Dean Of Students Instruction resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Enthusiastic Dean, effective at providing instructional support for teachers and fostering a positive learning environment for all students. Superb leadership and communication skills. Easily cultivates trusting and productive relationships with students, parents, teachers and teammates.
  • Team Building
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Positive and proactive approach to challenging behavior
  • Strategic Thinker
  • Well versed in RTI strategies
  • Urban schools background
  • Differentiated instruction specialist
Led teachers to improve student NWEA/Map test scores by more than 30% during the 2015-2016 & the 2016-2017 academic years.
Introduced and led Professional Learning Communities at Milwaukee Scholars Charter School. Drastically increasing teacher capacity and collaboration amongst teachers and staff at Milwaukee Scholars Charter School.
Reduced discipline in my wing by more than 50% during the 2016-2017 academic year. 
Completed NHA's Principal Prepatory Academy May 2016
Completed National Institute for School Leaders (NISL) June 2013
05/2015 to Current
Dean of students/Instruction Dougherty County School Systems Albany, GA,
  • Impact student achievement as demonstrated by the NWEA/MAP score increases at Milwaukee Scholars Charter School (50 points gained in 3 years).
  • Started the implementation phase of Professional Learning Communities with teachers and staff in kindergarten through 8th grade. Organizing teachers into working groups of practice-based professional learning of common core standards. Fostering a   collaborative learning culture among colleagues within the school environment. Put a process in place for learning that is centered around achievement of all students, allowed for a common focus, and to assess the school’s needs, determine areas of focus, and align resources in order to drive student achievement. 
  • Lead learning by example; meet with teachers daily in one on one meetings to analyze data, define student needs, and agree on lessons to be taught that are aligned with those needs; develop and practice teaching lessons and openly discuss how well the teachers are progressing.  
  • Evaluated teacher effectiveness through classroom observation, data analysis, and actionable feedback using the new Teaching and Learning Framework as established by NHA; effectively handle student discipline and participate in parent meetings. 
  • Implemented intervention programs for students requiring extra assistance.Guided intervention staff to improve students' reading levels through guided reading groups using Reading Mastery and Corrective reading curriculum.
07/2013 to 05/2015
Assistant Principal State Of Montana Miles City, MT,
  • Lead and coached educational staff through weekly classroom observations.
  • Counseled and provided guidance to students regarding personal, academic, or behavioral issues.
  • Developed behavior goals with parents and teachers.
  • Planned and led professional development activities for teachers, administrators, and support staff. Including professional learning communities geared toward analyzing student work and student data; increasing student achievement.
  • Established, planned, and coordinated activities with staff and community leaders to increase parental involvement within the school.
  • Collaborated with teachers to develop and maintain curriculum standards, and also developed, set, and monitored performance goals and objectives with teachers. 
  • Determined the scope of educational program offerings, and prepared drafts of course schedules and descriptions to estimate staffing and facility requirements.
  • Prepared and submitted reports to state department.
02/2011 to 06/2013
Instructional Literacy Coach Department Of Justice Phoenix, AZ,
  • Planned and conducted teacher training programs and conferences dealing with new classroom procedures, instructional materials, equipment, and teaching aids.
  • Observed work of teaching staff to evaluate performance, and to recommend changes that could strengthen teaching skills.
  • Conferred with members of educational committees and advisory groups to obtain knowledge of subject areas, and to relate curriculum materials to specific individual student needs.
  • Modeled lessons for novice and struggling teachers.
  • Guided teachers with planning lessons that coordinate with the Common Core standards.
  • Researched, evaluated, and prepared recommendations on curricula, instructional methods, and materials for Crossroads.
  • Served as TST chairperson coordinating RTI and Individualized Instructional plans for students.
  • Planned meetings with parents and teachers to monitor student progress and modify plans if needed.
10/2007 to 02/2011
Teacher Harrison County School System City, STATE,
  • Developed lesson plans and instructional materials and provided individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
  • Helped students reach their maximum potential by successfully implementing curriculum; through engaging, rigorous, and relative lessons.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students.
Education and Training
Expected in 2013
: Elementary Education
National Institute of School Leadership - Gulfport, MS
Expected in May 1996
Bachelor of Arts: Mass Communications/Journalism
Southern University - Baton Rouge, LA
Mass Communications/Journalism
Expected in 2012
Master of Arts: Educational Leadership
William Carey University - Gulfport, MS
academic, conferences, instruction, Team Building, lesson plans, materials, meetings, Multi-tasking, progress, Research, staffing, Strategic, teacher, teaching, training programs

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School Attended

  • National Institute of School Leadership
  • Southern University
  • William Carey University

Job Titles Held:

  • Dean of students/Instruction
  • Assistant Principal
  • Instructional Literacy Coach
  • Teacher


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts

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