8th grade ela instructor resume example with 18+ years of experience

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

To obtain gainful employment as an English Instructor in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

  • Critical thinker
  • Self-motivated
  • Fast learner
  • Microsoft Office and Outlook proficiency
  • Data-driven curriculum expertise
  • Standardized testing techniques
  • Urban public schools background
  • Mississippi Teaching License
  • Talented mediator
  • Innovative lesson planning
Mississippi College Clinton, MS Expected in 2015 Education Specialist : Education Administration/Curriculum Instruction - GPA :

Education Administration/Curriculum Instruction GPA 3.73

Jackson State University Jackson, MS Expected in 2002 Master of Arts : Secondary Education - GPA : GPA: 3.5

Secondary Education/English GPA: 3.46

Jackson State University Jackson, MS Expected in 2000 Bachelor of Arts : English - GPA : GPA: 2.9

English GPA: 2.9

  • Parent Communication
  • Regularly met with and contacted parents to discuss student issues and course weakness areas.
  • Technology Integration
  • Increased student participation and test scores by introducing relevant computer programs and exercises to encourage student interest and enjoyment.
  • Goal Setting
  • Established clear objectives for all lessons/projects and communicated with students, achieving a total understanding of grading rubric and overall class expectations.
  • Provided guidance in creating an action plan to achieve future goals.
  • Student Development
  • Increased student English standardized test scores by introducing more effective learning techniques such as technology integration and student engaged lesson plans.
  • Increased graduation rate for at-risk students yearly by using effective student engaged lessons
McLaurin High School - 8th Grade ELA Instructor
City, STATE, 07/2014 - Current
  • Managed a classroom that allowed students to work and learn with few disruptions.
  • Attended professional development for the growth of the middle school aged brain.
  • Acquired professional development for Canvass program.
  • Created relevant, engaging lesson plans for student success and improvement in Language Arts.
  • Increased scores of low achieving students by 30%.
  • Encouraged students to think for themselves.
  • Improved reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar skills through guided reading groups and whole group instruction.
  • Created an environment of achievement based on student autonomy, career goal setting, and self-worth.
  • Analyzed and assessed student performance and kept thorough records of progress/digress to compose effective lessons.
  • Established clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects.
  • Set and communicated rules for the classroom and building.
  • Provided tutorial daily to children individually and/or in small groups to develop skills in English Language Arts.
  • Contributed ideas at one departmental meeting each month and one TST meeting each month.
  • Delegated tasks to teacher assistants and inclusion instructors.
  • Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning.
  • Took appropriate disciplinary measures when students misbehaved.
  • Differentiated instruction according to student ability and skill level.
  • Taught students to exercise problem solving methodology and techniques during tests.
  • Encouraged students to explore issues in their lives and in the world around them.
  • Encouraged parents to take an active role in their children's education.
  • Employed a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction textual materials to encourage students to read independently.
  • Made class interesting and relevant.
  • Set high standards and expectations for everyone.
  • Had the respect of the students, parents, and colleagues.

