Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Enthusiastic educator with over 12 years of leadership and experience implementing standards-based, real-world science curriculum within multi-cultural classrooms. Recognized for excellence in supporting development of culturally diverse student population and developing individualized plans for various learning levels. Proven background improving student literacy and math levels through innovative cross-curricular instruction strategies and lesson plans.

  • Critical thinking
  • Patience
  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Imaginative thinking
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Time management
  • Technological
  • Conflict resolution
  • Active listening
  • Priority management
  • Risk assessment
Curriculum and Test Development Manager, 12/2018 - Current
Jones Lange Lasalle Inc. Des Plaines, IL,
  • Write state standardized test questions for science and technology related tests resulting in 50% increase in alignment with national standards.
  • Review test questions and other assessment materials produced by in-house and consultant staff.
  • Facilitate the review of test items and objectives with committees of education professionals in a variety of content areas
  • Demonstrate knowledge of developing standards and trends in the field of science and technology teaching, challenges and opportunities at state, national and international level.
  • Create planning documents, organizes staff, oversees development activities, and coordinate project activities within and outside the department.
  • Use and integrate technological resources as management and development tools.
DESE Professional Administrator License Scorer , 12/2017 - Current
Washington County School District Abingdon, VA,
  • Evaluate portfolio submissions from educational leadership candidates in Massachusetts.
  • Successfully internalizes training and scoring guide, participates in process improvement discussions.
  • Apply scoring guide according to rubric requirements.
  • Meet quality and productivity requirements established for the scoring program.
  • Engage with other scorers in consensus scoring activities.
Science Educator/Employee Development Specialist, 06/2019 - 09/2020
N-of One Inc City, STATE,
  • Develops and implements components of instructional programs through the use of data and consultation.
  • Develops instructional design plans for use in teaching contexts involving educational technologies with frequent interim assessments.
  • Plans and oversees the implementation of evaluation framework for assigned projects.
  • Conducts detailed analysis and evaluation to inform program planning activities.
  • Advises researchers and educators on strategies for developing and delivering curriculum.
  • Analyze needs and recommend appropriate technologies for teaching/learning goals.
  • Facilitates educational workshops and seminars and PLCs.
  • Demonstrates effective understanding of remote learning principles for fostering inclusive pedagogy.
  • Employs effective strategies for integrating learner-centered accessible technologies into teaching ELL, SPED and struggling K-12 and adult learners.
Biology/Chemistry Teacher, 05/2017 - 01/2020
Jumoke Academy City, STATE,
  • Planned, led, and advised a daily CREW and collaboratively supported the CREW orientation adventure experience.
  • Worked with students and staff to create and uphold norms.
  • Effectively handled character violations and appropriate discipline in the classroom and engaged in restorative justice practices.
  • Communicate respectfully with students, colleagues, families, and community members at all times by modeling, practicing and discussing respectful, unbiased and effective communication strategies.
  • Upheld and supported the school-wide, collaboratively determined, restorative justice-based discipline policies reflecting on and taking ownership my role in student disciplinary actions
  • Built life-long learning skills and strong study habits in students to help each prepare for higher-level education.
  • Secured over $6000 in grant money to be used for Laboratory and field work funding.
  • Promoted safe and inquiry-centered classroom environment conducive to individualized and small group needs.
  • Maintained school-wide culture of respect and actively used positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) disciplinary methods.
  • Integrated technology into classroom settings to engage students and diversify instruction.
  • Coordinated with other professional staff members to evaluate and assess science-based curriculum.
  • Administered standardized ability and achievement tests and interpreted results to determine students' strengths and areas of need.
  • Cultivated collaborative and innovative learning environment to meet each student's unique educational needs.
Dean of Deportment, 07/2012 - 12/2016
Duggan Middle School City, STATE,
  • Worked in conjunction with teachers, staff, admin and parents to ensure to that the academic program of curriculum and instruction along with the learning environment was of the highest quality.
  • Collaborated with the faculty to develop, review, and upgrade curriculum, pedagogy, and programming, while focusing on best practices and 21st Century skills Worked closely with the teachers, especially the homeroom teachers, to help manage behavior challenges that might impede learning, safety or well-being.
  • Shared knowledge of the students outside the classroom (their behavior, activities, learning styles, social and family conditions…) with the teachers and counselor.
  • Worked with students through early gathering of data to help them transitioning from 5th to 6th grades and more broadly from one grade to another.
  • Spearheaded a close collaboration with counselors, admin, staff, students and families that resulted in reducing bullying incidence by 25%.
  • Successfully promoted and helped to institute home visits to help with improving attendance and reduce absenteeism and school dropout.
  • Maintained electronic students’ files regarding attendance, discipline and academic concerns.
  • Listened to the students sympathetically and provided examples of active listening strategies to students.
  • Established a constructive dialogue with the students’ legal guardians with sensitivity to social, emotional, ethnic and economic considerations.
  • Explained the rules and the expectations of the schools to the students and where possible, solicited the involvement of students in the creation of accountabilities and norms.
New Teacher Mentor and Liaison, 04/2012 - 07/2016
Duggan Middle School City, STATE,
  • Supported alignment between instructional materials, district curriculum, and state standards.
  • Modeled for, and mentors teachers in the use of the Framework for Teaching and exemplary teaching strategies.
