AMY L. GARVIN _47 Stearns Street, Apt. 3 __*__ Bristol, CT 06100_ 06100_ _ (860) 302- 2530 __*__ [email protected]
_ PROFILE Dedicated, resourceful, and innovative individual who thrives on being efficient and organized. Works well in team situations but knows leadership is essential for project completion. Quick and independent learner. Exceptional attention to detail. Able to strategize, implement, and execute professional projects. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and PC/Mac software. Excellent ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, and set priorities. _ _ EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA - 2008 Minor in Recreation_,_ GPA 3.35, Cum Laude
Head Teacher Certification in Connecticut2008-Present American Red Cross First Aid for Child Care ..2008- Present American Red Cross CPR/ AED for the Professional Rescuer. 2008Present Qualified to belay on high ropes courses and instruct team-building activities.2006- Present _ _
TEACHERS AID: SOUTHINGTON COMMUNITY YMCA: SEPTEMBER 2008- PRESENT * * * *
* * * * * Managed children ages 4-5 in free-play setting to facilitate smooth transition of classes. * * * * * * * * * Assisted head teacher in executing student naptime in a comfortable environment.
SITE COORDINATOR: SOUTHINGTON, CT YMCA: SEPTEMBER 2008- JUNE 2010 * * * * * * * * * Designed and implemented an after-school program for YMCA, ages 5-10. Daily activities included arts & crafts, physical activities, and recreation.
* * * * * * * * * Completed weekly paperwork and kept the off-site's paperwork, arts and crafts closet, and recreation materials organized.
UNIT LEADER AT YMCA NACIWONKI SUMMER ADVENTURES: SOUTHINGTON, CT: JUNE 2009-SEPTEMBER 2009 * * * * * * * * * Designed and implemented, day camp program for children ages 5-8. Activities promoted social, physical, and emotional development. * * * * * *
* * * Instructed children on science projects and nature activities.
DIRECTOR OF COUNSELOR IN TRAINING PROGRAM: WELLESLEY, MA: MAYAUGUST 2008 * * * * * * * * * Calculated and taught the new CIT program for children aged 13-15. Program taught CIT participants the fundamental responsibilities of a day camp counselor including instruction of leadership skills, behavior of role models, and safety. * * * * * * * * * Instructed children how to work in a cooperative situation by teaching teamwork principles and experimental learning tactics.
RECREATION INTERN: HALE RESERVATION, WESTWOOD, MA: JANUARY a" MAY
2008 * * * * * * * * * Coordinated with Day Camp Director * * * * * * * * * Experienced how to register campers, plan a budget, and plan programs. * * * * * * * * *
Planned, implemented, and designed vacation day for children from ages 6-13. Children engaged in cooperative and competitive activities throughout the day.
STUDENT WORKER AT BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE, BRIDGEWATER, MA: JANUARY 2006- MAY 2008 * * * * * * * * * Organized the Movement Arts, Health Promotion, and Leisure Studies office. * * * * * * * * * Completed special projects and ran errands for the Office Manager. * * *
* * * * * * Administrator responsibilities
SPECIALTY AREA DIRECTOR at YMCA Camp Sloper, Southington, CT: July-August 2006, 2007 * * * * * * * * * Planned and implemented teambuilding activities on and off the rock wall and high ropes course for ages 8-15. * * * * * * * * * Instructed children ages 8-15 in outdoor adventure activities
including climbing rock walls, cargo net, and high ropes course. instructed children ages 12-15 on how to belay on the rock walls and cargo net on site and how to exhibit responsibility by being involved with daily routine.
MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS
Massachusetts Parks and Recreation Association (MRPA) member 20072009 Massachusetts Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (MAHPERD) member 2005-2007 MAHPERD Council of Future Professionals (CoFP) Representative 2006-2008
DR. MARY JO MORIARTY AWARD- Presented by Bridgewater State College, Department of Movement Arts, Health Promotion, and Leisure Studies (MAHPLS). Awarded for great dedication and service to the MAHPLS department at Bridgewater State College. April 28, 2008
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE- CoFP Student Representative to MAHPERD Discussed, Designed and Implemented presentations given at the MAHPERD state-wide conventions. At the 2007 convention we instructed K-12 teachers about new ways to implement, use, and evaluate Heart Rate Monitors, Pedometers, and the Perceived Exertion Scale. At the 2006 convention we instructed K-12 teachers about new ways to teach physical education class by using the Movement Framework September 2006- May 2008
COFP STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE AWARD-2006 Selected as a Massachusetts representative to the Student Leadership Conference sponsored by Eastern District Association (EDA) of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Marshall Creek, PA October 21-23, 2006
MASSACHUSETTS REPRESENTATIVE- Eastern District Association and American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Convention October 11, 2006