5th grade ela teacher resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Enthusiastic elementary educator eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail, and excellent organizational skills. Quick learner and critical thinker with a clear understanding of how to resourcefully adapt well with flexibility and handling change of pace/multi-tasking with prior training in integrating technology and innovative instruction. An experienced educator who is motivated to consistently learn, grow, and produce results in the Education System.

Accomplished and compassionate educator who is successful in management, student evaluations/performance, differentiated instruction, and state tests preparation. Proven history of improving student learning outcomes by adapting lesson plans to student needs. Dedicated to promoting academic performance and fostering academic & social skills along with character & behavior development. Holds strengths in written/verbal communication, adds value & understanding of implementing diverse, creative plans geared around innovative & purposeful techniques/strategies to reach all learning styles.

Energetic, empathetic & encouraging educator who strives for excellence and recognizes the importance of consistency and reliability for achievement to occur. An experienced elementary-level educator with over 6 years of successful experience, backed by a B.S. in Elementary Education from OSU. Self-driven and dedicated to continually learning & acquiring new knowledge, and one who is prideful and wants to take the initiative professionally every time. Effective management skills, maintaining structure & routine along with efficient & productive organizational skills for performance excellence and success.


    -Compassionate & encouraging, empathetic educator

    -Strong written and verbal communicator

    -Self-driven/strive for excellence

    -Efficient organizational skills

    -Effective management & maintaining the structure of routines

    -Quick Learner/critical thinker

    -Resourceful adapts well to flexibility & change of pace, multi-tasking

    -Creative in lesson planning & innovative thinking techniques/strategies for students to utilize throughout the learning process.

    -Technology integrative instruction

Work History
08/2019 to 12/2019 5th Grade ELA Teacher Edmond Public Schools | City, STATE,
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
  • Assign and grade classwork and homework.
  • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following the approved curriculum.
06/2017 to 05/2019 3rd Grade Teacher Mustang Public Schools | City, STATE,
  • Develop creative and innovative lesson plans according to state standards.
  • Teach grade-level skills, concepts, and required subject areas that follow the instructional scope of sequence for daily activities.
  • Align student levels based on formative assessments (grade book) to check for understanding and follow up with reteaching.
  • Implement guided reading and meet with leveled groups daily based on pulled reports in order to differentiate ELA instruction, adapt student needs, and meet their specific focus as a learner.
  • Maintain positive relationships with students and parents by conferencing daily, weekly and monthly through newsletters, frequent updates/posts using technology, written notes, and/or direct communication; regarding student progress and highlights of success, as well as any conflict that may arise during the school setting.
08/2016 to 05/2017 3rd Grade Teacher Norman Public Schools | City, STATE,
  • Develop classroom culture and a close community among all students, kept a continuous focus on structure and routines in order to facilitate productivity in reading/math instruction.
  • Evaluate and monitor student progress using appropriate assessment techniques, such as STAR data, math benchmarks, DRA’s, F&P, etc.
  • Actively collaborate in sharing ideas and provide resources through team plans, PLC’S & staff meetings.
  • Progress and build knowledge through professional development opportunities to improve as an educator and reflect as a learner.
08/2014 to 05/2016 1st Grade Teacher Oklahoma City Public Schools | City, STATE,
  • Plan and prepare lessons, assignments, and all instructional materials that adequately align with first-grade state standards.
  • Use different assessment methods to evaluate student progress.
  • Coordinate with other team members to maintain consistency under the framework of the curriculum.
  • Create positive learning and a safe environment in the school setting for students to succeed.
  • Teach students new material to help further their knowledge and prepare them for the next grade level.
  • Daily grading and review of student's assignments/assessments.
  • Attended educational training and workshops for professional development and growth.
  • Managed letter grades with reading, spelling, and math tests.
Expected in 12/2013 Bachelor of Science | Elementary Education Oklahoma State University , Stillwater, OK, GPA:
  • Elementary Education License (Standard), ID # 421037, Valid by Oklahoma State Department of Education, From: 4/1/2020 To: 6/30 /2025

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School Attended

  • Oklahoma State University

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  • Bachelor of Science

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