Daniel C. Koutsis, NCC, LPC, RAA800 W. Lill #301, Chicago, IL, 60614daniel.koutsis@gmail.com (630) 707-2425Summary & Objec...
Nia Middle & Foundations Elementary School, Chicago, IL: 2006- 2009 School Counselor• Counseled students in grades K-8 bot...
internet postings, website maintenance, networking with coaches, and attending clinics, meetings, and seminars. Coached a...
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  1. 1. Daniel C. Koutsis, NCC, LPC, RAA800 W. Lill #301, Chicago, IL, 60614daniel.koutsis@gmail.com (630) 707-2425Summary & ObjectiveNationally Certified and Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience counseling students in educationaland social settings. I have expertise working with diverse populations of varying ethnicities and socio-economicbackgrounds. I am looking to obtain a position as an educator where I will be able to work with a variety ofindividuals, aiding their social-emotional needs, academic development, & identifying career/post-secondary goals.AcademicsNorthern Illinois University, School of Education, DeKalb, Illinois, 2006, M.S. Ed. Educational CounselingPurdue University, School of Liberal Arts, West Lafayette, Indiana, 2003, B.A. CommunicationCertifications/LicensureNationally Board Certified Counselor, NCC, 2010 Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, 2010Illinois Type 73 SSP Certificate, ISBE, 2006 Registered Athletic Administrator, RAA, 2011Professional Experience:Nettlehorst Elementary School, Chicago, IL: Current School Counselor• Assisted 8th grade students matriculating to high school by providing resources, conducting research & advisingtheir selection of a school that best fit their academic development, personal/social needs, and career goals.• Implement, oversee, and coordinate an elementary, K-8, guidance curriculum by delivering classroom guidanceactivities and systematically creating developmental counseling groups for all grade level groups• Provide resources to teachers to facilitate their instruction of counseling content, such as character development,and infuse counseling content into the general educational curriculum.• Use various counseling strategies to counsel students toward academic, social/emotional, and career growth.Offer structured, goal-oriented counseling sessions in a coordinated response to identified needs of individual orgroups of children.• Collaborate with teachers, parents and staff regarding children’s needs along with participating in staffing of studentswith disabilities and acted as a resource person for all stakeholders.• Lead individuals and groups of students through the development of life skills and aide students in acquiringknowledge about effectively using skills when interacting in academic, social, and professional environments.• Responsible for the management of all student academic, testing, and health records, while coordinating theevaluation of each cumulative student file along with distribution to projected schools.Brightstar Care, Orland Park, IL: 2011-2012 Coordinator Client Case Mgmt. & Employee Development• Managed each client case through identification and assessment of needs, developing and implementing a plan ofcare designed to aid clients and those servicing them as a guide to achieving desired goals and outcomes.• Conduct Crisis Counseling for clients and family members in response to overwhelming and traumatic occurrencesrelated to a client’s presenting illness, along with life areas that are directly impacted.• Provide individual and group counseling to Brightstar employees and service providers, aiding their developmentand self-awareness amid difficult working conditions they’re frequently dealing with.• Consult with outside agencies and community services to provide holistic options that focus on a client’sphysiological, physical and social needs to enhance their well-being and overall quality of life.Calumet College of St. Joseph’s, NAIA, Hammond, IN: 2010-2012 Men’s Basketball Coach• Assisted the Head Coach with day-to-day operations in the areas of scouting, practice planning, player development,game preparation and logistical planning.• Practice responsibilities include working with perimeter player’s to increase their skill level and facilitate eachplayers understanding of offensive schemes and overall execution.• Work cooperatively with personnel in the athletics department, attends department meetings and activities, and alwaysrepresents the University positively when interacting with the community, alumni, high school and club coaches,media and general public.• Aided each player’s personal and academic development, ensuring they remain on-track for graduation andprepared to enter their career fields of choice following graduation.
