Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Dedicated Curriculum Coordinator well-versed in student and course data analysis to make effective decisions on future plans and materials. Proven history of implementing innovative plans for optimized learning and retention. Experienced in education with nearly 20 years of experience. Enthusiastic and eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Motivated to learn, grow and excel.

  • Flexible & Adaptable
  • Multitasking abilities
  • Organization and Time management
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Training & Development
Work History
Director of Curriculum and Instruction , 2007 to Current
The Blake SchoolHopkins, MN,
  • Created a school-wide system for instruction based on specific scope and sequence using a specially created Learning Objectives Guide while following the New York State common core standards.
  • Drove systems and strategies to analyze standards-based assessments to guide curriculum and pacing guides for grades K-8.
  • Conducted classroom walk-throughs and formal observation of lead teachers and intervention staff.
  • Created systems for tracking teacher performance.
  • Coordinated the school's professional development program according to teacher need and student performance under the Charlotte Danileson Framework for Teaching Model.
  • Presented to the SUNY Board of Regents and the Buffalo Board of Education for Charter Renewal.
  • Served on a team with the Charter Schools Institute to observe a school under review for charter renewal.
  • Designed, implemented and managed a variety of successful curriculum programs to meet department and school needs.
  • Provided subject matter expertise on all courses, materials and lesson plans.
  • Communicated school objectives and student data at King Center Charter School Board of Directors monthly meetings.
  • Collaborated with administrators to determine course objectives.
  • Effectively implemented best training practices and adult learning principles in planning and creation of instructional materials.
  • Reached out to vendors to evaluate available curriculums and associated materials.
  • Served as an item writer with Questar to develop questions for the New York State assessment.
  • Directed reading and math intervention departments.
  • Trained and managed reading and math coaches.
  • Developed enrichment programs.
  • Coordinated school field trips and special enrichment activities.
Buffalo Jills Cheerleader, Team Captain, 2000 to 2013
Buffalo BillsCity, STATE,
  • Acted as positive role model to set tone for program and enhanced leadership credibility with teammates and coaches.
  • Liaised with head coach to discuss collective insights on chemistry, focus and mindset and worked together to co-lead team.
  • Entertained fans during games and at personal appearances by performing stunts and choreographed routines.
  • Maintained nutritious diet and solid exercise regimen to meet strict physical standards for competitions and events.
  • Choreographed and taught dances and moves to groups to other cheerleaders and dancers.
  • Participated in over 1000 hours of volunteer and charity hours including, Children's Hospital, Muscular Dystrophy Association, WNY Girls in Sports, Buffalo Hearing and Speech, American Red Cross, WNY Food Bank and Extreme Home Makeover.
  • Appeared on national media events including the NFL Cheerleader Playoffs sponsored by the NFL Network.
  • Represented the Buffalo Jills at the 2004 NFL Pro Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Participated in motivational workshops and speaking engagements for school-age cheerleading teams.
Reading First Coordinator/Reading Intervention Teacher, 2005 to 2007
King Center Charter SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Developed interventions for students currently struggling or at risk of falling behind.
  • Implemented tracking tools to evaluate successes and areas in need of improvement.
  • Helped students prepare for standardized tests and reviewed results against objectives after completion.
  • Supervised small reading groups of students.
  • Presented a workshop titled, "Reading First and its Impact on the King Center Charter School" at the Charter Schools Institute Conference in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Provided scientifically researched based intervention program services to at-risk students, including Leveled Literacy Intervention, Elements of Reading Fluency, Wilson Language, and My Sidewalks.
  • Administered a variety of reading assessments including: DIBELS, Fountas and Pinnell, PPVT, NWEA Map Fluency, PPVT, CTOP, Fox in a Box and numerous others.
  • Analyzed data on a regular basis to collaborate with teachers and facilitated immediate changes in instruction based on assessment results.
Third Grade Lead Teacher , 2002 to 2005
King Center Charter SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Built positive relationships with parents to involve families in educational process.
  • Planned lessons according to district standards to cover all requirements and prepare for standardized tests.
  • Followed the Responsive Classroom model to build classroom community and foster positive relationships with all students.
  • Implemented classroom management improvements to enhance class morale and engagement.
  • Administered sample lessons from Reading Academy and Reading for Understanding professional development workshops.
  • Served as a teacher leader through Distance Learning in collaboration with Buffalo State College which included student observations and debriefing sessions.
Master of Science: Education , Expected in
Buffalo State College - Buffalo New York ,

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