Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Results-focused school administrator with strength in designing and facilitating employee and leadership development via differentiated instructional methodologies, program management, organizational leadership, recruiting and accelerating diverse talent, and developing highly proficient teams. Proactive leader with strengths in communication and collaboration. Adept at managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes. Described by current supervisor as “an enthusiastic, dynamic leader who has a sense of humor, a community builder, and a great communicator - transparent, honest, clear, friendly, and motivated.”

  • Adult learning methodologies / LMS
  • Leadership development & mentoring
  • Program management & assessment
  • Talent acquisition / DEI practices
  • Public speaking & communication
  • Employee performance evaluations
Administrator / Principal (40+ Hours/week), 07/2012 to Current
Fairfax County Public SchoolsCity, STATE,
  • Direct supervisor and program manager for over 90 employees to include administrators, teachers, support staff
  • Developed and implemented professional development plan aligned with School Innovation Plan providing multiple access points to differentiate for adult learners (LMS, blended learning, unconference, whole group, job-embedded)
  • Mentored first year Principals as requested by supervisor and nominated as First Year Principal of the Year
  • Led facilitation of variety of professional learning for Principals and staff to include: Cultural Responsiveness/Equity, Providing Growth Producing Feedback, Fierce Conversations, Moving Stuck Teams, Adaptive Schools (Facilitation)
  • Knowledge and implementation of instructional design strategies (ADDIE model) coupled with frequent evaluation (Kirkpatrick model) and feedback from participants to make adjustments to future courses
  • Leveraged MS Office, Google Suite, BlackBoard, Adobe, and other online platforms to differentiate for adult learners
  • Provided same-day personalized feedback to teachers with coaching post-conferences after observations with the use of iPad technology targeting specific look-fors aligned to priorities
  • Recruited to serve on School Division's committee to evaluate and select the new Learning Management System for professional development and performance evaluations in collaboration with the Department of HR and IT
  • Co-designed and facilitated formal building-level employee induction processes and procedures
  • Trained in Cultural Proficiency, Breakthrough Coach, Blended Learning, Adaptive Schools, Fierce Conversations, Responsive Classroom, Project-based Learning, and more
  • Recognized by supervisor for efforts leading to successfully increasing the hiring and retainment of a diverse and highly qualified teaching staff
  • Collaboratively planned, prioritized and strategically managed the school's budget and finances to maximize fiscal resources while maintaining the integrity of policies and supporting continuous improvement of the school and division
  • Navigated personnel concerns with professionalism, resulting in improvement or dismissal
  • Hiring manager - lead selection process and assigned highly effective staff in an equitable manner based on needs, assessment data, and local, state, and federal requirements
  • Solicited input from key internal and external staff in determining, selecting, allocating and utilizing the human resources necessary for present and future staffing needs
  • Established Professional Development School status with George Mason University, hosting student teachers and collaborating with University Site Facilitator to achieve program goals
  • Built relationship with the Teachers College, Columbia University to provide reading and writing summer institutes and ongoing professional development opportunities to staff
  • Volunteered annually as interviewer for the Division's job fairs, recommending candidates for early hire
  • Results (agree/strongly agree) from current employee and family engagement surveys: 97% - administrators support professional development of staff, 95% - their performance is assessed objectively, 96% - the school welcomes families of different backgrounds and cultures, 95% - the school is inviting and feels like a place I belong, 100% - staff taught me things that have helped me do my job better, 100% - feel safe at school
  • Responded to needs in the staff engagement survey to increase staff morale
  • Implemented long-term technology plan in collaboration with the PTA to bring a 1:1 laptop ratio in grades 3-6 to support Blended Learning and technology integration
  • Endorsed shared leadership experiences by facilitating both Instructional Leadership Council and School Innovation Committees monthly meetings with an emphasis on the Collaborative Learning Team cycle and reflection and refinement of actions and strategies
  • Collaborated with Office of Community Partnerships to establish business partners
  • Developed improved data dialogue protocols resulting in collective efficacy and commitment to remediation and extension plans to meet students by name and need
  • Created a STEM lab and school garden where all students had opportunities to engage in collaborative inquiry and experimental design
  • Leveraged several modes of communication consistently to ensure staff and community engagement with school to include a weekly digital newsletter, Twitter, blog, and website
Assistant Principal (40+ Hours/week), 08/2011 to 06/2012
Prince William County SchoolsCity, STATE,
  • Assessed teaching and support staff and delivered exemplary talent development and instructional leadership strategies to improve capabilities and testing outcomes
  • Initiated and monitored professional improvement plans; all with a focus on student achievement in conjunction with the social and emotional growth of each student
  • Served as special education administrator and school testing coordinator, training all staff, chairing all meetings, acting as liaison with the Central Office ensuring compliance with regulations
Assistant Principal (40+ Hours/week), 08/2007 to 06/2011
Dorchester School District TwoCity, STATE,
  • Evaluated staff performance through ADEPT – the South Carolina system for Assisting, Developing, and Evaluating Professional Teaching (including induction-level teachers)
  • Participated in faculty and data meetings, School Instructional Improvement Committee, Assistant Principal Leadership Academy, PTSO, School Advisory Committee, Effective School-wide Discipline Committee, and staff development through the Division (i.e. Building Leadership Capacity)
  • Accessed data warehouse and student management system to support staff with data reports to guide daily, individualized instruction and identify patterns of weakness to target
Master of Science: Education Administration, Expected in 12/2006
Wilkes University - Wilkes-barre, PA
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education, Expected in 05/2002
Susquehanna University - Selinsgrove, PA

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