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Rita Gaietto-Overmier

62 Hancock Street Tiffin, Ohio 44883 (419) 618-4881


To obtain a Professional School Counselor position.


Heidelberg College, Tiffin, OH

Master of Arts in Counseling
May 2006
School Counseling Concentration
Five Year Professional License in School Counseling (expires 6/30/2017)
Cumulative GPA: 3.84
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Bachelor of Arts
May 2002
Major: Psychology Minor: Sociology
Golden Key National Honor Society.
Deans List: Fall 1999, Spring/Fall 2000, Spring/Fall 2001, Spring 2002
Cumulative GPA: 3.65, graduated Cum Laude.


North Central Academy, Tiffin, OH

April 2011-Present
Middle School/High School Counselor and School Building Test Coordinator
Coordinate, schedule, organize and administer the OGTs, OAAs, and the New State
Assessments (PBA and EOY).
Counsel students individually and in small groups.
Provide classroom guidance lessons for middle school classrooms once a week.
Help students set goals, explore career options, and plan for college.
Create and organize OGT Olympics, OAA Test Fest, Career Week, weekly Bully Busters
anti-bullying group, Teen Dating Abuse Prevention Program, Freshman Success Group,
Lunch Bunch, organized college campus tours for juniors and seniors, planned and
organized an overnight lock-in, and coordinated with outside agencies to provide groups
and beneficial programs to increase self-esteem, conflict resolution, and life skills.
Teacher Assistant 1 year and 2 months
Managed classroom in the absence of the teacher.
Assisted students with their school work and goal setting.
Kept record of grades and graded completed assignments.
Supervised activities such as lunch, in-school detention, and physical education.


Seneca County Youth Center, Tiffin, OH

March 2003-Feb 2011
Program Manager, Assistant Director, Interim Director
Program Manager 7 years and 11 months
Developed, planned, and facilitated counseling groups and activities for at risk youth ages
10 to 17.
Provided individual counseling to residents.
Arranged for a small group of residents to research and create informational materials to
present at local health fairs and at a Red Ribbon fair.
Developed and facilitated staff trainings on relevant topics.
Organized monthly/weekly awareness activities and presentations for residents.

Developed and managed an internship program by interviewing, training, and providing

learning experiences for students studying criminal justice, forensic psychology, education
and/or psychology.
Networked with community agencies to provide therapy groups and educational
presentations to residents.
Assistant Director 7 years and 11 months
Assisted with evaluations and discipline of staff.
Assisted with interviewing prospective detention officers.
Trained staff on policies and procedures.
Interim Director 6 months
Served as Interim Director during three transitional periods.
Responsible for payroll, paying accounts, managing the facilitys budget, and other fiscal
Managed employees, their schedules, and time off requests.
Interviewed and hired new employees.
Noble/Washington Elementary Schools, Tiffin, OH October 2004-May 2006
Responsible for a case load of students from both schools.
Planned and facilitated classroom lessons on topics such as bullying, friendship, selfcontrol, honesty, and career exploration.
Provided students with individual counseling services.
Provided small groups, such as friendship and study skills.
Consulted and communicated with parents, teachers, and administration regarding
student concerns.
Assisted with standardized testing.
Participated in IAT, MFE, and IEP meetings.
Provided an in-service training for teachers.
Assisted in the early development of a school counseling therapy dog program.
Childrens Resource Center, Bowling Green, OH
January 1999-May 2002
Volunteer/Intern/Relief Behavior Specialist
Provided behavioral treatment to seriously emotionally disturbed elementary and
middle school aged clients in the partial hospitalization program.
Planned and developed group activities.
Evaluated clients progress towards treatment goals.
Supervised meals, activities, and field trips.

Efficient with Microsoft Office, DASL, TIDE, PARRC, email, and the internet.
Proven ability to balance analytic with creative insights.
Talented at building trust and rapport with students.
Conscientious, motivated self-starter, who possesses excellent organizational and multitasking abilities.
Strong communication and listening skills.
Natural motivator and dedicated team player.
Ability to quickly learn new programs and job skills.


NCOESC Distinguished Service Award 2014

Distinguished Youth Asset Builder December 3, 2014

*References available upon request.