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The Counselor Connection

insights & perspectives

 with Dayciaa Smith-Jackson

short description:
Receive free counseling advice on interpersonal relationship matters
long description:
The Counselor Connection is sponsored by Dr. Dayciaa C. Smith, a National Board Certified Counselor and Licensed School Counselor. Whether there are romantic relationship problems, marital tensions, family discord, parent-child power struggles, work-related stressors or any other unpleasant situations and circumstances, The Counselor Connection wants to help. Advice is free of charge, and The Counselor Connection is available per client's request.
level of difficulty:
all welcome
minimum class size:
My availability is aligned with the client's request and preference.
 session structure





The Counselor Connection

live session

Receive free counseling advice on interpersonal relationship matters

1h 0m

total duration: 1h 0m over 1 session(s)
comments: Clients will receive advice based upon personal needs and circumstances--may be one-time or ongoing.

discussion forums: 1

Available to book on the following pre-scheduled starting dates:

start: (GMT) 27 September 2010 14:00 internet time: @625 | view full details |

duration: 1h 0m
fee: free
delivery method: live online and self-paced

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United States

Dayciaa Smith-Jackson

description of :
I am a certified schoolteacher, grant writer and winner, best-selling published author and online journalist for You can search "Dayciaa C. Smith" in Google or Yahoo! to pull up these credentials. I recently opened the Academic Achievement and Career Education Center in Grand Prairie, Texas, to assist students, parents and teachers with obtaining their academic and career goals.
Teacher's qualifications:
Dayciaa C. Smith, Ed.D., NCC

Profile Summary

Professional Qualifications
∑ Experience with all grade levels of Counseling and Personnel Services
∑ Proficient in Windows, WEBCT, Adobe, WordPerfect, Microsoft Office Suite, United Streaming, TeacherEase, Infinite Campus, Internet and SPSS
∑ Preparation and presentation of educational workshops
∑ Knowledge of Special Education and Section 504 Rehabilitation Policies
∑ Trained and experienced in Crisis Prevention and Crisis Management
∑ Administration of psychological evaluations, educational assessments and career batteries
∑ Liaison in establishment and maintenance of school-community partnerships

Personal Characteristics
∑ Ethical
∑ Reliable
∑ Articulate
∑ Innovative
∑ Organized
∑ Industrious
∑ Enthusiastic

Professional Highlights
∑ Texas Teacher Technology Certification Recipient (June 2010)
∑ Coordinator for the Tarver-Rendon Elementary School Class Reunion for faculty and alumni, 1970-2009 (May 2010)
∑ Mansfield ISD Education Foundation Grant Winner (March 2010)
∑ Counseling Workshop Presenter (2007-2008)
∑ Lead Counselor, Middle School Guidance Department (August 2005-June 2008)
∑ Principalís Distinguished Employee (May 2005)
∑ Tennessee Association of Middle Schools Board of Trustees (2004-2005)

08/2008-06/2010 Mansfield Independent School District, Mansfield, TX
Managed and delivered guidance-counseling services centering on character education, academic success, appropriate social skill sets and career awareness
∑ Implemented school-wide assemblies, classroom guidance lessons and behavior incentive programs

∑ Conducted and analyzed student observations to determine best possible educational placement
∑ Prepared and executed standardized testing
∑ Evaluated referrals for Special Education, Section 504 and Gifted placement
∑ Promoted and orchestrated Red Ribbon Week, Junior Achievement and Career Week
∑ Facilitated small group counseling sessions for behavior modification, grief/bereavement and academic and/or personal self-confidence
∑ Advocated for domestically abused children, via Child Protective Services

08/2001-06/2008 Memphis City Schools, Memphis, TN
Developed and maintained a Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program focusing on academic achievement, personal/social growth and career exploration
∑ Coordinated tutorials on study skills, test-taking and problem-solving strategies
∑ Arranged and monitored Special Education placement services
∑ Assembled behavioral and self-esteem therapy groups
∑ Referred students to alternative education facilities and formulated transition plans
∑ Organized college/career fairs, portfolio projects and on-line occupational workshops for post-secondary planning
∑ Served as Assistant Test Coordinator and Summer School Administrator
∑ Administered state-mandated standardized tests and high school exit examinations
∑ Advised and assisted high school seniors with college applications and financial aid information

06/2001-09/2001 The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Performed various administrative duties on a college campus
∑ Scheduled training classes and workshops in the computer laboratory
∑ Composed proposals and requisition letters for software purchases
∑ Formed statistical reports and student satisfaction surveys

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Sociology. Vanderbilt University. Nashville, TN. 1999.
Master of Science (M.S.) Counseling and Personnel Services. The University of
Memphis. Memphis, TN. 2002, graduated magna cum laude.
Education Specialist (Ed.S.) Educational Leadership. Union University. Jackson, TN. 2004, graduated summa cum laude.
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Educational Leadership. Union University. Jackson, TN. 2006, graduated summa cum laude.

Texas Teacher Technology Certification
State of Texas, Standard Counseling Certificate, EC-12
State of Tennessee, Professional Counseling License, PK-12
National Board Counselor Certification

2/2009: De-stress from Distress presented at KEEPS Teacher Mentoring Seminar, Mansfield Independent School District
10/2008: Letís Chat presented at KEEPS Teacher Mentoring Seminar, Mansfield Independent School District
02/2008: Innovative Ways to Cultivate Great Character in Middle School Students, presented at School Counselors Institute, Tennessee Department of Education
06/2007: Five Keys to Achieving Academic and Social Success with Middle School Students presented at Tennessee Association of Middle Schools Conference
02/2007: Making Career Connections, presented at School Counselors Institute, Tennessee Department of Education
08/2006: The Effects of Title I-Funded Mathematics and Language Arts Tutoring on RENAISSANCE Standardized Test Scores, Doctoral Dissertation published by UMI
10/2005: Economically Sound Counseling: Do Our Dollars and Cents Make Sense?
published by Tennessee Association of Middle Schools Journal
06/2004: Addressing the Need: Counseling Standards in Action published by Union University-Jackson, TN


's preferred teaching style:
I am a student-centered, dynamic instructor who employs interactive and differentiated teaching methods. I value student input and I use auditory and visual teaching methods for both types of learners.

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