My name is Cortney Ley, and I am a recent graduate of Kansas State University. I have a Bachelor's degree in Social Work as well as a minor in Psychology. I have always loved working with people, especially when the work involves providing resources to better an individual's situation. While much of my experience includes working with children and adolescents, I have spent time working with college students and adults as well. On more of a personal note, recently my husband and I became first-time parents to a bouncing baby boy and in my...
I began my college career as an Education major with the intention of teaching middle school science. While I ultimately decided to switch to a career in Social Work, my love for teaching never went away. At Kansas State University, I was one of the Social Work program's writing tutors. Additionally, I spent time tutoring elementary and middle school aged students in our community when I wasn't in class or working at the local Boys & Girls Club. While working at the Boys & Girls Club, I provided lessons as well as homework help to the kids...
Upper Valley Career Center, ABLE Teacher
2016 - Present
I teach adult continuing education courses through the Ohio Department of Education's Adult Basic and Literacy (ABLE) program. This involves helping adults prepare for the GED as well as addressing individual needs of my students in the area of personal educational development.
Manhattan-Ogden Unified School District 383, Para-Educator
2015 - 2016
As a para-educator, it was my job to provide resources and supports to students with disabilities. I accompanied students to classes and helped with specific needs as outlined in each student's IEP. I regularly aided the classroom teacher in preparing and giving lessons relating to social norms, coping techniques for behaviors, and organization. I also spent time helping students with homework before, during, and after school.
Army Community Service, Intern
2015 - 2015
At ACS, I worked with several different departments. I taught courses to new parents about prenatal as well as postnatal care, provided informational presentations for new soldiers at Fort Riley, taught soldiers and teens about resume building, and also provided soldiers with information regarding relocation services available at an international level.
Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan, Program Leader
2014 - 2015
While here, I provided students with a safe environment while helping with homework, learning, and maintaining a positive attitude. I also wrote lesson plans on a weekly basis and taught classes for students in grades K-6.