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I believe working at the Pepperdine Community Counseling Clinic will be a great opportunity to contribute my counseling skills while building upon my experience with children, adolescents and their families. I am dedicated to fostering a safe environment and working with each individual to develop customized plans to improve their quality of life.
I believe that I have the professional and personal characteristics to be a successful contributor and team member at the Pepperdine Community Counseling Clinic. I welcome the opportunity to discuss my qualifications with you in person. If you have any questions or require any additional information, please feel free to contact me at (123) 456-7890 or email@example.com. Thank you for your time and consideration; I look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely, John P. Covletter
November 1, 2012 Dr. Angela Flame Pepperdine Community Counseling Clinic 18111 Von Karman Avenue Irvine, CA 92612
Dear Dr. Flame:
I am applying for the practicum position listed with the clinical training office at Pepperdine University. As you will see from my attached resume, I am currently enrolled in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology.
My extensive experience servicing children and families has affirmed my interest in working with this population. In my current position at The Girls Empowerment Center, I utilize my interpersonal and therapeutic skills to foster a supportive relationship in group therapy with teen and pre-teen groups to enhance their self-esteem. In addition, my past experience as a teacher demonstrates my responsibility, dedication, and leadership skills. In this position, I also collaborated with supervisors and colleagues to create beneficial programs that met the children’s needs. Along with my professional experience, my abilities to be empathic, open-minded, and uphold appropriate boundaries demonstrate the combination of professional and personal qualities that I would contribute to your clinic.
After researching the Pepperdine Community Counseling Clinic, I have learned that your mission is to help children, adolescents and their families, providing them with opportunities to achieve a better life and to educate them in becoming healthy individuals. I am dedicated to helping youth from diverse backgrounds and believe that I will be a great asset to your team.
I am currently looking to enhance my therapeutic skills and to utilize my education and previous experiences to help others. Moreover, the clinical training program offered by the Pepperdine Community Counseling Clinic would provide me with the opportunity to make a difference in the community. I look forward to further discussing my qualifications with you and can be contacted at (323) 456-7890 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Sincerely, Paprika P. Covletter
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONSSeasoned technology professional with exceptional leadership, analytical, communication, and organizational skills. Over ten years experience in both corporate and educational technology arena. Extensive experience running customer support, managing help desk centers, and keeping technology downtime to a minimum.
Technology Consultant for corporate and educational organizations: Infrastructure, Application Training Experienced in technology staff development training Skilled at designing, implementing and maintaining websites and intranets Mac Systems Administrator; maintain and supervise network resources for end-users Network Administrator; monitoring e-mail, content filtering firewall, etc.
LANGUAGEFluent in spoken and written Spanish
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCENorth Hill City School District; Wilmington, CA Administrator, Technology Services May 2009-Present Initiate full modernization of technology infrastructure, including all data, voice, and video technologies Conduct comprehensive and effective staff development technology training seminars Develop and introduce technology Cyber Camps for 400+ students, including students with special needs Design and implement technology smart rooms and mobile labs for both staff and student training Advise on review and integration of technology in K-12 curriculum and administrative applications Publish monthly technology newsletter, establishing more effective communication for all employees Produce several audio and video training podcasts for staff education Justine Pepperdine 310-888-888 Page 2 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE continued Solutions Technologies Inc.; Westchester, CA Technology Consultant and Trainer February 2006- May 2009 Provided technology and training solutions for corporate and educational organizations Designed, developed, and implemented websites for multiple clients Managed and implemented technology services at multiple corporate and K-12 organizations Implemented wireless, remote access, Apple server setups, workstations and other technology solutions Provided technology staff with development training for corporate clients and K-12 organizations Kept current with emerging technologies and trends to assist in efficient technology implementation Implemented cost-effective desktop video conferencing solutions Ashton Unified School District; Ashton, CA Senior Software Analyst October 2004- December 2006 Installed and configured all Global Studies Apple network servers and CD servers Implemented and configured network administration and client software Managed and maintained employee e-mail accounts Provided professional development technology training for administrators, staff, teachers, and students Published troubleshooting manuals for teachers and students Designed and maintained global studies intranet/internet website for entire district Researched and recommended new hardware and software Implemented remote access multi-support using Timbuktu Pro and Net Octopus software District Summer School Technology Coordinator Summer 2004 Supervised and trained summer school clerks on attendance software Managed daily network activity and connectivity issues with summer program Designed and implemented digital forms for payroll and attendance Programmed and created summer school attendance reports Software Technician II October 2003- September 2004 Designed PowerPoint presentations for multiple training activities Analyzed equipment failures to determine cause of problem and possible solution Assembled computer training labs for staff, teachers, and students Trained teachers, students, and department staff on different types of software programs Collaborated on purchasing of software and hardware for technology program Published training manual for students to troubleshoot Macs Designed and implemented yearly equipment maintenance schedule Helped troubleshoot and correct software problems experienced by end users Installed, repaired, and used variety of video, audiovisual, electronic, mechanical and other equipment
Seeking the Training & Development Specialist position at Company X, where I can apply my teaching and management experience and my educational background in organizational leadership.
