Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Enthusiastic Language Arts educator seeking growth as an education specialist within a school that is dedicated to the academic and socio-emotional success of its student population.

Core Qualifications
  • Motivating students
  • Learning style assessment
  • Active listening skills
  • Differentiated instruction



  • Experience working with special needs students
  • Classroom management
  • Effectively work with parents
  • Clear public speaking skills

 Student Development

  • Increased 6th grade Language Arts standardized test scores by 20%, analyzing pre and post data and by introducing more effective learning techniques such as technology integration and student-run lesson plans.
  • Increased 95% of 6th grade reading comprehension scores of students reading on 4th and 5th grade level to on or above grade level by the end of the school year; with a program called Voyager Reading used for targeting weaknesses.

Education Strategies

  • Employed journalism writing techniques to 8th graders during instruction to improve the development of writing essays; and 95% of students mastered the Standard of Learning exam for the first time in four years the school was in "improvement" status.


  • Served as student mentor for students when academic problems and personal adjustments arose, meeting with guardians to reach solutions; and making recommendations to guidance counselor.

Goal Setting

  • Established clear objectives for all lessons/projects and communicated with students, achieving a total understanding of grading rubric and overall class expectations.



Professional Experience
2005 to 07/2009
6 - 8 Language Arts Grade Teacher Exelon Cape May Court House, NJ,
  • Developed lesson plans to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students.
  • Performed student background reviews to develop culturally diverse lessons.
  • Used variety of teaching techniques to encourage critical thinking and discussion in Language Arts class.
  • Empowered learners to reflect and self-assess performance.
  • Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among a class of 35 students.
  • Developed, administered and corrected assessments in a timely manner.
  • Earned positive verbal/written feedback from parents and administration regarding classroom instruction, management and student learning outcomes.
  • Collaborated ideas for performance improvement during IEP meetings.
  • Presented effective professional development learning strategies to faculty.
  • Empowered students to engage in community opportunities beyond school.
06/2003 to 10/2004
Administrative Assistant to Chief Nursing Officer HENRICO DOCTOR'S HOSPITAL City, STATE,
  • Supported a team of four administrators with clerical duties, in addition to directly working for the chief nursing officer.
  • Designed a new filing system for efficient work flow.
  • Managed multiple projects for nursing directors.
  • Handled multiple phone line system.
  • Coordinated conferences on and off site.
  • Documented reports on confidential patient concerns.
  • Managed administrative calendars.
  • Created correspondence and presentations using Microsoft Word Programs.
2001 to 2003
Administrative Assistant to Nursing Director ROBERTWOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL City, STATE,
  • Managed the director's calendar and travel arrangements.
  • Organized nursing conferences on site.
  • Handled multi-line phone system.
  • Created correspondence using Microsoft Office programs.
1997 to 2001
  • Headed the recruitment of clerical staff
  • Trained five employees.
  • Advised the president of staff promotion.
  • Managed the release of press kits.
  • Created and edited content for website.
  • Collaborated with web designer on content layout.
  • Designed stockholder certificates.
  • Lectured at trade shows in Seattle and Paris.
  • Instructed business professionals on the use of products and services.
Expected in 2014
Master in Education: Instruction, Curriculum & Assessment
Strayer University - Henrico, VA

Graduated Summa Cum Laude, 4.0 GPA

Expected in 2009
Professional Development: Education
University of Phoenix - ,

18 credits in education course work focusing on growing theories, reading methods, curriculum and instructional strategies.

Expected in 2003
Bachelor of Science: Broadcast Journalism
Brooklyn College - Brooklyn, N.Y.

27 additional credits in sociology coursework

Expected in 1996
Associate of Applied Science: Print Media Journalism
Kingsborough Community College - Sheapshead Bay, N.Y.

Research journal databases, writing APA style, speed writing, note-taking, informal and formal observations, oral presentations, training and teaching, classroom management, evaluating and analyzing data, problem-solving, typing, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheet, Microsoft Word, Publisher.

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