5th Grade Teacher resume example with 18+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

High-energy 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. Upbeat teacher devoted to promoting student learning and enhancing individual potential. Skillful in directing classroom environments and enhancing student behavior through positive and forward-thinking approaches. Caring relationship-builder with analytical mindset and good decision-making skills. Energetic teacher driven to continue to learn and grow professionally. Understands and implements new technologies and teaching strategies. Excellent at working with different learning styles. Accomplished 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. Teacher with over 20 years of successful experience in teaching . Enthusiastic teacher eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of education and technology and training in Google Bootcamp . Motivated to learn, grow and excel in education.

  • Standardized tests
  • Safety awareness
  • Activity Planning
  • Behavioral improvements
  • Technology integration
  • Time management
  • Organizational skills
  • Relationship building
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in Google(trained in Google Bootcamp)
  • Go Guardian
  • Proficient in Coding
  • Nearpod (taught this in Professional Development)
  • Quizizz( published assessment for company)
  • Team collaboration
  • Special education
  • Lesson Planning
  • Classroom management
  • Differentiated instruction
Work History
Aug2014 to Current
5th Grade Teacher Decatur City Schools City, STATE,
  • Implemented classroom management improvements to enhance class morale and engagement.
  • Planned lessons according to district standards to cover all requirements and prepare for standardized tests.
  • 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.
  • Chaperoned field trips to maintain safety and encourage learning.
  • Collaborated with administrators on classroom policies, management strategies and discipline.
  • Promoted exploration of building blocks of learning by leading diverse, hands-on activities.
  • Helped students develop self-esteem and life skills by fostering healthy conflict-resolution, critical thinking and communication.
  • Boosted individual perseverance and resilience by setting challenging goals and providing realistic support.
  • Drove student learning by establishing clear classroom plans and group objectives, as well as actionable strategies to achieve each goal.
  • Sourced supplies to fill gaps in student activities.
  • Organized classroom supplies and decorated walls to create fun, nurturing settings and meet learning needs.
  • Kept classroom clean, organized, and safe for students and visitors.
  • Assessed student learning progress and comprehension with routine tests and standardized examinations.
  • Assessed student progress by administering tests and evaluating results.
  • Taught students subject-specific material, learning strategies and social skills.
  • Established and enforced rules of behavior to drive social development and maintain positive interactions.
  • Retained student interest and maximized receptive learning.
  • Taught lessons encompassing skill-building activities in speaking, writing, reading and listening.
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
08/04 to 05/14
8th Grade Reading Specialist Decatur City Schools, Brookhaven Middle City, STATE,
  • Wrote and delivered customized instruction to individual students and groups.
  • Built positive and productive relationships with teachers to drive improvements to reading programs.
  • Performed assessments and analyzed results to spot students in need of further help.
  • Used approaches such as Journeys to achieve dramatic results with students.
  • Developed goals and realistic plans for achieving each target.
  • Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
  • Created spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel for daily, weekly and monthly reporting.
  • Maintained energy and enthusiasm in fast-paced environment.
  • Developed and implemented performance improvement strategies and plans to promote continuous improvement.
08/01 to 05/03
6th Grade Teacher Colbert County Board Of Education City, STATE,
  • Diversified teaching techniques and learning tools help students with differing ability levels and varied learning modalities.
  • Built learning and citizenship skills to help with personal growth in addition to increasing academic knowledge.
  • Kept classroom organized, clean, and safe for all students and visitors.
  • Utilized multimedia strategies and technology to convey information in fresh and interesting ways.
  • Communicated objectives for all lessons, units and projects to students and parents.
  • Assessed student comprehension through regular quizzes, tests and assignments.
  • Instructed more than 20 middle school students through lectures, discussions, group activities and demonstrations.
  • Assisted 4 children per station during small-group learning periods.
  • Assigned daily lesson plans designed to motivate students and allow for creativity.
  • Worked with administrators on behavioral issues to support needs of all students.
  • Kept classroom environments consistent and focused on learning by establishing and enforcing clear objectives.
  • Collaborated with specialists to meet needs of students requiring extra support.
  • Arranged materials and instructional plans to implement immersive activities delving into scientific concepts.
  • Completed in-service and additional training to maintain professional growth.
  • Established positive rapport with all students and parents through home calls, emails and Parent Teacher Club.
  • Used INOW to upload all student grades and absence data into district computer systems.
  • Assessed submitted class assignments, determined grades and reviewed work with struggling students to boost success chance.
  • Planned and supervised class projects, field trips and visits by guest speakers.
  • Prepared daily lesson plans for activities.
  • Prepared instruction materials including copying, construction of bulletin boards, grading work and setting up work areas.
  • Provided one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Administered assessments and standardized tests to evaluate student progress.
  • Scheduled appointments with parents to discuss student progress and classroom behavior.
  • Increased parent satisfaction through well-organized IEP meetings and family conferences focused on improving parent-child bonding skills.
  • Cultivated relationships with parents for complete support network.
  • Leveraged diverse learning strategies to prepare students for higher-level education requirements.
  • Prepared and implemented lesson plans covering required course topics.
  • Sat in on classes of fellow teaching professionals to learn innovative methods for dispensing information to students.
  • Administered and graded tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
  • Led interesting and diverse group activities to engage students in course material.
  • Identified signs of emotional or developmental problems in students.
  • Developed and distributed study guides to reinforce lecture details and help students with test preparation.
  • Taught reading and science to 20+ students on information compiled from multiple sources, including textbooks, online sites and other educational materials.
  • Integrated technology into classroom as instructional tool, such as Smartboard.
Expected in 05/2007
Certification: Leadership in Educaton
University of North Alabama - Florence, AL,
Expected in 12/2004
Master of Science: Elementary Education
University of North Alabama - Florence, AL,
Expected in 12/1999
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education
University of North Alabama - Florence, AL,

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