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Carolina Fuentes Arriaza

Carolina.f.arriaza@gmail.com
Education
Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in School Counseling May 2017
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Bachelor of Arts, Major: Psychology /Minor: Special Education December 2014
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

HONORS
Deans List Fall 2012, fall 2013, spring 2014, Presidents list fall 2014.

COUNSELING EXPERIENCES
Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg, VA, January-May 2017
School Counseling Internship (300 Hours to be completed)
Thomas Harrison Middle School, Harrisonburg, VA, September-December 2016
School Counseling Internship (308.5 Hours)
Worked with a diverse group of students ranging from 5th to 8th grade individually and groups on academic,
personal/social, and career issues
Collaborated with parents, teachers, and other school counselors in reference to best counseling interventions for
refugees and English language learner students
Facilitated small transition-support groups for newcomers
Stone Spring Elementary School, Harrisonburg, VA January-May 2016
School Counseling Practicum (108 Hours)
Worked with students ranging from Pre-K to 4th grade individually, in groups, through classroom guidance on
academic and personal/social issues
Collaborate with administrators, teachers, and other counselors to best meet the needs of students
Managed to bond with school staff and become another member within their team
RELATED EXPERIENCES
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA August 2014-May 2017
Centennial Scholars Program, Graduate Assistant
Assisted underrepresented undergraduate students in making a successful transition from high school to college
through weekly group meetings and one-on-one mentoring
Proctored weekly study-halls for students having academic challenges
Prince William County schools December 2013-Present
Substitute/Long term teacher assistant
Provided instruction/assistance to individual and small groups of students, reinforced instructions as directed by
the teacher
Assisted in overseeing student activities, and also monitored and maintained students behavior in accordance
with established guidelines
Assisted in administering, monitoring, test scoring, and recording grades as directed by the teachers
Broadway High School, Broadway, VA August-December 2014
Field Placement Intern
Collaborated with teachers, and counselors to best meet the needs of English Language Learners (ELL) students
Led career explorations and college planning activities for Latino students, and coordinated a fieldtrip to JMU
Implemented individual academic improvement plans to assist students who were failing behind
Created a peer mentoring program for newcomers
Mercy House, Harrisonburg, VA August 2013-December 2014
Volunteer coordinator/ Mentor
Planned academic activities for an after-school tutoring program and childcare
Provided individual counseling to students e.g. anger management, and transitioning to a new school
Counseled parents on how to use assertive communication when addressing their childrens misbehavior

Oak Valley Center Private School, Fairfax, VA May-August 2013


Intern
Cooperated closely with teachers to implement students Individualized Education Program (IEP) and goals
Successfully used effective behavioral strategies to create and maintain positive students behavior
Provided instructional support in academic subjects for special needs students
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Second Home, Harrisonburg, VA January -December 2014
Teacher assistant
Tutored and assisted children individually and in small groups with school assignments
Improved reading skills of two newcomer-students and facilitated peer communication engagement for other
newcomer-students
Translated letters, documents and handbook for parents
John C. Mayers Elementary School, Broadway, VA August -December 2014
ELL Teacher Assistant
Improved verbal, written and reading skills of ELL students
Assisted ELL teacher planning activities for kindergarten students
Taught brainstorming skills to six grade students

SKILLS
Bilingual (English and Spanish)
Experience with students infant-12th grade from diverse backgrounds
Familiar with the IEP process
PRESENTATIONS
Arriaza, Carolina. Smith, Britney. (2016) The Pathway of Breaking Barriers, the School
Counselor and the Minority Student: A Minority Perspective. Virginia Counselors Association (VCA) Convention,
Williamsburg, VA.
PROFESIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Virginia Counselors Association 2015-present
Central Valley Counselors Association 2015-present
Chi Sigma Iota 2015-present
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Virginia Counselors Association (VCA) Convention, Hot Springs, VA 2015
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills training, Harrisonburg, VA 2015
Child Abuse & Neglect: Recognizing, Reporting and Responding for Educators 2015
Mindful Schools: Mindful Fundamentals-Online Training 2016
Motivational Interviewing, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 2016
Play Therapy Theories and Interventions, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 2016
Virginia Counselors Association (VCA) Convention, Williamsburg, VA 2016
Nondiscriminatory Assessments of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students 2016