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

Seasoned Director of Education capable of planning and overseeing different types of student-centered and faith-based services. Well-versed in organizing activities and overseeing operations. Looking to bring over 40 years of progressive experience to growth-oriented position. Respectful and charming in relating to people of all religious, economic and cultural backgrounds. Enthusiastic about building strong community relationships and providing high-quality religious education services. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in my position. Multi-talented and consistently rewarded for success in planning and operational improvements. Experience in policy development and staff management procedures positively impacting overall morale and productivity.

  • Project management
  • Team leadership
  • Technology integration
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Program development
  • Presentations and public speaking
  • File and data retrieval systems
  • Customer service excellence
  • Employee scheduling
  • Supervision
  • On-site demonstrations and training
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Reporting
  • Graphic presentations
  • Organized
  • Invoice and payment processing
  • Inventory auditing
  • Public speaking
  • Safe food handling
  • Goal development
  • Employee orientation
  • Safety oversight
  • Customer service
Work History
08/1988 to 02/1996
CDA Teacher Department Of Agriculture Winnfield, LA,
  • Observed and evaluated students' performance, behavior, social development and physical health.
  • Administered assessments to determine each student's specific educational and social needs.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Collaborated with other faculty members to review data and develop instructional strategies to address student learning objectives.
  • Communicated frequently with parents, students and faculty to provide feedback and discuss instructional strategies.
  • Enhanced student learning by optimizing wide range of instructional approaches and innovative classroom activities.
  • Promoted and modeled lifelong love of learning and reading.
  • Collaborated with teaching staff to devise and implement coordinated educational strategies and student support networks.
  • Cooperated with parents to support students' learning and healthy development in school and at home.
  • Met with parents to resolve conflicting educational priorities and issues.
  • Fostered meaningful relationships among students through student field-trip retreats and team-work community service projects.
  • Prepared lesson plans according to assessment of student needs and learning ability.
  • Held conferences with parents to address questions, discuss academic progress and encourage learning goals.
03/1996 to 11/2013
Center Director Kindred Healthcare Arcadia, CA,
  • Recruited and developed solid team of professionals to care for up to 120 children each day.
  • Cultivated and strengthened relationships with children and families.
  • Kept facility in compliance with all applicable standards and laws.
  • Developed and implemented emergency response plans for disasters, security issues and injuries.
  • Modernized instructional plans and educational approaches to enhance student learning.
  • Strengthened community engagement strategies to boost program outreach across Franklin County.
  • Upheld sound financial principles to keep program operating within budget levels, maximizing resource utilization while minimizing costs via Step Up to Quality funding.
  • Stayed current on local codes and Franklin County Job and Family Services guidelines to maintain compliant program operations in Ohio.
  • Collaborated on strategies to enhance student learning and behavior alongside parents and teaching staff.
  • Consistently enforced disciplinary limits for structured environment conducive to learning.
  • Communicated with parents through enrollment, tours, newsletters, conferences and direct personal communication.
  • Interviewed up to 120 parents and children for enrollment.
  • Brought center into full compliance with licensing and safety regulations including fire and disaster preparedness, Ohio Department of Public Health codes and USDA nutritional guidelines.
  • Resolved staff and parent disputes through constructive problem-solving techniques.
  • Maintained child-friendly environment with access to outdoor activities.
  • Continually kept abreast of toy and child-related recalls and safety warnings.
  • Administered medications and kept appropriate records.
  • Meticulously sanitized toys and play equipment.
07/2014 to 09/2019
Director of Education Lutheran Services Florida Head Start City, STATE,

Lutheran Services Florida Head Start
• Responsible for the oversight and implementation and monitoring of Education Programs while ensuring all services and functions are completed with high quality, in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards and agency policies and procedures as well as all other applicable state, local and federal guidelines.
• Provided mentoring, managing, supervising, and supporting program staff. I worked collaboratively with the Program Leadership team in providing leadership in planning, designing, implementing and evaluating program systems and in representing the agency in local, regional, state and national communities.
• Supported the Head Start Director as the assigned Early Childhood expert for the program and acted on behalf of the Director in his absence.
• Took an active role in Self-Assessment, Program Monitoring and mandatory federal reporting which included the Program Information Reports, Manage By Information Report, Enrollment Reports and monthly required reports to the Grantee and Delegate Policy Council, Committees and leadership team for Lutheran Services Florida.
• Provided input and support in the restructuring of local LSF policies and procedures.
• Provided direct support in the aggregation of school readiness data and required assessments for all LSF Head Start and Early Head Start children.
• Managed the curriculum implementation county-wide for the Grantee and was responsible for working with the Head Start and Quality Assurance Manager and ECE Supervisors toward providing required assessments for children and outcomes reporting for the program.
• Responsible for the School Readiness Advisory board and the lead person for reporting the school readiness updates to the LSF leadership team.
• Ensured planning of community assessment, program and budget planning and writing of grant applications to the leadership team in Tampa
• Ensured negotiating and securing contracts with consultants using budgeted allocations.
• Ensured consultant services are delivered in accordance with contracts and performance standards.
• Responsible for reporting suspected cases of child abuse and neglect in accordance with regulations and policy.
• Responsible for planning, putting together a team and implementing the annual pre-service conference for over 600 staff.

• Responsible for creating an implementing the annual school calendar for the program.

Expected in 06/2010
Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood Education
University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati Ohio,
Expected in 12/2007
Associate of Applied Science:
University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati Ohio,
  • Used Microsoft Excel to develop inventory tracking spreadsheets.
  • Supervised team of 9 staff members which consisted of supervisors, mentor coaches, data clerk and facilities manager and provided over site for an additional 200 educational staff.
  • Served as a member of the steering committee between the Children’s Services Council and the Early Learning Coalition for Head Start
  • Zero to Three
  • Region IV Head Start
  • Child Plus
  • Children Services Council
  • Early Learning Coalition
  • Lakeshore Learning
  • Kaplan
  • Certified CPR/First Aid trainer
  • CLASS certified/Pre-K/ Toddler
  • Teaching Strategies Gold trainer
  • Serve Safe Food Service certified

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