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Melissa Ernat

Melissa Ernat

Substitute Teacher

Sherrard Community School District

Davenport, Iowa Area, us

Freelancer, Idea Generator, Advocate, Fundraiser, Consultant, Researcher, Teacher, Volunteer & Visionary


Sherrard Community School District

Substitute Teacher

Teach 3-5 days per week in all subjects, all grade levels (primarily high school and Jr. High). Have also provided coverage as a long-term sub.

What a great analogy to use... For me, Im going to actually sit in the Rocking Chair, close my eyes, and think about it!

When you have to make a potentially life-changing decision, use the Rocking Chair test. It's simple and highly effective. Imagine a much older version of yourself, near the end of your days. You are sitting in a rocking chair on a quiet porch,...

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Organizational Development Consultant, Trainer & Muti-Media Specialist

Focus: HR (Recruitment, Training, Professional Development, Conflict Resolution, Employee Relations, Policy & Procedure Development); Community Relations, Public Relations, and Developing Multi-Media Content (graphic design - publications, promotional items, presentations; social media creation, management, training, content development; utilizing multi-media to engage internal & external customers / employees); and Individualized Coaching for career guidance, professional development, & task management / improved work-life balance.

Most Recent Project - Agricultural/Supply/Logistics Company
Developed, and coordinated new training programs to better meet company's expected growth. Developed new hire, manager, & staff development program to support growth and succession plans. Provided coaching to HR Director in delivery and implementation of plan (presenting plan to Executive Leadership).
Created communication used to present, inform and train internal audiences on new programs and processes. Assisted HR Director with development of NEW collegiate recruitment plan, active recruitment searches to fill key positions, & development of new recruitment strategies designed to produce higher quality candidates in less time with lower costs.
Provided guidance on development and implementation of new electronic employee performance evaluation process, designed to provide data which could be used for training, retention, and employee engagement.
Conducted research and prepared communication for HR Director and senior leadership on conflict resolution / navigating the termination of potentially hostile employees, & benefits of establishing improved annual company wide training on key compliance issues (Harassment & Discrimination, Drug & Alcohol, Internet & Social Media Usage) and an Open Door Communication policy which encourages & rewards the presentation of new ideas & concepts that are either cost savings measures, or provide growth opportunities for the company.