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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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  • Date of Birth:
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Professional Summary

Enthusiastic self starter eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of rules, regulations and training in a professional setting. Motivated to learn, grow and excel and eager to share with others the experience and knowledge I've gained over the years.


  • Art program coordination
  • Managing programs and curriculum
  • Department management
  • Arts and culture
  • Advanced background with Developmentally disabled population
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Microsoft Office, and iMovie
Work History
Art Program Director, 10/2018 to Current
Shrub Oak International School City, STATE,
  • Planned and execute therapeutic based activities to enhance and challenge students to express themselves in a creative and artistic manner.
  • Collaborate closely with Therapists (Using students Individualized Service Plans/IEP's), and with family members, to base curriculum in efforts better help them reach their goals.
  • Maintain daily student records and evaluate student progress bi-weekly.
  • Facilitate group sessions and provided one-on-one support.
  • Maintain safety and security of all youth under care.
  • Instruct students in career development techniques including computer programs such as Illustrator, and Photoshop, and Microsoft Word.
  • Assess students with emotional and physical difficulties and refer to appropriate services.
  • Offer constructive feedback to minors under care regarding specific actions, behaviors and words.
  • Created and implemented after-school creative arts workshop for families and care givers to better assist students at home with curriculum being worked on during semester.
  • Developed and taught lessons on relevant children's books, poems, movies and themes to promote student interest of Children's Literature as avenue of study.
  • Fostered meaningful relationships among students through student field-trip retreats and team-work community service projects.
Art Teacher Student Intern/Substitute Instructor, 01/2015 to 05/2017
College Of New Rochelle City, STATE,
  • Completed and filed all necessary paperwork for classroom activities, and attendance logs as well as collaborative curriculum planning with head teachers and instructors.
  • Instituted mentoring program between Freshman and Sophomore-grade level students, increasing student development and enthusiasm and preparing them for a career in the Arts.
  • Introduced a unique array of mediums into classroom to create a safe, positive, and diverse learning environment.
  • Incorporated unique skill sets acquired from my studies at The School of Visual Arts, and how best to use those skills to succeed in the work force.
  • Mentored and worked one one one with developmentally disabled students, and produced individualize lesson plans to best fit their needs.
  • Attended bi-yearly training's, conferences and workshops to help gain knowledge in my field of study, and in other areas of interest related to Teaching. This included Special Education, working with the developmentally disabled, elderly, and the visually and hearing impaired. Also to obtain Certifications needed to complete my Internship as an Art Instructor.
  • Observed and evaluated students' performance, behavior, social development and physical health.
  • Set up lesson materials, bulletin board displays and demonstrations.
  • Implemented different technologies such as Photoshop and to engage students in class instruction and diversify approaches.
  • Developed and deepened relationships with students, family members and faculty to promote optimal student learning environments.
Resident Assistant Supervisor, 09/2007 to 11/2009
  • Minimized injuries to staff or patients by offering important support or restraint to control patient movements.
  • Held monthly and yearly progress evaluations of all Direct Support Professionals.
  • Oversaw Payroll of staff and managed bank ledgers and inventory of the Residence.
  • Updated patient files with current information about vitals, behaviors and other data relevant to consumer treatment planning.
  • Coordinated daily activities and provided assistance when needed.
  • Completed and oversaw staff entries in log books, journals and care plans to document accurately report patient progress.
  • Administered medication as directed by physician, and Med Certified new staff.
  • Answered daily office phone calls for consumer appointments, questions and visitation rules.
  • Trained staff members on how to handle emergency situations while maintaining professionalism and observational skills.
  • Supervised safety, behavior and modified actions during scheduled and emergency trips off campus.
  • Worked with senior case managers to coordinate team development activities and training's.
  • Coordinated schedules and assignments for volunteer staff, maximizing team efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Managed and archived quality documentation and participated in internal and external quality audits.
  • Held yearly training's in HIPPA and OSHA.
  • Led Fundraising team to raise funds for yearly events such as the YAI Central Park Run.
  • Led Residence with kindness and compassion, and ensured safety and fairness among staff and consumers daily.
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Illustration And Fine Arts, Expected in 05/2005
School of Visual Arts - New York, NY
: Journalism And Art Therapy, Expected in
Westchester Community College - Valhalla, NY
Additional Information

As a parent to two Autistic sons it was made clear to me that there were no services provided for Special Needs Children to receive their sacraments in my church. I decided to become a Catechist to ensure that my sons, as well as the other special needs children in the community were able to receive their sacraments with the other children in their grade. This has become extremely rewarding to me and has helped countless community members in including their children in Religious Education where for so long there was nothing. With use of my Art background I am able to create lesson plans in ways that special needs children better understand. By making it fun and engaging they are eager to learn more each week.

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School Attended
  • School of Visual Arts
  • Westchester Community College
Job Titles Held:
  • Art Program Director
  • Art Teacher Student Intern/Substitute Instructor
  • Resident Assistant Supervisor
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts

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