Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Devoted educator offering over 35 years of teaching and administrative experience. Creative and focused with excellent knowledge of curriculum, a respected leader with strong relationship building skills. Eager to provide enriching opportunities and promote high engagement for all students. Pursuing a role that supports educators during this challenging time.

  • Staff Development
  • Team building and collaboration
  • Interpersonal strengths
  • Curriculum development and oversight
  • School community relations
  • Data-driven instruction
  • Grant proposals and oversight
  • School culture
  • Program implementation and evaluation
  • New teacher mentoring
  • Organizational skills and management
Curriculum and Instruction Specialist, 08/2018 to 06/2020
Spectrum Center CorporateHouston, TX,
  • Presented resources and opportunities to teaching staff for further professional development and curriculum training courses.
  • Developed and implemented standards for student academic achievement aligned with district, state and local initiatives.
  • Interacted positively with staff to demonstrate professional conduct expectations of teaching and administrative personnel.
  • Collaborated with various departments to support and establish programs, lessons and student activities.
  • Initiated development of New Teacher Mentor Program which supported teachers to improve leadership and teaching effectiveness.
  • Created "Lunch and Learn" professional development opportunities for teachers and as well as promote a collegial sharing environment.
  • Designed a new digital procedure for collecting professional development sign in/out and evaluation process.
  • Facilitated yearlong project of aligning all curriculum areas (K-8) to include Grade Level Curriculum Guides, Year at a Glance, Unit Maps with Essential Standards.
  • Guided curriculum renewal process for social studies, science and math using teacher teams, research of best practices, focus pilot, and evaluation protocol.
Principal, 08/2007 to 06/2018
Albany Charter School NetworkSunnyvale, CA,
  • Instructed teachers on classroom management, behavior and instructional strategies.
  • Visited classrooms to evaluate teacher instructional techniques and to provide guidance and support as teachers grow in their craft.
  • Created thought-provoking, stimulating learning environment for students and positive, education-driven setting for instructors by encouraging creativity and ingenuity.
  • Advocated for support of the EL program at Elm School to ensure the multicultural/multilingual nature of the many English language learning students from all over the world would receive the resources they deserved.
  • Resolved various situations to cultivate strong student and parent relationships and develop a school-family partnership that benefits the child.
  • Reviewed standardized test results to assess student progress and academic performance and used results to target instruction.
  • Guided instruction by mentoring teachers to improve leadership and teaching effectiveness.
  • Encouraged and voiced positive feedback to mentor and motivate new teachers and provided opportunities for development.
  • Established Building Leadership Team to review and advise on student data and curricular initiatives as well as build a collaborative culture.
Teacher on Special Assignment, 08/2006 to 06/2007
Archdiocese Of Chicago, Office Of Catholic SchoolsChicago, IL,
  • Monitored NCLB (No Child Left Behind) and Title III grants.
  • Provided direct support to the Transitional Program of Instruction/ELL Program.
  • Initiated and develop curriculum department communication system.
  • Guided the Homework Committee to revise District procedures based on current research.
  • Designed curricular brochures, flyers and web pages.
  • Conducted topical surveys and gathered teacher, parent and student input.
  • Presented at all schools background information on English Language Learners.
  • Provided in-service instruction on new reading intervention tools.
Fifth Grade Teacher, 08/1989 to 06/2007
CCSD 181 Elm SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Differentiated and modified curriculum to meet varied needs of students.
  • Appointed by principal as mentor teacher to assist new teachers.
  • Represented Elm School on various district curriculum committees.
  • Mentored, guided, inspired student teachers.
  • Improved student engagement by implementing student-centered classroom management techniques to foster academic curiosity.
  • Maintained positive classroom environments by reinforcing rules for behavior and relationship-building actions.
  • Provided positive feedback with emphasis on learning from mistakes to establish solid foundation for progress.
  • Built relationships with students and parents through active communication, positive feedback and a collaborative approach.
  • Instructed students individually and in groups using varied teaching methods.
  • Explored foundational learning concepts with students through hands-on activities, videos and class discussions.
Education and Training
Advanced Degree: Educational Administration, Expected in 2002
University of Illinois, Elm School - Champaign, Illinois
Master of Education: Curriculum and Instruction, Expected in 1995
National Louis University - Wheaton, Illinois
Writing Across Curriculum-Focus Mathematics
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities/History, Elementary Education, Expected in 1982
Mundelein College - Chicago, Illinois
Activities and Honors
  • World Changer Award CCSD181 (2018).
  • Writing Across the Curriculum, D181 Foundation Grant.
  • Prairie Garden Classroom with Curricular Connections, D181 Foundation Grant.
  • Peaceful Playground Grant, D181 Foundation Grant.
  • Member, Illinois ASCD

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