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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary

Enthusiastic Special Education Teacher eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. I am a versatile teacher with focus on individual student needs across academia and emotional development. Empathetic and accommodating in design and implementation of hands-on lessons, catering to diverse learning abilities. Proficient in employing constant communication, patience and positive reinforcement in team efforts to deliver exceptional educational tools, fostering academic achievement.

Skills
  • Student records management
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Motivating Students
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Student Progress Reporting
  • Program Development and Management
  • Trained in CPI
  • Lesson Planning
  • Special education
  • Student-Centered Learning
  • Positive Reinforcement
  • Social-Emotional Learning training
Work History
07/2020 to Current
Affective Needs Special Education Teacher North Country Academy Shawnee, KS,
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students.
  • Worked with students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Designed and implemented point system to encourage positive behavior.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Collaborated with students with multiple degrees of special needs to accomplish various tasks.
  • Taught students in variety of settings, including self-contained and resource environments.
  • Collaborated with numerous departments and 10 standard education teachers.
01/2020 to 03/2021
Student Teacher North Country Academy Shelby, MI,
  • I developed and created Algebra lesson plans that align with the students’ IEP goals and with the Illinois teaching standards.
  • I was responsible for tracking my students’ emotional regulation in the self-contained placement while effectively teaching the mathematics curriculum.
  • Collaborated with teaching staff to devise and implement coordinated educational strategies and student support networks.
  • Stood in for teachers, checking lesson plans to provide consistent teaching to students.
  • Set up visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to support teacher's lesson delivery.
  • Supported lead teachers in daily tasks such as attendance records, test administration and behavioral enforcement.
  • Developed lesson plans that incorporated mandated topics and included immersive activities for student engagement.
  • Investigated different teaching materials and techniques to understand strengths and weaknesses.
  • Conferred with qualified teacher to establish instructional targets and prepare lessons to cover source topics.
  • Kept records of student progress for teachers and parents, including details such as behavior, grades, comprehension and personal growth.
  • Had one-on-one sessions with struggling students to increase classroom GPAs and individual student success.
  • Worked with teachers to design lesson plans and coordinate activities for Math and Social/Emotional classes, consistently noting successful ideas and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Observed and participated in special learning opportunities to expand horizons and learn different approaches.
  • Administered quizzes and tests, and documented grades.
  • Supported students outside of classroom environments by contributing to assemblies, athletic events and special performances.
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Attended monthly staff training sessions.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
01/2019 to 05/2019
Student Teacher Schuyler Industry Middle School City, STATE,

Pre-Student teaching (Self Contained EB/BD)

  • Designed lesson plans across the curriculum of History, Reading and Writing according to Illinois learning standards, in a middle school classroom setting.
  • I created a BIP and FBA for students in the classroom.
  • I worked with students with severe EB/BD needs everyday Monday through Fridays.
  • Used a co-teaching strategy with my mentor teacher.
  • Developed an eight-day unit reading about the different animals that live in Illinois that connected to the Science unit.
  • Worked one-on-one with students and provided small group instruction.
  • Collaborated with teaching staff to devise and implement coordinated educational strategies and student support networks.
  • Stood in for teachers, checking lesson plans to provide consistent teaching to students.
  • Reviewed faculty handbooks, regional curricula and student guides to formulate deep understanding of duties and student expectations.
  • Integrated new strategies for optimal classroom management and behavioral control.
  • Set up visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to support teacher's lesson delivery.
  • Pursued every opportunity to grow abilities and take on increasing responsibility.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Supported students outside of classroom environments by contributing to assemblies, athletic events and special performances.
  • Observed and participated in special learning opportunities to expand horizons and learn different approaches.
10/2015 to 05/2019
Adaptive Motor Clinic Western Illinois University City, STATE,
  • Created lesson plans and led groups through various adapted activities that practiced their fine and gross motor skills.
  • As well as, worked individually with a student in the pool on their swimming skills.
  • Interacted with students from local elementary and high schools individually and in small groups who were brought to campus.
  • During my time working at the clinic I was placed with the High School students and for my final semester I was the group leader for an elementary group.
  • Western Illinois University, Code and Ethics Policy Review Board 2019.
  • I was selected to be on the review board committee for my university’s code and ethics policy.
  • We were responsible for reviewing the student code of conduct and revise what is outdated, and add what was missing.
Education
Expected in 05/2020
Bachelor of Science: Education
Western Illinois University, NCATE - Macomb, IL,
GPA:

GPA: 3.249/4.0, Degree GPA: 3.608/4.0

  • Dean's List Semester 1, 2018-19
  • Dean's List Semester 2, 2018-19
  • Dean's List Semester 1 & 2, 2019-2020
  • Member of Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Member of Adaptive Motor Clinic
  • Member of Educators of WIU
  • Minored in Spanish
  • Member of Order of Omega
  • Western Illinois University, Code and Ethics Policy Review Board 2019
  • Member of Council for Exceptional Children
Certifications
  • Licensed Learning Behavior Specialist I (IL)- 05/2020-25

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  • Western Illinois University, NCATE

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