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7th and 8th grade language arts teacher resume example with 16+ years of experience

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

Energetic and enthusiastic middle school teacher genuinely interested in and respectful of young people. Passionate about language arts and committed to maintaining up-to-date knowledge in the field of education. Trained in and mindful of the unique needs of middle school learners.

Work History
01/2011 to Current 7th and 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher Peoria Unified School District | Peoria, AZ,
  • 2 blocked language arts classes, 1 period accelerated
  • Responsible for overall language instruction, including reading, writing, grammar, speaking and listening, etc
  • Responsible for curriculum development, implementation, and assessment, including district-wide curriculum design and alignment
  • Assist in development of RTI tier two interventions utilizing MAP data
  • Assisted in development of PLC collaborative groups, including t creation of common curriculum and assessments
  • Participated in numerous book studies and curriculum committees, covering topic of social emotional education, technology in classroom, etc
  • Participated as record keeper in previously mentioned PLC and committee groups, including keeping minutes and agendas.
  • Integrated technology into classroom as instructional tool, such as smart boards, various educational programs, etc.
  • Established positive rapport with all students and parents through home calls, emails and Parent Teacher Club.
  • Provided one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Administered and graded tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
01/2007 to 01/2011 7th and 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher Athens Junior High School | City, STATE,
  • Experienced in block and single period structure.
  • Assisted in development of RTI tier two interventions and carry out implementation utilizing AIMSweb as well as other screening tools
  • Piloted school newspaper for '08 and '09 school years
  • Prepared and implemented lesson plans covering required course topics.
  • Promoted effective verbal and written communication through listening, speaking, reading and writing practice.
  • Administered assessments and standardized tests to evaluate student progress.
  • Led interesting and diverse group activities to engage students in course material.
  • Utilized multimedia strategies and technology to convey information in fresh and interesting ways.
01/2006 to 08/2008 ESL Tutorial Instructor English Language Institute Illinois State University | City, STATE,

  • Taught small group ESL tutorials, 6 classes/summer and 2 tutoring sessions.
  • Educated students in basics of English grammar and conversational speaking.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to each student while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Developed and taught ESL curriculum to improve students' conversational abilities.
  • Increased ESL students' reading levels by integrating online word games and altering lesson plans for students needing extra guidance.
  • Improved instruction methods by using various assessment tools and strategies.
  • Created new lesson plans based on course objectives.
01/2006 to 01/2007 High School English Teacher Peoria Woodruff High School | City, STATE,
  • Participant in year-long PDS student teaching program
  • Taught full novel units, team teaching, teaching assistant, graded papers, attended faculty meetings, planned individual lessons, etc
  • Student teaching: 10 + weeks of full-time instruction.
  • Prepared and implemented lesson plans covering required course topics
  • Administered assessments and standardized tests to evaluate student progress
  • Cultivated relationships with parents for complete support network
  • Adapted lesson plans and curricula to student interests, increasing GPAs and student engagement
  • Consulted with teachers in other disciplines to identify and adopt successful instructional strategies
  • Established appropriate deadlines and provided complete instructions for reading assignment and homework
Education
Expected in 05/2007 to to Bachelor of Arts | English Education Illinois State University , Normal, IL , GPA:
  • Illinois State Professional Educator License No. 1945638
  • Middle School Endorsement in 2009
  • In progress: Master’s Degree in Reading: 15 hours completed, 4.0 GPA
Accomplishments
  • Related Experiences/Skills Presented at a workshop at Milliken University sponsored by the Illinois State Writing Project, and the South Central District of the Illinois Association of Teachers of English (IATE) on teaching poetry in 2008
  • IESA Speech Judge for the 2008-2009 school year
  • Annual presenter at the Illinois Reading Council Annual Conference from 2008-2016 on various subjects including new teacher panel, poetry, historical fiction, and character education
  • Proficient in forms of technology, including the Microsoft Office suite including teams, Google platforms including classroom and docs, Skyward, Edline, Mac and PC operating systems, Dreamweaver, Frontpage, etc.
Skills
  • Frequent Presenter at workshops including for the Illinois State Writing Project, South Central District of the Illinois Association of Teachers of English (IATE), Illinois Reading Council Annual Conference, etc.
  • Proficient in forms of technology, including MS office suit and teams, G suite including classroom and docs, Skyward, Edline, Mac and PC operating systems, and various educational software.
  • Coached various clubs/sports including track, cheerleading, speech team, school newspaper, intramural painting/art classes, designed and led summer exploratory sessions including foreign language instruction (French) and cooking classes.
  • Additional Skills: artist/painter and former working musician (guitar, vocals, and piano).

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Illinois State University

Job Titles Held:

  • 7th and 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher
  • 7th and 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher
  • ESL Tutorial Instructor
  • High School English Teacher

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts

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