Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Compassionate and driven teacher with more than fifteen years of experience working with diverse learners of all ages and abilities in both formal and informal education settings. Adept at developing effective lesson plans, maintaining positive relationships with parents and instructing students with various levels of learning challenges. Strong background in literacy pedagogy and mild to moderate special needs.

  • Certification for Michigan 6th-12th grades English and Social Sciences
  • Ohio certification pending
  • Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist
  • Literacy pedagogy
  • RTI familiarity
  • Experienced working with ELL students k-12th
  • Experienced in staff training and curriculum development
  • Standardized testing administration
  • Curriculum development
  • Instructional best practices
  • Commitment to community
Master of Arts: Special Education, Expected in 12/2019
Baldwin Wallace University - Berea, OH,
  • Master's certification program, Intervention Specialist for Mild to Moderate Disabilities
  • 4.0 GPA
Master of Arts: Teaching Reading And Writing, Expected in 08/2001
Oakland University - Rochester, MI
  • 3.96 GPA
  • Coursework in teaching reading and writing, grades K - 12
Bachelor of Arts: English And Social Sciences, Expected in 05/1993
University Of Michigan - Flint - Flint, MI
  • Major in English and Social Sciences
  • Dual teaching certification English and Social Sciences, grades K - 8th
  • Graduated with honors
Work History - Teaching
America Reads Program Coordinator, 08/2012 - 10/2019
Sioux City Community School District Sioux City, IA,
  • Recruited, trained, and coordinated scheduling for 45+ literacy tutors at five Oberlin sites, providing measurable literacy improvement tutoring to hundreds of Oberlin elementary children.
  • Developed and facilitated trainings in literacy pedagogy, behavior management strategies, and tutor/tutee leadership.
  • Collaborated with tutor leaders and district staff to develop one-on-one literacy program for Prospect Elementary 3rd graders.
  • Coordinated community literacy and STEM events with community leaders, college faculty, and tutors.
  • Created staff manuals for Program Coordinator, tutor leaders, and tutors.
  • Facilitated communication between all stakeholders to promote program goals and provide productive conflict resolution.
  • Managed $40,000 Federal Work Study payroll.
  • Expanded leadership opportunities for America Reads tutors.
ESL Tutor, 09/2006 - 06/2012
Self-Employed City, STATE,
  • Provided one-on-one ESL reading instruction, homework, college application essays, and SAT preparation to k - 12th grades students from Korea.
  • Structured activities for interactive learning, including word analysis, reading understanding and fluency skills.
  • Developed student-specific tutoring plans in concert with teachers, parents, and administrators.
  • Administered feedback to students using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage and build confidence.
English, Yearbook, and Government Teacher, 08/1996 - 11/2005
Davison Community Schools City, STATE,
  • Prepared and implemented lesson plans reflecting student educational, cultural, and learning diversity.
  • Evaluated and improved student reading comprehension through personalized instruction.
  • Transitioned Yearbook from after school club to class and created course curriculum.
  • Researched latest teaching techniques and incorporated into lesson delivery to improve concept acquisition.
  • Collaborated with colleagues to create curriculum to meet current content standards.
  • Used computers, audio-visual aids, and other technologies to supplement presentations.
  • Educated students regarding national and global social issues and influencing factors.
  • Maintained awareness of relevant current events and quickly incorporated study into curriculum.

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School Attended

  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • Oakland University
  • University Of Michigan - Flint

Job Titles Held:

  • America Reads Program Coordinator
  • ESL Tutor
  • English, Yearbook, and Government Teacher


  • Master of Arts
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  • Bachelor of Arts

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