director of academic services resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - - -
Professional Summary

A leader dedicated to cultivating educators who are the best versions of themselves, with systems that support children and the school. Actively applying knowledge of the law, collaboration, executive function, and backward design to create procedures that achieve clear objectives, and align with expectations set forth in guiding documents. Operating from a place of compassion, patience, and attention to detail so that all stakeholders feel valued and empowered.

Skills and Expertise
  • Passionate Leadership
  • Organizational Development
  • Collaboration
  • Staff Management
  • Teaching Students with Varied Ability Ranges
  • Assessment
  • Relationship Building and Community Relations
  • Professional Development
  • Policy and Procedure Development
  • Budget Management
Work History
07/2020 to Current
Director of Academic Services Maricopa Unified School District Maricopa, AZ,
  • Lead day-to-day operations of the Academic Services program (pre-K through 12th grade) and supervise staff in all divisions at Sayre.
  • Collaborate with the school counselor, and three academic division heads to better support student and teacher needs.
  • Partner with College Counselors to prepare documents testing accommodations.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with parents, therapists, and organizations in order to create individualized support systems for students.
  • Analyze assessment and screening results for all students in lower and middle school in order to monitor literacy rates, speech, and hearing.
  • Report program goals, successes, and areas for improvement to the Head of School.
  • Plan and control a departmental budget as well as monthly billing for a fee-based program.
  • Observe specialists in order to ensure that the goals for students are being met through their Academic Services.
  • Maintain evaluation files and records for all students with diagnosed needs.
  • Implement and write departmental and division-level policies and procedures.
08/2012 to 07/2020
Dean Of Student Services & Learning Specialist Devereux Swedesboro, NJ,
  • Collaborated with all departments as a member of the Leadership Team.
  • Created and managed building-wide policies and procedures for referrals, instruction (including RTI and MTSS), and safety.
  • Prepared, planned, administered, and analyzed standardized and achievement assessments, improving students' options for high school acceptance.
  • Interpreted outside therapeutic evaluations and supported specialists and teachers in their implementation.
  • Hired new team members to maintain high-quality education for students.
  • Set and maintained departmental budget.
  • Researched and created meaningful professional development.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction.
08/2010 to 06/2012
Special Education Teacher Chicago International Charter School Bucktown City, STATE,
  • Instructed and co-taught students in 1st, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in reading and math.
  • Managed caseload of up to fifteen students which included intervention, goals, documentation, and transition.
  • Completed all RTI assessments and interventions.
  • Assisted more than 30 students in transitioning to high school.
08/2009 to 08/2011
Summer School And Substitute Teacher Hyde Park Day School And Geneva Public Schools City, STATE,
  • Followed classroom plans to continue student education and reinforce core concepts.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Summer school instructor for multiple summers, working with students with diagnosed learning needs.
  • Implemented the Wilson Reading Program
  • Developed individual instructional plans for up to fifteen students in three subject areas.
  • Diversified classroom instruction and group activities to successfully support students with unique strengths and learning styles.
Expected in 12/2017 to to
Masters of Education : Special Education
University of Illinois At Chicago - Chicago, IL
Expected in 05/2009 to to
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education And Special Education
Indiana University Bloomington - Bloomington, IN,
Additional Information
  • Co-Chair and leader of the steering committee for ISACS reaccreditation
  • Private academic and functional tutor and consultant since 2010
  • Visiting team member for school accreditation, specializing in areas of transition and support services
  • Co-Creator of the Co-Teaching program at The Ancona School
  • Professional members of the National Association of Independent Schools, Independent Schools Association of the Central States, Council for Exceptional Children
  • Alpha Xi Delta Women's Fraternity, alumni
  • Certified Educator in IL: Elementary Education, K-8 and Learning Behavioral Specialist, PreK-Age 21

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School Attended

  • University of Illinois At Chicago
  • Indiana University Bloomington

Job Titles Held:

  • Director of Academic Services
  • Dean Of Student Services & Learning Specialist
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Summer School And Substitute Teacher


  • Masters of Education
  • Bachelor of Science

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