27 December 2021
1515 Greenbriar Blvd
Boulder, CO, 80305
Dear Ms. Hale,
My name is Gregory Diaz and I was pleased to learn about the available School Counselor position at Fairview High School on LinkedIn. In addition to my Bachelor of Psychology and Master of Professional Counseling, I have five years of experience working as a school counselor. I am dedicated to cultivating supportive, stimulating, and inclusive environments that allow high school students to reach their fullest potential. Given the opportunity, I will provide exemplary guidance and ensure no student is left behind at Fairview High School.
Throughout my previous school counselor positions, I provided individual and group counseling sessions to students ages 14-18 regarding career development, academic achievement, social behavior, and mental and physical health. I gained experience working with students with disabilities, as well as providing crisis counseling to students who have recently experienced a trauma. I successfully implemented programs to increase graduation rates as well as college application rates. I pride myself on my ability to strengthen relationships and decrease conflicts between peers through the introduction of anti-bullying, peer mentoring, and conflict resolution initiatives. Some notable contributions from my previous school counselor position include:
- Increased graduation rates by 10% through the introduction of an early intervention program for students identified as at risk of failure or dropping out
- Conducted specialized counseling sessions for students with disabilities and behavioral issues
- Provided immediate crisis counseling and ongoing support for 200+ students following a school tragedy
- Increased college application rates by 15% after introducing a training program for senior students on how to complete scholarship and general acceptance applications
Thank you for your time and for considering my candidacy for the position. I look forward to learning more about how I can be an advocate for youth at Fairview High School in the near future.