Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Accomplished reading specialist/teacher successful in classroom management, student evaluations and test preparation. Proven history of improving student learning outcomes by adapting lesson plans to student needs. Dedicated to promoting academic performance and fostering social skills and character development. Energetic reading specialist/teacher driven to continue to learn and grow professionally. Understands and implements new technologies and teaching strategies. Excellent at working with different learning styles. High-energy reading specialist/teacher offers knowledge and abilities to new position dedicated to helping students. Skilled in activity coordination, student assessment and record keeping. Persistent in uncovering and meeting individual student needs. Experienced educator with over 23 years of experience in education. Excellent reputation for resolving problems and improving customer satisfaction. Enthusiastic reading specialist/teacher eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of the standards and students and training in schools with low income and high needs. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in education.

  • Collaborated with team of reading specialist to develop Title I nights for our school at Lowville Academy . We've held parents/student nights that engage families with reading and math activities for 100-200 people.
  • Used Microsoft Excel to develop inventory tracking spreadsheets.
  • Commended for exceptional teaching and support to students.
  • Reached out to community to gather donations of materials and supplies for needy students. (I ran my own side business so I could provide money for our students lunches and clothing.)
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Child development
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Special education
  • Student counseling
  • Curriculum selection
  • Team collaboration
  • Organizational skills
  • Technology integration
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Relationship building
Work History
04/2006 to Current 3rd Grade Teacher/ Grade 3-8 Reading Specialist Lowville Academy Central School | City, STATE,
  • Implemented classroom management improvements to enhance class morale and engagement.
  • Stayed abreast of changes to school and district policies as well as new trends in education by attending professional development courses and in-service trainings.
  • Built positive relationships with parents to involve families in educational process.
  • Assessed student progress by administering tests and evaluating results.
  • Taught students subject-specific material, learning strategies and social skills.
  • Sourced supplies to fill gaps in student activities.
  • Organized classroom supplies and decorated walls to create fun, nurturing settings and meet learning needs.
  • Assessed student learning progress and comprehension with routine tests and standardized examinations.
  • Drove student learning by establishing clear classroom plans and group objectives, as well as actionable strategies to achieve each goal.
  • Helped students develop self-esteem and life skills by fostering healthy conflict-resolution, critical thinking and communication.
  • Kept classroom clean, organized, and safe for students and visitors.
  • Planned lessons according to district standards to cover all requirements and prepare for standardized tests.
09/1998 to Current Tutor, Special Needs Students/Tutorial Teacher Starbooks Tutoring-Self Employed | City, STATE,
  • Collaborated with students to complete homework assignments, identify lagging skills and correct weaknesses.
  • Planned lessons for allotted time to strengthen weak subjects and build skills.
  • Created special handouts, study guides and enrichment materials to boost student knowledge.
  • Tracked learning progress to identify opportunities to enhance tutoring methods and help students achieve their goals.
  • Held meetings with parents and guardians each grading period to discuss students' progress and respond to concerns.
  • Responded to after hours email and telephone requests to provide students assistance with specific questions.
  • Assessed students' progress throughout tutoring sessions and adjusted instructional methods and content focus.
  • Collaborated with parents to create tutoring sessions appropriate for student's age, learning preference and learning style.
  • Taught students remotely via pre-recorded and live video sessions.
  • Identified learning needs and implemented fun and engaging learning activities to help students advance.
  • Educated students on study tips and exam strategies.
  • Prepared lesson plans to meet goals identified in students' individualized study plans.
  • Integrated technology into sessions to further enhance student learning.
  • Provided early intervention assistance to struggling students.
  • Spearheaded group tutoring sessions to help students struggling in similar areas.
  • Improved test scores by focusing on reading comprehension, math, and critical thinking skills through one-on-one tutoring sessions.
07/1999 to 08/2006 Grade 7 & 8 Social Studies Teacher- Case MS Watertown City School District | City, STATE,
  • Incorporated multiple types of teaching strategies into classroom.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Developed and implemented lesson plans that addressed general students as well as those with individualized 504 plans as part of integrated classroom.
  • Reviewed curriculum and devised alternate approaches to presenting lessons to increase student understanding.
  • Attended and facilitated IEP meetings for students and families.
  • Developed fundraisers and completed grant documentation to raise money for district.
  • Promoted physical, mental and social development using classroom games and activities.
  • Supported student teachers by mentoring on classroom management, lesson planning and activity organization.
  • Held conferences with parents to address questions, discuss academic progress and encourage learning goals.
  • Fostered team collaboration between students through group projects.
  • Planned and implemented integrated lessons to meet national standards.
  • Communicated frequently with parents, students and faculty to provide feedback and discuss instructional strategies.
  • Maintained system required passing rate for years.
  • Encouraged creative thinking and motivated students by addressing individual strengths and weaknesses based on standardized testing results.
09/1996 to 06/1997 Honors-American History Grade 9-12/World History Teacher Central Cabaruss- Concord NC School District | City, STATE,
  • Maintained regular verbal and written communication with school counselors and parents to update with student progress, class schedules and important test dates.
  • Employed appropriate teaching methods to cater to individual educational needs of each student.
  • Provided advice and guidance to students needing morale-boosting and academic advising.
  • Communicated clear learning objectives to students on each unique chapter.
  • Initiated, facilitated and moderated classroom discussions to keep students engaged and monitor group progress.
  • Created lesson plans, course materials and homework assignments covering established coursework and textbook information.
Expected in Master of Science | MS in Education- Certification in Reading (K-12) State University of New York, Potsdam, Potsdam, NY, GPA:
Expected in Bachelor of Arts | Secondary Education, History Concentration New York State University of Cortland , Cortland, NY, GPA:
Expected in Associate of Arts | Liberal Arts And Sciences Jefferson Community College, Watertown, NY GPA:
Expected in High School Diploma | Lowville High School, Lowville, NY GPA:
Additional Information

I run a private tutoring business to assist the children in the community that require extra help with their schooling. I never stopped teaching, even during the lockdown due to COVID-19. I built a mini library in front of my home and students could ride their bikes to my house and grab books. We would then read those books over the phone, because most of my students do not have internet due to having low income. I answer emails and texts messages at all hours because the students need me. I am the teacher that never stops learning and never gives up on her students. All children deserve the very best education.

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School Attended

  • State University of New York, Potsdam
  • New York State University of Cortland
  • Jefferson Community College
  • Lowville High School

Job Titles Held:

  • 3rd Grade Teacher/ Grade 3-8 Reading Specialist
  • Tutor, Special Needs Students/Tutorial Teacher
  • Grade 7 & 8 Social Studies Teacher- Case MS
  • Honors-American History Grade 9-12/World History Teacher


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  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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