academic director educator advisor resume example with 9 years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Career Summary

Innovative, versatile, and passionate leader in education with a proven track record in providing admissions and college readiness solutions, delivering hands-on and virtual education programs, and designing lessons plans that improve student learning outcomes. Critical thinker and tech-savvy professional with reliable experience in utilizing a wide range of learning management systems and applications, collaborating with cross-functional teams, and building relationships with students and adults with varying personalities, skill levels, and learning needs. Inspired to apply team leadership and interpersonal skills toward impacting a growing company through a dynamic role.

Skills & Core Strengths
  • Educational Leadership
  • Admissions Counseling
  • Career Readiness
  • Curriculum Development
  • Instructional Design
  • Music Education
  • Classroom Management
  • Remote Learning
  • Student Enrollment & Retention
  • Process Improvement
Professional Experience
Academic Director | Educator | Advisor, 01/2016 to 01/2022
Woodland School District 50Gurnee, IL,
  • Develop educational best practices, student solutions, and other policies/procedures for a K-12 online accredited school focused on leveraging modern technology/support to provide alternative strategies for earning a high school diploma.
  • Coordinate school operations by overseeing accreditation, teacher/staff assignments, student behavior, student information system (SIS), curriculum development, multiple projects, marketing, and recruitment.
  • Partner with CEO to identify operational improvement opportunities and ensure student/staff success in their education/careers.
  • Earned promotion to Academic Director (after 3 years) and Academic Advisor (after 1 year) for creating new schedules/plans for students and successfully performing extra responsibilities.
  • Operated as Academic Director by advising 1100+ students and creating policies/procedures for 24+ teachers/staff.
  • Served as an Online Academic Advisor by outlining comprehensive schedules for K-12 students, providing career/college counseling, and consulting partner schools on curriculum, NCAA requirements, and international applications.
  • Led as an online teacher/success coach by administering multiple arts/music electives within learning management systems (LMS) like FLVS, Edmentum, and Apex Learning.
  • Established new solutions, practices, processes, and programs, including a parent teacher organization, teacher training, and other manuals/handbooks.
Paraprofessional, 01/2016 to 01/2019
EKU Model Laboratory SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Delivered a personalized world-class education for students in a unique learning environment and K-12 model laboratory school associated with Eastern Kentucky University.
  • Mentored and oversaw multiple students in grades K-12 by providing real-life solutions, outlining volunteering/testing opportunities, increasing student self-advocacy, and ensuring lifelong personal development.
  • Utilized interpersonal skills to build relationships with challenging students with special needs and behaviors.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members and special education teachers to design student behavior management plans.
  • Implemented Individualized Education Plans (IEP) by identifying learning obstacles and navigating students through their educational journey.
Music Teacher | Lead Teacher, 01/2013 to 01/2015
The Learning Center, FBCCity, STATE,
  • Created lessons, schedules, and strategic plans as Lead Teacher/Music for a Pre-K/Kindergarten school with 200+ students providing accredited education and individualized learning (associated with first Baptist Church).
  • Pioneered a musical recorder group for Kindergarten students by providing access to public performances, allocating budget, and delivering necessary resources.
  • Planned, organized, and created semester concerts by leveraging video, digital editing, and effective advertising.
  • Collaborated with Eastern Kentucky University Music Department Chair to organize student teachers, performances, and presentations enhancing student learning.
  • Spearheaded continuous improvement by establishing an open learning environment, exercising balanced classroom management, and consistently exceeding learning outcomes.
Arts & Electives Teacher, 01/2011 to 01/2012
Lynn Camp Middle & High SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Provided value in a dual teaching role by serving as choir instructor for grades 6-12 and electives teacher for grades 9-12.
  • Partnered cross-functionally with music/art teachers across the district to expand student learning and performance opportunities.
  • Assisted in the creation of the first district annual Christmas concert for all choir students in the Knox County District, grades 6-12.
  • Administered the first senior course for college readiness/life skills by integrating creative instructional design and increasing preparedness by 20%.
Master of Administration: Education , Expected in to Eastern Kentucky University - Richmond, KY
  • Graduated Cum Laude
Masters of Music: Education, Expected in to Eastern Kentucky University - Richmond, KY
  • Graduate Cum Laude
  • Administrator Education Certified, Department of Education: Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Professional Music/Arts Teaching Certificate (Grades K-12), Department of Education: Commonwealth of Kentucky

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School Attended

  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Eastern Kentucky University

Job Titles Held:

  • Academic Director | Educator | Advisor
  • Paraprofessional
  • Music Teacher | Lead Teacher
  • Arts & Electives Teacher


  • Master of Administration
  • Masters of Music

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