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Zannatul Ferdous

9615 Paddock Grove Ct. Chesterfield, VA 23832

E-mail:​ ​​ ​Cell: 703-268-8672

I am looking for a school counselor position that can build upon my strengths of helping children create positive relationships
with the people in their environment, assisting in the acquirement of social and emotional skills, and advocating for an inclusive
education for children so they may have positive experiences in school and post-school outcomes.

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Education: Counselor Education •​ ​Concentration: School Counseling​ ​• Cumulative: 3.88 GPA • May 2018
Bachelor of Science in Psychology​ ​•​ Minor in Sociology • Cumulative: 3.02 GPA • December 2015

● School Counseling Intern – Internship – 200+ student caseload – 600+ hours (January 2018 – Present)
o Manchester High School – Chesterfield County Public Schools – Chesterfield, VA

● School Counseling Intern – Practicum – 500+ student caseload – 250+ hours (August 2017 – December 2017)
o Evergreen Elementary School – Chesterfield County Public Schools – Chesterfield, VA
▪ Provided individual counseling across a range of topics including: Anxiety, Transitional Issues, Body
Image, Anger Management, Emotions
▪ Designed and facilitated group counseling for 3​rd​ grade students with IEPs/504 Plans with a focus on
strengthening self-advocacy skills, autonomy in the classroom, self-determination, coping skills and
peer/group interactions
▪ Provided classroom guidance lessons across grade levels on a range of topics including: Anger
Management, Friendship Skills, Conflict Resolution, Upstanders and Bystanders, Career Exploration, and
Growth Mindset
o Designed and implemented Evergreen’s first Growth Mindset classroom lesson for the 2​nd​ grade

● Title III ESL Tutor (January 2018 – Present)
o Evergreen Elementary School – Chesterfield County Public Schools
▪ Provides supplemental 1:1 support to children who are limited English proficient, English Learners
(ELs), and immigrant children at Evergreen Elementary School to develop high levels of academic
attainment in English and meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic
achievement standards
▪ Supporting students in the core areas of reading, language arts, and mathematics

● Weekday Instructor – Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science (BEE): Grades K-2 ​(August 2017 – January 2018)
o MathScience Innovation Center – Richmond Public Schools – Greater Richmond Area
▪ Taught rigorous BEE lessons to elementary aged students in the 16 areas of the Metro Richmond region
▪ Worked collaboratively with teachers in schools to support students through independent work in small
and whole group lessons
▪ Prepared and created thoughtful and engaging lesson plans for students, while maintaining high
expectations in a conducive, learning environment.

● Special Education Instructional Assistant – Summer School ​(July 2017 – August 2017)
o Manchester High School – Chesterfield County Public Schools – Chesterfield, VA
▪ Collaboratively taught in self-contained classrooms working directly with students in special education,
ranging from mild to moderate intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum, and other health impairments.
▪ Assisted teacher in creating lesson plans closely related to goals regarding life skills, reading, and math
directly pulled from the student’s Individualized Education Plan and Extended Year Service Plans.
● Special Education Instructional Assistant ​(August 2016 – June 2017)
o Falling Creek Middle School – Chesterfield County Public Schools – Chesterfield, VA
▪ Collaboratively taught in general education, structured, and self-contained classrooms working with
children with special needs, intellectual disabilities, as well as general education students
▪ Supervised a structure room designed for students to complete tasks and gather their emotions, actions
and behaviors in a safe learning environment
▪ Worked with students to implement behavior management plans, social, vocational and community
skills, promote independence and behavior development for the purpose of improving the quality of
student outcomes

● Applied Behavior Analysis Coach, (QMHP – C) (November 2015 – November 2016)

o Youth & Family Services of Virginia – Richmond, VA
▪ Provided in-home services for children with the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder using discrete
trial learning, errorless learning and other Applied Behavioral Analysis techniques
▪ Gathered and graphed quantifiable data needed for the analysis of treatment efficacy based on the
child’s individual service plan; created daily reports of each client, familiar with medical terminology

● AP Exam Proctor (May 1, May 3, May 5, May 10, 2017)
o Glen Allen High School – Henrico County Public Schools – Henrico, VA
▪ Assisted AP coordinators and school counselors in preparing exam rooms with appropriate exam
materials, seating chart arrangements, and announcing of directions
▪ Supervised exam room, and collected and accounted for all exam materials from students

● Research Assistant (August 2015 – December 2015)

o Positive Youth Development Internship at Clark-Hill Institute
▪ Worked in local Richmond City Public Schools on a school-based research project funded by the NIJ
▪ Assisted in field data collection, recruitment, school observation, qualitative coding, data entry,
management, analysis, interview and video transcription

● Chi Sigma Iota – VCU Branch • ​Out of the Darkness Walk Volunteer ​(April 2017)
● Community outreach for suicide education and prevention and head of registration booth

● ​ ​ Grade
St. Catherine’s & St. Christopher’s Schools • ​Parent-Child Dialogue Night Facilitator – 7th ​(April 2017)
● Viewed a video pertaining to the dangers of alcohol under age and driving under the influence
● Facilitated conversation between children and parents through a list of provided questions pertaining to the

● Hopkins Road Elementary School – Chesterfield, VA ​(September 2016 – December 2016)

● Assigned Student Mentorship – 4th Grade
● Assisted with homework help, read aloud of assessments, creating class projects
● Built a positive relationship with student, assisted learning skills and techniques to control behaviors, taught
appropriate methods in expressing emotions

● Secretary of CESNA (Counselor Education Student Networking Association)
● Elected March 2017 ​• ​Member since Summer 2016
● Member of CSI (Chi Sigma Iota: XΣΙ: International Counseling and Academic Professional Honor Society)
● Inducted April 2017
● Member of ASCA (American School Counselor Association)
● Since August 2017

● Conference for Exceptional Children, ​November 2017
● Grant Scholar​ for “A Collaborative Model of Preparing School Counseling Students as Related Service Providers to
Students with Disabilities” ​(May 2016 – Present)
● Goal: preparing school counselors-in-training to integrate evidence-based interventions from both counseling
and special education disciplines to serve as related service providers for students with disabilities

● Recipient ​of the A. Gaynelle Whitlock Scholarship for Counselor Education ​(February 2017)

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