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  • Current Title: Lead Teacher
  • Job Field: Community/Human Services
  • Years of Experience: 12+ Years
  • I am interested In: Part Time
  • I’m currently: Looking for work
  • Willing to Relocate: No
  • Willing to Travel: Few times a year
  • Highest Education: Bachelor's
  • Work Authorization: US Citizen

lisa nelson


Summary

In applying for this postion I will be utilizing knowledge I acquried through my bachelors and associates degrees and through the skills that I developed working for 25 years with children and families. Through these positions I have worked as a Social worker for 5 years assisting to families in crisis situations and as well with preschool children for Head Start, youth groups, and Day Care facilities for 15 years combined. As well, I have worked/volunteered for St. Issacs Jocque & St. Joseph's in Sault Ste. Marie; Holy Family in Barbeau, Mi; and currently St. Edwards Church in Lake Odessa, MI.


Objectives

To seek employment with St. Edwards Catholic Church as the Director of Religious Education. I have been working with the Catholic Church since 1988 as Lead Music and Religious Education Director. During this time I received my College degrees while working full time. As a professional, I am constantly looking to improve my education and/or build upon the experiences that I have already learned.


Education

Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Graduated: December 2011
Grade:
Bachelors of Science with an Option in Community Development

Lake Superior University
Lake Superior University, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Graduated: April 2000
Grade:
Associates in Early Childhood Education


Employment History

April 2011 – Present: Lead Preschool Teacher
Company: Beginning Roots Developmental Center
Lake Odessa, MI
I have been employed at Beginning Roots for the past year and 5 years earlier as a Lead Teacher. During this time, developed lesson plans & daily class schedule; attended workshops; CPR and First Aid are up to date; as well, as continue to work on lesson activities with other teaching staff.

January 2007 – May 2009: Head Start Teacher Assistant
Company: Eight Cap Head Start
Greenville, MI
Assist the teacher with daily lesson plans, circle time & group activities; fill in when the teacher is absent; on-going developement assessments. As well, I developed a weekly newsletter that included translation in Spanish; play the guitar for various performances as well as weekly circle times. Attended various trainings and kept a log for all staff members. And other assigned duties when needed.

July 2001 – October 2006: Intensive Crisis Intervention Specialist
Company: Inter Tribal Council of Mi
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Assist Tribal Social Services, Probate Court, and Family Independece Social Workers with on-going Crisis Interventions with families for a 30 day period; helping them to get through the immediate crisis situation. On-call 24/7 during each intervention. Help Families to make connections with other programs that will enable to them to achieve success with keeping their children in their homes or help these families to prepare for the return of their children to their homes. Attend various trainings and kept a certificate log. Daily, weekly, and monthly reports and various other reports were needed for each family; and attended montly staff meetings.

July 1995 – August 1996: Vista Volunteer
Company: United States Vista Volunteer Program
Sault Ste Marie, MI
During this time I worked as a Youth Group leader for the elementary students. As well, I planned a Carnival for 200 children which included approximately 20 volunteers. The even was a great success, and I learned a lot of organizing skills during this event.

July 1995 – August 1996: Vista Volunteer
Company: United States Vista Volunteer Program
Sault Ste Marie, MI
During this time I worked as a Youth Group leader for the elementary students. As well, I planned a Carnival for 200 children which included approximately 20 volunteers. The even was a great success, and I learned a lot of organizing skills during this event.

August 1993 – July 1996: Head Start Teacher/Bus Driver
Company: Sault Tribe Head Start
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
I worked as the Head Start teacher for 5 years and the Bus driver for 3 years conseccutively. During this time I worked with two Teacher Assistants to assist with daily classroom routines. As a team, we planned lesson plans, field trips, various activities. As well, I organized a Family fun night for our 4 Head Start Classes which was a great success. Attended various trainings.


Professional Skills

Lead Guitar Player/ vocal – Advanced

Guitar Teacher – Advanced


Hobbies & Interests

During my spare time I design jewelry, crochet children's hat, and decorate cakes. My boys live in Sault Ste Marie, MI and I have a granddaughter there as well. Even though we live far apart, we remain in constant contact, and we visit each other when the time allows.