ap english teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

Compassionate English teacher who presents course materials in a clear, interesting and innovative way. Worked as both a highly effective teacher as well as a literacy coach and trainer to improve teacher effectiveness and growth.

  • Valid and current teaching credential in California with a CLAD
  • 15 years of teaching experience in 9-12 ELA instruction of all skill levels and backgrounds
  • Designed peer mediation for credit that reduced conflict and racial tension at school
  • Several years of experience as literacy coach as well as teacher education, leadership, and training
  • Highly skilled in Socratic method of teaching
  • Experience in small learning communities such as AVID and Humanitas

Was filmed as a model teacher for the BTSA program as a second year teacher

Was recognized in the media for the peace making efforts of my peer mediation program

Designed a summer bridge program to reduce racial conflict and provide a transition between junior high and high school

Had highest AP Literature scores for the Alliance Charter School System for the 2011-2012 school year

06/2009 to Current
AP English Teacher Basis.Ed Austin, TX,
  • Mentored teachers through the BTSA program.
  • Developed scaffolding and support strategies for ELLs and RSP students.
  • Developed AP curriculum and writing curriculum to prepare students for college level reading and writing and to pass the AP exam.
  • Planned and researched lessons for Common Core and presented teacher training for common core and effective inquiry based instruction
08/2005 to 06/2008
Literacy Coach Sheldon Independent School District Houston, TX,
  • Coordinated professional development and English department meetings Observed teachers and helped them grow through a structured reflection process called Cognitive Coaching
  • Coordinated student testing for district benchmark assessments
  • Taught demo lessons for teachers and supported teachers in implementing research based and student centered strategies
  • Supported teachers of struggling readers and writers through READ 180 and the LANGUAGE! Programs.
2004 to 07/2006
RIAP (Reading Institute for Academic Preparation) Instructor part-time Bridgeport Public Schools Bridgeport, CT,
  • Helped design curriculum for the summer RIAP program.
  • Taught teachers effective use of ERWC (Expository Readers and Writers Curriculum)
  • Conducted research into California student preparedness for college level reading and writing and pass rates for EAP/EPT
  • Demonstrated the Socratic Seminar method of instruction.
07/1997 to 08/2005
English Language Arts Teacher U.S. Grant High School City, STATE,
  • From 1999-2003 designed and implemented the Peer Mediation program and class that was recognized by the county and District for its role in reducing conflict at Grant High School
  • Developed curriculum and taught in both the AVID program and the Humanitas program
  • Consistently presented strategies and best practices to faculty as a teacher leader
  • Designed and taught a Hip-Hop as Literature course that served as a senior English elective as well as designing a multimedia speech class that implemented PowerPoint as a presentation aid.
1999 to 2005
LAUSD Intern Program Instructor Los Angeles Unified School District City, STATE,
  • Assisted in developing curriculum and taught class on equity and access that served to enhance teacher reflection on how class, race, gender and other isms inform and affect student learning.
  • Taught and developed materials for the course on classroom management and English methods.
Expected in 1997 to to
Bachelor of Arts: English
University of California at Los Angeles - Angles, CA
Expected in 1994 to to
Associate Degree:
Pierce College - Woodland Hills, CA

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School Attended

  • University of California at Los Angeles
  • Pierce College

Job Titles Held:

  • AP English Teacher
  • Literacy Coach
  • RIAP (Reading Institute for Academic Preparation) Instructor part-time
  • English Language Arts Teacher
  • LAUSD Intern Program Instructor


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate Degree

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