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Amber L.

2438 Charleston Drive 814.880.8776
State College, PA 16801 aligetti23@gmail.com

Objective: To obtain a position as an Elementary School Counselor


Bellefonte Area School District January 2017-present

Marion Walker Elementary School Counselor Intern
Supporting all students toward academic, socio-emotional, and career success
Helping individuals gain self-awareness through play therapy and empathic listening
Guiding students through intrapersonal and intrapersonal conflicts from a solution-focused approach
Evaluating program effectiveness through Minute Meetings
Providing immediate responsive services during crises
Planning and facilitating whole class guidance lessons using the Second Step curriculum
Implementing mindfulness practices to enhance concentration and emotion regulation
Leading group counseling sessions that focus on social skills and problem solving
Collecting informal assessment data through individual observation
Advocating for equity and student achievement as an Educational Support Team member
Collaborating and consulting with teachers, administration, parents, and outside agencies
Contributing as an Advisory Council member to support Chapter 339

Bald Eagle Area School District August 2001-June 2016

General Education Teacher
Planned and implemented all lessons for learners in a primary classroom
Immersed students in Language Arts through a balanced literacy program incorporating independent, shared,
interactive, and guided reading and writing, as well as Imagination Station software and learning centers
Supported students in math through methodical problem-solving, the use of manipulatives, critical thinking
activities, and real life applications using Everyday Math curriculum.
Facilitated science concepts within thematic units using FOSS and Delta curriculum
Nurtured children as citizens through the PATHS curriculum (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies)
Supervised a healthy learning environment through the implementation of a behavior system that holds
children accountable for their choices in conjunction with the School Wide Positive Behavior Support
Assessed individual student progress and success through rubrics, anecdotal records, and running records
according to the PA Standards and the Bald Eagle Area School District Standards in conjunction with DIBELS
and Fountas & Pinnel
Established professional rapport with parents and guardians
Served on district Science committee and building Bully Prevention committee
Fulfilled an integral role as general education teacher in IEP meetings and differentiate instruction for students
with special needs
Collaborated with specialists: Speech Pathologist, Teacher of Visually Impaired, Occupational Therapist,
Orientation/Mobility, Special Education, Emotional/Autistic Support, School Counselor, Personal Care Aides,
Therapeutic Support Services

Reading Recovery Teacher-in-Training

(July 2002-June 2003)
Implemented and individualized an intensive program of daily instruction to first grade students with the most
difficulty in reading and writing
Conducted the Observation Survey to help design instruction for a childs use of oral language, concepts about
print, reading of continuous text, letter knowledge, reading and writing vocabulary, and hearing and recording
sounds in words
Professional Development

Reading Recovery Training, RDG 605 Fall 2002, RDG 606 Spring 2003, Shippensburg University of
Teacher as Supervisor: Becoming a More Effective Mentor, ED LDR 498A, Penn State University
Helping Students become Self-Directed Learners, EDU 535 Indiana Wesleyan University
Learning Differences: Effective Teaching with Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences, EDU 533 Indiana
Wesleyan University
Developing an Awareness of Cultural Diversity in the Classroom, Central Intermediate Unit #10

Pennsylvania Positive Behavior System Network Implementers Forum, Hershey, PA (2013, 2014, 2015)
2011 Penn-Del Vision Conference, Harrisburg, PA
Practical Discipline Strategies for the Difficult Young Child, Bureau of Education and Research, State College,
PA (January 2008)
2003 Mid-Atlantic Regional Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Conference, Baltimore, MD
Kid Writing with Eileen Feldgus, State College, PA (2003)
2002 PA Governors Institute for Educator Partnerships on Reading, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
2001 Professional Development School Teacher Inquiry Conference--Presenter

Served as a mentor for interns in the Bald Eagle/Penn State University Partnership (February-December 2010,
January-December 2011)
Supervised a student teacher intern for the Penn College of Technology, Independent Studies of Early Childhood
Education Practicum (Fall 2008)
Collaborated with Smart Start of Centre County to ease transitions for incoming kindergarten students
Certified in Crisis Prevention Intervention, Inc.
Lead Childrens Liturgy for ages 4-7 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church (January 2010-present)
The Pennsylvania State University
Master of Education: Counselor Education with Emphasis in Elementary School Counseling, May 2018
Bachelor of Science: Elementary/Kindergarten Education, May 2001
Academic Concentration: Arts and Humanities
Chi Sigma Iota Rho Alpha Mu Chapter
Deans List (Eight Semesters)
Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman National Honor Society
Pi Lambda Theta Alpha Chapter
Penn State Altoona Lion Ambassadors General member (Fall 1997-Spring 1999) ; Secretary 1998-1999
Golden Key National Honor Society Dance Marathon Dancer and Co-chairperson 1999-2000
Computer Skills
Working knowledge in Microsoft Windows XP and 7, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher & PowerPoint),
ActivInspire, Promethean, Titanium, Haivision, Google Drive

Available upon request