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Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Summary

Reliable Biology Teacher with over more than twenty years of experience educating high school students. Adept in developing educational leadership opportunities and scientific programs to help students engage in the learning process. Bilingual in Spanish to design curriculum to reach students across all proficiency levels.

Skills
  • Science lab coordinator
  • Team player
  • Empowerment facilitator
  • Teaching experience
  • Effective classroom management
  • Lesson planning
  • Organization
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Student advisor
  • Curriculum development
  • Academic performance evaluation
  • EdTech
  • Google Workspace
  • PowerSchool
  • Illuminate
  • Aries
  • PearDeck, Padlet, etc.
  • Educational leadership
  • Curriculum design
  • Laboratory experiments
  • Instructional technology
  • Classroom facilitation
  • Laboratory facilitation
  • Life sciences
  • Student engagement
  • Student evaluation
  • Communication
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Good work ethic
  • Computer skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Microsoft Office
Experience
Biology Teacher, 08/2020 to 06/2022
Newton Public SchoolsNewton, MA,
  • Prepared and taught Biology
  • Enforced learning using labs and other hands-on activities
  • Provided individualized instruction for students with special needs
  • Communicated with parents and guardians to enforce student success
  • Attended and collaborated with developing department plans and programs
  • Attended weekly department meetings and monthly faculty meetings
  • Supervised extracurricular activities
  • Attend 504 and IEP meetings
  • Contributed to the elaboration of common assessments.
  • Adapted teaching methods and instructional strategies to promote learning in students of differing skill levels.
  • Met with parents and guardians to discuss student progress and areas for improvement.
  • Explained proper lab techniques to students.
  • Administered tests, quizzes and other assignments to gauge students' learning and knowledge of course materials.
  • Provided individual and small group instruction in order to adapt curriculum to needs of each pupil.
  • Monitored safety practices and cleaning procedures in lab to minimize sample compromise.
  • Developed assignments and tests to assess student progress.
  • Delivered clear, informative lectures on subject matter framed to meet state standards.
  • Created curriculum covering diverse aspects of biology.
  • Assessed student progress with course material through routine quizzes, final examinations and standardized assessments.
  • Maintained accurate attendance records and report cards for over 135 students.
  • Held office hours to assist students with course materials and tests.
  • Explored different avenues of learning with students to help each prepare for later educational environments.
  • Graded tests and papers and uploaded grading information to district system.
  • Created study guides and supporting materials to reiterate lecture details and prepare students for tests.
Science Teacher, 07/2019 to 06/2020
School District Of AshlandAshland, WI,
  • Prepared and taught various science classes to grades 9-12
  • Prepared and delivered labs
  • Assisted students with learning challenges
  • Evaluated student learning through summative and formative assessments
  • Attended and contributed to weekly faculty meetings
  • Assisted in various extracurricular activities.
  • Adapted teaching methods and instructional strategies to promote learning in students of differing skill levels.
  • Met with parents and guardians to discuss student progress and areas for improvement.
  • Managed consistent, learning-focused classroom environments by establishing and communicating clear objectives for students.
  • Administered tests, quizzes and other assignments to gauge students' learning and knowledge of course materials.
  • Delivered clear, informative lectures on subject matter framed to meet state standards.
  • Explored different avenues of learning with students to help each prepare for later educational environments.
  • Graded tests and papers and uploaded grading information to district system.
  • Coordinated materials and instructional plans for immersive activities exploring concepts.
  • Created study guides and supporting materials to reiterate lecture details and prepare students for tests.
  • Developed and taught classroom and online courses in various subjects.
  • Utilized various instructional approaches to increase student participation and assess learning styles.
  • Talked with students needing extra attention and made plans to assist with problems.
  • Built life-long learning skills and strong study habits in students to help each prepare for higher-level education.
  • Used school and public library resources to provide extra educational opportunities for students.
Biology Teacher, 08/2018 to 06/2019
Newton Public SchoolsNewton, MA,
  • Prepared and taught Freshmen Biology
  • Enforced learning using labs and other hands-on activities
  • Provided individualized instruction for students with special needs
  • Communicated with parents and guardians to enforce student success
  • Attended and collaborated with curriculum planning of the science department's pacing guide
  • Attended weekly department meetings
  • Attended 504 and IEP meetings.
  • Met with parents and guardians to discuss student progress and areas for improvement.
  • Explained proper lab techniques to students.
  • Administered tests, quizzes and other assignments to gauge students' learning and knowledge of course materials.
  • Provided individual and small group instruction in order to adapt curriculum to needs of each pupil.
  • Assessed student progress with course material through routine quizzes, final examinations and standardized assessments.
  • Evaluated submitted assignments for clarity and skills, assigned grades and discussed results with struggling students to enhance understanding of course objectives.
  • Held office hours to assist students with course materials and tests.
  • Created study guides and supporting materials to reiterate lecture details and prepare students for tests.
  • Conferred with specialists to support needs of students with individualized educational plans.
Science Teacher, 08/2001 to 06/2018
School District Of AshlandAshland, WI,
  • Prepared and taught a range of high school science classes each semester
  • Enforced learning and use of the scientific method through laboratory activities
  • Supervised students during recess and extracurricular activities
  • Provided hands-on activities such as laboratory and small-group projects
