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Current Address: Erin McGivern Permanent Address:

716 Park St. A 11220 Popes Head Rd.


Charlottesville, VA 22902 emmcgivern@gmail.com Fairfax, VA 22030
https://erinmcgivern.weebly.com
(703) 581-8136
EDUCATION

University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA


M.Ed. Counselor Education GPA: 3.92 May 2018
K-12 School Counseling License

University of South Carolina Columbia, SC


BA Communications, Minor: Psychology GPA: 3.38 May 2015
Study Abroad: University of Groningen, the Netherlands

SCHOOL COUNSELING EXPERIENCE

J.T. Henley Middle School, Crozet, VA August 2017 – present


School Counseling Intern
• Provided individual social-emotional and academic counseling to 6-8th grade students
regarding anxiety, academic planning, trauma, peer relationships and adolescent transitions.
• Implemented an evidence-based group counseling curriculum with struggling 7th graders,
utilizing data to illustrate improvements in achievement and behavior.
• Directed holiday assistance program to provide materials to families and students in need.
• Effectively planned and led a series of stress and anxiety management counseling groups.
• C0-coordinated and executed 7th Grade Career Exploration field trip and preceding lessons,
utilizing Naviance college and career readiness software in the classroom.
• Founded and led weekly Gay-Straight Alliance meetings to support LGBTQ+ students.

Walker Upper Elementary, Charlottesville, VA January 2017 – May 2017


School Counseling Intern
• Conducted individual counseling sessions addressing social, emotional, and academic needs
of 5th and 6th grade students.
• Provided large group anti-bullying lessons with an emphasis on bystander intervention.
• Contributed to 504 meetings and implemented interventions discussed to improve learning
experience of students with accommodations.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

University of Virginia
Student-Athlete Transitional Academic Readiness Tutor August 2017 – January 2018
• Provided weekly one-on-one support to a small case load of student-athletes while collaborating
with academic coordinators.
• Equipped athletes with skills essential in higher education including time management, study
and reading strategies, and stress management techniques.

Research Assistant . August 2016 – June 2017


• Synthesized data and existing literature citing the racial and socio-economic inequities of in
school-suspension (ISS) disciplinary practices.
• Contributed to scholarly article citing the consequences of ISS disparities and its current
ineffectiveness in reducing problematic behavior.
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Open Arms Child Development Center, Ashburn, VA March 2016- May 2017
Early Childhood Educator
• Prepared and delivered curriculum promoting early childhood development in children
ages four through six including language, fine-motor, and social skills.
• Adapted curriculum and collaborated with families to assist students with special needs
and developmental disorders in the classroom.
• Encouraged the development of effective communication and behavior using a Positive
Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) approach.

PUBLICATIONS & AWARDS


Cholewa, B., Hull, M., Smith, A., & McGivern, E. (April, 2017). Examining the intersection of
race/ethnicity and socio-economic status in in-school suspension: A nationally representative
Study. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research
Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX.

Curry School of Education, William H. Van Hoose Memorial Award Recipient

CERTIFICATIONS & ADDITIONAL EDUCATION


• National Certified Counselor (NCC), pending examination April 2017
• Institutional Review Board: Certification for Social/Behavior/Education Research
• ChildCare Education Institute (Coursework): Curriculum, Active Learning, STEM in
Early Childhood, Classroom Management, Prosocial and Empathetic Behaviors.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP


• Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Honor Society January 2017 – present
• Counselor Education Student Organization (CESO) September 2016 – present
• American School Counselor Association (ASCA) . September 2016 – present
• Virginia Counseling Association . .September 2016 – present

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & ADDITIONAL TRAINING


• Curry School of Education, School Counseling Summit. November 6, 2017.
o “Race Matters” engaging K-12 stakeholders in discussions on race, religion
and the events of August 12th -13th in Charlottesville.
• Developmental Designs: Adolescent social-emotional learning. August 14-15th, 2017.
• Curry School of Education, School Counseling Summit. November 2, 2016.
o Multicultural Competency as School Counselors Trauma Informed Counseling
• Classroom and Behavior Management, Sarah Dillon, Ed.D. September 12, 2016.
• Tips of the Trade: Best Practices for School Counselors, November 16, 2016.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
• Peace Squad Leader, Walker Upper Elementary January 2016 -May 2017
• Midtown Fellowship, Recovery Group Counselor ...... January 2013 -May 2015

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

Restorative Practices. Nutritional Access in low-income areas. Body Image Issues in Adolescence.