Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

A passionate Art Educator and Artist with 5+ years of experience in public education. Possess strong philosophy in tailoring to individual student need to ensure success and understanding of the creative process.

  • Painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, printmaking, mixed media
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Conflict resolution
  • Personable and outgoing
  • Classroom accountability
  • Managing classroom for diverse populations
  • Effective time management
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Student-centered learning
Work History
11/2019 to Current Art Teache Legacy Traditional Schools | Surprise, AZ,
  • Planned and executed activities to promote understanding of art elements and principals of design for over 400 K-8 students
  • Prepared and gathered materials for detailed lesson plans based on course objectives and state standards
  • Developed lesson plans surrounding various types of art, history and culture
  • Planned multiple in-school and external student exhibitions
  • Facilitated group sessions and provided one-on-one support
  • Maintained daily student records and evaluated student progress
  • Observed individual behaviors and suspect actions, and reported issues to supervisory staff
  • Contributed to positive academic and social tone of school by demonstrating professionalism and enthusiasm for academic community
  • Met with parents to resolve conflicting educational priorities and issues
  • Developed activities and integrated technology to diversify instruction
  • Collaborated with teachers and administrators to discuss academic needs of students including SEL, and responsive classroom techniques
04/2014 to 06/2018 Art Teacher Wayne Resa | Detroit, MI,
  • Worked off of art cart and traveled to each classroom, therefore had to remain extremely organized, prepared, and flexible
  • Worked as traveling art teacher who would work all week at Bethlehem Elementary, but would spend one hour every Monday at Landaff Blue School
  • Worked part time as para educator for one specific student with extremely high needs in mornings before teaching art Became familiar with competency based learning and standards
  • Gained community involvement through attending local monthly art openings; during this time making connections with gallery owners to help further students knowledge
  • Hosted four art shows at local gallery, 42 Maple, for all students to display their work
  • Collaborated with all teachers and their curriculum in order to combine common core with art
  • Attended all staff and professional development meetings
  • Adviser for S.T.A.R.S. (student council)
  • Trauma Sensitive School knowledge through professional development
  • Member of playground committee
  • Member of Literacy committee and helped to organize poetry day with members of "The Frost Place"
  • Submitted students to state wide drawing contests- one of which one third grader won, and in turn met NH governor Chris Sununu
08/2017 to 06/2018 Para Educator State College Of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota | Bradenton, FL,
  • Working with one student who has CP
  • Taking student to/ from services
  • Attending weekly meetings for said student on progress, noting improvements that can be made to further ensure their success
  • Assisting classroom teacher with daily routine
  • Established instructional support for all students
  • Assist with providing emotional, as well as physical support for all students within classroom including student with special needs
  • Ensure safety for all students
  • Provide warm, welcoming environment for students' parents, affirming their child's ability to succeed
06/2015 to 08/2019 Camp Director Lincoln Woodstock Rec. Dept | City, STATE,
  • Program leader with five counselors who assist in daily routines and needs
  • Supervised 30-40 children from age 10-14 for seven hours everyday with exception of overnight
  • Drove vans daily, getting campers to and from trips (kayaking, zip lining, hiking, water parks, beaches etc.)
  • Obtained responsibility for every child’s safety
  • Planned activities, events and field trips to enrich student development
  • Implemented curricula to meet specific camp objectives
  • Coordinated and lead activities for small groups of recreational users
  • Provided exciting environment to promote positive relationship building
  • CPR+First Aid certified
Expected in 05/2015 Bachelor of Arts | Visual Art Education Elmira College, Elmira, NY GPA:
  • Graduated summa cum laude
  • Graduated with 3.7 GPA
  • Member of Kappa Delta Pi
  • Concentration in Ceramics
Additional Information

Professional Development as an artist

  • Multiple solo as well as group exhibitions for my personal work. These shows took place in Boston, as well as in Northern NH all between 2017-2019

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