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

Creative and energetic Early Childhood Education professional devoted to offering diverse activity plans and experiential learning opportunities to enhance individual development. Friendly, supportive and motivated with strong desire to promote student potential. Offering six years of experience in the classroom with passion for building strong rapport with faculty, students and caregivers.

  • Play-based instruction
  • Child Development
  • Classroom Management
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Team collaboration
Work History
Assistant Preschool Teacher, 09/2018 to 06/2020
Jccs Of North AmericaSavannah, GA,
  • Facilitated and encouraged diverse approaches to learning and friendly relationships between up to 16 children in play-based environment.
  • Engaged in active listening and respectful, personalized interactions with children to grow trust and extend learning.
  • Maintained tidy and clean classroom consistent with safety and health standards.
  • Planned and led small group learning activities to engage children in process art, representational drawing, shared story book reading, cooperative games, sensory experiences and building structures.
  • Found creative ways to incorporate literacy into every learning area: paper for errand lists, doctor notes, to sketch building designs in block area and signs to increase print and symbol recognition.
  • Observed children to identify individuals in need of additional support and developed strategies to improve assistance.
  • Planned and led large motor activities such as songs with action, yoga, obstacle courses, creative dance and cooperative games with balls or parachutes.
Board Chair and Classroom Volunteer, 06/2017 to 07/2018
Brown Brothers HarrimanJacksonville, FL,
  • Oversaw and managed general business operations of preschool.
  • Prepared agendas and presided at Board meetings as well as parent meetings.
  • Worked with co-Chair, Parent Coordinator, and Teacher to ensure preschool functioned smoothly on day-to-day basis.
  • Maintained communication with church administrative and maintenance staff.
  • Created surveys and gathered data from other local cooperative preschool programs to provide recommendations to board for proposed new preschool program and daily schedule.
  • Researched and presented to board benefits and challenges of multi-age classroom environment.
  • Facilitated decision making between school's teacher, treasurer and North Seattle College to ensure future sustainability of cooperative preschool program by building consensus and developing solutions.
Fund Accountant, 09/2005 to 12/2011
Blackrock Financial ManagementCity, STATE,

· Accountant for several of firm’s fund products, including private equity fund of funds and hedge funds following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

· Prepared and reviewed monthly and quarterly valuations of funds and monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements with supporting documentation.

· Liaised with funds’ independent auditors and administrators.

· Communicated performance results to investors and resolved investors’ questions.

Child Development Program Assistant, 07/2001 to 09/2003
Food For The Hungry InternationalCity, STATE,
  • Initiated, developed and ran computer literacy program from scratch, including securing sufficient funds to purchase computers/printer. Secured classroom space.
  • Recruited students, curriculum and taught five 3-month sessions of computer skill lessons to children and adults.
  • Prepared children for success in classes through encouragement and exploration of learning activities.
  • Built and maintained strong parent and student relationships.
  • Provided community resources and education to families to increase knowledge and advocacy skills.
  • Communicated respectfully and thoughtfully with parents and guardians by remaining sensitive to families' cultures, values and needs.
Bachelor of Arts: Asian Studies, Expected in
Dartmouth College - Hanover, New Hampshire,
  • Geer Award Recipient
  • Japanese Language and Asian Studies Foreign Study Program in Kanazawa, Japan
  • Dartmouth College Swim Team; National Swim Championship Qualifier
Certificate: Intensive Analysis of Accounting Principles, Expected in
University Of Washington - Seattle, Washington,
Washington State Certificate: Early Childhood Education, Expected in
North Seattle, Bellevue And Shoreline College - King County, Washington,
  • 4.0 GPA
  • Initial Early Childhood Education State Certificate earned 2020
  • Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization (Expected Spring 2021)

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School Attended

  • Dartmouth College
  • University Of Washington
  • North Seattle, Bellevue And Shoreline College

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  • Board Chair and Classroom Volunteer
  • Fund Accountant
  • Child Development Program Assistant


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Certificate
  • Washington State Certificate

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