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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Summary

A personable and highly dedicated professional with a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Teaching and 27 years of teaching experience. Expertise in coaching and mentoring educators in the area of early childhood education. Possess a passion for teaching and a love of education. Excellent time management and organizational skills. Able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. Creative, innovative, and resourceful. Quickly establish a strong rapport with students, parents, and administrators. Demonstrated ability to develop and teach effective curriculum to meet individualized needs and learning styles. Skilled at promoting a student-centered atmosphere for learning through the use of effective curriculum as well as proven methods and strategies. Experienced working with and mentoring pre-service teachers and college students. Enthusiastic, loyal, diligent professional with a solid work ethic.

Highlights
  • Accomplished researcher in Adult Literacy
  • ILA member
  • Innovative teaching methods
  • Inspiring classroom facilitator
Experience
Developmental Reading Instructor, 07/2010 to Current
CleanpowerRhinelander, WI,
  • Maintained a teaching load of 5 undergraduate courses each semester.
  • Taught classroom courses in IDS 101Technical Comprehension, IDS 102 Critical Analysis, and SSC 101 Student Success Seminar each semester.
  • Developed and taught a newly revised contextual reading course geared to Education & Human Services career pathways.
  • Maintained thorough records of student attendance and grades through Angel.
  • Maintained regularly-scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
Developmental Reading Instructor, 07/2009 to 05/2010
Medline Industries, Inc.Mebane, NC,
  • Implemented instructional strategies to meet the objectives for developmental reading courses.
  • COM-090: Effective Reading, COM-091: Reading and Study Skills
  • Designed and implemented curriculum to link a developmental class with a college-level class - COM-092: ADVANCE Study Skills Lab (Linked with BIO-107: Biology and the Environment)
  • Trained and managed course requirements for newly hired adjuncts.
Adjunct Instructor in Early and Middle Childhood Literacy, 07/2008 to 05/2009
Weld Re-4 School DistrictWindsor, CO,
  • Selected materials and instructional strategies to meet the objectives for professional literacy courses.
  • 5500:245: Understanding Literacy Development & Phonics (Wayne College campus) 5500:440: Developmental Reading in the Content Areas
  • Prepared teacher candidates to integrate language arts into all content areas.
GRE Essay Rater, 2008 to 07/2009
EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICESCity, STATE,
  • Scored essays on issue and/or argument online for GRE test takers.
Literacy Consultant, 07/2007 to 05/2008
MANSFIELD CITY SCHOOLSCity, STATE,
  • Identified and assessed needs to improve academic literacy within the school.
  • Worked with teachers as a staff development specialist.
  • Implemented a school-wide online literacy professional development module in collaboration with e-Read Ohio and The University of Akron.
  • Supported teachers in deepening knowledge of literacy, instructional methods, assessment strategies, and reflective practices.
  • Provided leadership and resources to improve the literacy needs in curriculum across the content areas.
  • Administered assessments to individuals or groups.
  • Used data to assess and form learning groups.
  • Observed teachers, provided feedback, and modeled best practices.
  • Participated in leadership team meetings and ongoing professional development.
Visiting Instructor in Early and Middle Childhood Literacy, 07/2006 to 04/2007
THE COLLEGE OF WOOSTERCity, STATE,
  • Selected and adopted materials to meet the objectives for four professional literacy courses
  • Education 110: Using Phonics to Teach Reading & Develop Literacy
  • Education 210: Theories & Practices in Teaching Reading
  • Education 240: Interdisciplinary Fine Arts in the Early Childhood Years
  • Education 310: Assessment and Intervention in Teaching Reading
First and Second Grade Teacher, 07/1996 to 05/2006
WOOSTER CHRISTIAN SCHOOLCity, STATE,
  • Effectively managed a well-organized classroom.
  • Maintained current and accurate records for each student.
  • Conducted assessments to evaluate the progress of students.
  • Selected and adapted materials to meet the standards of excellence in education.
  • Incorporated the importance of citizenship, patriotism, respect for authority and cultural differences into classroom learning.
  • Coordinated with the community, colleagues and parents to produce small school plays.
  • Revised and updated the school handbook.
  • Presented a staff meeting
  • Mentored a new teacher for the 2003 - 2004 school year.
  • Created a web page to keep parents informed.
Second and Third Grade Teacher, 07/1979 to 05/1985
NORTH CENTRAL LOCAL SCHOOLSCity, STATE,
  • Taught all required curriculum for second and third grade students.
  • Participated on the science curriculum committee.
  • Selected as the "Teacher Feature" in the local newspaper.
Third Grade Teacher, 07/1978 to 05/1979
MAPLETON LOCAL SCHOOLSCity, STATE,
  • Created and maintained a well-organized classroom under difficult conditions.
  • Supervised and guided flag corp and majorettes for Mapleton High School football games.
Title I Reading Teacher, Grades 1-4, 07/1977 to 05/1978
SOUTHEAST LOCAL SCHOOLSCity, STATE,
  • Tested children upon teacher recommendation to qualify them for the program.
  • Created individualized instruction for each child in the program to strengthen individual needs and improve reading ability.
Education
Doctor of Education: Curriculum and Teaching, Expected in 2015
NORTHCENTRAL UNIVERSITY - Prescott, AR
GPA:
Master of Arts: Teaching and Learning, Expected in 2003
NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
GPA:
Bachelor of Science: Education, Expected in 1977
MIAMI UNIVERSITY - Oxford, OH
GPA:
Accomplishments
  • Ohio Association for Developmental Education Annual Conference. Columbus, Ohio. Presented Contextualizing Developmental Reading at Stark State College with Linda Remark, Therese Revlock, Kate Wiles, and Teresa Wisvari. November 2014.
  • Stark State College Best Practices Workshop. North Canton, Ohio. Presented Contextualizing Developmental Reading with Wendi Battershell, Laura Rose, and Teresa Wisvari. October 2014.
  • Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges Annual Conference. North Canton, Ohio. Presented Contextualizing Developmental Reading at Stark State College with Wendi Battershell, Carol Halmasy, Linda Remark, Therese Revlock, Laura Rose, Kate Wiles, and Teresa Wisvari. October 2013.
  • Served on the registration committee for the Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges. Conference was hosted by Stark State College. May-October 2013.
  • Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference. Chicago, Illinois. Presented Count What Counts: Assessing Program Effect in Developmental Education with Kate Wiles. Recorded session. April 2013.
  • Inducted into Golden Key International Honor Society, 2013.
  • Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges Annual Conference. Elyria, Ohio. Presented SST (Successful Strategic Teaching): Enhancing Adult Learners' Motivation and Achievement with Kate Wiles. October 2012.
  • University of Cincinnati - Clermont College Conference. Batavia, Ohio. Presented SST (Successful Strategic Teaching): Enhancing Adult Learners' Motivation and Achievement with Kate Wiles. April 2012.
  • Lilly 31st Annual International Conference on College Teaching. Oxford, Ohio. Presented SST (Successful Strategic Teaching): Enhancing Adult Learners' Motivation and Achievement with Kate Wiles. November 2011.
  • International Reading Association Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. Attended Institute 7 and the full convention on The Power of Literacy. May 2011.
  • Apple Education Seminar. North Canton, Ohio. Attended half-day seminar on Apple in Higher Education: A Hands-on Event. February 2011.
  • Stark State College Professional Development Course. So You Think You Are a Reading Teacher. Face-to-face and web-based activities. November 2010 - February 2011.
  • National Association for Developmental Education Annual Conference. Served on the registration committee, registered attendees, and attended conference on Discovering Success. January - March 2010.
  • Zane State College Professional Development. Understanding the Hidden Rules of Academia for Students of Poverty led by Dr. Bethany Tucker. January 2010.
  • Zane State College Professional Development. Methods of Inquiry led by Dr. Lisa Douglass. December 2009.
  • International Reading Association Annual Conference. Atlanta, Georgia. Attended Institute 11 and the full convention on Engaging Learners in Literacy. May 2008.
  • International Reading Association Annual Conference. Toronto. Presented Deep Thinking and the Digital Generation: Using Digital Storytelling to Promote Meaningful Thinking About Literacy with Alison Schmidt and Megan Wereley. Recorded session. May 2007.
  • Wayne Association for the Education of Young Children. Wooster, Ohio. Presented Interdisciplinary Fine Arts in the Early Childhood Years with Megan Wereley. Local chapter of NAEYC. April 2007.
  • Served as a cooperating teacher for several pre-service teachers from the College of Wooster,1996-2005.
  • Prepared materials, led and conducted an in-service meeting on cooperative learning, 2004.
  • Selected as "Teacher Feature" in community newsletter, October 2003.
  • Named "Young Career Woman" by the Business and Professional Women's Club, 1982.
Publications

