties


Education NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, Chicago IL June 2005 Graduation

Master of Arts in School Counseling GPA: 3.77/4.00

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (in progress, 15 hours completed) Current GPA: 4.00/4.00


AUGUSTANA COLLEGE, Rock Island IL May 2000 Graduation

Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education & Speech Communication Cum Laude

Minor in Theatre Arts


Computer Web Page Development

Skills Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word

Video Editing

Other Drama Club Sponsor, Carl Sandburg High School August 2006 May 2007

Activities Assistant Drama Director, Carl Sandburg High School January 2005 April 2005

Drama Director, Luther High School South August 2002 June 2004

Class Sponsor, Luther High School South August 2002 June 2004

Set Designer, Bryan Middle School Spring 2002

Auditorium Manager, Riverside Brookfield High School, Riverside IL August 2000 - June 2001

Operation Snowflake Advisor, Bryan Middle School Winter 2002

European Study Abroad Program, Augustana College Fall 1999