director of curriculum and instruction resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary
Devoted and experienced high school science teacher who cares deeply about student success.  Creative lesson planner who excels at motivating and inspiring students, many of whom pursue science at the college-level and beyond.  Dedicated to reaching out to students of all learning styles.  Experienced with curriculum design and implementation. 
Skill Highlights
  • Curriculum development and assessment including online curricula.
  • Lesson planning
  • Strong classroom management.
  • Highly organized.
  • Purposeful lesson planning expert.
  • Motivated to learn and incorporate new information.  
  • Adept at working with students of all abilities.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
Professional Experience
Director of Curriculum and Instruction, 06/2015 - Current
The Blake School Minneapolis, MN,
  • Refined and implemented the teacher observation and evaluation process.
  • Performed teacher observations and provided feedback.Involved in the interview process and hiring of new teachers.
  • Provide newly hired teachers with CVA teaching expectations and protocols including classroom management, grading, curriculum design, rigor, honors expectations, and course descriptions.
  • Continually working with each academic department to develop and refine curricula scope and sequence across all grade levels.  
  • Leading departmental discussions on best practices.Leading teacher development of comprehensive curriculum reviews for each course.
  • Updating course descriptions and academic information on the CVA website.
  • Mentoring teachers on design and implementation of travel curricula for each course.
  • Design and implement student surveys on academic department, specific courses and teachers.
Science Teacher, 08/1999 - Current
Idaho Falls School District 91 Idaho Falls, ID,
  • Designed curricula for 4 courses:  Biology I, Biology II, Physics, and Life Science.
  • Established clear objectives and materials for all lessons, laboratories and projects.
  • Developed and refined separate virtual travel curricula for each course so student-athletes that are out of the classroom for ski and snowboard competitions can stay current with the students present in class. 
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs including developing both an honors option and college preparatory option for each high school level course.
  • Created an interactive classroom atmosphere to maintain student interest and facilitate learning.
  • Emphasized lab investigation and the writing of formal lab reports.
  • Recommended student promotion and retention.
  • Developed, administered and graded tests in order to evaluate students' progress.
  • Selected textbooks, equipment and all other instructional materials
  • .Continually incorporate new technology into the classroom and travel curriculum.
  • Prepare Biology II students for the AP Biology Exam.
Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant, -
University Of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN,
  • Taught undergraduate laboratories in the Biology Department at Utah State University while in graduate school.
  • Worked on a project that involved growing wheat plants on the space shuttle.  Researcher placed in charge of retrieving the plants off the space shuttle at the alternative landing site at Edward's Air Force Base in case it could not land at Cape Canaveral (which it did).
Science Tutor, -
Mount Snow Academy City, STATE,
  • Mount Snow Academy is a 5 month tutorial school (November through March) for competitive skiers and snowboarders .  Worked one-on-one with 8-10 students in the areas of chemistry, physics, and biology to keep them up to pace with their public schools.
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs.
Chemistry and Physics Teacher, -
Burke Mountain Academy City, STATE,
  • Designed and implemented the curricula in each class which involved selecting textbooks, equipment and other instructional materials.
  • Established clear objectives for all lessons, units and laboratories.
  • Developed, administered and graded tests in order to evaluate students' progress.
  • Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks.
Bachelor of Science: Zoology, Expected in
University of Vermont - Burlington, VT
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Master of Science: Biology, Expected in 1994
Utah State University - Logan, UT
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School Attended

  • University of Vermont
  • Utah State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Director of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Science Teacher
  • Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant
  • Science Tutor
  • Chemistry and Physics Teacher


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Science

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