Jessica Claire
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Proficient English Language Arts teacher with experience teaching students using engaging and interactive classroom lessons. Aspire to create a learning environment that is student- centered and self-directed, which focuses on students making their own connections to their learning. Driven to share insightful lessons on grammar, spelling, writing processes and other key areas. Enthusiastic about helping students develop and achieve full potential.

  • Classroom Management
  • Communication Expertise
  • Language Arts Core Curriculum
  • Grammar Instruction
  • Google Classroom
  • Creative and Expository Writing
  • Student-Centered Learning
  • Illinois Teaching Certification
  • Group and Individual Instruction
  • Hands-On Learning
  • Reading Coursework
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Editing and Proofreading
  • Homework Assignment Planning
Academic Advisor, 12/2018 to 02/2020
George Mason UniversityFairfax, VA,
  • Advised students on course selection, pathways and career options.
  • Presented students with information and resources to promote academic progress and empowered students to take responsibility for academic success.
  • Encouraged students to develop four-year plan and assisted in planning and individual program of study for next term.
  • Approved pre-registration, drops, adds and withdrawals.
  • Reviewed student grade reports each semester to determine probation or suspension based on academic regulations of university.
  • Helped staff conduct student orientations and special events.
Teacher Leader, 08/2018 to 12/2018
Muroc Joint UnifiedEdwards, CA,
  • Assisted fellow teachers with assignment development, special projects, tests, administrative updates and grading.
  • Prepared and maintained classroom environments appropriate for student learning and physical, social and emotional development.
  • Worked outside normal hours to be available to answer parent and student questions.
  • Utilized behavior management skills to foster environment conducive to student learning.
  • Graded student papers and assignments to track student progression.
  • Organized activities to promote physical, mental and social development of each child.
  • Organized and led activities to promote physical, mental and social development.
  • Maintained daily records of individual activities, behaviors, meals and naps.
  • Worked with students one-on-one to boost skills in weak areas and grasp new concepts.
  • Worked with teachers to design interactive lessons and increase student success.
English Teacher, 08/2017 to 12/2017
Arrow Child And Family MinistriesSan Antonio, TX,
  • Attended professional development training to improve knowledge and skills.
  • Tutored students requiring additional assistance in grammar and reading comprehension.
  • Tested students on concepts taught in class to determine comprehension levels.
  • Evaluated students' comprehension of lessons through relevant test questions.
  • Repeated key lesson information to teach grammar and help students grasp concepts.
  • Integrated technology into classroom settings to engage students and diversify instruction.
  • Assessed student performance, behavior and social development and devised improvement strategies for struggling children.
  • Guided students to write for varied purposes and audiences to develop writing skills.
  • Integrated media content in class to improve listening skill, speaking skill and vocabulary.
  • Handled disciplinary problems with calm and poise and reported escalating issues to principal.
  • Developed class learning plans to meet district and statement requirements for instruction.
  • Taught essay writing classes to prepare students for college-level writing.
  • Prepared informative classroom lectures on literature, poetry and historical authors to engage and educate students.
Reading Teacher (Summer), 06/2011 to 06/2015
Carbondale Community High SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Established positive and engaging classroom environment that was conducive to improving literacy skills.
  • Analyzed and reported on each student's progress in reading in accordance with school district's policies.
  • Encouraged love of reading and promoted literacy to students.
  • Monitored small reading groups comprised of 2-4 students.
  • Communicated positively with students through engaging conversations.
  • Tutored and provided assistance after school to students in need of additional reading help.
  • Proctored tests and graded papers.
  • Instructed students individually and in groups using varied teaching methods.
  • Cultivated classroom environment focused on inclusion and growth, fostering both social and academic development.
  • Maintained positive classroom culture through behavior management techniques.
  • Offered hands-on learning opportunities to develop student self-esteem and life skills.
Reading Aide, 08/2011 to 05/2012
Carbondale Community High SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Communicated with teachers and students about ways to increase enjoyment of reading material while meeting school curriculum.
  • Attended in-services, workshops and seminars.
  • Backed up lessons with personal support, small group instruction and hands-on activities.
  • Observed student performance and recorded academic and attendance.
  • Supported teachers by preparing wall charts and hand-outs.
Education Supervisor, 05/2008 to 08/2009
Museum Of Science And Industry ChicagoCity, STATE,
  • Taught students between ages of 6 and 24 about science experiments throughout various park districts and educational facilities.
  • Designed curriculum and oversaw lesson planning to meet instructional goals.
  • Evaluated and supervised educators to assess performance and offer support.
  • Led recruiting, hiring and training of qualified youth peer educators.
  • Worked one-on-one with kids in need of extra support and instruction.
  • Remained calm and patient in student interactions to support individual growth and development.
  • Researched new teaching tools and resources to use in classroom.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: English Education, Expected in 05/2011
Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Carbondale, IL
Master of Science: Curriculum And Instruction, Expected in
Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Carbondale, IL
  • State Teacher Certification
  • Middle School Endorsements

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