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

Compassionate Teacher proudly offering background in teaching Social Studies, COTUS and Literacy at all levels.

Courteous and respectful of all students from different socioeconomic backgrounds

Strong advocate for education as the key out of poverty

Courteous and cordial with love of public speaking and desire to promote Eastern KY, our language and culture to learners of all ages.

Continuously improving my professional practice through coaching sessions, professional development and data-driven reflection.

Designed curriculum and lesson plans, taught classes, led student activities, fostered individual development and conferred with parents, guardians and school faculty in creating optimal learning environment.

Passionate instructor guiding students to achieve highest potential.

Focused and enthusiastic with strong desire to build positive student rapport and educate in complex subject matter.

Develops and uses variety of assessment data to refine curricula and instructional practice.

Dedicated with proven experience providing instruction, guidance and counseling across diverse learning platforms.

Possesses strong track record of improving test scores and providing diverse student bases with high-impact lessons.

Skilled team player skilled at working with all levels of faculty, administrators and parents to resolve problems and conflicts professionally.

  • Student rapport
  • Public speaking
  • Tutoring and after school help
  • Quizzes, tests and exams
  • Reporting and documentation
  • Learning assessments
  • Classroom discipline
  • Course material development
  • Title I knowledge
  • Special needs students
  • Team collaboration
  • Standardized testing techniques
  • Knowledge of KY Studies, application of Sociology in the Real World, COTUS presenter
  • Positive student engagement
  • Safety protocols
  • Effectively work with parents
  • Effective listening
  • Behavioral/cognitive skills development
  • Differentiated instruction specialist
  • Differentiated learning techniques
  • Tutoring and coaching
Aug1993 to Current
Classroom Instructor Jo-Ann Fabrics Pembroke Pines, FL,
  • Encouraged positive self-esteem and mutual respect for others while instilling joy of learning and discovery.
  • Designed curriculum specific for KY Studies, Sociology and U.S History.
  • Served as a trainer and presenter on reading intervention for teachers in all content areas
  • Served as a trainer and presenter on how to implement content specific writing into technical/vocational, math, social studies and science classrooms in the form of real world writings.
  • Supervised student teachers and KTIP interns
  • Utilized various types of equipment and aids to enhance learning experience.
  • Created lesson plans corresponding to yearly curriculum, incorporating broad variety of activities, hands-on experiences, basic academic skills and opportunities for creativity.
  • Designed curriculum, lesson plans and instructional materials for classroom teaching.
  • Managed and organized class records and reports.
  • Practiced techniques for improving behavioral or academic problems within classroom, cultivating good habits and complementing attention given by counselors and parents.
  • Oversaw and directed parent conferences, lesson plans and classroom activities.
  • Tested students with quizzes, essays and exams to gauge learning comprehension.
  • Assessed each student's grasp of class material presented in courses and workshops.
  • Implemented remedial programs for students requiring extra assistance.
  • Encouraged maximal development by providing opportunities for inquiry on classroom subject matter and exploration of related subjects, nurturing individual strengths and interests.
  • Designed and administered examinations on class material, combining written questions with hands-on techniques to facilitate learning at appropriate level.
  • Readied classroom decorations and class materials for teaching full curriculum of subjects, fostering environment conducive to creativity and development of motor skills.
  • Fostered non-academic personal skills necessary for social success, including personal hygiene and appropriate means of interacting with peers and authority figures.
  • Prepared and administered special programs for students needing remedial opportunities to achieve developmental goals expected of target demographics.
  • Selected books for class reading time and read aloud, teaching verbal expression and basic academic skills through pictures and student interaction.
  • Consulted with in-house professionals and supervisors regarding classroom procedures to identify opportunities for improved learning experiences tailored to student needs.
  • Held conferences with parents and guardians, counselors and administrators to review student classroom performance and behavioral history, advising on solutions to patterns of delinquency.
  • Received and applied training on identifying and addressing signs of developmental disabilities, health problems and psychological indicators of unsafe environments outside classroom.
  • Applied proactive behavior management techniques to facilitate classroom discipline.
08/2005 to 05/2009
Adjunct Professor Marquette University Milwaukee, WI,
  • Delivered course lectures using modern technology to enhance student comprehension.
  • Prepared, administered and graded exams and assignments to evaluate student progress.
  • Assisted students in achieving completion of learning objectives.
  • Fostered classroom environment conducive to learning and building character.
  • Presented courses to undergraduate students and created lesson plans, tests and assignments to ascertain how well students retained class material.
  • Designed exams, lecture material and writing assignments.
  • Created lesson plans and developed instructional materials covering required topics and learning objectives.
  • Developed and adjusted course syllabus according to curriculum and university guidelines.
  • Implemented different teaching styles to meet needs of diverse student population.
  • Integrated multimedia technology in classroom instruction for well-rounded and engaging approach to instruction.
  • Assessed student performance with integrity.
  • Documented student assignments, attendance and test scores in online reporting systems.
  • Sourced appropriate course materials to support variety of student learning needs and styles and deliver content in relevant, distinctive ways.
  • Instructed Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School and Technology in the Classroom courses to undergraduate students enrolled in the school's college of education.
Aug1987 to May1988
Teacher Marshfield Clinic Chippewa Falls, WI,
  • Helped students build learning and study skills to achieve educational goals.
  • Maintained positive classroom environments by reinforcing rules for behavior and relationship-building actions.
  • Developed lessons, activities and materials to cover all required course material.
  • Instructed students individually and in groups, utilizing various teaching methods.
Jan1989 to May1990
MRDD Counselor Mountain Comprehensive Care City, STATE,
  • Recorded comprehensive patient histories and coordinated treatment plans with multi-disciplinary team members.
  • Empowered clients to tackle challenging situations with better and more diverse coping skills.
  • Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills.
  • Assisted clients with identifying feelings and behaviors by asking open-ended questions.
  • Maintained confidentiality through stringent handling of charts and data.
  • Worked with care team to assess client needs and discuss collaborative treatment efforts.
  • Adhered to federal and state documentation mandates regarding records and file management.
Education and Training
Expected in 12/2010 to to
Master of Science: Literacy And Reading Intervention
University of Louisville - Louisville, KY
Expected in 05/1987 to to
Bachelor of Arts: Education
Alice Lloyd College - Pippa Passes, KY
Expected in 05/1996 to to
Fifth Year-Education And Research: Education
Eastern Kentucky University - Richmond, KY
Expected in 05/2008 to to
Rank I in Education: Education
Georgetown College - Georgetown, Kentucky,
  • Recognized as Teacher of the Month for outstanding performance, management and team contributions five times.
  • Recognized as one of the candidates for Pike County School's High School Teacher of the Year
  • Teacher of the Year Recipient-Yearbook
  • Appointee to KY's Geography Board
  • Appointee as a Textbook Commission Member
  • Member of KY Geographical Alliance
Activities and Honors
  • Member, Kentucky Reading Association
  • Member, International Reading Association
  • Member, Technology Resource Teachers for KY
  • Member, KY Association of Professional Educators
  • Member, KY Association for Teachers of Social Studies
  • Member, University of Louisville Alumni Association

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School Attended

  • University of Louisville
  • Alice Lloyd College
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Georgetown College

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  • Adjunct Professor
  • Teacher
  • MRDD Counselor


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Fifth Year-Education And Research
  • Rank I in Education

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