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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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I am am ambitious educator who is passionate about finding solutions to meet all students' needs. I am well versed in interventions for diverse learners, including but not limited to Limited English Learners, those from varied cultures and backgrounds, and students with disabilities. I focus on promoting student-centered learning and collaboration across disciplines to achieve equality in education of all students. I am dedicated to remaining proactive and knowledgeable in the field of Special Education, and motivated to share my knowledge, passion and skills to future educators. I hope to create life-long educators who are skilled to meet the needs of all individuals.

  • Experienced (17 years) in special education and staff development
  • Skilled at student-centered intervention - development, implementation and assessment
  • Daily collaboration with multiple campuses including with a wide variety of teachers and learners
  • Staff development provider for positive behavior intervention and supports for individuals in school wide, classroom, and individual settings
  • Delivery of multicultural strategies/interventions for 15 campuses with diverse learners including over 23 languages spoken on the campuses
  • instructor in many areas including classroom management, CPI, TBSI, and PRIDE etc.
  • Two A+ Awards received (Oct. 2008 and April 2009) for the dedication to student-centered work and collaboration on campuses
  • Rating Outstanding on annual job performance reviews all years in AISD
  • Training of 400+ teachers and paraprofessionals annually in classroom management skills, disability specific strategies, interventions and strategies for all 3 Tiers, and other topics
  • Development, delivery and assessment of a program for ISS (In School Suspension) and AEP (Alternative Education Program).
  • Training for foster parents, parents and private school staff
Professional Experience
Behavior Intervention Specialist, 06/2003 to Current
Ahrc SuffolkMedford, NY,
  • Assess students from many backgrounds/cultures and countries to determine the best interventions/strategies to increase learning and participation in school
  • Consult with up to 15 campuses at a time by prioritizing, trouble shooting and offering training to empower staff to differentiate instruction to meet all students needs
  • Collaborate with/coach all school personnel to create plans of success for students in Special Education, in the RTI process, and as part of the Positive Behavior Support Teams
  • Provide training of supportive techniques, classroom management techniques and Positive Behavior Support Initiative to school personnel preventing students with disabilities from entering a more restrictive environment, 60+ hours annually
  • Assess, through observations and formal materials, to determine the function of a behavior, develop strategies to change inappropriate behavior of students, and determine appropriate educational settings
  • Develop, implement, and monitor Behavior Improvement Plans
  • Collaborate with a variety of school personnel, family members, and outside agencies to establish the best possible resources for students with disabilities and their families
  • Act as a liaison between the school and families to reach agreements on variety of Special Education services
  • Provide crisis intervention support for school personnel and students
  • Write reports to explain the supports needed, strategies, and findings during assessment
  • Attend and provide input during ARD committee meetings, including students strengths, weaknesses, needs, as well as recommendations for placement, disciplinary action, and all areas of the ARD process
  • Contribute and actively participate on a variety of teams across the district: Autism Evaluation Team, Response to Intervention Teams, Student Support Teams, Crisis Intervention teams and others
  • Instructor Certification of CPI, TBSI and PRIDE
Parent/InHome Coordinator, 05/2004 to 11/2006
Proviso Township High Schools District 209Forest Park, IL,
  • Supervise 25-30 staff members who service families
  • Communicate with parents and school personnel to establish a relationship and determine services needed
  • Utilize and Interpret formal testing materials to determine services
  • Visit homes of students with Autism
  • Coordinate, develop and implement PIH Trainer education programs
  • Attend and provide input during ARD committee meetings
  • Write reports explaining eligibility, services needed and Individualized Education Plans
  • Evaluate PIH Trainers on performance
Special Education Teacher , 07/1997 to 06/2003
Amarillo ISDCity, STATE,
  • Plan and implement educational programming for multiple grades and disabilities simultaneously
  • Address emergency situations of children with emotional and behavioral disorders
  • Work with a variety of staff members and outside agencies to find the best possible resources for the students
  • Supervise 1 staff member
Education and Professional Training
Coursework for Certification: School Administration, Expected in 2011
Wayland Baptist University - Canyon, TX


Master in Education: Special Education, Expected in 2002
West Texas A&M University - Canyon, TX

Diagnostician Certification

P.A.C.E.: Education, Expected in 1999
West Texas A&M University - Canyon, TX

Special Education

Bachelor of Business Administration: Business, Expected in 1993
Midwestern State University - Wichita Falls, TX

Business Management


Fluent in German

  • Generic Special Education PK-12
  • Secondary German Grades 6-12
  • Educational Diagnostician PK-12
  • Principal EC-12
  • Irlen Screener
  • CPI Master Instructor (Crisis Prevention Institute)
  • PRIDE Trainer (Parent's Resource for Information, Development and Education)

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School Attended
  • Wayland Baptist University
  • West Texas A&M University
  • West Texas A&M University
  • Midwestern State University
Job Titles Held:
  • Behavior Intervention Specialist
  • Parent/InHome Coordinator
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Coursework for Certification
  • Master in Education
  • P.A.C.E.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration

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