Jackson Public School District - English Instructor/Inclusion Facilitator/Coach
City, STATE, 07/2001 - 07/2013
  • Prepared innovative lessons using student learning styles, test data, and required standards.
  • Demonstrated excellent knowledge of English Language Arts, Literature, and Math.
  • Expressed ideas using excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Prepared and implemented multiple lessons in one year for four English elective courses: Public Speaking, Creative Writing, African-American Literature, and Technical Writing.
  • Maintained Individualized Education Plans (IEP) for assigned exceptional education students in middle grades.
  • Collaborated with colleagues of the English Department to prepare an in-school vertical pacing guide to correlate with state curriculum.
  • Facilitated tutorials for exceptional education students in sixth to eighth grade in Math and English.
  • Provided after-school tutorial services to sixth grade math students, and tenth grade English students.
  • Served as a member of the Dropout Prevention Committee.
  • Acted as an administrative liaison for Saturday detention.
  • Prepared gifted students for Chess and Scrabble tournaments.
  • Served as a gifted instructor for seventh grade Language Arts International Baccalaureate Program.
  • Cooperated with the International Baccalaureate and gifted coordinators to insure student success by providing thorough instruction based on MYP and DP program curricula.
  • Performed student background reviews to develop tailored lessons based on student needs.
  • Taught English Literature to grades 10-12.
  • Received high remarks for the creativity of classroom lesson plans and instructional techniques from students, parents and faculty.
  • Created a clean, structured environment for students.
  • Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among a class of 25 students.
  • Created and ran up-to-date and relevant drills.
  • Trained student-athletes during the off-season.
  • Established and followed through with penalties for breaches of sportsmanship standards.
  • Helped develop each participant's physical and psychological fitness.
  • Adhered strictly to rules and regulations of the activities department and the district.
  • Drafted and distributed a packet for student athletes outlining rules and expectations.
  • Maintained and updated attendance forms and insurance records.
  • Compiled and submitted team records, awards and paperwork for lost or missing uniforms and equipment.
  • Motivated and encouraged student athletes to do their best during practices and games.
Meridian High School - English II Instructor
City, STATE, 06/2006 - 07/2007
  • Prepared objective lesson plans integrating technology and other subjects.
  • Demonstrated and instituted current knowledge of reading strategies to overcome literacy issues.
  • Expressed ideas using exemplary oral and written communication skills in standard English.
  • Maintained discipline and structure in the classroom.
  • Maintained cooperative communications with parents, students, and colleagues.
  • Participated in implementing and setting an effective structure for new curricula materials being used in instruction.
  • Collaborated in vertical meetings with English II colleagues to complete a scope and sequence guide to correlate with the required curriculum.
  • Collaborated in horizontal meetings with other grade level instructors of English to perpetuate ideas for future in-house curricula sequences.
  • Made required accommodations for exceptional education inclusion students.
  • Prepared syllabus to outline course objectives.
  • Took the necessary precautions to insure protection of the students, equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Set and enforced clear deadlines for student work.
  • Integrated technology in the lessons to develop students usage of word processing and research skills using data bases.
  • Coached students and reviewed test material in preparation for Mississippi state-wide standardized tests.
  • Encouraged discussion of class material to promote critical thinking.
  • Used a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations.
Jackson High School - English I Instructor
City, STATE, 07/2005 - 05/2006
  • Prepared lessons strategically using technological and subject integration.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of English and Literature.
  • Cooperatively accommodated lessons/assignments for inclusion students.
  • Prepared thematic units for literary assignments.
  • Prepared a syllabus outline of course objectives.
  • Expressed ideas using standard written and oral communication skills.
  • Maintained discipline and structure in the classroom.
  • Maintained student records.
  • Provided after-school tutorial services.
  • Maintained appropriate records of one-on-one and group conferences.
  • Collaborated with administration and faculty members to implement High Schools That Work.
  • Collaborated with administration and faculty members to scaffold new statewide professional standards in education.
  • Served as a committee member on the Advisory Committee.
  • Participated as a faculty member of the ninth grade academy-school within a school.
  • Served as a member of the SST( Student Support Team) program for at-risk students.
  • Used a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations.
  • Enforced both classroom and administration policies and rules at all times.
  • Established positive relationships with students, parents, colleagues and administrators.
  • Participated in regular training courses to keep up-to-date with new teaching methods and developments in the field.

Creative Writing

Test Strategist

Technical Writing


Adult Education

Analytical ReadingTrack Coach

Mississippi Youth Association Certified Soccer Coach

Basketball Coach

Girl's Powerlifting Coach

Cross Country

Tennis Coach

Debate Coach

Fitness Training



Public Speaking

Customer Service

Opinion Columnist

Additional Information

Reading Coach (early development, strategies)

Adult Business Education Development (Life Coach)

HRW Literature Book Reviewer (1 year)

Mississippi School of Arts (Adjudicator)

Secretarial/Clerical (6 years)

Customer Service (7 years)

Retail Management (5 years)

Alpha Kappa Alpha Executive Board Parliamentarian (1 year)

Education Committee Member for Mayor Chokwe Lumumba (4 years)

Education Committee Leader for Councilman candidate Chokwe Lumumba (2 years)

Committee Secretary for Councilman Chokwe Lumumba (3 years)

Job Specialist (1 year)

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School Attended

  • Mississippi College
  • Jackson State University
  • Jackson State University

Job Titles Held:

  • 8th Grade ELA Instructor
  • English Instructor/Inclusion Facilitator/Coach
  • English II Instructor
  • English I Instructor


  • Education Specialist
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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