San Antonio Can Academy
January 2012 – May 2016
San Antonio, TX
As a tutor, my responsibilities included:
Planning tutoring sessions with 1-20 students in maths, English, and sciences; taught test-taking skills and strategies. Performed qualitative and quantitative research and analysis. Advised students on performance, to increase effectiveness in the classroom and the workplace. Attended graduation ceremonies and showed support for students with little support systems.
As a substitute teacher, my responsibilities included:
Enter a classroom; control of the classroom; follow lesson plans set out by the teacher; taking roll; teach and reinforce concepts previously introduced; use a Smart Board; incorporate technology into the learning experience; and grade papers.
Boy Scouts of America
San Antonio, TX
My duties included, but were not limited to: Small scale fundraising for travel expenses and camping gear; leading service projects in order to complete the project with a degree of professionalism and quality; keeping detailed records of sales, cash deposits, moneys earned and spent, items purchased, items lost to usage, etc.; Leading the boys in developing their skills in order to meet the accomplishment goals for advancing within the programs; attending camp-outs and other field trips as a chaperone and leader; maintaining records for the district in order to have physical back up for online records keeping track of training, certifications, and advancements for boys, parents, and other leaders.
I introduced hundreds of children aged 6-13 to the archery range, including approach, skills, directives, clean up, and organized departure.
I was invited to attend several in person and online training sessions, as well as planning and informational meetings, in order to maintain and advance my own scouting education.
Art Teacher, Buddy, Fundraiser, General Volunteer
August 2008 – Present
San Antonio, TX
I have worked with children of all ages and all abilities to help achieve their sports-related short-term goals. I have volunteered with programs such as Basketball, Baseball, Swimming, Gymnastics, track and Field, etc.
I also developed and supervised an all-inclusive art activity day for all ages and all abilities. I researched, solicited, and accepted small donations in order to create a better art friendly environment. I was in charge of 10+ volunteers, who subsequently ran the stations involved, and oversaw the set up and clean up of the space. I adjusted each activity to the children’s ability levels and sensory tolerances. I applied art education knowledge to the exploration of new devices for communication through artwork.
Alamo City Comic Con
Volunteer Lead, Volunteer
September 2013 – October 2018
San Antonio, TX
I have been a Volunteer for five years, and a Lead for four years. I have worked with groups of general volunteers ranging from 2-100. I helped to coordinate over 1000 guests in lines following fire code guidelines, arranged seating for handicapped individuals, and developed a plan for entry and exit without over-crowding any areas within the convention.
I coordinated breaks, rotations, and job duties as needed; Requested more help or offered help as needed; and worked directly with Audio and Visual Operations to maintain a fluid environment for the guests. I moderated a panel, escorted celebrities from their tables, to their panels and back again. I assisted in supervising the entry of close to 30,000 individuals first thing in the morning, offering direction, answering questions, and assisting in maintaining a sense of order.
Our jobs as leads are to ensure the volunteers continue to operate at a pace and expectation that ensure the guests have a memorable time.
Countdown City Comic Convention
San Antonio, TX
I worked under a Lead to take payment for entry, redeem tickets, and administer bag checks.
Celebrity Fan Fest
June, 2019; October, 2019
San Antonio, Tx
I worked under a lead to run the Cosplay Contest: recruiting cosplayers, formalizing applications, organizing categories, procuring prizes, and keeping contestants, judges, emcee’s informed and up to date on happenings.
I worked under a different lead to promote celebrity interactions: including autographs, meetings, and selfies; Worked a QR scanner to track purchases; offered crowd control.
In October, I worked with a team to ensure a smooth running autograph and photo opportunity for each guest that visited a particular celebrity. This included crowd control, promoting celebrity interaction, and strategic planning within our team to be sure of job and protocol during the event.
Other jobs (in no particular order, all 15+ years ago) include:
Bagger, Fort Sam Houston Commissary
Sandwich Maker, Subway Sandwiches
Waitress, NCO Club, Lackland AFB
Waitress, Chelsea Street Pub and Grill (defunct)
Waitress, Pancake Place (defunct)
Day Care Teacher (Pre-K), La Petite Academy
Day Care Teacher (2, 3), Shady Oaks Day Care (defunt)
Day Care Teacher (school age), Kinder Care (defunct)
Cashier, Albertson’s (defunct)
Assistant Manager, Photo Company at Fiesta Texas (under new owner & business name)
Administrative Assistant, school photo company (defunct)
Freelance Photographer, local bands, paid
Runner/Street Team Leader, Sunset Station (they no longer host music)
Sales Associate/Cashier, Learning Zone
Personal Assistant/Maid, private citizens (3x)
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Sociology & Criminology
2010 – 2014
Activities and Societies: Sigma Alpha Pi (National Society for Success and Leadership)
Adult student with children, attending night classes, online classes, and finished Cum Laude. Finished 90 credit hours, at institution. Concentration on abnormal psychology as applied to criminal justice.
Associate of Arts (AA), Liberal Arts
1996 – 2013
Adult student, with two children, attending day classes, night classes, online classes, and graduating Cum Laude. Finished 45 credited transfer hours, in institution. Concentration on criminal justice.
High School Diploma, Judson High School, 1995 (Advanced with Honors)
2 years beginning ASL, Not Fluent
3 years beginning Spanish, Not Fluent
Other Continuing Experience
Parent Volunteer/Chaperone, Mary Hull Elementary School
Parent Volunteer/Chaperone, John Jay High School
Parent Volunteer/Chaperone, Cable Elementary School
American Heart Association CPR/AED/First Aid
Offered through Full Spectrum ER/Urgent Care Clinic
Completed 01/06/2018, expires 2020
ADA Basic Building Blocks Course
Offered through ADA National Network
Completed 07-11-2017, Scored 100% on Post Test
Art Therapy Diploma Course
Offered through Center of Excellence Online
Currently enrolled, incomplete
Boy Scouts of America:
Cub Master Award, Aug. 23, 2016
Cub Master’s Key, Aug. 23, 2016
Boy Scout Leader’s Training Award, Aug. 23, 2016
Den Leader Training Award, Aug. 23, 2016