Jessica Claire
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Results-focused student grown with strength in leadership, communication and community outreach. Proactive leader with strengths in communication and collaboration. Proficient in leveraging student involvement and community knowledge to promote volunteerism. Adept at managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes. Dedicated and responsive teacher with proven skills in classroom management, behavior modification and individualized support. Comfortable working with students of all skill levels to promote learning and boost educational success. Serves as role model by using growth mindset to develop young minds and inspire love of learning. Dedicated Teacher with proven experience providing instruction, guidance and counseling across diverse learning platforms. Possesses strong track record of improving test scores and providing diverse student bases with high-impact lessons. Skilled team player skilled at working with all levels of faculty, administrators and parents to resolve problems and conflicts professionally.

  • Education advisory
  • Presentations and public speaking
  • Research abilities
  • Career planning
  • Curriculum planning
  • Group facilitation
  • Experience in leadership
  • Content management expertise
  • Improvement plan knowledge
  • Teaching, tutoring and counseling
  • Differentiated learning techniques
  • Interdisciplinary teaching
  • Tutoring and after school help
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Emergent curriculum
  • Behavioral/cognitive skills development
  • Standardized testing techniques
  • Innovative lesson planning
  • Reporting and documentation
  • Mastery of Elementary Education
  • Member of PSEA
  • Curriculum development
  • Public speaking
  • Performance assessments
  • Effective listening
  • Thinking mp
  • Quizzes, tests and exams
  • Pennsylvania Teaching Certification with Elementary Education endorsement
  • Student assessment and achievement
  • Special needs students
  • Excellent classroom management
  • Calm under pressure
  • Positive atmosphere promotion
  • Learning assessments
  • Parent and student communication
  • Course material development
  • Effectively work with parents
  • Creative lesson plan development
  • Behavior modification
  • Clear public speaking skills
  • Organizational development knowledge
  • Elementary education
  • Instructional best practices
  • Interactive teaching/learning
  • Parent/teacher conferences
  • Proofreading/editing
  • Flexible and adaptive
  • Student rapport
  • Motivating students
  • Classroom management
Advisor, 09/2017 to Current
Forrester Research, Inc.Chicago, IL,
  • Conducted workshops to share new information on areas such as community service
  • Taught youth how to drive discussion and promote change through various channels.
  • Helped students conduct special events.
  • Motivated and encouraged team members to communicate more openly and constructively with each other.
Teacher, 09/1993 to Current
Catholic Charities, Archdiocese Of HartfordSomers, CT,
  • Scheduled and held parent-teacher conferences to keep parents up-to-date on children's academic performance.
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents and teaching staff.
  • Taught after-school and summer enrichment programs.
  • Tested students with quizzes, essays and exams to gauge learning effectiveness.
  • Increased average student GPA by 99% through designing effective and dynamic lesson plans.
  • Maintained and updated pedagogy manuals for use by other educators.
  • Taught students fundamental building blocks and advanced concepts.
  • Prepared unit and lesson plans for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines and Common Core standards.
  • Applied effective teaching principles to directly impact students, improving standardized tests scores by 95%.
  • Leveraged diverse instructional strategies and hands-on activities to engage students and boost understanding of material.
  • Implemented student discipline measures, decreasing classroom disruptions by 98%.
  • Observed children and recorded activities, maintained daily records and created safe environments during activities, meals and naps.
  • Incorporated technology into classrooms to maximize student progress and understanding of course material.
  • Helped students build learning and study skills to achieve life-long educational goals.
  • Established weekly anecdotal records and portfolios to assess student progress.
  • Created assignments and tests to evaluate student knowledge.
  • Mentored and counseled students with social adjustment and academic issues.
  • Identified early signs of emotional, developmental and health delays or problems in students and followed up with parents.
  • Taught students to exercise problem solving methodology and techniques during tests.
  • Taught classes of 30 students Math, Science, Social Studies and ELA, employing many learning techniques.
  • Applied proactive behavior management techniques to facilitate classroom discipline.
  • Met with parents and guardians to discuss student progress and increase participation for comprehensive and long-term student success.
  • Developed, administered and graded tests and quizzes promptly to provide quick feedback.
  • Taught up to 20-25 classes per week, substituting for absent teachers when needed.
  • Supported students outside of classroom by mentoring clubs and supervising community events.
  • Instructed special needs students in Math, Science, Social Studies, ELA and Math using assistive technologies.
  • Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among class of 30 students.
  • Taught Math, Science, Social Studies, ELA to diverse class of 30 students.
  • Implemented assessment tools to evaluate student progress and identify weak points.
