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Chelsey Laurito

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495 Murphy Spring Road Hastings, PA 16646
Cjl12@my.fsu.edu
814-421-0134

Objective: My objective is to use my knowledge and skills learned from previous
experiences and education to obtain a job as a teacher of the visually impaired and/or
orientation and mobility specialist.
EDUCATION
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. Fall 2012-Present
Masters in Visual Disabilities (TVI and orientation and
mobility)
Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2014
Current GPA: 3.9
Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA 2009-2012
B.A. in Psychology
Minor in Sociology
GPA: 3.5
Northern Cambria High School, Northern Cambria, PA 2006-2009
Graduated with Honors

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Student Teaching (Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3) Fall 2014
Provided Itinerant services under the supervision of a
teaching for students with visual impairments in the areas of the
Expanded Core Curriculum.
Orientation and Mobility Internship Summer 2014
Provided services under the supervision of a certified orientation and
Mobility instructor at Helen Keller National Center.
School of Education at Florida State University Aug. 2012-Spring
2014
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Assist with work under Dr. Sandra Lewis in the school
of education, mainly visual disabilities program.
Camp Abilities Summer 2013
Volunteered at a camp in Brockport, NY to work with children
who have visual impairments, teaching them recreation, sports
and leisure.
Florida State University Intensives Fall 2012 & Spring 2013
Spent a week each semester with a teacher of the visually
impaired to learn about the field.
Commonwealth of PA Blind and Visual Services


Resident Assistant Summer
2010,2011,2012
Assisted Instructors in teaching High school students who are
blind and visually impaired on enhancing independence skills
and rehabilitation.
Research Fall 2011-Spring 2012
Conducted a research project on the relationship between ones
political status and their preference of music focusing on
democratic and republican views with country or rap music.
Professional Presentation Spring 2012
Saint Francis PA
Participated in a presentation to high school students.
Topics went over were conditioning and learning dealing with
our work with rats over the semester.
Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA
I ntroduction to Psychology Tutor Spring 2011-Spring
2012
Provided extra attention and help for struggling students
learning introductory material by meeting weekly and creating
study guides.
Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA
Abnormal Psychology Tutor Spring 2011-
Spring2012
Provided extra attention and help for students learning the
study of abnormal behaviors in an upper level psychology
course.
Commonwealth of PA Blind and Visual Services
I ntern and Resident Assistant Summer 2011
Assisted the district manager along with other team members in
the preparations, paperwork, and surveying before the summer
academy. Along with that, during the academy I helped the
instructors when needed with the high school students who are
blind and visually impaired learning independence skills and
rehabilitation.
AWARDS
Saint Francis of Assisi Scholarship Winner 2009-2012
Spirit Award Winner 2009-2012
ACTIVITIES
Saint Francis University Cheerleading Squad Fall 2009-Spring 2012
Saint Francis University Dance Team Fall 2009-Spring 2012
Phi Delta Kappa Sorority Spring 2012-Present
Florida Association for the Education and Rehabilitation Fall 2009- Present
of the Blind and Visually Impaired

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE


Saint Francis University Torvian Catering 2010-2012
Fox and Hound English Pub and Grill (Hostess) Summer 2012
Babysitter Summer 2009
Jans Dance Studio 2005-2010

REFERECNES
Anne Strollo
District Manager at Blind and Visual Services (PA), 814-935-2864
Jan Davis
Owner and Dancer teacher at Jans Dance Studio, 814-241-6699
Mickey Damelio
Orientation and Mobility Coordinator at Florida State University , 850-583-1582
Sandra Lewis
Professor and Coordinator of program in Visual Disabilities, 850-644-8409