Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Driven Early Care Education/Family Development Specialist bringing 20 years of success in related roles to add an invaluable new facet to the Education/Human Service team of professionals. Ambitious and focused with a passion for fostering community contributions through partnerships leading to leveraged funding, services and resources.

Results-driven professional highly experienced in education and human service environments. Natural leader and operational problem-solver successful at maintaining budgets, overseeing staff and optimizing program operations. Effectively leverage interpersonal communication skills to develop long-lasting relationships.

  • Event logistics
  • Mentorship and training
  • Staff scheduling
  • Volunteer acquisition
  • Community outreach
  • Team management
  • Project organization
  • Planning and coordination
  • Relationship development
  • Problem resolution
  • Customer service
  • Supervision
  • First Aid/CPR
  • MS Office
  • Business operations
  • Operational improvement
  • Team building
  • Inventory management
  • Process improvement
  • Administrative support
  • Communications
  • Activity organization
  • Vendor relationship management
  • Family Development/Life skill-building
  • Behavior monitoring
  • Data gathering
  • Social skills development
  • Behavioral/cognitive skills development
  • Excellent classroom management
  • Motivating students
  • Job readiness training
  • Learning style assessment
  • Scheduling proficiency
  • Learning assessments
  • Classroom discipline
  • Standardized testing techniques
  • Behavior modification
  • Effectively work with parents
  • Mediation and advocacy talent
  • Title I knowledge
  • Tutoring and coaching
  • Tutoring and after school help
  • Training program design
  • Training program development
  • Motivational speaking
  • Orientation procedures
  • Staff retention
  • Staff training and motivation
  • Staff training and mentoring
  • Project management
  • Conflict management
  • Document management
  • Client rapport
After School Enrichment Program, Site Coordinator, 08/2019 to Current
Catholic Health InitiativeKearney, NE,
  • Set and enhanced program schedules to meet expected demands and enhance student learning opportunities.
  • Worked with parents and staff to improve student behavioral and learning issues with proactive approaches.
  • Established and enforced modern educational standards to support student needs.
  • Coordinated student activities and boosted engagement by ensuring safe, positive environment.
  • Gathered, prepared, operated and maintained all equipment and supplies necessary for planned activities.
  • Planned, organized, facilitated and promoted diverse recreational programs.
  • Assisted with transporting and escorting program participants to, from and within program activity locations and on external trips.
  • Engaged children in arts and crafts, singing, sports activities, games and field trips while maintaining safe environment.
  • Organized and lead variety of small and large group activities, including homework assistance, and organized indoor/outdoor sports activities.
NC Pre-K Early Care Education Specialist, 11/2017 to 01/2019
Smart Start RowanCity, STATE,
  • Educated parents and caregivers to drive cooperation, learning achievement, performance and classroom behavior.
  • Boosted engagement and participation with attention to discipline and modeling appropriate behavior by teaching respect for classmates.
  • Assessed potential success of current and proposed programs and maintained compliance with various board regulations.
  • Investigated and documented performance of educators and support team members and identified areas requiring improvement.
  • Advised teaching staff and administration about curriculum development and use of material and equipment.
  • Created and administered questionnaires to identify social and emotional development needs and individualized strategies to meet goals.
  • Led and created challenging behavior training module staff orientation, attended by all Rowan County NC Pre-K teachers and staff, to drive development of effective behavioral skills and systems.
  • Leveraged data and collaborated with executive leaders to refine and improve discipline protocols.
  • Redesigned district-wide curriculum to meet higher standards and adhere to student behavior needs.
  • Maintained thorough records and submitted timely reports of project activities, findings and recommendations.
  • Delivered mentoring and coaching services to teachers, administrators, and support staff at all Rowan County NC Pre-K locations.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
  • Performed site evaluations, customer surveys and team audits.
Family Development Specialist, 07/2012 to 09/2017
Salisbury Rowan Community Action AgencyCity, STATE,
  • Expanded program outreach by delivering new participant orientation, to income eligible applicants in Cabarrus and Rowan counties.
  • Located housing and other support services for displaced individuals working through self sufficiency issues.
  • Recommended improved life choices to enhance participant outcomes.
  • Maintained thorough and accurate records outlining program operations and participant progress.
  • Discussed available program services with potential participants and outlined procedures to facilitate smooth engagement in program processes.
  • Improved customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
  • Created agendas and communication materials for team meetings.
  • Achieved cost-savings by developing functional solutions, by leveraging funding, services, and resources to remove participant life barriers to self sufficiency.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Criminal Justice, Expected in 05/1991
NC Central University - Durham, NC
Master of Arts: Special Education, Expected in 05/1998
UNC-Charlotte - Charlotte, NC
  • Completed coursework in Special Education.
: Family Development Specialist Certification, Expected in 08/2014
Duke University - Durham, NC
  • Completed professional development in Family Development Specialist Certification

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  • NC Central University
  • UNC-Charlotte
  • Duke University

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  • Family Development Specialist


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