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Jessica Claire
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Summary

Award winning Off Broadway Drama Teacher, Theatre Director, Choreographer with over 35 years of a strong background in educating students on theater practices and performance arts techniques. Expert at creating fun and open environment to support learning while teaching students. Successfully enhanced students' knowledge, performance skills and self-confidence by leading interactive and engaging classroom activities. Directed over 180 shows, award winning thespian competition teams at both the regional , state, national and international levels. Adaptable and driven with strong work ethic and ability to thrive in team-based or individually motivated settings.

Skills
  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
Experience
Drama Teacher, 08/2019 to Current
Queen Anne's County Public SchoolsStevensville, MD,
  • Prepared and implemented curricula for drama student programs focusing on individual student strengths.
  • Collaborated with other staff in arts department faculty.
  • Participated and assisted with set lighting design and assembling of stage props.
  • Researched extracurricular theatrical performances and suggested student attendance to observe techniques.
  • Developed individualized programs meeting abilities, interests and needs of students while adhering to state-wide policies.
  • Drafted and determined production budgets that included stage props, costumes, set materials and program books.
  • Developed curriculum and lesson plans to structure classroom activities.
  • Partnered with community and academic units to create collaborative partnerships.
  • Incorporated community outings, extracurricular activities and enrichment field trips into program to motivate student growth.
  • Promoted local businesses in production books through sale of ad space, cutting production costs.
  • Instilled cultural and foundation skills in students by teaching history of drama and theater.
  • Executed and directed dramatic performances that engaged and captivated audiences, increasing drama performance attendance by 50%.
  • Assessed student comprehension and achievement by providing grades based on class participation and assignments.
  • Coordinated and directed dramatic performances involving up to 75 students.
  • Led activities such as International Thespian Society Regionally and State competition levels for students in groups and individual pieces.
Theatre Teacher, 08/2018 to 08/2019
Passaic High SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Taught students theater terminology and performance skills.
  • Instructed students on script reading, diction, articulation, and vocal inflection.
  • Partnered with community and academic departments to create collaborative partnerships.
  • Participated and assisted with set lighting design and assembling of stage props.
  • Directed and coordinated over 6 theatrical productions during the year.
  • Drafted and determined production budgets that included stage props, costumes, set materials and program books.
  • Supported creativity by teaching lessons improvisation.
  • Communicated with parents to update on student progress and address concerns.
  • Developed individualized programs meeting abilities, interests and needs of students while adhering to state-wide policies.
  • Developed curriculum and lesson plans to structure classroom activities.
  • Planned class field trips to local performances to provide first-hand experiences and foster appreciation for theater.
  • Promoted local businesses in production books through sale of ad space, cutting production costs.
  • Researched extracurricular theatrical performances and suggested student attendance to observe techniques.
  • Incorporated community outings, extracurricular activities and enrichment field trips into program to motivate student growth.
  • Prepared and implemented curricula for drama student program focusing on individual student strengths.
Founder/Artistic Director, 08/2005 to 08/2019
Rising Stars Youth Theatre AcademyCity, STATE,
  • Prepared annual budgets and grant applications to generate multiple income sources for organization.
  • Hired performers, directors and support personnel in preparation for organization's youth theatre and dance concert productions.
  • Fostered productive, professional working relationships with fellow craftspeople, vendors and media representatives.
  • Drove business growth and community visibility through implementation of targeted marketing and sales strategies.
  • Organized performance schedules and designated each performance's theme, visual elements and guest artists.
  • Created long- and short-range plans and developed targeted goals and objectives to support those endeavors.
  • Used children's literature to teach and reinforce reading, writing, grammar and phonics.
  • Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards.
  • Taught after-school and summer enrichment programs.
  • Taught students in various stages of cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional development.
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents and teaching staff.
  • Maintained up-to-date knowledge of architecture trends through consistent research and attendance at professional development Broadway events.
  • Maintained and updated pedagogy manuals for use by other educators.
  • Scheduled and held parent-teacher conferences to keep parents up-to-date on children's academic performance.
  • Modeled lesson planning strategies and classroom management techniques to student teachers.
Drama/Academic English Professor, 08/2009 to 06/2019
College Of TechnologyCity, STATE,
  • Maintained confidential, thorough student records, updating information promptly following evaluations.
  • Assisted students with developing thesis ideas, offering insight into resources and interview subjects.
  • Delivered informative lectures and used research materials to help students grasp concepts.
  • Maintained designated office hours to tutor students and review course materials.
  • Worked closely with other educators to develop unique teaching strategies for use in classroom.
  • Invited guest speakers to class to answer questions and present students with in-depth knowledge of job opportunities in Theatre.
  • Structured assignments with clear goals and criteria for assessment.
  • Administered and graded tests and assignments to evaluate student performance and monitor progress.
  • Designed collaborative learning exercises to capitalize on students' resources and skills.
  • Created exams and essay questions to evaluate student knowledge.
  • Maintained up-to-date knowledge of architecture trends through consistent research and attendance at events.
  • Developed assignments and exams to evaluate student progress.
  • Partnered with peers to create department goals and strategies.
  • Used rubrics as tools to define expectations and improve students' overall learning.
  • Held consistent office hours to assist students with class materials and topics.
  • Evaluated students' individual abilities using tests and personal interviews.
Education and Training
Master of Science: Educational Leadership, Expected in 07/2021
Western New Mexico University - Silver City, NM
GPA:
Educational Doctorate: Teaching English As A Second Language (ESL), Expected in 01/2014
Northwestern University - Prescott, AZ,
GPA:
Master of Arts: Educational Theatre/Dance, Expected in 01/2002
New York University - New York, NY
GPA:
Bachelor of Arts: Drama/Dance, Expected in 05/1989
Bard College - Hudson, NY
GPA:
Certifications
  • Theater Teacher Certification Florida License - 2019
  • Dance Teacher Certification Maryland License- 2017
  • Theatre Teacher Certification Maryland License- 217
  • Speech Arts & Dramatics Teacher Certification New Jersey License- 2005
  • Dance Teacher Certification New Jersey License 2005

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School Attended
  • Western New Mexico University
  • Northwestern University
  • New York University
  • Bard College
Job Titles Held:
  • Drama Teacher
  • Theatre Teacher
  • Founder/Artistic Director
  • Drama/Academic English Professor
Degrees
  • Master of Science
  • Educational Doctorate
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts