Youth & Family Specialist
B.S. W., Social Work and Youth Development
Location: Minneapolis, MN, United States
University: Bethel University
Major: B.S. W., Social Work and Youth Development

Youth & Family Specialist

WORK EXPERIENCE
LIONSGATE ACADEMY // Minnetonka, Minnesota
Case Manager, 2016 – Present
• Manage a case load of 7 – 9 students with high developmental, social, and intellectual needs
• Develop individual plans for students with Special Education teacher and Occupational Therapist
• Collects data to monitor progress towards individual goals and help develop strategic interventions
• Communicates weekly with students’ families of progress toward goals

HORIZON EDUCATION CENTERS // Cleveland, Ohio
Site Director, 2014 – 2016
• Supervised a staff of 15—tracking performance metrics and evaluations
• Developed rigorous curriculum for an average of 140 students in core curriculum
• Tracked student individual growth goals and mastery skills for lower Elementary
• Increased student enrollment and attendance by 112%
• Site program became a network model of excellence in program development, student management, and academic achievement
• Taught monthly professional development sessions to staff in order to encourage and track employee professional growth

BETHEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH // Minneapolis, Minnesota
Interim Youth Minister, 2013 – 2014
• Developed Biblical and faith based curriculum and lessons for high-school aged students
• Created and led monthly youth events and fundraisers
• Partnered with community members for youth and family outreach
• Built meaningful relationships with youth and their families
• Coordinated volunteering opportunities and community outreach for youth
• Served as a member on the Board of Administrators

HWA RANG DO ACADEMY // Minneapolis, Minnesota
Program Director, 2011 – 2014
• Created a web-based curriculum tracker to evaluate program effectiveness, growth, and performance in SharePoint
• Hired, trained, and developed staff of 5 people
• Gained official non-profit status through key metrics and program accomplishments
• Increased program enrollment by 60%
• Facilitated a “healthy kids” program through cultivating healthy eating habits, daily exercise, and healthy academic habits
• Created and marketed brand design
• Developed an early reader’s library containing nearly 500 books

BETHEL UNIVERSITY // Minneapolis, MN
Information Technology Assistant, 2006 – 2010
• Served as a technical support to students and faculty campus-wide
• Utilized various media platforms to create technology solutions
• Supported network users on both Mac and Windows systems

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
INTERIM ART TEACHER // Warrensville Heights, Ohio
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL COORDINATOR // Minneapolis, Minnesota
URBAN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY MENTOR // Minneapolis, Minnesota

Creative, Professional, Organized, Adaptable, Flexible, Analytical, Thoughtful