  • Maintained office hours to discuss grades and projects and mentor students.
  • Liaised with teachers to develop cohesive educational plans and improve student support.
  • Identified and documented learning achievements by reporting outcomes, performance information and program adjustments used to boost comprehension.
  • Improved students' reading levels through guided reading groups and whole group instruction.
  • Selected and implemented interesting and interactive learning media to increase student understanding of course materials.
  • Held office hours to review material with students requiring extra assistance.
  • Differentiated instruction according to student ability and skill level.
  • Conquered challenges of working with highly diverse student population to attain exceptional student achievement.
  • Created tests and assignments to evaluate student knowledge.
  • Earned positive feedback from parents regarding classroom instruction and student learning success.
  • Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
  • Fostered positive, student-centered classroom environment by encouraging opinion sharing.
  • Leveraged classroom technologies to create approved lectures and lessons.
  • Developed individualized lesson plans based on each student's IEP goals.
  • Worked outside normal hours to be available to answer parent and student questions.
  • Assisted fellow teachers with assignments, special projects, tests, administrative updates and grading as needed.
  • Entered data into online student information system to report academic information.
  • Created and enforced child-based, hands-on curriculum to promote student interest and receptive learning.
  • Assessed student learning and growth through weekly, monthly, semester, evaluations, essays and daily assignments.
  • Worked with students individually to address areas of concern, including test grades and missed coursework.
  • Introduced and encouraged debate-style classroom setting to increase student active participation and critical thinking.
  • Interacted with parents, teachers and administrators to maintain productive communication throughout program participation.
  • Planned and implemented lessons using various teaching strategies to meet diverse student needs.
  • Tracked student progress in online system, immediately implementing action plans for failing grades.
  • Promoted collaboration and problem-solving skills by facilitating group projects and class discussions.
  • Employed wide variety of fiction and non-fiction textual materials to encourage students to read independently.
  • Taught students in various stages of cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional development.
  • Worked one-on-one with students to create individualized lesson plans to increase progress.
  • Designed compelling lesson plans focused on literature and writing learning goals for all level classes Utilized technology resources, including SMART Boards, microsoft, excel, and Google applications to develop lesson plans.
  • Implemented remedial programs for students requiring extra assistance.
  • Achieved high scores on state reading and math test scores.
  • Combined discipline plan with effective measures and lesson plans to increase concentration, participation and progress student accountability.
  • Strengthened parent-teacher and parent-child communication by holding regular parent-teacher conferences.
  • Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards.
  • Employed broad range of instructional techniques to retain students' interest and maximize learning.
  • Tutored 15-20 students per week before and after school to enhance knowledge and abilities.
  • Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement.
  • Taught reading, language arts, mathematics and other subjects utilizing course of study adopted by Board of Education.
  • Monitored student progress using exams and assignments to check for thorough understanding.
  • Taught students how to improve grasp of material and test performance.
  • Used children's literature to teach and reinforce reading, writing, grammar and phonics.
  • Attended and participated in department staff meetings to brainstorm ideas on academic issues.
  • Encouraged student critical thinking and discussion in all courses taught using variety of teaching techniques.
  • Developed interesting course plans with multimedia learning tools to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students.
  • Created and implemented developmentally-appropriate curriculum which addressed individual learning styles.
  • Motivated students to be more engaged in classes through applying positive reinforcement techniques.
Coach, 01/2018 to 05/2019
Franciscan Hospital For ChildrenBrighton, MA,
  • Attended games and wrote related scouting reports on teams and prospective players.
  • Observed culture of good sportsmanship, cooperation and responsibility among athletes and coaching staff.
  • Readied team to compete in tournaments and other special events using [Skill] and [Skill].
  • Observed consistent program of stretching and proper conditioning in effort to reduce injuries.
  • Developed training and exercise programs to meet individual requirements and team play strategies.
  • Mentored and encouraged youth to develop strong work ethic by being positive role model and practicing skills regularly.
  • Showed athletes proper techniques to avoid injuries.
  • Oversaw rigorous practice sessions to enhance individual skills and team gameplay.
  • Upheld safety of all team members during practice, exercise, game play and down times.
  • Established and followed through with penalties for breaches of sportsmanship standards.
  • Worked with boosters, parents and school administrators to handle support functions.
  • Developed professional relationships with club members.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education, Expected in 05/1993
East Stroudsburg University Of Pennsylvania - East Stroudsburg, PA
Master of Science: Elementary Education, Expected in 10/2000
Kutztown University Of Pennsylvania - Kutztown, PA
  • Instructional II Certification Elementary Education 2000
  • Instructional II Certification Middle Level Grades 6-9 2013

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