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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Student-focused, dynamic, and experienced educator seeking administrative position in a school setting. Insightful and collaborative leader. Dedicated to delivering an equitable, inclusive, and effective learning environment. Committed to high quality learning and a free and appropriate education for all students.

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Maintains open lines of communication with parents, staff and administration
  • Knowledge of special education laws and compliance
  • Organizational Skills
  • Effective Team Builder
  • Student Centered
  • Issue and conflict resolution
  • Considers multiple sources of information and data to make decisions
  • Encourages effective collaboration with team members for best practices
  • Consistent communication regarding programming
  • Engagement with community and stakeholders
Professional Experience
08/2015 to Current
Assistant Director of Early Childhood Calvary Christian Academy Hollywood, FL,
  • Supervised, supported Early Childhood Special Education staff, including teachers, therapists, diagnosticians, social worker, teacher assistants, and secretary.
  • Performed classroom; teacher and related therapist evaluations
  • Examined department needs to to develop and maintain early childhood special education budget.
  • Complete Final Expenditure Report for Early Childhood Special Education
  • Curriculum Instruction and Implementation
  • Developed ongoing professional staff development in partnership with Early Education Director and Building Principals.
  • Led professional development focused on student achievement, families, and support of teachers.
  • Participated in district level 2/3 subcommittee
  • Completed reports to DESE to assure that District’s early childhood special education program remains in compliance.
  • Reviewed diagnostic evaluation reports
  • Attended Individual Education Plans meetings
  • Reviewed, finalized Individual Education Plans
  • Met with parents, instructors to discuss student progress and behavioral or learning issues.
  • Attended seminars, workshops to remain current on educational research and statistics impacting educational standards.
  • Coached teachers to improve instructional practices through professional development, modeling instructional strategies and feedback.
  • Maintained appropriate contacts with district, local units and state special education leaders in continued compliance of special education programs.
  • Established transition process for Early Childhood Special Education to Kindergarten
07/2000 to 08/2015
Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Elwyn Santa Clara, CA,
  • Monitored progress of student IEP goals, data-based documentation
  • Spearheaded successful transdisciplanary teams Trained, guided and supervised instructional assistants
  • Review IEPS to ensure compliance under and state and federal requirements
  • Fostered strong partnership with parents, elementary schools and special school district staff to collaborate and facilitate transition form early childhood special education
  • Represented early childhood special education on district-level committees
  • Successfully established Intensive Therapy and Language based classroom with the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Developed IEP to leverage developmental practices and educational theories to achieve educational objectives.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
07/1998 to 07/2000
Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Elwyn Aston, PA,
  • Created and maintained a classroom environment that utilized space, materials, routines, and guidance techniques to effectively facilitate physical, social/emotional, and intellectual development.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
11/1996 to 07/1998
Special Education Itinerant Teacher/Educational Diagnostician WENTZVILLE R-IV SCHOOL DISTRICT City, STATE,
  • Collaborative member of an diagnostic team.
  • Case managed and delivered delivered services in cognition, communication and social skills to students in a variety of early childhood settings
  • Observe classroom teachers offered feedback to improve practice.
  • Administered developmental assessments and evaluations to children, 3yrs- 5yrs old.
  • Presented, explained evaluation information to family members during eligibility meetings.
Education and Training
Expected in 08/2015
Master of Arts: Education Administration
Lindenwood University - Saint Charles, MO,
Expected in
Certification in Early Childhood Special Education: Early Childhood Special Education
University Of Missouri - Saint Louis, MO,
Expected in
University Of Missouri - Columbia, MO,
Activities and Honors
  • Missouri career teaching certification-Early Childhood B-3
  • Membership in Council for Exceptional Children
  • Membership in Division of Early Childhood
  • Membership in Council of Administrators of Special Education
  • Active in Special School District and Coalition Districts Partnership
  • Active in Missouri Early Childhood Special Education Partnership

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  • Assistant Director of Early Childhood
  • Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
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