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Jessica Claire
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Catholic Educator with 19 years of experience

Top professional achievements included:

1. Planning and implementing the 50th anniversary Episcopal mass at Cardinal Ritter High School.

2. Planning and implementing 12+ Christian Awakening (Senior Retreats)

3. The successful transition of our first Freshman class to the revised Bishop's High School Curriculum using the Didache textbook series (lexile level 11th grade).

4. Implementation of the Symbolon RCIA program at St. Matthew Church.

5. Planning the first annual school wide service learning day at Cardinal Ritter High School.

6. Assuming the responsibilities of outgoing Pastoral Associate unexpectedly during my first 6 months at St. Matthews.

7. Continuing religious education experiences for St. Matthew families during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Skills
  • Leadership
  • Project coordination
  • Multitasking and prioritization
  • Results-oriented
  • Excellent Communicator
  • Organized
  • Creative Teaching Style
  • Able to delegate
  • Enjoys being in situations with Diverse people
  • Interest in all age ranges
  • Flexiblity
Experience
08/2021 to Current
Middle School Religion Teacher Archdiocese Of Chicago, Office Of Catholic Schools Chicago, IL,
  • Delivered clear, informative lectures on subject matter framed to meet Archdiocesan standards.
  • Administered tests, quizzes and other assignments to gauge students' learning and knowledge of course materials.
  • Created positive educational climate to promote student learning.
  • Employed technology to present innovative classroom lessons and assignments.
  • Answered students' questions and coached struggling individuals to boost success.
  • Communicated objectives for lessons and projects to students and parents.
  • Communicated with other teachers and school administrators to build professional relationships.
06/2015 to Current
Director of Faith Formation Catholic Schools Buda, TX,
  • Responsible for all aspects of Faith Formation from ages birth to Adult
  • Planned, organized and implemented annual Vacation Bible School program
  • Established and updated schedule of classes and activities for program year, including training catechists and selecting Curriculum for Children's liturgy of the Word and Sunday Morning Faith Formation Classes for ages k-8
  • Developed, administered and updated complete educational program serving more than 60 students, including selecting, adapting and writing curricula and lesson plans to meet individual classroom requirements
  • Planning and implementing Special Children's liturgies (ex Christmas eve mass, May Crowning, Jesse Tree, etc.) and Children's Advent and Lent Programs
  • Planning, leading, and catechizing the following Sacramental Preparation programs: First Reconciliation, First Communion, Rite of Christian Initiation for Children, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, Marriage Preparation, Baptismal Adult Programs, Baptismal infant programs
  • Planned and led the annual 2 day Women's retreat and a 36-hours for Jesus Adoration
  • Worked with the Spiritual Life commission to plan 3 day Parish Mission and miscellaneous Liturgical duties
  • Recruited, trained and oversaw lay teachers and volunteers to support program operations
  • Maintained safety and security of all children involved in Sunday Nursery program
  • Wrote agendas and notes and sent out automatic notifications for upcoming meetings
  • Monitored multiple databases to keep track of all program participants
  • Planned and oversaw and annual departmental budget
  • Served as Parish Wedding Coordinator
06/2012 to 06/2015
Campus Minister Catholic Schools Georgetown, TX,
  • Planned and executed all retreats, including: two annual staff, one annual 7th grade, one annual 8th grade, two annual Freshman 'Theology of the Body' retreats, two annual Sophomore, two annual Junior, and four annual four day Christian Awakening Retreats
  • Planned and executed all masses, including: All-School, Holy Days of Obligation, class masses in the chapel, weekly before school masses, alumni masses, and school-wide Penance Services (2 per year) Prepared and Guided a series for parents entitled "Parenting the Catholic Teen" Prepared and Guided a Parent Prayer series which included multiple forms of prayer over a 6 month span
  • Prepared and oversaw a budget for the Campus ministry department
  • Worked with the Administration and Staff to increase the Catholic Identity of our school visually through art work
  • Spiritually counseled many students on issues facing them
06/2006 to 06/2012
Theology Teacher St. Joan Of Arc Catholic School City, STATE,
  • Responsible for the Theological instruction of Sophomores and Freshman according to the Revised USCCB Curriculum
  • Planned and executed classroom management plans to best suit the learning styles and needs of all students while providing a positive learning environment
  • Conducted assessments (both unit and local) to determine student's growth and design learning plans as such
  • Collaborated with fellow department teachers to develop best practices
  • Encouraged students expand horizons by sharing thoughts during class sessions while also being mindful of others' opinions
  • Created classroom syllabi based upon main semester topics and instructional targets
09/2000 to 05/2004
Theology Teacher Company Name City, State,
  • Responsible for the Theological instruction of Third, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grades based on the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Scope and Sequence
  • Planned and executed classroom management plans to best suit the learning styles and needs of all students while providing a positive learning environment
  • Conducted assessments (both unit and local) to determine student's growth and design learning plans as such
  • Collaborated with fellow department teachers to develop best practices
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2001 to to
Post BS: Certification, Theology/Pastoral Leadership
Marian University - Indianapolis, IN,
GPA:
Expected in 05/1992 to to
Bachelor of Science: Political Science/ Public Relations
Ball State University - Muncie, IN,
GPA:
Expected in 07/2019 to to
Intensive Summer Course: Theology of The Body
Catholic University of America - Washington, DC
GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Marian University
  • Ball State University
  • Catholic University of America

Job Titles Held:

  • Middle School Religion Teacher
  • Director of Faith Formation
  • Campus Minister
  • Theology Teacher
  • Theology Teacher

Degrees

  • Post BS
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Intensive Summer Course

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