Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Driven and dynamic Adjunct Professor of English with 19 years of experience teaching students reading and writing skills in asynchronous and synchronous formats. Highly skilled in developing and delivering comprehensive composition, grammar, and reading curricula for secondary and post-secondary English courses. Well-versed in adapting course materials to not only meet established standards, but also to satisfy students’ individual learning needs. Dedicated to helping students achieve academic goals and develop proficiency in reading, speaking, and writing in English. Motivated collaborator eager to work courteously and professionally with other faculty to help students achieve academic success.

  • Academic advisement
  • Classroom management
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Individualized counseling and feedback for student writers
  • Literary analysis
  • Proofreading and editing
  • Student records management
  • Asynchronous and synchronous instruction
  • Curriculum development
  • Extensive knowledge of academic composition and research, grammar and usage, and rhetorical schemes and tropes.
  • Lecture delivery and preparation
  • Online platforms (Blackboard, Canvas)
  • Rhetorical analysis
Work History
07/2018 to Current Adjunct Professor of English Albany Charter School Network | Laurel, MD,
  • Instruct two sections of English 101 and English 102 per semester with an average of 25 students per class.
  • Actively participate in the design of the curriculum to reflect departmental goals, institutional philosophy and mission, current trends and best practices, community and societal needs, educational principles, theory and research, and use of technology.
  • Deliver instruction using asynchronous (Blackboard and Canvas) and synchronous formats.
  • Emphasize writing across disciplines, formulating arguments, grammar and style, and literary and rhetorical analysis.
  • Enhance the delivery of content and the learning process by emphasizing effective course organization and planning, faculty/student interaction, professional communication, course expectations, appropriate textbooks and readings, and formative and summative assessments.
  • Identify individual learning styles and unique needs of students who are culturally diverse, traditional vs. non-traditional, and at-risk.
07/2008 to Current English Language Arts Teacher Wyoming County Board Of Education | City, STATE,
  • Teach AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, Dual Credit English 101, and Dual Credit English 102 to address state English Language Arts and Career/College Readiness standards.
  • Assist struggling students in maintaining progress levels by designing individualized lesson plans focused on areas for improvement.
  • Communicate frequently with stakeholders to provide feedback and discuss instructional strategies.
  • Encourage creative thinking and motivate students during instruction by addressing individual strengths and weaknesses based on standardized testing results and essay assessments.
  • Evaluate and revise lesson plans and course content to facilitate and moderate classroom discussions and student-centered learning.
08/2015 to 06/2016 Adjunct English Professor Glenville State College | City, STATE,
  • Challenged and engaged students through in-depth lectures, debates, discussions, and assignments on composition, logic, and rhetoric in English 101.
  • Created curricula and exams to assess and reinforce student learning.
  • Instructed classes on the principles and strategies of college-level composition and classical rhetoric.
  • Participated in English department and employee team meetings to discuss student performance and academic achievement.
  • Prepared weekly lesson plans to accommodate students with varying proficiency levels.
  • Provided academic advisement and educational guidance for learners using constructive feedback, in-person facilitation, contact calls, and emails.
Expected in 05/2015 Master of Arts | English (Rhetoric/ Writing Instruction) Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ GPA:
  • GPA: 4.0
  • Member of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society
  • Thesis: Incorporating Visual Literacy into the West Virginia Secondary English Language Arts Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives
Expected in 05/2005 Lateral Entry Alternative Teaching Certification | English Language Arts High Point University, High Point, NC GPA:
Expected in 05/2000 Bachelor of Arts | English (Journalism/ Creative Writing) Concord University, Athens, WV GPA:

AP Language and Composition Certification - WV Department of Education

AP Literature and Composition Certification - WV Department of Education

North Carolina Standard Professional II Teaching Certification

  • (8180 Language Arts 6-9; 0100 English 9-12)

Pennsylvania Instructional I Teaching Certification

  • (3230 Instructional I English 7-12)

West Virginia Professional Teaching Certification

  • (1000-English; 05-AD; Permanent)

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