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

Versatile child advocate professional with over 9 years experience working in a student-focused learning environment helping special-needs students improve their literacy.

Core Qualifications

*Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite and computer operations.

*Proficient in the operation of Alabama's public school student data management system Chalkable (INow).

*Proficient in the use and operations of Desire-To-Learn, a distance education platform.

*Proficient in the use and operation of Blackboard, a distance education platform.


Material Development

  • Created [materials, curriculum] targeting [types of learners] to create an engaging educational experience.

Process Improvement

  • Developed [process or procedure] that resulted in [positive outcome].

Team Building and Leadership

  • Created collaborative classroom experience through [process, initiative].


  • Delivered training modules to inter-departmental teams to ensure smooth adoption of new program.
  • Completed training on-time and under-budget.

Program Management

  • Initiated and managed Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP), incorporating innovative technology with class curriculum for greater learning opportunities.

Student Development

  • Increased student math standardized test scores by 20% by introducing more effective learning techniques such as technology integration and student-run lesson plans.

Education Strategies

  • Employed special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory/perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.

Plan Development

  • Planned and conducted activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provided students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.

Goal Setting

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


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

Technology Integration

  • Increased student participation and test scores by introducing relevant computer programs and exercises to encourage student interest and enjoyment.

Community Service

  • Served as faculty MUN representative, spreading global awareness and introducing world issues such as capital punishment, child soldiers and human trafficking to students.

Parent Communication

  • Regularly met with parents to discuss student issues and course weakness areas.

Student-Centered Curriculum Planning

  • Developed mid-semester evaluation for students to give feedback about current curriculum and suggest alternative course materials and subjects for remainder of year.

Professional Experience
2006 to 2013 6th-12th Grade Guidance Counselor Bickford Senior Living | Olathe, KS,
  • ACCESS trained facilitator, VCI and Web-based instructor.
  • ACCESS trainer for facilitators/teachers
  • Provide students with high school, college, and career counseling
  • Advocate for students and work with other individuals and organizations to promote their academic, career, personal, and social development
  • Assist students in evaluating their abilities, interests, talents, and personality characteristics to develop realistic academic and career goals
  • Consult and collaborate effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators and other educational/community resources regarding students with identified concerns and/or needs to enrich their futures
  • Use available technology resources to enhance the school counseling program
  • Assist students with dual enrollment, college application processes, and scholarship searches and applications.
01/2004 to 01/2006 | , ,
01/2001 to 01/2004 English Teacher and ESE Counselor Bickford Senior Living | City, STATE,
  • Maintain contact with appropriate community resources and law enforcement agencies to provide needed services Guided special needs students with high school registration and academic course selection based on graduation requirements Collaborate with students, parents, school staff, and other appropriate persons to assist in meeting student and school needs Performed Career Training for high school seniors Develop routines and efficient techniques for minimizing time required for administrative and organizational activities.
01/1999 to 01/2001 Okaloosa County District Schools | City, STATE,
  • 5th & 8th Grade Consultative Teacher Develop and use assessment strategies to assist the continuous development of learners Use a variety of instructional strategies appropriate for teaching students from diverse backgrounds with different learning styles and special needs Instruct and monitor the work of volunteers and paraprofessionals Interpret and use data for diagnosis, instructional planning, and program evaluation Successfully obtained a Partners In Education and Department of Defense Grant to enhance the middle school special needs reading program Develop and use assessment strategies to assist in the continuous development of learners Monitor learning activities, provide feedback and reinforcement to individual students.
Education and Training
Expected in 2005 Master Endorsement, School Guidance Counseling | Troy University, Dothan, Alabama GPA:
Expected in 2003 Master of Science | Counseling and Psychology Troy State University, Fort Walton Beach, Florida GPA:
Counseling and Psychology
Expected in 1999 Bachelor of Science | Education Troy State University, Troy, Alabama GPA:
Education Mild Learning and Behavioral Disabilities
academic, administrative, AS 400, computer operations, Counseling, diagnosis, futures, instructor, law enforcement, ACCESS, Microsoft Office suite, organizational, program evaluation, reading, Teacher, teaching, trainer
Community Involvement

*Alabama Counseling Association (ALCA)

*Alabama Association for Career and Technical Education (ALACTE)

*International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

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