  2. 2. Nia Middle & Foundations Elementary School, Chicago, IL: 2006- 2009 School Counselor• Counseled students in grades K-8 both individually and in groups, focusing on topics such as male mentorship, studyskills, time management, conflict resolution, articulation to high school, and anger management.• Facilitated whole-classroom lessons on fiscal awareness, effective presentation and job interviewing skills, along withcreating a beginning resume and letter of introduction.• Headed the Response to Intervention (RTI) and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) committees.• Designed the schools inaugural Career Day, exposing students to various careers and occupations of interest.• Oversaw Special Education instruction and student evaluation process as Case Manager.Kenwood Academy High School, Chicago, IL: Spring, 2006 School Counseling Internship• Assisted students in the awareness, application, and selection process of colleges and universities that best fit theiracademic, social, and career development needs.• Increased the career awareness, involvement, & experience for students planning to join the workforce.• Completed counseling-based duties including course scheduling, credit checking, monitoring student behavior thatcould be related to a social/academic issue, and assisted with test preparation and administration.• Contributed in a management position with the Kenwood Academy Brotherhood, a program designed to increase thepost-secondary enrollment, success and collegiate graduation rates of male and minority students.Kenwood Academy High School, Chicago Public League: 2006-2010 Boys Basketball Coach Head Freshman Coach, 2006-2008 Head Sophomore Coach, 2008-2009 Assistant Varsity Coach, 2006-2009 Associate Head Varsity Coach, 2009-2010Achievements 2008 IHSA Regional Champions 2009 Chicago Public League City Tournament Sweet 16 2009 IHSA Regional Champions Oversaw the development of seven student-athletes who matriculated to play basketball collegiately.Addison Trail High School, Addison, IL: Winter, 2005-2006 Counseling Practicum• Actively participated in individual & group supervision to discuss cases and individual professional development.• Practiced counseling skills with student clients, including prevention and crisis intervention skills, and addressingissues that could interfere with client development. Also, demonstrated new abilities relevant to specific cases.• Develop a personalized approach to counseling by promoting the integration of counseling theories and approachesinto their own unique practice styles.Educational Professional Development• Moderated discussion forum at the 2008 American School Counseling Association (ASCA) convention.• Evaluator of forum presentations and proposed research studies for the 2011 IL Counseling Association.• Trained to utilize post-secondary educations programs, Naviance and Career Cruising.• Fulfilled the requirements to earn the designation of Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), in Illinois as well asNationally Certified Counselor (NCC) from the National Board for Certified Counselors• Completed training of the School Counseling Developmental Model in accordance with ASCA standards.• Attended numerous workshops based on Special Education law, focusing on adhering to newly implemented IllinoisState Board of Education policies and procedures, including RTI, LRE, and transitional services.• Completed AVID Student Success Path Teacher & Coordinator Training.• Presenter at the 2012 Illinois School Counseling Association (ISCA) Annual Conference, “Counselor as Coach,Coach as Counselor.” April 2012, Skokie, IL.Athletic Leadership Experience and Development Certified Registered Athletic Administrator, (RAA). National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association,(NIAAA) January 2010. Camp Coach @ Matt Painter Purdue University Basketball Camp. West Lafayette, IN, Summer, 2010, 2012. Managed the scheduling and logistics of all non-conference games and tournaments while at Kenwood. Coordinated the hosting of the 2008 & 2009 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Regionals at Kenwood. Implemented and instructed a comprehensive off-season training & summer camp program for students in grades 7-12, focusing on the physical and mental aspects of individual player improvement. Worked to increase Kenwood’s program visibility throughout Chicagoland and Illinois by use of social media,
  3. 3. internet postings, website maintenance, networking with coaches, and attending clinics, meetings, and seminars. Coached and managed the Chicago Rebels Basketball Club, a 501(c) 3 AAU program based in Chicago, ‘08-10. Camp Coach @ Chris Mack Xavier University Basketball Camp. Cincinnati, OH, Summer 2011.