Professional Experience

School & Clinical Mental Health Counselor

School

  • 2020-current

  • Adams City High SchoolAdams14 School District

 

Private Practice

  • 2019-current

  • Threshold Counseling & Coaching, LLC

​School Counseling

  • Provide comprehensive school counseling program online and in person that is in line with ASCA national model through direct and indirect student services, responsive interventions, curriculum delivery, collaboration, consultation, advocacy, and more.

Clinical Private Practice Counseling

  • Provide therapeutic counseling services to caseload of clients in person and via teletherapy

  • Diagnose clients according to DSM-5 guidelines

  • Create and follow treatment plans

  • Maintain accurate and confidential therapy progress notes and client records

  • Social media, website, and marketing management for private practice

Dean of Students

2019-2020

Riverdale Ridge

High School 

School District 27J

  • Manage student conduct issues through enforcement of school behavioral expectations and assignment of appropriate consequences in alignment with school and district policy

  • Develop programs grounded in restorative justice to promote positive student behavior, including tier 1-3 interventions

  • Create and implement new school policies, including behavior, attendance, and tardy policies that reduced school wide tardies by 52% in the first month

  • Create and manage individual student behavior and attendance plans

  • Promote school safety through supervision, conducting title IX investigations, and responding to safe2tell reports

  • Counsel students and parents about school and district policies, interventions, and services

  • Support instructional staff with classroom management issues through discipline and instructional coaching

  • Serve as a member of the Building Emergency Response Team and MTSS team

  • Participate in student/staff support and recognition programs

  • Supervise and lead various school sponsored events as administrator and collaborative advisory team member

  • Build and support the values of RRHS by serving as an educational leader for students, staff, and families

Instructional Coach

2018-2019

 

Vista Peak Preparatory 

 

Aurora Public Schools

  • Lead change efforts grounded in school data as part of the Instructional Leadership Team

  • Promote the use of evidence-based instructional practices in classroom instruction through development and facilitation of year long professional development sessions

  • Increase student engagement and academic achievement by promoting teacher capacity and wellness through the use of instructional coaching cycles for teachers across all academic departments

  • Write and oversee teacher improvement plans

  • Sit on hiring committees, influence staffing decisions

  • Provide instructional staff with formal evaluations in accordance with district policy

English Teacher

2013-2018

  • Vista Peak Preparatory

  • High Tech Early College

  • Skinner Middle School

Aurora Public School

Denver Public Schools

*CE classes in collaboration with Community College of Aurora

​Vista Peak Preparatory (2015-2018)

  • Develop and implement curriculum, write and execute lesson plans, create instructional resources, & create/deliver assessments in alignment with department & district policy for concurrent enrollment (Eng. 121, 122) and grade level (English 11, English 10, Advisory) courses

  • Teach SAT prep intensive sessions & Proctor SAT. Collaborate on data analysis and planning in PLC teams

  • Provide school leadership by serving as a new teacher mentor

  • Offer instructional &/or technology coaching for six fellow teachers during planning periods

  • Assist leadership team in planning and facilitation of new teacher induction training

 

Concurrent Enrollment English Teacher, High Tech Early College (2014-15)

  • Plan, prepare, and deliver daily instruction for concurrent enrollment (Eng. 098, 121), advanced placement (AP Language), and grade level (Eng. 11, Advisory) courses

  • Standardized Assessment Proctoring and Data Analysis in PLC teams


English Language Arts Teacher, 8th Grade, Skinner Middle School (2013-14)

  • Plan, prepare, and deliver daily instruction for 8th grade Language Arts, enrichment, and technology classes

  • Collaborate with 8th grade team for data analysis and planning purposes

Adjunct English Instructor 

2011-2014

Pueblo Community College

Community College of Aurora

  • Develop and Implement syllabi/college curriculum, create face-to-face and online lesson plans and assessments for multiple college composition courses each semester (Developmental Eng. 099/098, Composition I & II).

  • Lecture on writing techniques, rhetorical concepts, and argumentation strategies across modalities

  • Participate in academic conferences and participate/lead professional development opportunities