Criminal Justice Instructor resume example with 8+ years of experience

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

Dynamic high school CTE teacher with strong classroom management skills demonstrated over nine years of classroom experience, excellent parent-teacher communication record, and student motivation techniques. Years of CTE experience, training and expertise, make me the ideal candidate for this position. Enthusiastic professional with over 19 years of experience working with adolescents in a variety of settings. A highly motivated individual, with unsurpassed relationship-building and interpersonal skills. Self-starter and team player. Skilled in mentoring and guiding youth, with motivational leadership, training, and employee supervision experience. Results-oriented individual who works well under pressure, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Crisis intervention and deescalation techniques
  • School safety and security procedures training
  • ASIST Suicide prevention training
  • Highly experienced in CANVAS LMS
  • School Testing Coordinator experience
  • IEP/504 Training and experience
  • Instructional Leadership Training
  • Professional Learning Community Lead
  • Trauma Response and Restorative Practices
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Outstanding social skills
  • Extensive CTE Experience/Policies and Procedures
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Experience with special-needs students
  • Relationship building and management
  • Strong collaborator
  • Standardized testing and scoring
  • Organizational leadership
Work History
07/2013 to Current Criminal Justice Instructor, Washington County, Wi | West Bend, WI,
  • Taught introductory and upper-level courses in CTE-Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement
  • Fostered students' commitment to lifelong learning by connecting course materials to broader themes and current events
  • Demonstrates a continued commitment to undergraduate teaching through full participation in the college community
  • Wrote course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments and, administered and graded midterm and final examinations
  • Planned, evaluated and revised course content and course materials
  • Guided students in using technology to support educational research
  • Developed courses in line with the curricula requirements of the Colorado Department of Education, and the CTE Standards
  • Taught college-level, concurrent enrollment classes through Arapahoe Community College, in the high school setting
  • Advised and mentored students placed on academic probation
  • Worked collaboratively with other teachers to review data and develop instructional strategies to address student learning objectives
  • Pursued professional development continually by attending educational conferences and teacher training workshops
10/2004 to 08/2010 Prison Administration Health & Hospital Corporation | North Indianapolis, IN,
  • Coordinated responses to emergency situations arising in different prison locations.
  • Supervised 18 employees and performance of tasks and managed 630 offenders.
  • Completed daily work report sheets and delegated tasks to employees.
  • Oversaw control center, monitoring inmates, visitors and employees for signs of suspicious behavior.
  • Inspected housing cells and directed teams completing in-depth searches for contraband or damage.
  • Assigned officer tasks such as cleaning cells and stocking clean laundry to keep prison running efficiently.
  • Checked all book in and discharges, making sure all charges have paperwork and all discharges have orders of discharge.
  • Supervised work of contracted employees to keep on task for timely completion.
  • Supervised dining hall, outdoor recreation area, vocational shop and inmate housing unit.
08/2001 to 08/2004 Intensive Supervision Officer III, Supervisor Sedgwick County Department Of Corrections | City, STATE,
  • Created and maintained arrest files on all inmates processed through the jail
  • Supervised youth's daily activities, including school, meals and recreation time
  • Built solid relationships with staff and residents to help keep the institution safe and secure
  • Established healthy relationships and maintained professional boundaries with resident offenders in the institution
  • Supervised and directed juvenile movement during various activities on and off campus
  • Obtained documents, clearances, certificates and approvals from local, state and federal agencies
  • Prepared, processed and maintained forms, reports, logs, records and activity journals. Responded to inquiries from the public, other staff, inmates and visitors
  • Supervised youth's daily activities, including school, meals and recreation time
  • Led disciplinary hearings and made recommendations for sentencing
  • Supervised offenders to reduce risk to the community.Monitored defendants’ compliance and progress in treatment by reviewing reports from counseling agencies
  • Determined appropriate supervision levels by conducting risk and needs assessments
  • Produced parole administration documents with 100% accuracy
01/1995 to 07/2001 Corrections Officer Colorado Department Of Youth Corrections~Lookout Mountain | City, STATE,
  • Enforced regulatory compliance while managing visual inspections, work crew accountability, illegal substance checks, alcohol sensor testing and gate-locking procedures
  • Authored incident reports for management on violations and discrepancies
  • Managed officer assignments to ensure optimal productivity
  • Mitigated risks and emergency response delays by efficiently monitoring weapon inventory controls
  • Supervised inmates during all activities and transfers to monitor compliance and implement corrective actions
  • Processed and logged accurate and detailed incident reports
  • Delivered accurate verbal and written reports to court service personnel
  • Maintained accurate and detailed logs of all events that occurred during each shift
  • Investigated all security and safety violations
  • Escorted inmates to and from cells, court, hospitals and medical appointments
  • Prepared, processed and maintained forms, reports, logs, records and activity journals
  • Led disciplinary hearings and made recommendations for sentencing
  • Supervised and directed juvenile movement during various activities on and off campus
10/1991 to 01/1995 Case Manager Peregrine Day Reporting Center | City, STATE,
  • Evaluated treatment plans against individual goals and healthcare standards
  • Conducted routine breathalyzer and urine analysis
  • Reported plans, findings and results to court service officers
  • Worked with different disciplines to provide cohesive care to clients
  • Referred families to shelters, legal resources and educational programs
  • Referred residents and families to community resources to improve well-being and quality of life
  • Assessed clients’ work readiness, made referrals and coached clients on job searches
  • Presented case history material to review and discussion with other staff members
  • Led summer day treatment groups and therapeutic activities to teach functional living skills and address behavioral issues
  • Consulted with clinicians to devise and manage effective ongoing care plans for at-risk clients
  • Collaborated across disciplines to give every client optimal care and support
Expected in 2018 Master of Arts | Education Administration Argosy University, Denver, CO GPA:
  • Coursework: Differentiated Teaching and Learning, 
  • Educational LeadershipPrincipal Internship
  • State Board of Education Certification
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Expected in 2004 Master of Arts | Criminal Justice-Psychology Wichita State University, Wichita, KS GPA:
  • Coursework in Criminal Justice, Criminology and Sociology
  • Emphasis in Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Probation and Parole.
  • Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology coursework
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Expected in 1998 Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice-Juvenile Justice Metropolitan State University Of Denver, Denver, CO GPA:
  • Minored in Juvenile Justice, Psychology
  • Coursework in Forensic Psychology
  • Coursework in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Coursework includes: Speech and Communication, Sociology and Psychology
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Expected in 1998 Associate of Arts | General Studies Red Rocks Community College, Denver, CO GPA:
  • Coursework includes: Speech and Communication, Sociology and Psychology
  • Coursework in Psychology of Human Behavior
  • Coursework in Anthropology

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School Attended

  • Argosy University
  • Wichita State University
  • Metropolitan State University Of Denver
  • Red Rocks Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Criminal Justice Instructor,
  • Prison Administration
  • Intensive Supervision Officer III, Supervisor
  • Corrections Officer
  • Case Manager


  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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