Jessica Claire
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Well-rounded and compassionate Special Education Teacher adept at incorporating each student's unique needs and creating effective lesson plans to accommodate special circumstances.

Talented Special Education Teacher focused on meeting student academic and emotional needs. Compassionate and caring with the capability of delivering personalized, hands-on support and lessons targeted on specific learning needs and strengths. Able to leverage strong communication skills and a patient nature to provide positive reinforcement in team-based, structured environments.

Talented and caring Program Aide versed in working with all learning styles. Regularly attends professional development seminars, faculty meetings and parent-teacher conferences to remain connected to individual needs of children and parents.

Talented and caring Program Aide versed in working with all learning styles. Regularly attends professional development seminars, faculty meetings and parent-teacher conferences to remain connected to individual needs of children and parents.

  • Learning style assessment
  • In-depth knowledge of autism
  • Motivating students
  • Competent in Smartboard technology
  • Behavioral/cognitive skills development
  • Social skills development
  • Job readiness training
  • Excellent classroom management
  • Quality assurance
  • MS Office
  • Administrative support
  • Documentation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Training
  • Strategic planning
  • Time manresolutionagement
  • Technical support
  • Team building
Director/Teacher, 09/2015 - Current
Primrose School Durham, NC,
  • Estimated materials and labor requirements to complete jobs within budgetary and timeline requirements.
  • Drove profit increases by leveraging market knowledge and natural leadership talents.
  • Streamlined operational efficiencies, designing company-wide analytics tool for client-specific metrics, financial performance, and site performance management tracking.
  • Managed tasks to reach community census goals through outreach, inside sales, lead generation and lead conversion.
  • Enhanced production methods and improved employee motivation to maximize team productivity.
  • Developed and supervised staff by providing orientation, training, support and direction.
  • Implemented successful strategies for employee management, occupancy and revenue growth, expense control and quality of services.
  • Directed training improvements to reduce knowledge gaps and eliminate workforce performance inefficiencies.
  • Conducted tours with prospective residents and families and coordinated supportive services to meet needs of incoming residents.
  • Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement.
  • Strengthened parent-teacher and parent-child communication by holding regular parent-teacher conferences.
  • Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
  • Identified and documented learning achievements by reporting outcomes, performance information and program adjustments used to boost comprehension.
  • Set and communicated ground rules for classroom based on respect and personal responsibility.
  • Mentored and counseled students with social adjustment and academic problems.
  • Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards.
  • Implemented remedial programs for students requiring extra assistance.
  • Identified early signs of emotional, developmental and health delays or problems in students and followed up with parents.
  • Taught students to exercise problem solving methodology and techniques during tests.
  • Performed student background reviews to ascertain learning deficiencies and strengths to develop tailored lessons based on student needs.
  • Created and enforced child-based hands-on curriculum to promote student interest and receptive learning.
  • Maintained office hours to discuss grades and projects and mentor students.
  • Motivated students to be more engaged in classes through applying positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Differentiated instruction according to student ability and skill level.
  • Employed broad range of instructional techniques to retain students' interest and maximize learning.
  • Taught students fundamental building blocks and advanced concepts.
  • Established weekly anecdotal records and portfolios in order to assess student progress.
Substitute Teacher, 09/2011 - 09/2015
Merakey Crafton, PA,
  • Engaged students in discussions to promote interest and drive learning.
  • Helped learners of all abilities build learning and study skills to promote life-long educational goals.
  • Differentiated classroom and small group instruction to meet needs of students with different learning styles and ability levels.
  • Proctored standardized tests, maintaining strict requirements and complete student records.
  • Documented growth, development and understanding displayed by all students through outlined grading procedures and assessment strategies.
  • Taught students fundamental building blocks and advanced concepts.
  • Enforced classroom routines to keep students on set schedule and operating at consistent level.
  • Applied proactive behavior management techniques for classroom discipline.
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents and teaching staff.
  • Implemented lesson plans outlined by classroom teacher to educate students about key concepts.
  • Leveraged diverse instructional strategies and hands-on activities to engage students and boost understanding of material.
  • Maintained current student attendance and assignment records to prevent lapses during teacher absences.
  • Supervised lunchroom and recess activities.
  • Directed group activities to promote immersive, play-based learning.
  • Oversaw pop quizzes, material exams and standardized tests.
  • Promoted learning by leveraging range of traditional and modern instructional strategies.
Program Aide, 04/2009 - 05/2011
Youth Consultation Services City, STATE,
  • Visually supervised activities throughout the day to make sure each child was safe at all times.
  • Kept a close eye on all inventory items, including books, toys and other educational materials.
  • Promoted an environment that felt warm and inviting, encouraging children to learn and play in a safe setting.
  • Encouraged children by using positive reinforcement to improve self-esteem and communication skills.
  • Set and enhanced program schedules to meet expected demands and enhance student learning opportunities.
  • Maintained current knowledge of applicable codes and required procedures to optimize learning environments.
  • Established and enforced modern educational standards to support student needs.
  • Worked with parents and staff to improve student behavioral and learning issues with proactive approaches.
  • Offered stimulating curriculum accommodating all learning styles.
  • Participated in home visits, parent meetings and developmental screenings.
  • Upheld all CPR and New Jersey regulated certifications.
  • Carefully monitored children's play activities to identify additional learning opportunities or behavioral issues.
  • Screened 5 children for enrollment over period of 3 years.
School/ Group Home Program Aide, 07/2002 - 03/2009
Devereux New Jersey Center For Autism City, STATE,
  • Delivered specialized classroom instruction to broad range of students with developmental disorders, including autism using De-escalation Techniques.
  • Organized and prepared instructional materials, communiqués, and reports.
  • Developed Individual Education Programs (IEP) to establish student outcome goals and define educational strategies; leveraged developmental practices and educational theories to achieve educational objectives.
  • Fostered relationships with students to increase engagement, and periodically reported student progress to parents/guardians and school leadership.
  • Eliminated learning gaps and effectively instructed students by developing IEPs and using wide variety of teaching aids and motivational strategies.
  • Developed individual educational plans (IEP) designed to promote educational, physical and social development.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/1998
Cumberland Regional High School - Bridgeton, NJ
Associate of Arts: Early Childhood Education, Expected in 05/2011
Cumberland County College - Vineland, NJ,
Bachelor of Arts: General Studies, Expected in 05/2013
Wilmington University - New Castle, DE,
  • Major in General Studies
  • Dean's List Honoree 2011-2013
  • Cum laude graduate
  • Minor in Sociology
Master of Science: Early Childhood Education, Expected in 05/2015
Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ

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