childrens instructor research specialist resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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I am a diligent library professional passionate about education and early literacy. My diverse background, work experience, and education uniquely qualifies me to connect people to the library in a meaningful way. As an enthusiastic library programmer, and an advocate for outreach, I am dedicated to the accessibility, equity, and inclusion of library services for all. My strong communication, collaboration, and instruction skills prove to be invaluable in planning, organizing, and controlling the full life-cycle of projects. Effectively coaching and training colleagues and customers makes me proficient at managing people and executing concurrent projects and system-wide objectives to completion.

  • Library instruction, classroom practices and creative lesson plan development
  • Differentiated learning techniques, behavioral/cognitive skills development, and interdisciplinary teaching
  • Problem solving skills and continuous improvement
  • Proficient in Polaris, LibreOffice Suite, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and others.
  • Staff supervision, training and development
  • Customer relationship building and management
  • Approachable, friendly, positive attitude
  • Organizational skills: multitasking, time management, and decision-making
  • Effective listening and positive atmosphere promotion
  • Leadership
  • 100+ Hours of ASL education
Children's Instructor & Research Specialist, 04/2008 to Current
Howard County Library System: Savage BranchCity, STATE,
  • Created and delivered curriculum driven, diverse and inclusive, classes for children ages infant to 11 years old in the classroom and online using differentiated classroom instruction and management styles.
  • Provided modern and successful educational experiences for customers by incorporating a range of media and technology options in class to ensure accessibility.
  • Curated children's materials for themed carts for Children's staff ongoing class planning. Coordinated hands-on, concept-connecting crafts and other children's activities to correlate with themes.
  • Provided essential research, instruction and library services assistance to customers in person, over the phone, via chat and email.
  • Trained newly hired Children's staff at the direction of Children's Supervisor.
  • Managed and maintained circulating toy collection in conjunction with Customer Service to increase circulation.
  • Designed programming to supplement teachers' lessons through A+ outreach visits and initiatives: Multicultural Medley Committee Member and Instructor, It All Adds Up Math Committee Member & Instructor.
  • Requested funding and provided research to execute ukulele learning and lending at the library. Developed and delivered internal trainings for staff to learn to play, care for, and use ukuleles as live music in the classroom.
  • Collaborated and contributed to the design, delivery, and training of staff for the Teaching Tools Database. Managed and maintained 600+ items in the Teaching Tools collection at the Savage Branch.
  • Co-drafted and co-instructed an internal training for children's staff: Math & Science Seminar.
  • Submitted an internal Innovation Grant proposal which resulted in a permanent StoryWalk at Savage Branch.
  • Earned essential continuing education credits through training and professional development as outlined by the Maryland State Retirement System. LATI completed Jan. 2010
Editor & Blog Coordinator:, 08/2013 to 07/2017
Howard County Library SystemCity, STATE,
  • Managed up to 30 blog contributors sourced from the library and community. Evaluated contributions, shaped content and helped improve overall work quality through careful review, detailed editing and constructive feedback.
  • Strengthened library partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Mathematics, 08/2005 to 07/2006
Southwestern Adventist UniversityCity, STATE,
  • Instructed 70-120 students each class, per semester and developed all goals and objectives for Beginning Algebra and Intermediate Algebra classes. Provided instruction for higher level mathematics courses as needed and directed by the department chair.
  • Developed and adjusted course syllabus and instructional strategies according to curriculum and university guidelines, as well as state and national requirements. Prepared, administered and documented assignments and examinations.
  • Communicated with campus counselors and administrators, documented learning problems of students and sought assistance of specialists as required.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Mathematics, Expected in 08/2005 to Southwestern Adventist University - Keene, TX
Bachelor of Arts: Speech Communication, Expected in 08/2005 to Southwestern Adventist University - Keene, TX
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/2001 to Guam Adventist Academy - Yona, Guam,
Master of Arts: Education Administration, Expected in to Southwestern Adventist University - Keene, TX
  • Completed coursework in Curriculum Development, Psychology of Learning and Instructional Leadership.
Master of Arts: Communication in Contemporary Society, Expected in to Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD
  • Completed 15 hours coursework.

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  • Southwestern Adventist University
  • Southwestern Adventist University
  • Guam Adventist Academy
  • Southwestern Adventist University
  • Johns Hopkins University

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  • High School Diploma
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  • Master of Arts

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