  • Provided individualized complementary instruction for students with special needs
  • Integrated technology as a medium of learning and communication through electronic platforms.
  • Adapted teaching methods and instructional strategies to promote learning in students of differing skill levels.
  • Administered tests, quizzes and other assignments to gauge students' learning and knowledge of course materials.
  • Assessed student progress with course material through routine quizzes, final examinations and standardized assessments.
  • Graded tests and papers and uploaded grading information to district system.
  • Created study guides and supporting materials to reiterate lecture details and prepare students for tests.
Adjunct Biology Faculty, 09/2004 to 06/2008
Alutiiq LlcFort Meade, MD,
  • Course taught: Introduction to Biological Sciences
  • Supervised weekly laboratory activities
  • Provided assistance for individual students.
  • Prepared and administered summative evaluation for the entire class
  • Explained proper lab techniques to students.
  • Monitored safety practices and cleaning procedures in lab to minimize sample compromise.
  • Maintained confidential, complete student records.
  • Held office hours to assist students with course materials and tests.
  • Motivated and encouraged team members to communicate more openly and constructively with each other.
  • Attended adjunct faculty workshops each semester
  • Recognized by college administrators as an excellent instructor
  • Consistently obtained a high course evaluation rating from students.
Instructor, 12/1999 to 12/2000
Urbandale Community School DistrictUrbandale, IA,
  • Planned and taught Biology and Chemistry in their respective laboratories
  • Participated in regular faculty meetings
  • Supervised students on campus and during field trips
  • Evaluated students' academic performance through formative and summative assessments.
Spanish Teacher, 09/1999 to 06/2000
Woodcock Primary School, Ministry Of EducationCity, STATE,
  • Taught Spanish as a Second Language
  • Evaluated student progress through summative and formative assessments.
  • Developed language acquisition curriculum based in speaking, reading, writing and auditory understanding of Spanish.
  • Created safe and inclusive classroom environment to promote positive learning experience for youth with diverse backgrounds.
  • Conducted formative assessments to evaluate student mastery of standards and learning outcomes.
  • Developed language resources to support and supplement instructional activities.
  • Worked one-on-one with students to create individualized lesson plans to increase progress.
  • Assessed student performance, behavior and social development and devised improvement strategies for struggling children.
  • Planned interactive theme days for students to highlight culture of Spanish-speaking countries.
Science Department Chair, 02/1988 to 07/1999
University Faculty And Chair, Universidad Adventista De CentroamericaCity, STATE,
  • Courses taught: General Biology, Ecology, Science Methodology, and Research methods
  • Developed and implemented the Science Education program
  • Submitted the Science Education Curriculum to the higher education authorities
  • Coordinated, developed, and supervised the science laboratory
  • Taught 10-20 undergraduate students every semester
  • Mentored students enrolled in the Science Education program
  • Participated as chair of the curriculum committee
  • Organized field trips for science education students
  • Served as an academic advisor to students enrolled as well as prospective students
  • Evaluated and restructured the Science Education program to meet the National Board of Higher Education requirements
  • Coordinated and supervised curricular changes
  • Interviewed candidates and recommended new faculty hires
  • Supervised and evaluated new instructors
  • Convened staff meetings
  • Functioned as a science education advisor at the institutional level.
  • Worked with teachers to improve instructional success and student behavior.
  • Advised students on course selection, progress toward graduation and career decisions.
  • Improved student educational plans by advising on course selection, progress plans and career decisions.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and services.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
English as a Foreign Language Teacher, 12/1983 to 12/1985
Centro Educativo Adventista De Costa RicaCity, STATE,
  • Taught English as a Foreign Language to elementary and high school students.
  • Taught lessons encompassing range of skill-building activities for speaking, writing, reading and listening.
  • Provided one-on-one instruction for non-English speaking students within classroom settings.
  • Developed lesson plans to teach course materials according to schedule.
  • Tracked class attendance and student progress.
  • Employed kinesthetic, visual and auditory approaches to make lessons interesting and interactive.
  • Organized supplementary materials in English for all students.
  • Attended professional development workshops focused on learning goals and classroom management.
  • Improved student grammar and conversational skills through role play assignments.
  • Customized small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs.
Education and Training
Doctor of Education: Educational Leadership and Management, Expected in 03/2017
Capella University - Minneapolis, MN,
GPA:

Dissertation: An Orientation Program to Improve Retention of At-Risk Ninth Grade students: A Change Management Plan.

  • Honor Roll All Semesters
  • 4.0 GPA
Master of Arts (MA): Teaching, Biology, Expected in 06/1988
Loma Linda University - Riverside CA,
GPA:
Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education, Expected in 12/1983
Union College - Lincoln, NE
GPA:
Languages
Spanish:
Native/ Bilingual
Negotiated:
Activities and Honors
  • Fulbright Scholarship: 1986-1988
  • Facilitator 4realwomen International Inc
  • Youth leader
Certifications
  • Biological Sciences, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing - 2004
  • Biological Sciences Credential 2004
  • [English Language Learner Authorization], California Commission on Teacher Credentialing - 2004

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Capella University
  • Loma Linda University
  • Union College

Job Titles Held:

  • Biology Teacher
  • Science Teacher
  • Biology Teacher
  • Science Teacher
  • Adjunct Biology Faculty
  • Instructor
  • Spanish Teacher
  • Science Department Chair
  • English as a Foreign Language Teacher

Degrees

  • Doctor of Education
  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Bachelor of Arts

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