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David Garcia
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Professional Summary:
My name is La Tonya Denese Burgin and I am originally from Long Beach, California. It is my desire to attain gainful employment in the profession of Education as an Academic Interventionist. I have four years of both teaching and counseling experience in the Mississippi public school system and over 20 years of experience of working with and mentoring youth in a community setting. I am currently seeking a position that is promising in both advancements and growth. 
My work ethics embody my passion to demonstrate high levels of professionalism, efficiency, and effectiveness at all times. I am an intrinsically driven and motivated team player (MVP).I am committed to providing support which leads to measurable student success. My educational philosophy encompasses the belief that every student can learn if provided with the right customized interventions and strategies. My life's mission is to reach students who have been written off and prove that their are viable learners who can make great educational strides to becoming instrumental citizens of society. 
Skills:
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Critical Thinking
  • Administration and Management
Experience:
Guidance Counselor Jul 2014Present North Panola School District Sardis, MS
  • Compile and interpret students' test results, along with information from teachers and parents, to diagnose conditions, and to help assess eligibility for special services.
  • Counsel children and families to help solve conflicts and problems in learning and adjustment.
  • Maintain student records, including special education reports, confidential records, records of services provided, and behavioral data.
  • Report any pertinent information to the proper authorities in cases of child endangerment, neglect, or abuse.
  • Assess an individual child's needs, limitations, and potential, using observation, review of school records, and consultation with parents and school personnel.
  • Collect and analyze data to evaluate the effectiveness of academic programs and other services, such as behavioral management systems.
  • Promote an understanding of child development and its relationship to learning and behavior.
  • Develop individualized educational plans in collaboration with teachers and other staff members.
  • Serve as a resource to help families and schools deal with crises, such as separation and loss.
  • Collaborate with other educational professionals to develop teaching strategies and school programs.
  • Initiate and direct efforts to foster tolerance, understanding, and appreciation of diversity in school communities.
  • Provide consultation to parents, teachers, administrators, and others on topics such as learning styles and behavior modification techniques.
  • Attend workshops, seminars, or professional meetings to remain informed of new developments in school psychology.
  • Provide educational programs on topics such as classroom management, teaching strategies, or parenting skills.
  • Conduct research to generate new knowledge that can be used to address learning and behavior issues.
Music Teacher Aug 2012Present Marshall County School District/ Byhalia High School Holly Springs, MS

Duties

Construct informative and engaging lesson plans for general music and choral subjects. Use a variety of visual aids, textbooks and creative projects to gain student involvement. Promote the use of technology through instructions in developing powerpoints and digital music recording. Other experiences include but not limited to:

  • Making administrative and budget decisions
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional material to meet students' varying needs and interest
  • Confer with parents, guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators to discuss students's success and to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students
  • Maintain accurate, completem and correct student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations
  • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress
  • Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstration of concepts
  • Preparing material for presentations for class activities
  • Recordkeeping student activities in accordance with laws and school policies
  • Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, and other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from such activities 
  • Fundraising including soliciting sponsors to assist in the financing of the music department's trips and travel expenses
  • Ensure that school chorus is highly prepared for performance
  • Promote and design programs to improve school and local community relations
Music Director Sep 2010Present Jeffrie MB Church Abbeville, MS
  • Use gestures to shape the music being played, communicating desired tempo, phrasing, tone, color, pitch, volume, and other performance aspects.
  • Direct groups at rehearsals and live or recorded performances in order to achieve desired effects such as tonal and harmonic balance dynamics, rhythm, and tempo.
  • Plan and schedule rehearsals and performances, and arrange details such as locations, accompanists, and instrumentalists.
  • Study scores to learn the music in detail, and to develop interpretations.
  • Confer with clergy to select music for church services.
  • Transcribe musical compositions and melodic lines to adapt them to a particular group, or to create a particular musical style.
  • Audition and select performers for musical presentations.
  • Meet with soloists and concertmasters to discuss and prepare for performances.
  • Perform administrative tasks such as applying for grants, developing budgets, negotiating contracts, and designing and printing programs and other promotional materials.
  • Plan and implement fund-raising and promotional activities.
Music Director Aug 2005Sep 2010 Sandhill MB Church Baldwyn, MS
  • Use gestures to shape the music being played, communicating desired tempo, phrasing, tone, color, pitch, volume, and other performance aspects.
  • Direct groups at rehearsals and live or recorded performances in order to achieve desired effects such as tonal and harmonic balance dynamics, rhythm, and tempo.
  • Plan and schedule rehearsals and performances, and arrange details such as locations, accompanists, and instrumentalists.
  • Consider such factors as ensemble size and abilities, availability of scores, and the need for musical variety, in order to select music to be performed.
  • Confer with clergy to select music for church services.
  • Meet with soloists and concertmasters to discuss and prepare for performances.
  • Audition and select performers for musical presentations.
  • Plan and implement fund-raising and promotional activities.
  • Coordinate and organize tours, or hire touring companies to arrange concert dates, venues, accommodations, and transportation for longer tours.
  • Conduct guest soloists in addition to ensemble members.
Music Director Apr 1996Aug 2004 Allen Chapel AME Church Riverside, CA
Education:
Master of Arts : Education/ School Counseling May 2014 University of Mississippi University, MS
Bachelor of Arts : Major English/ Classics Minor Music May 2012 University of Mississippi University, MS
Bachelor of Arts : Music Rust College Holly Springs, MS
Master of Arts : Educational Leadership University of Mississippi University, MS
Affiliations:
Member, Alpha Kappa Mu Honors Society (AKM Rust College) 2009
Member, American School Counseling Association (ASCA) 2012
Member, Chi Sigma Iota Honors Society (CSI) 2013
Member, Eta Sigma Phi (Lambda Chapter University of Mississippi) 2011
Member, Sigma Tau Delta (University of Mississippi 2012
Member, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority (Iota Gamma) 2009 - Present
Induction, Who's Who Among Among Students In American  Colleges and Universities 2009-2010
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Previous Companies:

  • North Panola School District
  • Marshall County School District
  • Byhalia High School

Previous Job Positions:

  • Guidance Counselor
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Director

Schools:

  • University of Mississippi
  • Rust College

Level of Education:

  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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