Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
  • Successful elementary teacher with Los Angeles Unified School District for twenty years
  • Experienced administrator with a focus on instructional leadership.
  • Training of teacher mentors for the California Formative Assessment and Support System for Teachers (CFASST)
  • Implementing the Beginning Teachers' Support Provider (BTSP) program servicing new teachers throughout the district at school sites.
  • Implementing Small Learning Communities throughout the District with an emphasis on instruction and student social/emotional needs, inclusion and equity.
  • State trainer of California Formative Assessment and Support System for Teachers (CFFAST)
  • Observation and assessment of new teachers based on California Standards of the Teaching Profession(CTSP)
  • Observation of student learning, including access to inclusion, equity, and social/ emotional learning for building community.
  • Strong relationships with school staff, new teachers and students.
  • Completion of documents, classroom visits, conferences for teacher assessment in timely manor
  • Demonstration of best practices and teaching strategies
05/2006 to 06/2009 District Coordinator Small Learning Communities Madison County Schools | Flora, MS,
  • Submitted grant applications to secure funding for Small Learning Communities (SLC)
  • Provided support to Lead Teachers and Administrators for implementation of SLCs at High Schools and Middle Schools in South L.A.
  • Provided professional development (PD) on SLC goals and instruction for Lead Teachers and Administrators
  • Set schedules and attended weekly plan and review meetings with SLC Teacher Leaders and Administrators
  • Observed lessons, advisories, and teacher meetings in each SLC to provide feedback and next steps to Lead Teachers and Principals.
08/2002 to 05/2006 Assistant Principal at Johnny Cochran MS Los Angeles Unified School District, LAUSD | City, STATE,

Created and implemented four Small Learning Communities on campus, each with 500 students and an Assistant Principal

  • Developed positive school climate by building effective communication within school.
  • Enforced disciplinary policies and procedures.
  • Displayed strong decision making abilities and confidence to staff and students.
  • Reviewed standardized test results to assess student progress and academic performance.
  • Assessed teaching and support staff and delivered exemplary developmental and instructional leadership strategies improving capabilities and testing outcomes.
  • Managed school administration operations and organized teacher schedules, master plan, student registration processes and class orientation sessions.
  • Instructed teachers on classroom management, behavior and instructional strategies.
  • Visited classrooms to evaluate teacher instructional competency as part of annual evaluation cycle.
  • Presented resources and opportunities to teaching staff for further professional development and curriculum training courses.
  • Developed and implemented standards for student academic achievement aligned with district, state and local initiatives.
  • Collaborated with the Science Department to support and establish programs, lessons and student activities.
  • Created parent nights, science night with students and parents, and team teacher approach to conferences, to cultivate strong student and parent relationships.
  • Guided instruction by mentoring teachers to improve leadership and teaching effectiveness.
  • Assessed student performance, behavior and social development and devised improvement strategies for struggling children.
  • Taught Language Arts in classrooms of select teachers to model strategies and best practices as needed practices.
08/2000 to 08/2002 Instructional Specialist Los Angeles Unified School District, LAUSD | City, STATE,
  • Led District guided Learning Walks at elementary, middle and high school, to address improvements to school performance and address areas of underperformance based on data.
  • Utilized knowledge of best practices and data to improve upon existing training methods.
  • Implemented a District articulation plan between teacher leaders at elementary and middle school level.
  • Assisted the Director with duties as needed.
06/1996 to 07/2000 Beginning Teacher Support Provider Los Angeles Unified School District, LAUSD | City, STATE,
  • Responsible for Mentoring District Interns throughout LAUSD at campuses that could not provide a mentor teacher.
  • Created, implemented and delivered District wide professional development on Literacy in K-2 for new teachers
  • Created, implemented and delivered professional development at individual schools for new teachers.
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with administration at each school.
  • Participated in workshops, trainings and conferences to improve educational skills.
  • Researched new teaching tools and resources to use in classroom.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/1967 Bachelor of Arts | English Literature Cal State UNorthridge University, Northridge, CA, GPA:
Expected in | Standard Teaching Credential in Elementary Cal State University Northridge, Northridge, GPA:
Expected in 08/2000 Master of Arts | Educational Administration Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Dominiguez Hills, CA, GPA:
Expected in 08/2000 | Administrative Services Credential Cal State Dominguez Hills, Dominguez Hills CA, GPA:

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