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1604SE29thAvenuePortland,OR97214(909)9574124 emily.b.townsend@gmail.

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OBJECTIVE As a professional school counselor trained in the transformed model of school counseling, my goal is to implement a comprehensive guidance and counseling program that supports each and every student in his or her quest to become an educated, empathetic, responsible, community-minded adult. EDUCATION Portland State University, Portland, OR, June 2010-June 2011 Oregon School Counselor License Candidate, Licensure-Only Program, Graduate School of Education, Counseling Department; expected licensure date July 2011 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, August 2006-July 2007 M.Ed. in School Counseling at the Graduate School of Education, Psychological services program Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, September 2002May 2006 B.A. in Psychology WORK EXPERIENCE School Counseling Intern, Gordon Russell Middle School, Gresham, OR, August 2010-May 2011 Conducted individual and small group counseling Regularly counseled students regarding both academic and personal/social issues Took active role in transition planning, both from elementary to middle and middle to high Taught weekly 2nd Step Violence Prevention lessons in sixth grade health classes Coordinated and facilitated 6th grade student council meetings and agenda Participated in IEP, 504, and reinstatement meetings with families, students, and teachers Attended trainings and school and district-wide meetings Assisted in planning and coordinating school-wide social activities (special speakers, dances, etc) Designed and conducted an action research project to determine effectiveness of individualized attendance interventions School Counseling Intern, Sacramento Elementary, Portland, OR, August 2010-May 2011 Taught classroom guidance lessons to grades kindergarten through 5 Developed curriculum to be used in classroom lessons and with small groups Designed and is led several small, needs-focused counseling groups Participated in PBIS team meetings Attended PBIS, eSIS, and SWIS trainings through Multnomah Educational Service District Classroom Observer/Student Teacher, Glencoe Elementary, Portland, OR, October 2010-May 2011 Competed 200 hour placement in a third grade, regular education classroom Assisted students struggling with independent work or task completion Led 2 small, need-based spelling intervention groups Taught weekly 2nd step lessons to entire class; modified curriculum to include role plays, games, and songs Attended parent meetings, staff meetings, and field trips Dean of Students, East West College, Portland, OR, September 2007-May 2010 Provided academic and personal counseling to students of all ages and backgrounds Counseled students regarding class choice and career path Conducted large group lectures on learning styles and study skills Advised students on funding options and scholarship possibilities; answered general financial aid questions Emceed semi-annual graduation ceremonies for 400 students and guests Planned and conducted quarterly new student orientation sessions Served as primary liaison between students and faculty members

Emily B. Townsend

Wrote and published the quarterly student newsletter Maintained up-to-date community resource lists and student information bulletin boards Directed and supervised tutoring program Developed and supervised student support events held on campus Referred students to appropriate campus offices and problem solved as necessary Worked closely with admissions team to monitor and best serve incoming students Arranged, proctored, and graded entrance exams; worked with teachers and admissions to ensure correct course placement and work through scheduling challenges Reviewed school catalog and handbook with all incoming students and spoke on orientation day about school policies and regulations

Guidance Counseling Intern, Maple Shade High School, Maple Shade, NJ, August 2006June 2007 Met one-on-one and in groups with students to provide academic support and guidance Provided career and college guidance, and high school-to-college transition support Worked with parents, teachers, and social workers to best serve student needs, particularly those of special education students Administered exams and substitute taught classes as needed Observed IEP meetings with teachers, students, and parents, and contributed to students educational plans as appropriate Research Assistant, Girls in Transition Project, U. Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, September 2005-May 2006 Developed questionnaires and other project materials for teenage depression prevention pilot study Conducted and coded interviews with teenage subjects at local middle schools and collected baseline and follow-up data used to show program efficacy Collaborated with research and clinical psychologists and doctoral students SKILLS / INTERESTS

Conversational speaking and basic reading and writing skills in Spanish and French Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; First Class; CampusVue; Filemaker; Filezilla; SPSS Highly experienced with Microsoft Publisher and creating school newsletters and publications Proficient in website design and maintenance Emerging proficiency in eSIS, SWIS, Intervention Tracker Fully trained and certified in ASIST suicide prevention program Trained in basic statistics and particularly interested in data collection and interpretation