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Garrett Higgins

Garrett Higgins

Paraprofessional, Support Teacher

Conroe Independent School District

A well-rounded professional with a variety of industry experiences.

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Conroe Independent School District

Paraprofessional, Support Teacher

DESCRIPTION: Working at McCullough Jr. High School, a TEA exemplary school educating 2,300 seventh and eighth grade students within the Conroe Independent School District.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Assisted students needing accommodations for learning within the classroom setting; Additionally, supported teachers with various classroom management duties and one-on-one learning; Modified tests and assignments for students needing support facilitation; Provided small group instruction and/or re-teaching; Offered tutoring sessions during advisory period, before and after school; Collaborated with teachers in making sure students' accommodations were being followed; Assisted with grading, attendance and discipline.

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National Livery Service, Inc.

Outside Account Manager (Part-time Position)

RESPONSIBILITIES: Called on high-level executives from a home office for executive car service needs; Identified high potential sales opportunities and developed/established relationships; Built rapport with customers and acted as the knowledge expert; Developed account strategies using market research results of neighboring competitors; Collaborated closely with the president of the company from a home office; Drove new accounts and directed the efforts of business development.

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D.C. Metropolitan Police Department

Police Officer

DESCRIPTION: A city/municipal police department providing primary police services to Washington D.C. by preventing crime and increasing safety through active patrol, conducting investigations and community-oriented policing.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Acted as community liaison and patrol officer by integrating principles guided by the Metropolitan Police Department, D.C. City Council and neighboring communities; Reduced crime by utilizing investigation techniques, community/public outreach and prevention awareness; Received lowest neighborhood crime rate figures in assigned sector as liaison to the community; Introduced Neighborhood Watch Program's to areas in need; supported residents' efforts through education, public relations and volunteer recruitment within the community; Collaborated with city council and community leaders to decrease violent crime rate; Delivered monthly presentations on district crime statistics to city and community leaders; Acted as a community liaison officer by attending civic association meetings, public speaking events, and tailoring community projects and fundraisers through a collaborative community-policing approach; Encouraged teamwork and leadership at every level of the police department and throughout the community; Empowered low-income families by appropriating department, city, and local community resources and providing volunteer outreach events to engage the neighborhoods; Changed community culture from reacting to crime to building and sustaining safe neighborhoods; Received numerous letters of appreciation from community residents and D.C. City Council representatives.

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Downing Displays

Exhibit Consultant

DESCRIPTION: A $12 Million global tradeshow exhibit manufacturer providing event based solutions to various industry leaders.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Worked in collaboration with the Vice President of Sales to develop a strategic direction for client relationships, marketing programs formatted for tradeshows, and tactical placement to drive the Downing Displays corporate mission and vision; Identified high potential sales opportunities and managed client relationships; Designed original exhibit booths and marketing materials; Utilized various business development and market research resources to increase growth by 20%; Drove new accounts and directed the efforts of business growth through relationship building and rapport; Conducted presentations of cost-benefit analysis to decision makers using fiscal management techniques; Achieved $100,000 in sales after only five months of employment. Worked in an unsupervised capacity.

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US Navy Reserves (Chaplain Corps)

Chaplain Candidate (Reservist)

RESPONSIBILITIES: Implemented conflict resolution techniques for distressed military personnel; Ministered to Navy and Marine Corps personnel for a variety of spiritual and emotional needs; Conducted Ministry of Presence, which is being consistently available for all personnel needs.

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Loyola College in Maryland

Graduate Assistant (Paid Intern)

DESCRIPTION: Charged with minimally supervising campus ministry interns and increasing campus ministry awareness to the university and local community through various marketing and business techniques acquired from previous professional and educational experiences.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Directed marketing efforts for the Campus Ministry Department; Used various advertising strategies to engage students on campus; Planned, directed and organized “Year of the City”, a campus-wide art contest expressing Loyola’s commitment to faith in the city of Baltimore; Implemented marketing plans and proposals to various committee heads; Managed a small student intern staff.

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Prime Preferred Properties

Construction Site Supervisor (Part-time Position)

RESPONSIBILITIES: Promoted from General Labor assistance to Construction Site Supervisor; Managed efficient inventory control against delivery tickets; Distributed and ordered material to correct unit; Made daily reports of progress and contractors on job; Managed labor and cleanup crew, checked time cards of employees, and distributed payroll. (This was a summer position while enrolled in high school and part of college.)

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Staples

Sales Associate (Part-time Position)

RESPONSIBILITIES: Directly responsible for the sales, merchandising, and day to day
operation of the electronics department; Worked actively to develop effective selling techniques and high standards that maximize sales, earnings and customer satisfaction; Knowledgeable in effective selling techniques; Ability to make decisions based on previous sales experiences and by weighing alternative approaches within a framework of learned company practices. (This was a part-time position while enrolled in high school and part of college.)

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Office Max

Sales Leader (Part-time Position)

RESPONSIBILITIES: Managed and advised customers on computer, peripheral and telecommunications product selection and utilization, employing a consultative sales approach; Implemented electronics, furniture, and paper merchandising plans; Advanced to position as Sales Leader shortly after being hired; Trained new sales associates. (This was a part-time position while enrolled in high school and part of college.)

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Loyola University Maryland

Master of Arts (M.A.), Pastoral Studies/Counseling

Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business

Bachelor's of Business Administration, Marketing