Grad Student Employment
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Location: Chicago, IL, United States
School: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Major: School Psychology

Grad Student Employment

Jennifer N. Jones
Education Specialist candidate in School Psychology

OBJECTIVE
Educator / School Psychologist Intern
I bring experience with diverse learner engagement in both the general and special education classroom settings to increase academic and social success. I aim to translate the skills used in the classroom setting to prepare educators and support staff with diverse learner pedagogy and methodologies to develop systems for students to maximize learning experiences. I possess strong presentation and training abilities as well as an enthusiastic team member.
EDUCATION
Education Specialist School Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, to be completed by 2019
• Major Subjects – Clinical and Diagnostic Interviewing, Test and Measurements, Ethics and Law in School Psychology, Behavioral Assessments
Bachelor of Science in Education, Stillman College, 2009
• *Diagnostic Reading, Education Technology, *Reading Methodology, *Mathematics Methodology, Science/Social Studies Methodology, Test & Measurements, *Elementary Curriculum, *Methods for Teaching Language Arts
• *Educational Psychology, *Adolescent Psychology, Child Psychology, Foundations of Education, Expression through the Arts, *Educating Exceptional Children and Youth, Children’s Literature
• (*)Distinctions Achieved
Matric, Kenwood Academy High School, 2005
WORK EXPERIENCE
• Substitute Teacher, Chicago Public Schools, September 2015 - present
Established classroom management procedures established by classroom the teacher. Utilized the ability to differentiate instruction and activities for diverse learners by implementing learning strategies for student comprehension.
Achievements:
Secured two long-term placements in the classroom setting based on excellent observations from schools administration and staff. The first placement I received first choice selection for a long-term position from January until June, taught 3rd grade math/science at an AUSL turnaround school. The second placement, taught early childhood special education cluster classroom with aide support
• City-wide Travel Trainer, Chicago Public Schools, March 2012 - August 2014
Provided direct and group individualized travel instruction to diverse learners using public transportation systems. Conducted pre and post assessments for travel readiness and retention in accordance to transition planning section of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Conducted data analysis to determine student success from training and district cost-reduction since program inception.
Achievements:
Successfully trained 43 high school students with disabilities to utilize public transportation to achieve post-secondary life skills such as employment, higher education, and recreation. Developed and implemented quality assurance and safety procedure manuals for the Travel Training Program. Facilitated and presented at professional development initiatives for educators at Chicago Public Schools, Easter Seals, and Disability Mentoring Day – a nationwide disability initiative.
• Co-Teacher, Tuscaloosa City Schools, January 2010 - April 2011
Taught severe and profound transition age students (17-22) daily living instruction, community-based instruction, and differentiated academic curriculum. Collaborated with adult day facilities to expose students and families to post-secondary education alternatives and opportunities. Worked with Tuscaloosa county transition service personnel to enhance adaptive and inclusive transition activities for students.
Volunteer Experience
• Assessment Team Volunteer in North Shore School District
Measured anxiety displayed by middle school students from teacher micro aggression in the classroom

• ISPA Volunteer at 2016 Chicago Marathon
Distribute beverages to marathoners after marathon completed

• RTI Data Entry at Alan B. Shepard High School
Under supervision of licensed school psychologist, completed data entry regarding RTI candidates for intervention purposes

• Disability Justice Volunteer Mentor at Access Living
Disability mentor for youth providing access and support in social and recreational activities. Provided advocacy skills and social justice development for mentees to learn self-advocacy skills

• Betsy Ross Elementary School
Supported special education teachers throughout the classroom by working with small groups of diverse learners
Presentations
• Allen, T., D’Amato, R. C., Nordlund, N., & Jones, J. (2017). Examining disability documentation and transitioning to postsecondary education for students with LD. Poster session to be presented at the 2017 American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention, Washington, DC. (Under Review).
• Jones, J., Zilkic, A., Kamal, K., Newman, S., (2016) Teen Dating Violence Prevention. Springfield, IL: Illinois School Psychology Association. (presentation held February, 2017) Adolescent and teen dating violence-prevention programs were examined for middle-school and high school students.
• Jones, J, et al. (2009) Examining the Literary Canon: Perspectives of an HBCU. Baton Rouge, LA: National Association of African American Studies. Examination of literary concepts and methodologies among students attending Historically Black Colleges & Universities

part time, night, overnight