Jessica Claire
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Former results-focused school administrator raised on a beef cattle and pig farm in Pennsylvania with strength in external and internal communication strategies, public relations, organizational leadership, program management, recruiting and accelerating diverse talent, and developing highly proficient teams. Proactive leader with strengths in designing and leading employee development, community engagement, 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 instructional leader with a clear vision for academic success...built a Professional Learning Community in which staff engages in continuous learning...validates and recognizes the multiple nationalities, cultures, and the different perspectives of the community...created and sustained a positive and safe school environment."

  • Internal & external communication strategies
  • Public relations, speaking, & writing
  • Change management & leadership
  • Leadership development & mentoring
  • Adult learning methodologies
  • Talent acquisition / DEI practices
Administrator / Principal, 07/2012 to 09/2019
Connections AcademyHome-Based, TN,
  • Direct supervisor of over 90 employees to include administrators, teachers, support staff; leading a school community representing over 30 different languages spoken by our families
  • Directed planning, development, implementation, budgeting, and support of all departments
  • Administered and manage policies, standards, practices, and security measures for all school departments to assure effective and consistent department operations
  • Communicated program updates and performance both internally and externally with donor and extension through calls and meetings
  • Assured fiscal integrity and timely spending of pass-through dollars to ensure programs meet donor expectations
  • Recruited, hired, trained, supervised, mentored, evaluated, and developed all staff, ensuring the school's overall successful functioning and consulting appropriate Human Resources staff when needed
  • Leveraged several modes of communication to publish compelling stories promoting the school, formulated clear points of view on complicated issues, and created concise and well-written narratives consistently to ensure staff and community engagement with school to include a weekly digital newsletter, Twitter, Facebook, blog, website, email, in-person meetings and presentations
  • Published annual crisis management plan and responded publicly and internally to critical issues both in person and in written form; communicated with central office as warranted
  • Fostered stakeholder engagement with community members, families, staff, and students
  • Collaborated with PTA to secure funding for variety of initiatives and programs (sponsorships and donations)
  • Oversaw recruitment lifecycle from creating brand awareness, to application process, to selection stage
  • Ensured communications highlighted hiring announcements, employee spotlights, school achievements, community and school events
  • Developed and facilitated ongoing presentations to inform and engage the community (i.e. staff and team meetings, Back to School Nights, Advanced Academic Program and Kindergarten Orientations, PTA meetings)
  • Personally featured on School Division's TV programming and local newspaper to showcase and advocate as the face of my school (programming/STEM, diversity) as well as cooperatively producing the school news show
  • 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
  • Collaborated with Office of Community Partnerships to establish business partners and convened with individual staff and teams to write and be awarded grants to support programming and initiatives
  • Collaboratively planned, prioritized and strategically managed school's budget and finances to maximize fiscal resources while maintaining integrity of policies and supporting continuous improvement of the school
  • Partnered with HR specialists on matters such as staffing, certification, employee performance, investigations and effectively informed and educated senior leaders on recruiting forecasts and staffing deficiencies
  • Partnered with senior leadership in workforce planning, onboarding, retention, change management
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Navigated personnel concerns with professionalism, resulting in improvement or dismissal
  • 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 Dept. of HR and IT
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mentored first year Principals as requested by supervisor and nominated as First Year Principal of the Year
  • Leveraged MS Office, Google Suite, BlackBoard, and other online platforms to differentiate for adult learners
  • Co-designed and facilitated formal building-level employee induction processes and procedures
Assistant Principal, 08/2011 to 06/2012
Connections AcademyIndianapolis Or Home-Based, IN,
  • Assessed teaching and support staff and delivered exemplary talent development and instructional leadership strategies to improve capabilities and testing outcomes
Assistant Principal, 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)
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
  • Administration & Supervision, PreK-12 & Elementary Education, PreK-6

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