Raquel S. Furlong-Goranson
13610 Far Hills Lane
Dallas, TX 75240
Tel.: (972) 960-9627
E-Mail: raquel1@airmail.net

URL:Raquel's Corner

Objective My long term goal is to work with children that exhibit emotional, social, physical or learning maladjustment.

Summary of Qualifications For the last three years I have taught pre-school and performed all teaching functions such as filling out and following curriculum lessons, and making sure parents are kept up to date in their child's progress. I also did my Senior practicum for my BA in psychology in a Head Start classroom. I have taught dance to three to six year-olds since the twelth grade. I also gained valuable experience doing volunteer work with Brazil's street children while going to high school in São Paulo.

1999-present: UNT, Denton, TX working towards a Masters' Degree in Counseling
1994-1998: University of North Texas, Denton, TX, BA Pyschology.
1992-1994: Richardson High School. Richardson, TX
1981-1992: Pan American Christian Academy, São Paulo, Brazil

Interests and Activities Classical Ballet, Amnesty International member, child abuse prevention, race relations. In college I was on the President's List, the Dean's List, and received a David Verekee Scholarship.

Languages Native English and Portuguese, good comprenension of Spanish.

Volunteer Experience
Worked with street children in Brazil. Assistant Artistic Director for the Denton Civic Ballet

Extracurricular Activities
Classical Baller, reading, snow-boarding

Work Experience
1999-present: The Da Vinci School, Preschool Teacher
1998-1999 Bent Tree Child Development Center , Preschool Teacher
1998: Mckinney St. Baptist Child Development Center, Preschool Teacher
1997: Great Adventures in Learning, Preschool Teacher
1994-1997 (summers): Richardson YMCA, Camp Counsler
1993-1997: Kids Dance Company, Dance Teacher

Research  Dyslexia, Street Children, Drug Prevalence in Hispanic Youth, Race in Therapy, Children's Temperament and Learning, Children and Bereavement, Coping with Cancer in the Family, Adlerian vs. Person-Centered Therapy.