Nancy J. Schanke
N1409 County Road W, Fremont, WI 54940
Cell: 920-359-1820
Post Graduate Level Credits
• 30+ graduate credits: UW-Oshkosh, UW-Green Bay, UW-Stout in education
• Continuing...
o “Nancy has a long history of positive influence on students and staff in her position as a district occupational
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Nancy Schanke resume with faith community info

Published on: Mar 3, 2016

Transcripts - Nancy Schanke resume with faith community info

  • 1. Nancy J. Schanke N1409 County Road W, Fremont, WI 54940 920-667-4902 Cell: 920-359-1820 OBJECTIVE To apply my occupational therapy skills (evaluation of capabilities, goal setting, adaptive methods, motivating new behaviors) as well as my leadership and organizational skills in an adult or older adult setting. WORK EXPERIENCE Occupational Therapist, Department Head, September 1977 to August 2009 Program Development • First occupational therapist in the Appleton Area School District. • Responsible for the development of the program which now has grown to10 therapists • Developed vocational evaluation tool for high school students with special needs • Head of OT/PT/Special Physical Education Department, Appleton Area School District, 3 years, September 1992 to August 1995 • Organizer of Appleton Area School District’s “OT Summer Learning Extravaganza”, 3 years, August 2006 to August 2008 Occupational Therapy services Provided school based occupational therapy within an educational model for children from the ages of 3 to 21 with a broad range of abilities and disabilities. Services included direct therapy, teacher collaboration, and consultation services. School District Services • Evaluated and created accessibility studies for 22 Appleton Area School District schools requested by administration • Provided ongoing occupational therapy education and training for educators, support staff and administration on sensory processing, fine motor skills, functional skills, autism, and vocational skills. • Presenter at UW-Oshkosh Special Education Conferences • Presenter for Occupational Therapy based continuing education workshops in Appleton Area School District Grant Writing and Administration • Co-organizer for the Functional Curriculum 3 year grant in Appleton Area School District, to create a curriculum for teaching children with disabilities functional living skills. • Co-writer of grants for Occupational Therapy program and for Physical/Occupational Therapy and Special Physical Education Department • Grants ranged in size from a 3 year $30,000 grant to annual grants ranging from $2,000 to $8,000. Outcomes from these grants included affecting curriculum changes to increase lifelong independence of students, parent and teacher education which provided improved understanding of child/student skills and future needs, management of an effectively run budget for the course of the grant and obtaining specialized equipment for student use in the classroom. Special Challenges/Problem Solving • Collaborating with persons/teachers resistant to change (example: students in wheelchairs, students with autism) • Creating flexible schedules to meet students’ time-sensitive needs • Working with families and medical supply vendors to evaluate and fulfill special equipment needs of students PERSONAL EXPERIENCE Caregiver for Mother, April 1999 to November 2008 (evenings/weekends) • Applied professional skills to assist her as she lived in her home with Parkinson’s Disease • Adapted her living environment to increase and maintain independence • Provided adaptive methods for activities of daily living within her home and community
  • 2. EDUCATION Post Graduate Level Credits • 30+ graduate credits: UW-Oshkosh, UW-Green Bay, UW-Stout in education • Continuing education courses in occupational therapy and related fields including geriatrics, attention deficit disorder, mental health, and environment modification for individuals with physical disabilities • Kaplan University, Life Care Planning Certificate, 2005 • ELCA School for Lay Ministry Graduate, East Central Synod of Wisconsin, 2012 • Ongoing classes in Christian education Undergraduate Degree University of Wisconsin-Madison, BS in Occupational Therapy, 1976 LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS Occupational therapist (Wisconsin), No. 37-26, 6/1/15 – 5/31/17 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS • Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association • Attention Deficient Disorder Association • NAMI- Fox Valley (National Alliance on Mental Health) VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCES • Wisconsin Alumni Association-Fox Valley Chapter; Leadership team. Organize and increase the quality of Chapter in fund raising activities, Wisconsin Idea community events & prospective student events. Present student scholarships at high school awards nights. • Alumni for Wisconsin; state/national advocacy group. Fox Valley liaison. Organize events with state legislators & contribute to WAA strategies to promote the University of Wisconsin & the Wisconsin Idea. Present & assist in facilitation at advocacy forums, facilitate “Wisconsin in the World” programs in the Fox Valley area Civic • Selected community representative on local Town of Caledonia Ad Hoc Future Planning Committee • Caledonia Citizens for Responsible Solutions; co-captain. Plan and support initiatives at a town, county and state levels aimed at managing change and maintaining the quality of life in our rural community • Trained facilitator of “Awakening the Dreamer” environmental advocacy symposiums • Community presenter/witness on behalf of Preserve Waupaca County citizen group at Waupaca County Board of Adjustment public hearing Faith Community • Trinity Lutheran Church, ELCA, Waupaca, WI, member • Waupaca Area Taize Prayer; organizer. Plan, promote and lead ecumenical services in the Waupaca area to introduce and support this contemplative prayer practice • Co-organizer of “Luther’s Tap”, a monthly outreach ecumenical theology/current issues discussion group in Waupaca; meeting at a local drinking establishment • Eight Grade Confirmation, small group leader EVALUATION • Received “distinguished” (the highest rating) in most areas of my performance evaluation • Comments from my most recent Appleton Area School District performance appraisal. o “One of Nancy’s strengths is looking at the “big picture” and how it relates to a student’s needs both in the present and in projecting long term to provide beneficial services. Knowledge of a student, planning, and designing programming are critical in this approach.” o “She (Nancy) brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the district. Nancy has been a leader in her department when new opportunities need to be presented to staff, and she enjoys and is willing to take on this role.”
  • 3. o “Nancy has a long history of positive influence on students and staff in her position as a district occupational therapist.” REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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