7th grade ela teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Enthusiastic Teacher with 22 years of experience-21 of those years in large urban school districts instructing students with a wide range of learning disabilities and cultural backgrounds. Committed to creating collaborative learning environments that encourage social, emotional, and academic growth. Strong organizational skills and ability to work and communicate effectively with children, parents, colleagues and supervisors.

  • Flexible and adaptive
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Special needs students
  • Positive classroom management
  • ESL Endorsement
  • Student rapport
7th Grade ELA Teacher, 08/2020 to Current
Russell Middle SchoolCity, STATE,

7th Grade ELA Teacher

  • Helped develop strong verbal and written communication skills by leading students through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities.
  • Used videos, lectures and moderated discussions to engage students during class.
  • Assessed student classroom performance to report on progress.
  • Adhered to district standards for reporting on academic progress, student attendance and assessment data.
  • Observed fellow teaching professionals, gathering valuable techniques to use in classroom.

Yearbook Advisor

  • Uploaded digital images for editing, archiving and electronic transmission.
  • Proofed copy to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation and syntax.
  • Proofread copy to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation and syntax.
  • Supervised and coordinated work of reporters and other editors.
  • Assigned topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage.

Building Staff Development Facilitator

  • Participated in brainstorming sessions and team meetings to identify deficiencies and recommend changes to policies and procedures.
  • Planned and led training programs on staff development to enhance employee knowledge and performance.
  • Presented resources and opportunities to teaching staff for further professional development and curriculum training courses.
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents and teaching staff.
  • Participated in workshops, trainings and conferences to improve educational skills.

Literacy Strategies Web Resources

  • Provided innovative reading resources for students.
  • Consulted with classroom teachers to develop strategies to help children excel at reading.
  • Motivated students using feedback and encouragement.
5th Grade Teacher, 08/2002 to 05/2020
Bancroft Elementary SchoolCity, STATE,

MTSS-B Leadership Team & Building Coach

  • Intermediate teacher representative on team responsible for implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Behavior (MTSS-B) procedures building-wide
  • Collaborate with other building representatives and administrators
  • Model expected procedures and protocols for building staff
  • Provide resources and guidance for teachers and paraprofessionals
  • Evaluate the implementation of MTSS-B school-wide and in classrooms

Microsoft Innovative Educator (Certified Fall 2017)

  • Specific professional development for using Microsoft Office products in the classroom: Word, Powerpoint, Sway, OneNote, OneDrive
  • Train and plan to incorporate iPad and web-based apps into classroom activities: Padlet, Flipgrid, ReadWorks, Newsela, Skype, Epic, Popplet
  • Design and implement Pathways Project focused on using technology to differentiate activities to promote student growth

Classroom teacher

  • Self-contained classroom with high population of ESL students (2018-2019 class: 17 of 23 are current or former ESL students)
  • Submitted a proposal and chosen to establish and maintain 1:1 iPad classroom (2011-Present)
  • Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement
  • Planned and implemented lessons utilizing a variety of teaching strategies to meet diverse student needs
  • Improved students' reading levels through guided reading groups and whole group instruction
  • Utilized positive reinforcement methods to encourage appropriate student behavior
  • Created lesson plans in accordance with state and school-wide standards
  • Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators
  • Mentored practicum students, student teachers, first-year teachers, and transfer teachers
5th Grade Teacher, 08/2001 to 06/2002
Ridgeview Classical SchoolsCity, STATE,
  • Established and enforced behavior program for students
  • Created and implemented curriculum units using reference materials and the Core Knowledge guidelines
  • Observed and evaluated student performance, behavior, and social development
  • Prepared student and teacher materials for classroom lessons and activities
Education and Training
Master of Education: Literacy, Expected in 2007 to Concordia University - Seward, NE

Reading Specialist Endorsement

English as a Second Language Endorsement

Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education, Expected in 2001 to Wartburg College - Waverly, IA
Additional Information

References Within Gretna Public Schools

Mrs. Megan Furstenau

4th Grade teacher

Palisades Elementary

w: (XXX) 895-2194 p: (XXX) 677-8562

Mrs. Anna Burry

4th Grade teacher

Whitetail Elementary

w: (XXX) 895-388

Additional References

Mr. Robert Sortino

Former Principal

Bancroft Elementary

w: (XXX) 344- 7505 Ext. 1120

c: (XXX) 850-5471

Ms. Angela McQuinn

5th Grade teacher

Bancroft Elementary

w: (XXX) 344-7505 Ext. 1217

c: (XXX) 490-7612

Mrs. Mary Catherine Ligouri

5th Grade teacher

Bancroft Elementary

w: (XXX) 344-7505 Ext. 1301

c: (XXX) 650-8777

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School Attended

  • Concordia University
  • Wartburg College

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  • 5th Grade Teacher
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