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

Developing fundamental life skills and a love for learning in pre-kindergarten children. Helping special needs students achieve success via functional and life-skills teaching. Preschool teacher with ten years of daycare and preschool teaching experience. Strong organizational skills, thorough educational background, and ability to work well and communicate effectively with children, parents, colleagues, and supervisors. Gentle Assistant Preschool Teacher experienced in cultivating healthy and welcoming learning environments. Effectively builds rapport with children, parents, and educational providers to support seamless preschool functions. Genuine and patient with calming and pragmatic demeanor.

  • Curriculum-Based Lessons
  • Supervising Classroom Activities
  • Organizing and Distributing Materials
  • Experience with Diverse Student Populations
  • Enthusiasm for Students and Teaching
  • Organizational and Planning Skills
  • Reinforcing Learning Concepts
  • Student Behavior and Progress Reporting
  • Coordinating with Teachers and Specialists
  • Communicating with Parents and Teachers
  • Small Group Support and Assistance
  • Classroom Management
  • Encouraging Participation and Inclusivity
  • Collaborative and Team-Oriented
  • Positive Attitude and Energetic
  • Caring and Empathetic Demeanor
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Motivating and Inspiring Students
  • Individualized Education Plans
  • Appropriate Age Group Experience
  • Promoting Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Special Education Background
Work History
BEST (ASD) Program Paraprofessional, 08/2021 to Current
South Washington County Schools Isd 833Cottage Grove, MN,
  • Encouraged dynamic and pleasant educational environment by promoting both gentle discipline and cooperation.
  • Relieved classroom teacher during breaks and maintained order and structure in classroom.
  • Oversaw students in classroom and common areas to monitor, enforce rules and support lead teacher.
  • Prepared instruction materials, constructed bulletin boards and set up work areas.
  • Prepared reports and paperwork for parent-teacher conferences.
  • Organized and guided skills practice, research and memorization tasks for students.
  • Implemented practice exercises and used repetition, enabling students to grasp new concepts quickly.
  • Set up visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to support teacher's lesson delivery.
  • Handed out classroom materials, like pencils, paper and crayons.
  • Kept classrooms clean, neat and properly sanitized for student health and classroom efficiency.
  • Tailored lesson plans for students with emotional and cognitive disabilities.
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes.
  • Used interactive visuals and static worksheets to teach each student algebra and writing techniques.
  • Helped students improve academically, emotionally and socially through hands-on support.
  • Collaborated with teachers to assess needs, set objectives, and discuss strategies.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Assessed and documented student progress with established goals.
  • Led groups of students in exercises, activities and educational instruction.
  • Tutored students in subjects such as reading and math to help improve skills.
  • Utilized diverse approaches in teaching, technology and behavior modification.
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Partnered with standard education teachers from across academic departments.
  • Worked with students with moderate to severe autism to increase life skills.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
Presbyterian Homes & ServicesWoodbury, MN,
  • Responsible for assisting to manage a class of 15 students, ages 3-5, and planning activities that stimulate growth in language, social, emotional, and motor skills.
  • Maintained well-controlled classrooms by clearly outlining standards and reinforcing positive behaviors.
  • Applied play-based strategies, including crafts and games, to provide diverse approaches to learning.
  • Develop and implement lesson plans for a class of prekindergarten students with high-functioning autism, speech impairments, dyslexia, and other physical and learning disabilities.
  • Differentiate activities and goals to meet each student’s individual needs and abilities.
  • Interacted with children one-on-one and in small groups to enhance and support learning activities.
  • Maintained classrooms by disinfecting and sterilizing surfaces and toys.
  • Supported children's social and emotional development by encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts.
  • Promoted physical, academic and social development by implementing diverse classroom and outside activities.
  • Observed children to identify individuals in need of additional support and developed strategies to improve assistance.
  • Consulted with parents to build and maintain positive support networks and support continuing education strategies.
  • Educated students in foundational concepts such as shapes, numbers and letters.
  • Promoted sensory development by providing access to different textures.
  • Monitored students' academic, social and emotional progress and recorded in individual files.
  • Completed documentation on individual children and teachers for recordkeeping.
Teacher, 01/2000 to 01/2007
  • Applied play-based strategies, including crafts and games, to provide diverse approaches to learning.
  • Maintained well-controlled classrooms by clearly outlining standards and reinforcing positive behaviors.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to children while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Sanitized toys and play equipment each day to maintain safety and cleanliness.
  • Planned and prepared activities for 3 to 5- year old students.
  • Provided open and loving environment where children direct learning process.
  • Worked with teaching staff to evaluate individual progress and recommend appropriate learning plans.
  • Educated students in foundational concepts such as shapes, numbers and letters.
  • Assisted and supervised 30 children through entire school day.
Master of Education: Moderate Disabilities PK-8, Expected in 06/2021

GPA: 4.0

Bachelor of Science: Psychology, Expected in 2006
  • Emergency License - Moderate Disabilities Pk-8
  • Emergency License- Early Childhood Pk-2
  • Emergency License- Elementary Education 1-6

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