Jacqueline Laufman, M.Ed. Résumé

Jacqueline Laufman, M.Ed.
Tel: 603-731-1720
Email: jacqueline.laufman@gmail.com

Résumé


Experience

Paraprofessional, Blue Valley Northwest High School, Overland Park, KS 2015-

Musician, author, manager and teaching artist, Canterbury, NH 03224 1994-2015

  • Performing on violin/fiddle for community dances current work
  • Fiddle teacher ages six through adult (self-employed)
  • Master artist of traditional dance music
  • Business manager and booking agent for Two Fiddles performing duo
  • Marketing to expand business and sell books and audio recordings
  • Webmaster for www.laufman.org
  • Co-author of internationally distributed educational book with CDs on traditional dances
  • Project manager for educational books and CDs
  • Graphic artist and designer of numerous books of poetry and broadsides
  • Recorded fiddler on six audio albums and other music anthologies

 

School Counselor, Merrimack Valley Schools, Penacook, NH 03303 1989-1994

School Counselor, Hillsboro School District, Hillsboro NH 03244 1988-1989

School Counselor, Goffstown School District, Goffstown, NH 03045 1985-1988

  • Classroom, small group and one-on-one counseling sessions
  • Areas covered: behavior modification programs, self-esteem building, personal and social adjustment issues, time management, conflict resolution; problem solving
  • Standardized testing school wide interpreting results to students and parents
  • Special Education management team for identification and planning
  • Case manager for students with Individual Education Plans
  • Referrals and management to agencies and/or out-of-district programs
  • Crisis management
  • School liaison for student, teacher, parent, administrator, and social services
  • Maintain student records and files
  • Perform other school needs as requested of school personnel

 

Meditation and Yoga Teacher throughout central New Hampshire 1980-1988

Concord Monitor, Concord, NH newspaper newsroom assistant editor 1975-1976

Professional Accomplishments

2010 Outstanding Teacher of the Year – New Hampshire Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NHAHPERD)

2009 Co-author of Traditional Barn Dancing with Calls and Fiddling, ISBN 978-0-7360-7612-8

2006 NHAHPERD Vice President for Dance – four years

2005 Master artist with the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts (current)

1999 Selected as an artist to present New Hampshire traditional music and dance at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington DC: a two-week showcase of living traditions

1995 Juried artist on the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and New England Foundation for the Arts Touring roster and Arts Exchange, Boston, MA (current)

Education

2014 University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA – Applied Behavior Analysis (2 courses) 3.8 GPA

1985 Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH – Master of Education in Counseling 3.7 GPA

1974 Mount St. Mary College, Hooksett, NH – Bachelor of Arts in English Education 3.5 GPA

Educational Certification

2014 Experienced Educator Certificate #2560 with Guidance Counselor Endorsement

2015 Licensed School Counselor # 3941989154 Kansas State Board of Education


Testimonials of Professional Excellence and Commitment

Dave Dube, Hillsboro-Deering Middle School Principal wrote in a recommendation letter:

Jacqueline is a very conscientious individual. She is extremely thorough in her preparation and implementation of cases involving special education and abuse cases. … I appreciate the way Jacqueline handles confidentiality. She is a very trusted and reliable staff member.

Tom Listzwan, Hillsboro-Deering Elementary School Principal wrote in a recommendation letter:

She demands quality and will not settle for less. Give her a task and be assured it will be done well.

Lawyers for the Hillsboro NH School District after winning a lawsuit of an out-of-district case that I successful managed wrote:

Your assistance and expertise was invaluable, and your testimony was very helpful.

Robert Kelly, Hillsboro-Deering NH School Psychologist wrote in a recommendation letter:

As a fellow pupil placement team member for special education concerns, I have found Ms. Gilman’s contributions to be enlightening and positive with a strong orientation to doing what is right both legally and ethically. Jacqueline has demonstrated an ability to brainstorm resolutions and to support team decisions accordingly. She carries out the multiple responsibilities of her role most competently.

Jean Richards, Ed. D., Salem NH School District Director of Services wrote in recommendation lette :

She is a person of high personal character and energy. In cooperation with staff and administration, she is quite reliable and conscientious. Her understanding of human nature, child development and special needs programming allows her make excellent professional decisions.

Kathy Bush, Penacook, NH, elementary school teacher said last year at an outing:

When you worked with students, Jacqueline, you really connected with them…with their spirit.

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