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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Versatile Language Specialist with over 6 years of successful experience in serving domestic and international professionals and students with advanced knowledge of sign language linguistic fundamentals. Teach topics through in-depth lectures, discussions, and special projects. Smoothly diversify and adapt instruction to serve the needs of diverse groups. With training and experience from a professional sign language education program, developed a strong recognition consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in academic education individual. Skilled at cultivating strong partnerships to advance organizational objectives.

Skills
  • Training & Development
  • Collaboration
  • IEP Comprehension
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Development
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Evaluation and Data Development
  • Adaptability
  • Technology Utilization Optimization
Work History
06/2019 to Current Deaf Studies/American Sign Language Instructor Mandela Washington Fellowship, IREX | City, STATE,
  • Immersed students in unfamiliar American culture/Deaf culture by devising hands-on activities
  • Implemented Five C’s of Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities within Deaf Studies and American Sign Language instruction environment
  • Designed, planned, organized, and directed orientation and training programs for Young African Leaders Initiative
  • Sourced optimal curricula and developed lesson plans to fully cover target material for each course
  • Developed individualized and group programming in support of program achievement
  • Delivered 40 hours per week of classroom lectures, instructed over 15-20 students per semester in American Sign Language, Linguistic of American Sign Language, and Deaf Studies
  • Coordinated special excursions to local points of interest and more extensive study trip to expand learning for Second-Language Learner students.
  • Organized detailed list of resources to help students go beyond classroom environments and delve into topics of interest.
  • Instituted support for development of Fellows' leadership skills through academic study, workshops, mentoring, networking with U.S. leaders, and collaboration with U.S. citizens
08/2017 to Current American Sign Language Specialist/Media Instructor Kendall Demonstration Elementary School | City, STATE,
  • Taught Early Childhood Education (ECE), Kindergarten to Middle School, and Media students
  • Implemented American Sign Language (ASL) Standardization for Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (Pre-Kindergarten-8th)
  • Developed ASL Data for ECE Department and K-8 Department
  • Used assessment tools included Visual Communication Sign Language, ASL 6+1 Traits, ASL MacArthur Checklist and P-Level
  • Operated ASL Department at Kendall Demonstration Elementary School as Co-team leader
  • Developed American Sign Language Evaluation, Individualized Education Program, and Individual Family Service Plan Goal and Objective
  • Enabled students not only experience current technology but also most frequently used American Sign Language in Deaf Community
  • Consulted parent, teacher, and staff American Sign Language resource
08/2015 to 06/2016 American Sign Language Instructor/Specialist Maryland School For The Deaf, Columbia | City, STATE,
  • Taught Family Education, Kindergarten to Middle School, and special needs students
  • Developed and established curriculum, instruction, and assessment of American Sign Language Standardization for Maryland School for Deaf for Pre-Kindergarten-8th
  • Analyzed tool students’ comprehension and knowledge in acquiring American Sign Language in both receptive and expressive language skills
  • Assessed tools included Social ASL, Expressive ASL, and Comprehension ASL
  • Assessed tool includes Final Cut Pro editing and filming students’ practical use of American Sign Language
  • Enabled project students not only experience current technology but also most frequently used American Sign Language in Deaf Community
  • Significant task was to focus on ASL Corpus for first language learners and Deaf Culture
Education
Expected in 08/2015 to to Master of Arts | Sign Language Education Gallaudet University, Washington, DC GPA:
Expected in 05/2012 to to Bachelor of Arts | Deaf Studies And International Studies Gallaudet University, Washington, DC GPA:
Expected in 05/2012 to to Minor | Linguistics of Sign Language Gallaudet University, Washington, DC GPA:
Certifications
  • Bachelor Degree, Magna Cum Laude Honor, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, May 2012
  • Phi Alpha Pi, Honor Society, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, 2012 May
  • American Sign Language Teachers Association, 2015- Present
Affiliations

Global Deaf Connection Summer of 2011

Volunteer Intern

Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa


Global Reach Out Summer of 2010

Volunteer Intern

Kenya, Africa


City Year, AmeriCorps 2004-2005

Corp Member



Accomplishments
  • Interpreting is not for adults only: Interpreting for Deaf Children Zoom Webinar, Panelist of a PCRID Workshop, December XXX1
  • Practical Demonstration on Use of Sign Language in Teaching and Learning Processes Zoom Webinar, US Embassy in Nigeria, Facilitate a Workshop, November XXX1 Primary Schools (Educational) Nigeria, Africa
  • Improving the Quality of Teaching Sign Language and English to Deaf Pupils in Primary Schools
    US Embassy in Nigeria, Facilitate a Workshop, December 2019 Primary Schools (Educational)
    Nigeria, Africa
  • Bilingual Education in American Sign Language
    Open Forum with Parents/Facilitate a Workshop, November 2019 Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (Educational) Washington, D.C.
  • Deaf International Community: Multicultural, Identity, and Language Interchange Guest Presentation, December 2016 McDaniel College (Educational) Westminster, MD
  • How to Effectively Develop Better Transitions Between High School and College ASL Program Maryland American Sign Language Teachers' Association, Guest Presentation, November 2014 McDaniel College (Maryland State Wide Conference)
    Westminster, MD

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School Attended

  • Gallaudet University
  • Gallaudet University
  • Gallaudet University

Job Titles Held:

  • Deaf Studies/American Sign Language Instructor
  • American Sign Language Specialist/Media Instructor
  • American Sign Language Instructor/Specialist

Degrees

  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Minor

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