Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Expected in 05/2019
M.Ed: Educational Leadership
Chestnut Hill College - Philadelphia, PA,
Expected in 08/2009
M.Phil.Ed: Professional Counseling & School Counseling
University Of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA,
Expected in 08/2008
M.S.Ed.: Psychological Services
University Of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA,
Expected in 08/2006
B.A: Psychology
Gettysburg College - Gettysburg, PA ,

Cum Laude May 2006


Principal K-12, March 2020

Secondary School Counselor 7-12, September 2009

Professional Summary

Assistant Principal and School Counselor with over 10 years of experience. Focused on helping students achieve education goals and build interpersonal skills. Enthusiastic about providing students with opportunities to realize potential, and achieve academic and social emotional goals. Personable and outgoing with skill in building rapport with diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

  • Student and Parent relations
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), WordPress, Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge
  • Social Media- Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Community engagement
  • Multitasking ability
  • Flexibility
  • Safety and security procedures
Work History
11/2016 to 06/2021
Assistant Principal Student Services Masonicare New Haven, CT,
  • Partnered with Principal to administer school program in alignment with vision and goals, providing positive, high-expectation academic environment.
  • Supervised and trained 25 teachers through instructional leadership and professional development, including use of new student information system and virtual instruction. Led teachers through transition to virtual and then hybrid learning during COVID.
  • Coached and evaluated teachers over 250 hours to assess teacher strategies and effectiveness.
  • Led Academic Board to establish and track academic goals.
  • Oversaw health and counseling services, including case management of at-risk students.
  • Led COVID Taskforce. Facilitated student management of COVID safety measures resulting effectively in 0% in-school transmission rate. Communicated to families regularly on school updates.
  • Promoted student success in areas of attendance and discipline through student contracts and parent-student meetings, monitoring student behavior and enforcing student handbook policies.
  • Created student rosters and master schedule for school adhering to all teacher union guidelines.
  • Executed new Middle College Dual Degree program in partnership with Community College of Philadelphia. Mentored 18 students in program.
  • Created Professional Development that promoted greater teacher involvement and agency.
  • Created school newsletter to increase communication for families and staff. Maintained and published school calendar.
  • Planned school events such as proms, student leader installation ceremonies, honors convocations, spirit days, and student Orientation.
  • Designed Social Emotional Learning Day to help students develop interpersonal skills.
  • Co-Led Middle States Accreditation Self-Study as Internal Coordinator.
  • Addressed needs for diversity training with diversity consultant and No Place for Hate Advisory Board.
  • Supported and advised President and Development Office in fundraising efforts and alumnae outreach.
  • Developed detention program that includes mindfulness and social emotional learning skills.
  • Built and maintained positive relationships with diverse stakeholders, such as parents, school volunteers and outside agencies.
  • Supported human resources operations, including hiring, training, and termination in compliance with legal and union guidelines.
10/2013 to 11/2016
Director of Admissions Region One School District Falls Village, CT,
  • Recruited students at 40+ grade school visits per year and recruitment events, such as social activities, Open Houses, and Financial Aid Nights. Frequently worked nights and weekends.
  • Communicated regularly with over 250+ families annually to counsel them on admissions process, academic offerings, financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
  • Nurtured positive relationships with current families to encourage word-of-mouth referrals and retention.
  • Partnered with 12 external scholarship foundations to recommend and retain students with 75% of students receiving financial assistance.
  • Wrote and edited content for social media platforms and school website.
  • Created marketing materials including school brochure, school profile, and direct mail postcards.
  • Managed database of prospective student information.
  • Recruited international students through agency partnership, including trip overseas to China.
  • Evaluated academic data and designed professional development with Distributed Leadership Team.
09/2009 to 06/2013
School Counselor Mary McLeod Bethune School K-8 City, STATE,
  • Provided short-term counseling for middle school students and connected families with outside resources.
  • Taught career counseling and social-emotional learning guidance lessons.
  • Improved high school application process; Met individually with every 8th grade student and parent/guardian to determine individual best options; Increased acceptance to special admission schools by 150%.
  • Led Attendance Team and increased student attendance by 4%.
  • Identified at-risk students, directed meetings with parents and school team to promote student success.
  • Served on Student Assistance Team to support students with Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions. Identified and evaluated students for Special Education services.
  • Fostered partnerships with community organizations, after-school clubs, and mentoring programs.
  • Assisted Administration with maintaining strong school climate.
06/2011 to 08/2013
Development Office Assistant Merion Mercy Academy City, STATE,
  • Supported Vice President in fundraising initiatives.
  • Edited Annual Fund Report and updated Blackbaud Raiser's Edge database.
  • Assisted in planning alumnae events.

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  • University Of Pennsylvania
  • University Of Pennsylvania
  • Gettysburg College

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