Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

I have had many diverse teaching opportunities throughout my life. Coaching high school dance teams taught me to switch my focus from being a teacher, to being a mentor. Teaching in special education taught me the unique ability to recognized each students individual weaknesses, needs, and strengths, and be able to help every student succeed. Homeschooling my own two special needs children taught me empathy, a deep love for mentoring young adults, and how to find true joy in learning. Thus, at Snow College, I have found an amazing sense of arbejdsglaede (Danish for “happiness at work”), and wish to extend that to include teaching online at UVU as well.

  • Online learning platforms. I received both my Bachelor and Master degrees online. Therefore, I very much enjoy the flexibility and creativity of an online learning format and am skilled in LMS systems such as Canvas and Blackboard. Teaching during the Covid epidemic has also allowed me to increase my abilities with virtual and non-traditional teaching methods.
  • I am currently the only adjunct at Snow College to have created my own Foundations course for our unique GE Program. I created and teach a course titled Gender Stereotypes in Education. This course was conceptualized by me, after which I recruited two fellow professors from the Chemistry and Education departments. We now team teach the course. This course explores the theme of gender stereotypes. Students learn how the search for truth in each of three disciplines (Literature, Chemistry, and Education) can either be advanced, or limited by, our ideas of inherent gender traits, and our own self-understanding. All while instilling in students the great value that comes from being a life-long learner and from obtaining a Liberal education.
  • I consistently receive very positive student course evaluations. I believe my areas of excellence include an open and positive relationship with students, clear and engaging course design, and an ability to personalize each students experience to their unique needs.
  • Professional Development. I am currently working with several colleagues to create a flipped learning design for my Eng. 1010 class, and hope to extend that design to other courses in the future. I am also part of Snow's Foundations Assessment Team, in which we spend time assessing artifacts from the various Foundations courses in order to analyze to what extent the course learning outcomes are being met, and how we can help the program to improve in its aims of higher student success, connections across disciplines, and becoming life-long learners.
08/2019 to Current
Adjunct Instructor Manhattan College New York, NY,
  • Eng. 980 Writing Basics
  • Eng. 1010 Beginning Composition & 1015 (extended)
  • Eng. 2010 Intermediate Research Writing
  • Eng. 2220 Intro to Fiction
  • GE 1200 Foundations
  • Communicated effectively with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Created lesson plans and developed instructional materials covering required topics and learning objectives.
  • Fostered student commitment to lifelong learning by connecting course material to current social and economic issues.
  • Implemented technological learning tools and high impact teaching practices to increase student engagement and promote positive learning outcomes.
  • Integrated multimedia technology in classroom instruction for well-rounded and engaging approach to instruction.
01/2012 to 07/2014
IHC Parent Advocate Paulding County School District Dallas, GA,
  • Met with clients to determine necessary services and make treatment recommendations.
  • Managed parent support groups addressing topics such as positive discipline and parenting styles.
  • Identified appropriate community resources and provided referrals for services.
08/2008 to 05/2011
Special Education Paraprofessional S. Sanpete School District City, STATE,
  • Provided support to the students through specialized accommodations, extra assistance and educational assessments.
  • Met one-on-one with autism students, utilizing customized behavioral plans.
  • Spoke with parents to discuss student progress and coordinate meetings.
  • Collaborated with teacher to develop effective, individualized learning strategies.
  • Assisted special education instructors in identifying and meeting students' individual needs.
08/2007 to 05/2009
Manti High School Dance Coach S. Sanpete School District City, STATE,
  • Observed consistent program of stretching and proper conditioning in effort to reduce injuries.
  • Supervised academic progress of student-athletes and arranged tutoring for those with falling grades.
  • Encouraged team members to become stronger, more agile athletes and more successful competitors through focus, effective training and proper nutrition.
  • Observed culture of good sportsmanship, cooperation and responsibility among athletes and coaching staff.
Education and Training
Expected in 03/2019
Master of Arts: English
Southern New Hampshire University - Manchester, NH,
  • 4.0 GPA
  • Completed coursework in Composition Teaching, Ecofeminism, Ecocriticism, and Shakespeare Studies.
  • SNHU Distinguished Scholar Recipient.
  • Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Member.
Expected in 05/2017
Bachelors of Arts: English Language And Literature
Southern New Hampshire University - ,
  • 3.9 GPA
  • Major in English Language and Literature
  • Completed coursework in College Composition, Non-fiction Writing, Children's Literature, Early American Literature
Expected in 05/1996
Associates of Science:
Snow College - Ephraim, UT,

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