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Meredith E.

Nash, NCC
19 Overshot Drive mnash1988@gmail.com
South Glastonbury, CT 06073 Cell: (860) 306 - 5844

CERTIFICATION State of Washington Residency ESA School Counselor


National Board for Certified Counselors Nationally Certified Counselor

EDUCATION Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA December 2013


M.S.Ed. School Counseling, Grades K-12
GPA: 4.0
The University of Scranton, Scranton, PA May 2010
B.S. Counseling and Human Services, Minors: Spanish, Philosophy

SCHOOL Regional School District #17, Haddam/Killingworth, CT


COUNSELOR Elementary School Counselor (September 2014 present)
EXPERIENCE Managed caseload of approximately 700 elementary students
Developed and implemented school counseling curriculum in all classrooms
Led behavior SRBI program, including development of Tier II and III plans, review of
data, and collaboration with teachers to implement programs
Implemented referral based small group and individual counseling services
Provided crisis and responsive services
Communicated routinely with community through blog, newsletter, email, and phone
calls to support student needs and promote school counseling program
Nathan Hale Ray Middle School, East Haddam, CT
Long Term Substitute School Counselor (May 2014 September 2014)
Served as 504 Coordinator for students in grades 4, 5, and 7
Utilized PowerSchool to develop and adjust individual student schedules
Developed and tracked Student Success Plans through Naviance
Facilitated transitions between 3rd and 4th grades, and 8th to 9th grade
Abraham Pierson School, Clinton, CT
Long Term Substitute School Counselor (March 2014 May 2014)
Provided social skill training for Tier II and III students through weekly groups
Individual counseling for IEP students and in response to personal/social needs
Collaborated with faculty during weekly SRBI meetings to develop and monitor
appropriate intervention for behavior and academic challenges

GRADUATE Avonworth High School, Pittsburgh, PA


FIELDWORK Internship Student (August 2013 December 2013)
Supported students through post secondary decisions, transitions to high school,
career development, and scheduling
Individual counseling for students regarding organization skills, anxiety, new student
transitions, peer relationships, and depression
Responded to crisis situations including suicide threats, cyberbullying, and absenteeism
Coordinated with parents and teachers to develop individual student support plans
Avonworth Elementary School, Pittsburgh, PA
Internship Student (January 2013 April 2013)
Promoted social skill development through daily friendship groups for grades K-5
Implemented bullying prevention curriculum for grades 3-5 through classroom lessons
Developed and taught classroom lessons on academic, career, and personal/social
issues both routinely and as requested by classroom teachers
Pittsburgh Liberty K-5, Pittsburgh, PA
Practicum Student (September 2012 December 2012)
Provided weekly individual counseling to students in grades 2, 4, and 5
Ran self esteem and communication groups for boys in first grade
Coordinated with community agencies to provide in-home therapeutic services
RELATED WORK Center Church Camp Asto Wamah, Columbia, CT
EXPERIENCE Leadership Training Director, Counselor(Summers 2005 10, 2014-2016)
Directed leadership development activities and discussions for girls age 15
Provided staff training regarding child abuse prevention and response and behavior
management techniques
Supervised new and seasoned staff to develop and improve counseling skills
North Hills School District, Pittsburgh, PA
Substitute Teacher (April 2012 February 2014)
Implemented lesson plans in a developmentally appropriate manner for students
Responded quickly and professionally to changing plans and schedules
Used behavior management skills to create a productive classroom environment
LTS Paraprofessional in grade 3 and grade 1 providing small group instruction,
assignment adaptation, and in class support for students with learning disabilities
The Watson Institute, Sewickley, PA
Direct Care Worker (Summers 2012 - 2013)
Provided direct social and emotional support for children entering grades 1, 3, and 4
with autism in an inclusive camp setting
Implemented treatment plans and completed daily progress notes to track treatment
Utilized counseling skills to help children deescalate and rejoin peer activities when
exhibiting aggressive or tantrum behaviors
North Hills Senior High School, Pittsburgh, PA
Emotional Support Paraprofessional (September 2011 March 2012)
Utilized counseling skills to provide emotional support to student
Implemented behavior management plan as outlined by IEP
Participated in problem solving sessions between counselor and student
Smith Middle School, Glastonbury, CT
Literacy Paraprofessional (September 2010 June 2011)
Assisted teacher with daily classroom preparations
Provided students with individualized assistance in the classroom
Utilized behavior management to maintain a productive classroom environment
The University of Scranton Admissions Office, Scranton, PA
Tour Guide/Greeter (April 2007 May 2010)
Welcomed arriving families and provide arrangements for their visit
Communicated effectively with families to resolve appointment or visitation issues
Trained prospective tour guides on job policies and procedures

UNDERGRAD The University of Scranton Office of Career Services, Scranton, PA


INTERNSHIPS Intern (August 2009 December 2009)
Developed ability to independently lead small group resume writing sessions
Developed resume and cover letter writing guide as part of office webpage redesign
Coordinate with staff to initiate and market on campus events
Monsignor McHugh Grammar School, Cresco, PA
Intern (February 2009 May 2009)
Developed and led large group programs and activities for eighth grade on a variety of
topics such as diversity, high school transitions, and self-esteem

PROFESSIONAL American School Counselor Association


MEMBERSHIPS Connecticut School Counselor Association

Access to online portfolio available upon request