  • Guided teachers to use student learning data for planning and differentiation of instruction.
  • Provided instruction and support in the use of formative assessments to support differentiated or tiered instruction.
  • Recognized the developmental stages of students and support teachers’ appropriate instruction of these students.
  • Researched and prepared materials for use by science departments and teachers including: differentiated instructional strategies assessment strategies intervention support.
  • Kept current in the areas of curriculum development and current research, teaching methodology, assessment, and educational technology.
General Science Teacher , 07/2006 - 06/2016
Duggan Middle School City, STATE,
  • Communicated learning objectives and class expectations to promote student comprehension and achievement of academic targets.
  • Collaborated with faculty members to maintain open team communication and manage optimal resources for continued departmental success.
  • Evaluated student progress using range of assessment tools, including participation in class discussion, assignment content and exam scores to identify strengths and further learning opportunities.
  • Supported academic progress by offering office hours to discuss challenges, offer targeted assistance and provided additional resources.
  • Practiced frequent, two-way communication between school and parents through “go home journals” , lesson highlights and open classroom events.
  • Implemented the Core Practices and components of EL Education (i.e., Expeditionary Learning)
  • Worked with other SAEL Core Teachers on grade level to implement two interdisciplinary learning expeditions per year using an agreed upon framework.
  • Designed expeditions to teach core grade level knowledge and skills, rooted in Common Core/Next Generation/Applicable standards, and anchored by authentic and well-designed projects.
  • Seeking and providing opportunities for meaningful fieldwork and service opportunities, along with the consultation with experts in Expeditions
    Working to help plan, develop, and refine grade level curriculum and a school-wide scope and sequence that addresses both national standards and locally relevant topics/content and motivates student learning.
  • Developed strong long-range plans that align to the Expedition and the Standard/Target/Assessment (STA) Planner and shared plans with the SAEL Administrator, grade-level teaching team, and students and families when appropriate.
  • Incorporated diversity issues and multi-cultural content into curriculum and instruction throughout the year in big and small ways and seeking to ensure that students see their culture(s) represented in curriculum and materials.
Science Department Leader, 07/2012 - 07/2015
Duggan Middle School City, STATE,
  • Worked with administrators and teachers to support science instruction and student achievement.
  • Planned collaboratively with teachers for effective science and cross-curricular instruction.
  • Developed appropriate activities for science instruction.
  • Provided model lessons in the classroom.
  • Developed strategies that can be effectively utilized within the classroom.
  • Led PLCs sessions for science and math teachers.
  • Screened science materials that might be useful to teachers. 8.
  • Developed a resource library of books, media, and materials for teachers and students.
  • Incorporated data analysis to help schools with effective strategies directly related to student achievement in science (data-driven instruction).
  • Served as a resource person for expeditionary learning and project-based teaching.
  • Kept immediate supervisors (Principal, Assistant Principal of Instruction and Coordinator of Science) informed of all facets of the instructional program.
Program Coordinator, 06/2010 - 08/2013
Summer Institute City, STATE,
  • Coordinated and planned the site’s summer program from date of hire to the end of the summer school program
  • Supervised the site enrollment process for both sessions, including late registrations
  • Recommended courses and sections based on enrollment and state requirements
  • Assigned summer school certificated and classified staff
  • Assigned classrooms and offices in collaboration with Administrative Vice Principal/Facilities
  • Approved requisitions
  • Arranged for textbooks, supplies, equipment, keys, duplicating and other services as needed, seeking assistance from the regular school administration as needed
Biology Teacher, 01/2005 - 07/2006
Hyde Leadership Charter School, NE City, STATE,
  • Managed consistent, learning-focused classroom environments by establishing and communicating clear objectives for all students.
  • Conferred with specialists to support needs of students with special education needs or individualized educational plans.
  • Adapted teaching methods and instructional strategies to promote learning in students of differing skill levels.
  • Met with parents and guardians to discuss student progress and areas for improvement.
  • Formed, facilitated, and led student group through new establishment of STEM program and club while mentoring individual learners.
  • Assessed student performance, behavior and social development and devised improvement strategies for struggling children.
  • Built life-long learning skills and strong study habits in students to help each prepare for higher-level education.
  • Maintained school-wide culture of respect and actively used positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) disciplinary methods.
  • Coordinated materials and instructional plans for immersive activities exploring biological concepts.
  • Cultivated collaborative and innovative learning environment to meet each student's unique educational needs.
  • Collaborated with other subject and grade-level teachers to build complementary educational frameworks for students.
Education and Training
Ph.D.: Education Leadership in STEM Education, Expected in 05/2022
University of Massachusetts Amherst - Amherst, MA
Master of Arts: Educational Leadership and Administration, Expected in 2015
American International College - Springfield, MA
Master’s Degree: Elementary and secondary education, Expected in 2013
American International College - Springfield, MA
Batchelor of Science: Biology, Expected in 2004
University of Massachusetts - Amherst, MA
  • SEI Endorsement Licensed Genetics Educator and Counselor Middle General Science, MA 5-8 Principal / Vice principal License 5-8, MA Administrator’s licensure 9-12, MA.
Additional Information
  • AWARDS , Teacher of the year DC, public schools, 2006 Expeditionary Learning Teacher of the year 2009-2010

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