Certified Substitute Teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Master Art Teacher with years of experience promoting student motivation, participation and creativity through differentiated instruction and positive reinforcement. Expertise in drawing and design. Well-versed in introducing art history and new art materials knowledge through engaging hands-on art projects. Dedicated to differentiating learning processes to promote individualized growth. Successful at teaching art and culture through personal and innovative connections.

  • Student Counseling
  • Different Learning Styles
  • Positive Reinforcement Methods
  • Individualized Support
Work History
Certified Substitute Teacher, 09/2018 - Current
Marquette University Milwaukee, WI,
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Took over class for regular classroom teacher, managing assignments, student needs and recordkeeping.
  • Utilized technology to enhance student education and grasp of materials.
  • Organized and cleaned teaching areas after daily use to maintain high standards for returning teachers or other substitutes.
  • Implemented prepared lesson plans in established classrooms.
  • Collaborated with teaching staff to implement coordinated educational strategies and student support networks.
  • Completed documentation of attendance, grades and other required details.
  • Worked with principal's office on disciplinary and safety issues.
Adjunct Professor, 09/2015 - 12/2021
Springfield College City, STATE,
  • Built relationships with students, mentoring on personal, professional and academic goals while providing coaching on effective study habits.
  • Supervised student teachers out in the field.
  • Graded quizzes, tests, homework and projects to provide students with timely academic progress information and feedback.
  • Used exams, quizzes and assignments to assess student comprehension.
  • Used variety of learning modalities and support materials to facilitate learning process and accentuate presentations.
  • Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course content to achieve student-centered learning.
  • Taught Art Education courses, providing instruction to up to 12 undergraduate students.
  • Worked with colleagues and administrators to create robust education programs.
  • Assisted and identified at-risk students to eliminate student barriers to learning.
  • Collaborated with faculty members in designing Art curriculum for departmental courses.
  • Collaborated with faculty members in designing Fine Art curriculum for departmental courses.
  • Developed curriculum standards, lesson plans and syllabi.
Fine Arts STEAM Coordinator, Magnet Program, 02/2012 - 06/2017
Springfield Public School District City, STATE,
  • Coached team members on productivity strategies, policy updates and performance improvement plans to accomplish challenging goals.
  • Administered budget and tracked expenses.
  • Monitored progress of programs, using and applying programming documents, program directives, funding documents and other program material.
  • Interacted with classroom teachers to identify subject integration needs and requirements.
  • Met with project stakeholders on regular basis to assess progress and make adjustments.
  • Resolved problems and provided solutions to customers by communicating requirements to subordinates.
  • Pitched and built new programming strategies to boost student interests and understanding.
  • Orchestrated smooth and efficient program development by collaborating cross-functionally across departments.
Fine Art Teacher, 09/1974 - 06/2009
Springfield Public Schools, Massachusetts City, STATE,
  • Inspired students and assisted in developing creativity and self-expression through various art forms and media.
  • Developed and implemented various thematic lesson plans, utilizing age-appropriate material and focusing on relevant topics.
  • Taught classes on painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, multi-cultural art, and color theory.
  • Coordinated with classroom teachers to correlate art activities with classroom curriculum.
  • Taught students to identify key elements of style, intent and emotion when experiencing art.
  • Guided students to develop and hone creative processes and problem-solving skills.
  • Created dynamic group projects to teach collaboration and teamwork.
  • Prompted student motivation and peer participation through implementation of positive reinforcement and rewards.
  • Achieved student participation through relevant and real-life experiences to maintain student interest and stimulate student creativity.
  • Set reasonable performance and learning goals for students to strive for and achieve.
  • Educated students on cultural influences on art styles and techniques of modern and historic art.
  • Coordinated field trips to museums and galleries to expose students to examples of art and history.
  • Documented student work in order to exhibit and celebrate learning process of each child.
Master of Arts: Secondary Education, Expected in 05/1983
American International College - Springfield, MA
Bachelor of Arts: Art And Education, Expected in 05/1974
Westfield State University - Westfield, MA

Scantic Valley Artists Association

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School Attended

  • American International College
  • Westfield State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Certified Substitute Teacher
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Fine Arts STEAM Coordinator, Magnet Program
  • Fine Art Teacher


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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