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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Responsible and dedicated school administrator and training specialist with excellent communication skills demonstrated by 37 years of experience in the field of early childhood education.
  • Effectively works with parents
  • Curriculum Development
  • Administrative Management
  • Family Involvement
  • Community Involvement
  • Training Specialist
  • Program Development
  • Group Instruction
  • Parent Participation
  • Public Relations
  • CASA
  • Certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Calm and patient
  • Child Advocate
  • Engaging public speaker
  • Advocate for special-needs children and their parents
  • Effective use of multi-media teaching tools
  • M.Ed.
  • NAEYC Past President
Developed training and curriculum as part of a team for Foster PRIDE, Parent Resources for Information, Development and Education Training Curricula.  Published by the Child Welfare League of America, December, 1997.

2001 to Current Director Willis Towers Watson | Boston, MA, Responsible for daily operation and management of a Private, Non-Profit, Cooperative School. The school has a yearly attendance of 120 children and consists of the following grades; Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten. Supervision of 20 staff members.  Additional programs include an Extended Care and Sibling Care program, enrichment programs, and coordination of over 30 parent committees, an Executive Committee and Board of Directors. 
08/1998 to 05/2001 Kindergarten Teacher Andover Public Schools | Andover, MA, Responsible for full day kindergarten class including music, science, geography, language arts, reading, art and math. Created and implemented a developmentally-appropriate curriculum that addressed all learning styles. Promoted good behaviors by using the positive reinforcement method.
08/1996 to 05/1998 Head Teacher Carle | Bellflower, IL, Planned and managed two classes of four year-old children, including music, art learning centers and gym.
08/1990 to 1993 Senior Training Specialist Ashley Furniture | Sarasota, FL, Responsibilities included training and development of the first competency based curriculum for Foster and Adoptive parents.
06/1989 to 1996 Director of Training/Training Specialist Carle | Clinton, IL,
Responsible for the supervision of the NJFPA training staff,  training program and curriculum development, and scheduling and coordination of training for all foster parents in the State of New Jersey.

08/1985 to 05/1987 Head Teacher Willis Towers Watson | Houston, TX, Taught three and four year-olds which included the planning and coordination of three classes, parent workshops and music classes.
08/1983 to 05/1985 Assistant Director/Head Teacher Salvation Army Usa | Sterling Heights, MI, In addition to assisting the Director in the day-to-day operations of the school, responsibilities also included after school program coordination, parent-teacher conferences, music coordinator and Director of the summer camp program.
08/1980 to 05/1983 Director Mendham Cooperative Preschool | City, STATE, Responsibilities included day-to-day operation of a cooperative preschool including interaction with the Division of Youth and Family Services, Department of Licensing to have the school licensed.
11/1978 to 05/1980 Group Teacher Tower Hill School | City, STATE, Planning and scheduling activities for three and four year-olds, parent training and workshops.
Expected in 2015 M.Ed. | Early Childhood Education Concordia University, Portland, Oregon GPA:
Early Childhood Education, Curriculum and Instruction 
Expected in 2004 Certification | Early Childhood Administration Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ GPA:
New Jersey Director's Academy Training
Expected in 1978 Bachelor of Arts | Early Childhood/Elementary Education Kean College, Union, New Jersey GPA:
Professional Affiliations
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children    
  • Pre-K Our Way Ambassador
  • Brookdale Community College, Advisory Committee Member
  • Association for Children of New Jersey
  • Foster Pride/Adopt Pride National Advisory Committee
  • New Jersey Foster Parent Association
  • Fostering the Adoption of Children Everywhere Annual Conferences, Baltimore, Maryland NJFPA County Foster Parent Presentations
  • "It's Ok to Be Different" workshop, Ridgewood, NJ

Parent Resources for Information, Development Training Curricula, Child Welfare League of America, December, 1993
Administrative Management, Organizational skills, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Excellent Intra-personal Communication Skills, Community Involvement, Public Speaking, Curriculum Development, Instructional Methods and Active Learning. 

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School Attended

  • Concordia University
  • Brookdale Community College
  • Kean College

Job Titles Held:

  • Director
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Head Teacher
  • Senior Training Specialist
  • Director of Training/Training Specialist
  • Head Teacher
  • Assistant Director/Head Teacher
  • Director
  • Group Teacher


  • M.Ed.
  • Certification
  • Bachelor of Arts

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