curriculum specialist resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Devoted educator offering over 20 years of teaching and administrative experience. Creative and focused with excellent knowledge of curriculum, a respected leader with strong relationship building skills. Pursuing a role in curriculum development that values both analytical and creative skills.

  • Verbal and written communication skills with expertise in diplomatic collaboration with variety of stakeholders
  • EL and ELA instructional design and delivery with application of learning theories and strategies
  • Lesson planning with multi-media tools and standards-aligned content and activities
  • Assessment development, validity and reliability, and scoring for use in improved instructional practices
  • Driven and inspired through ideation, research, and innovation
  • Microsoft Office, LMS, Adobe Suite, e-learning tools, Outlook, Teams
  • New teacher mentoring; professional development presentation
  • Published writer skilled in editing and proofing both creative and technical prose
10/2021 to Current
Curriculum Specialist Charter Schools Usa Lake Charles, LA,
  • Design frameworks for language arts lessons and units applying research-based instructional practices related to implementation of state curriculum standards
  • Plan, write, and create rigorous and high-quality content including tutorial scripts, full texts, guided practice, activities, and diagrams.
  • Consult on curriculum selection and development, material selection, content standards, and accountability measures;
  • Develop and review test items, passages, art and metadata for different item types including multiple-choice, drag-and drop, drop-down, matching, and fill-in-the-blank.
  • Research and align a variety of formative and summative assessment needs based on accessibility considerations (universal design).
01/2017 to 06/2021
ELA Teacher Hackensack Public Schools Hackensack, NJ,

  • Taught English III and IV with rigorous curriculum with reflection of literature and nonfiction skills in craft and structure, and ideas and analysis of a variety of texts.
  • Created lessons, visuals, anchor charts, assessments, and reference materials in connection with higher-order questioning and relevance to students’ interests and backgrounds.
  • Applied differentiated instruction, guided intervention, conferencing, cooperative learning, multicultural content, and creative projects. f
  • Reviewed standardized test results to assess student progress and academic performance and used results to target instruction.
  • Provided in-service instruction on intervention tools and strategies.
01/2011 to 06/2016
English Instructor & Writing Coach Gaston College City, STATE,

  • Taught English courses, such as Intro to Academic Discourse, English Composition, and Writing & Research in the Disciplines.
  • Coached students in Writing Center on a variety of writing assignments and subjects, including medical reports to research papers and college application essays.
  • Developed and wrote content for Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) for college faculty including WAGs (Writing Across Guidelines), syllabi, citation guides, course orientations, test/essay questions, and rubrics.
  • Created thought-provoking, stimulating learning environment for students, encouraging creativity and self-expression.

08/2005 to 06/2009
ESL Coordinator Westside Academy City, STATE,
  • Taught ESL in small-group and sheltered instructional models, grades 1-8, using a variety of ELL strategies and hands-on activities.
  • Designed curriculum from the ground up, via mapping, resource acquisition, lesson materials and e-learning activities employing multiple modalities, modified texts, and ELP standards alignment.
  • Conducted professional development workshops, mentored new teachers, and collaborated with school staff and community to enhance learning opportunities.
  • Implemented ELL Support Team to provide faculty development resources and tutoring services for EL and IEP students.
Education and Training
Expected in to to
Master of Arts: TESOL
Ohio Dominican University - Columbus, OH
  • Relevant Coursework: Content Area Reading and Writing, Assessment of ESOL Learners, Instructional Methods in TESOL
Expected in 07/2002 to to
Master of Arts: Business Education
New York University - New York, NY
Expected in 05/2000 to to
Bachelor of Science: Finance
Wilmington University - New Castle, DE
Expected in 06/2015 to to
No Degree: English And Creative Writing
Southern New Hampshire University - Hooksett, NH

18 graduate credit hours earned in Language and Literature courses

  • Relevant Coursework: Seminar in Writing Instruction & Studies in Literary Theory
Activities and Honors
  • Dale Carnegie Training, Effective Communications & Human Relations
  • Member, The Hemingway Society

Presenter at XVIII International Hemingway Conference: “‘Paris est une fête’...Hemingway's Moveable Feast” (The American University of Paris - Paris, France)

  • Project-Based Learning for 21st Century Skills Development Grant (Arrowood Business Association)

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School Attended

  • Ohio Dominican University
  • New York University
  • Wilmington University
  • Southern New Hampshire University

Job Titles Held:

  • Curriculum Specialist
  • ELA Teacher
  • English Instructor & Writing Coach
  • ESL Coordinator


  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • No Degree

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