  • Contributing author to SST (Successful Strategic Teaching): Enhancing Adult Learners' Motivation and Achievement published in Community College Journal of Research and Practice in May, 2014.
  • Contributing author to Count What Counts: Assessing Program Effect in Developmental Education published in Higher Learning Commission's 2012 Collection of Papers.
  • Author of Literacy Tips for Early Childhood Educators published in Journal of Elementary and Secondary Education in July, 2013.
  • Author of Three Mini-Lessons to Enhance Writing in Young Children published in the Journal of Early Childhood in July, 2013.
Interests
  • Creating craft projects for Vacation Bible School
  • Floral Design
Skills
  • Creative Lesson Planning
  • Classroom Management
  • Curriculum Development
  • Innovative Instructional Methods
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Multicultural Populations
Professional Affiliations
  • Dean's List
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Member of The National Association for Education of Young Children
  • Member of The National Association for Developmental Education
  • Member of The International Literacy Association

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School Attended

  • NORTHCENTRAL UNIVERSITY
  • NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
  • MIAMI UNIVERSITY

Job Titles Held:

  • Developmental Reading Instructor
  • Developmental Reading Instructor
  • Adjunct Instructor in Early and Middle Childhood Literacy
  • GRE Essay Rater
  • Literacy Consultant
  • Visiting Instructor in Early and Middle Childhood Literacy
  • First and Second Grade Teacher
  • Second and Third Grade Teacher
  • Third Grade Teacher
  • Title I Reading Teacher, Grades 1-4

Degrees

  • Doctor of Education
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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