Bonnie Rios

Freelance Proofreader & Editor

Location:Arlington, Texas, United States
2 Skills
Bonnie M. Rios
La Garita, Alajuela, Costa Rica
U.S. Address:
1000 Dover Heights Trail
Mansfield, TX 76063


Seeking online teaching opportunity in a dynamic, educational environment in which to use my skill, training, and education as a teacher, trainer, communicator, and encourager.

Summary of Qualifications

• Nine years’ experience in secondary education; five years’ experience in student service environment
• Effective communicator/educator experienced in leading and facilitating numerous programs and activities
• Highly committed to motivating students to reach their highest potential by helping them recognize their own worth and encouraging them to set goals and follow their dreams
• Model flexibility and optimism at all times, including those of transition or upheaval
• Capable of teaching students of diverse abilities and backgrounds as well as concurrent instruction of multiple grade levels and abilities
• Experienced in use of APA formatting at bachelor’s and master’s degree level
• Naturally gifted encourager, mentor, and counselor
• Model flexibility and optimism at all times, including those of transition or upheaval
• Maintain excellent interpersonal communication between colleagues and clients
• Strong belief in positive reinforcement, “raising the bar”, and teamwork

Relevant Experience

American College of Education: 2012- June 2015
Dallas, TX
Registration and Records Coordinator
• Responsible for final degree audit of all pending graduates’ records. Includes verifying documents are present (transcripts, transfer credit documentation, certificate of completions for internships and capstones, etc.) Verify correct courses, required credits, grades, and GPA. Ensure all records are correct and corrected, if necessary. Confer degrees for all eligible students. Provide Provost/interim President final graduate numbers each term.
• Order complimentary transcript provided to every graduate or certificate program completer at ACE.
• Prepare and trigger email for diploma/certificate address and name verification for all graduates and certificate completers. Update records as needed to ensure correct information is on diplomas and they are delivered to the correct address. Order diplomas and certificates each term for graduates and certificate completers.
• Run conferral fee report for all master’s degree and certificate students entering their final term and send to Bursar for processing.
• Receive, review, and pre-approve all multiple course requests, leaves of absence, and program change requests on a term-by-term basis. Approve LOAs for all programs except Educational Leadership and Ed. D/Ed. S. Personally communicate with each student regarding the decisions and/or provide them with necessary information.
• Communicate closely with Registration and Records, Student Services, Bursar, Enrollment Services, Admissions, and Academic departments to ensure students’ needs, requests, and issues are handled professionally, personably, and in a timely manner.
• Streamlined processes for all personal job responsibilities resulting in greatly improved turn-around times as well as staff and student satisfaction. Created documents outlining the above responsibilities for inclusion in Registration and Records Process Manual.
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Relevant Experience, Continued

American College of Education: 2011-2012
Dallas, TX
Student Services Lead
• Fielded calls and emails from students regarding every aspect of their educational experience. Researched issues and located answers to provide to students.
• Interacted and coordinated with various departments to convey the students’ concerns.
• Acted as liaison among the college’s departments and students for any concerns or discussions.
• Served as go-to person in assisting students with ProQuest searches.
• Prepared transcript requests for Educational Leadership students for department chair review.
• Assumed management of internal audit of all active students upon illness of supervisor
• Served as interim Student Services Supervisor from January 2012 until May 2012 while continuing to perform regular duties.

Everest College: 2010-2011
Arlington, TX
Student Services Coordinator
• Worked closely with Dean in forecasting monthly reenrollment goals. Identified, contacted, and advised returning students and initiated re-entry process. Assisted students with leave of absence procedures, when appropriate, and maintained communication throughout LOA to insure timely return.
• Assisted in controlling attrition through counseling and assisting students concerning housing, transportation, childcare, health, and other challenges in an effort to help them not only continue with their education but succeed in all areas of life.
• Developed positive working relationship with all departments including admissions, career services, financial aid, and education leading to an environment of teamwork leading to better cooperation in serving our students.
• Planned and organized bi-yearly commencement ceremonies including student registration/preparation, soliciting and securing vendors, locating and hiring keynote speaker, and hosting graduate/employer reception. Responsible for determining honors and other awards.
• Planned, implemented, and/or assisted with various campus-wide events including, but not limited to: monthly awards ceremonies, Relay for Life, Graduate/Employer Networking Reception, Student/family Christmas event, and Fall Festival in addition to monthly activities sponsored by campus Student Ambassadors.
• Responsible for campus communications as related to student events.
• Held weekly math and English/language workshops for adult learners planning to take the GED tests.
• Served as tutor for Ability to Benefit (ATB) students prior to entrance exam.
• Trained and served as test proctor for entrance/placement exam (CPAT, Wonderlic, etc..).

StoneGate Christian Academy: 2005-2010
Irving, TX
Secondary Teacher
• Served as middle school (7th and 8th grades) social science (Texas history, world geography), science (life and space/earth), 7th grade English, and Bible teacher.
• Served as high school world history (9th grade), biology (9th grade), and New Testament Survey (10th grade) teacher.
• Middle school lead teacher responsible for overseeing student disciplinary issues and communication between parents and administration.
• Responsible for annual middle school science fair at school level and coordinator for district competition
• Served as judge for district science and speech meets.

Heartland Christian Academy: 2004-2005
Poplar Bluff, MO
Elementary/Secondary Teacher

• Primary teacher for 5th and 6th grade math, social studies, science, and Bible courses.
• Created and implemented Scope and Sequence with corresponding objectives for all subjects taught.
• Acted as an effective liaison between parents and administration.

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Relevant Experience, Continued

• Served as 9th and 10th grade class sponsor, encourager, mentor, and counselor.
• Primary teacher for world history (7th and 8th grades), civics and world geography (9th and 10th grades), and foreign language (German I, 9th-12th grades).
• Worked closely with students, faculty, and school board during all school-sponsored events.

Agape Christian School: 2001-2004
Poplar Bluff, MO
Elementary/Secondary Teacher

• 5th and 6th grade teacher of all core subjects, 2001-2004.
• Taught 3rd and 4th grade history and science, 2001-2002.

• 7th and 8th grade teacher of science and English, 2002-2004, in addition to above responsibilities.
• Led and facilitated upper-chapel services for 5th through 8th grades on a monthly rotation basis.


International TEFL and TESOL Training (ITTT): 2015-2016
TEFL/TESOL Certificate

• 120 hours coursework- completed
• 30 hours Teaching Business English in progress

American College of Education: 2013-2015
Indianapolis, IN
Master of Education in Educational Technology with Concentration in Digital Learning and Teaching

• Graduated with 4.0 GPA
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Education, Continued

Ashford University: 2008-2010
Clinton, IA
Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with a Concentration in Biology

• Graduated with distinction with a 3.92 GPA
• Inducted into Alpha Lambda chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society in 2010

Liberty University: 2003-2004
Lynchburg, VA
9 hours Bible courses completed

California State University: 1979-1986
Fullerton, CA
109 credit hours completed toward Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology


Available upon request
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