Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Enthusiastic Educator with excellent communication and leadership skills, committed to a progressive approach to teaching and learning. Easily cultivates trusting and productive relationships with students, parents, teachers and colleagues. Motivated by the belief that all children can be successful learners.

  • 18 years administrative experience at Progressive school, committed to Play and Project-Based Learning
  • 10 years of classroom teaching experience, working to meet the needs of diverse learners in a variety of educational settings
  • Dedicated to collegial leadership and working effectively with all team members
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong, positive and supportive relationships with teachers, students, parents and colleagues
  • Committed to fostering a love of learning in all students
  • Desire to work in area that allows for high impact, creating opportunities for all students
Work History
Director of School Programs, 06/2018 to Current
The Raleigh SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Support Head of School in all daily operations of school
  • Serve on Strategic Planning Committee, responsible for developing strategic planning priorities
  • Chair VTRS Task Force, developing comprehensive virtual learning plan
  • Serve on Re-Opening Task Force, developing mitigation strategies, Community Wellness Handbook, and conditions necessary for in-person learning
  • Oversee school programs including specials, counseling, learning support, after-school care, club, and camp programs
  • Oversee work of Admissions office, including recruitment, acceptance and retention of mission appropriate students and families
  • Collaborate with colleagues to create virtual tours of campus and related marketing materials
  • Lead all admission related events including campus tours and Open Houses
  • Serve as SAIS Accreditation chair for last 3 cycles
Elementary Director, 06/2003 to 06/2018
The Raleigh SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Oversaw all aspects of Elementary Division at independent school, including faculty evaluation and curriculum development, parent engagement, and student experience
  • Recruited and supervised faculty of 30 educators and support staff
  • Served as Ex-officio member on Board Of Trustees, offering input regarding strategic matters
  • Actively fostered teacher leadership and ongoing development of positive school culture
  • Led faculty development of Essential Questions, driving project based learning in grades K-5
  • Cultivated professional development with PBL Works, bringing PBL Works to campus for week long professional development workshop
  • Introduced Responsive Classroom approach, incorporating it as basis for social-emotional learning and ensured all teachers were trained
  • Established curriculum review cycle which led to selection and implementation of new programs in math and literacy
  • Collaborated with Senior Leadership Team to develop and manage annual school budget of 5.5 million dollars
  • Consistently received exemplary ratings on parent satisfaction surveys
  • Provided ongoing professional development and parent education through workshops, communication, and individual meetings
Sixth Grade Teacher, 08/1997 to 06/1998
The Duke SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Responsible for developing and implementing sixth grade math program
  • Collaborated with co-teacher to develop and implement interdisciplinary units of study using the project approach
  • Differentiated instruction to meet needs of diverse learners
  • Built positive relationships with students and emphasized social-emotional learning
  • Partnered with parents in educational process to achieve greatest level of student support and success
Learning and Emotional Support Specialist, 08/1989 to 06/1997
Public School DistrictsCity, STATE,
  • Responsible for case management of students identified as having learning, and/ or emotional handicaps including development and oversight of Individualized Education Plans
  • Developed and provided educational program allowing for successful inclusion of students in regular classroom setting
  • Collaborated with regular classroom teachers to develop interdisciplinary, thematic curriculum
  • Partnered with colleagues and parents to ensure greatest level of academic and social-emotional student growth
  • Worked closely with other support specialists to coordinate and integrate services in inclusive setting
  • Mentored and supervised teaching assistants
Graduate Certificate: , Expected in 1993
University Of New Hampshire - Durham, NH

Program in Education for Behavioral/ Emotional Handicaps

Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education, Special Education, Expected in 1989
Keene State College - Keene, NH,
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Minored in Sociology

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