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Dante A.

Donelson
Email: dantedonelson@gmail.com
Cell: (414) 810-8209
5744 S. Stony Island Ave. #211
Chicago, Illinois 60637

PROFILE
A talented individual, with intermediate computer knowledge seeking an entry level opportunity for growth. Skilled with
over five years of experience working with pre-college students in educational settings. Possesses excellent
communication skills and experience working with individuals from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. A
quick learner with strong leadership, collaboration, organizational, coordinating, and promotional skills.

EDUCATION
National Louis University, Chicago, Il
Bachelor of Arts: Applied Behavioral Sciences

EMPLOYMENT
University of Chicago Child Development Center-Bright Horizons
Preschool Teacher

Chicago, Il
March 2014- Present

Develop emergent curriculum to inspire children while utilizing the S.T.E.M curriculum.

Partner with parents to support, guide, and share in their childs growth and development

Launched Chess at Three curriculum which incorporated stories to teach children the game of chess.

Document and track child development using Teachers Strategy Gold guidelines.

Milwaukee Enrollment Services- State of Wisconsin


Income Maintenance Specialist-1

Milwaukee, WI
September 2013-March 2014

Perform case management duties for applicants/members of Medical Assistance, BadgerCare Plus, Child Care,
FoodShare, W-2 and other economic assistance programs; applies complex federal, state and local policies to
achieve program objectives
Provides information and referral services to Milwaukee County residents. Assess a range of factors in
developing and maintaining application processing and case management skills for Income Maintenance
program applicants and members, including communications skills and confidentiality.
Perform case decisions that involve difficult, complex and sensitive choices for program participants.

West Allis Children's Center


Lead Preschool/School Age Teacher

West Allis, WI
January 2011-September 2013

Develop lesson plans for children ages 2 through 5.

Coordinate staff placement by setting schedules for employees.

Develop and implement Summer Reading Stars Program.

Meet with parents and provide reports on student behavior and academic performance.

Champions Extended Learning/Eisenhower Elementary School


Site Assistant

Wauwatosa, WI
July 2010- January 2011

Assisted Site Director in day-to-day operations of program such as: coordinate student activities, provide technical
assistance to instructors.

Facilitated large group games during recreation period.

Review electronic sign in and timesheets for enrolled students.

Camp Helen Brachman


Program Staff, Field Sports

Almond, WI
Summer 2010

Created interesting games and activities.

Supervised over 300 children during summer sessions.

Maintained and repaired equipment over the course of the summer.

Educational Talent Search (ETS), University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


Undergraduate/GED Coordinator

Whitewater, WI
June 2009 May 2010

Recruited students, at Harold S. Vincent High School, for participation in the ETS Program.

Provided ETS services to traditional high school students at Vincent and to non-traditional GED students at
MATC.

Monitored academic performance and made referrals for tutorial services when appropriate

Informed students of and encourage their attendance at UW-Whitewater Saturday College Programs

Facilitated the college admission process for eligible participants.

Provided college search assistance.

Reviewed financial status and provided application fee waivers.

Helped complete and monitor the admission application process, and assisted students to complete federal
financial aid applications.