TEACHING & TRAINING EXPERIENCE: Design customized workshops covering topics such as, The Future of Education, for groups of 20-50 educators Create interactive presentations, appealing to diverse learning styles Provide one-on-one coaching on goal setting and performance improvement Present on various leadership topics at national and international conferences Train and mentor new employees on job responsibilities and organizational culture Receive high satisfaction ratings on teaching evaluations Conduct professional development workshops on new technology tools for colleagues and supervisors
MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE: Supervise team of 10-15 employees in multiple job functions Create and implement comprehensive performance evaluation process Re-vamped hiring process, improving quality and quantity of applicant pool Developed three-year strategic plan to support organizational mission Set annual sales goals, increasing profit by 20% within first year Establish employee incentives to enhance productivity Received national award for new managers
To obtain an elementary teacher position in which I can apply my classroom management skills, my program development experience, and my passion for working with diverse student populations.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:ABC Elementary School, ABC School District, City, State Student Teacher, 3rd Grade January 2013 – Present Teach all academic core subjects to classroom of 20-30 English language learners Implement goal-setting techniques with students to raise California Achievement Test scores Differentiate lessons to all levels of student development, including students with special needs Integrate multi-media tools to enhance learning experience and increase engagement XYZ Elementary School, XYZ School District, City, State Student Teacher, 2nd Grade September 2012 – December 2012 Designed lesson plans and curriculum based on California State Standards and Curriculum Frameworks Collaborated with team of 2nd grade teachers to develop grade appropriate activities Worked with individual students to identify learning goals and provide additional tutoring where needed Consulted with resource specialists on strategies for English Language Learners
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:Family Resource Center, Los Angeles, CA Youth Programs Leader June 2010 -August 2010 Implemented camp activities targeting at-risk youth in order to provide healthy alternatives and opportunities for affiliation Planned and executed daily projects and field trips to promote experiential learning Collaborated with on-site psychologists, supervisors, and parents to maximize support for youth participants
Educational Technology: Blackboard, Moodle Language: Conversational Spanish
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: Student California Teachers Association California Association for Bilingual Education
EDUCATIONPepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership May 2006 Dissertation Title: The Intersection of Language and Assessment Policies for English Language Learners in California
TEACHING EXPERIENCEUniversity of Any, City, ST January 2008 – Present Assistant Professor Courses Taught: Second Language Teaching and Learning, Advanced Second Language Literacy, Assessment in Bilingual and Second Language Studies, Language Analysis and Bilingualism, Language/Content Area Instruction Plan and teach intensive courses for classes of 20 – 35 students Utilize instructional technology to enhance learning experience University of Any, City, ST September 2006 – September 2007 Associate Professor Courses Taught: Methods for Language Sensitive Content Instruction, Multicultural Perspectives, Language Diversity in Classrooms, ESL for Children, Schooling in Social Contexts Instructed innovative, interdisciplinary team-teaching program for 100 students Integrated film and media to demonstrate direct applications of course content University of Any, City, ST September 2004 – September 2005 Adjunct Professor Courses taught: Foundations of American Education, Cultural Diversity in Education, Methods for Teaching the ESL Student, Assessment of Linguistically Diverse Students, Teaching English in Bilingual Contexts Designed and facilitated pedagogy sessions for groups of 30 – 50 educators Presented large lectures and led small group discussions for first-year students on diverse academic topics
PRESENTATIONSPepperdine, J. (2006).“Leaving ELLs Behind in Arizona: New Evidence of the Failure of English-only Instruction and High-Stakes Testing to Improve Education” Faculty Research Forum, Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, UTSA Pepperdine, J. and Wiley, T. (2005). “Catering to Schools or the Needs of Children? Misappropriations of Accommodations in the NCLB era” American Education Research Association
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS / TRAINING
Language Policy Research Unit, Education Policy Studies Laboratory, City, ST September 2002 – September 2004 Associate Researcher Conducted inquiries and coordinated study activities of unit researchers Designed and prepared content for unit website Solicited, edited and efficiently prepared research reports for publication Maintained listserv associated with Unit; previewed and edited press releases
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPSTeaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) American Education Research Association (AERA) American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
HONORS / AWARDS
Wiley, T. G. & Pepperdine, J. (2004). “Against the Undertow: Language Minority Educational Policy and Politics in the Age of Accountability.” Educational Policy, 18(1), 142-168.