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805 S Roanoke Court, Sterling, Virginia 20164

Spalfaro22.pat@gmail.com ~ 703-984-9926
Interested in a Professional School Counselor position, where my passion for working with diverse
student populations, in collaboration with my education and relevant experience, will serve as a
foundation in guiding students through academic, personal, social, and career interests and concerns.
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
M.Ed. in Counseling and Development
Concentration: School Counseling
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
B.A. in Psychology
Northern Virginia Community College, Sterling, Virginia
A.A. in Liberal Arts

December 2014

May 2012
December 2009

Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia
May 2015-Present
School Counselor (South Lakes High School)
- Uses school counseling theory, school counseling practice, and child/adolescent development to
address the needs of students.
- Demonstrates respect for individual differences, cultures and learning needs.
- Plans and designs a comprehensive school counseling program utilizing all delivery systems
(individual student planning, classroom curriculum, responsive services and student supports) and
provides a safe learning environment for all students.
- Collaborates with multiple stakeholders to ensure implementation of effective intervention plans
which result in student progress.
- Nominated as the New Counselor of the Year" in FCPS by colleagues and administrator.
- Diversified Staffing list: AVID Counselor, IBMYP and IBCP liaison, Special Education
Department Liaison, RAMP support.
Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia
May 2015-Present
Long-term Transition Counselor (Fairfax High School and Lanier Middle School)
- Provided additional support to 8th and 9th graders to meet academic, career, personal/social goals.
- Identified transition students that would benefit from summer programs (Survivor Fairfax and
Developing Literacies).
- Facilitated the MentorWorks program at both schools.
- Organized the Activities Fair for rising 9th grade students.
- Presented at rising freshman parent night about resources and programs offered to students
Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia
February 2015- May 2015
Long-term School Counselor (Fairfax High School)
- Provided academic advising to all grade levels for course registration.
- Collaborated with student services team during collaborative team meetings and assumed
responsibilities in implementing college week.
- Scheduled and attended IEP and 504 meetings.
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Fairfax County Public Schools

December 2014 - February 2015
Substitute Teacher (Elementary Level)
- Prepared class materials in order to follow lesson plans established by primary teacher.
- Adapted lesson plan/instruction to diverse student populations.
- Ability to use class time effectively.
- Demonstrated and reinforced social standards of behavior.
- Knowledge of emergency procedures.
Information Infrastructure Technologies, Herndon, Virginia
Corporate Receptionist
Active Secret Security Clearance obtained on May 7, 2009

October 2005 January 2015

Loudoun County Public Schools, Ashburn, Virginia
August 2014- December 2014
School Counseling Intern (Stone Bridge High School)
- Provided individual counseling to students of grades 9 through 12.
- Followed up regularly with small caseload of at-risk students.
- Used Phoenix program to conduct schedule changes, input transfer history, and run reports.
- Sat in on IEP and child study team meetings.
- Helped facilitate NVCC pathways program application process.
- Met with seniors to discuss diploma requirements, verified credits, and post-secondary options.
- Administered standardized testing.
- Facilitated small group on post-secondary options and developing a transition plan.
- Consulted with parents, teachers, and administrators in regards to student academics and
personal/social matters.
Prince William County Public Schools, Haymarket, Virginia
January 2014- May 2014
School Counseling Practicum Student (J. W. Alvey Elementary School)
- Conducted two small second step groups focused on skills for social and academic success.
- Facilitated small group on changing families.
- Provided individual counseling to students of all grades Kindergarten through 5.
- Taught classroom lessons to all grade levels on several academic, career, personal and social
- Consultation with parents, teachers, and administrators in regards to student academics and
personal/social matters.
- Collected and analyzed data for small groups and guidance lessons.
- Completed an accountability project that helped address attendance concerns.
Professional Affiliations
American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
Virginia School Counselor Association (VSCA)
Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society-Gamma Mu Upsilon
Fluent in Spanish
Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Publisher)
Internet research ability
References available upon request
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