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

Versatile educator comprised of open mindedness and originality with a steadfast commitment to advocate and nurture the best in all children and families. Empathetic and accommodating in design and implementation of program policies, events, and resources. Exceptional skills in employing constant communication, patience and positive reinforcement in team efforts to best meet a childs needs.

Skills
  • Empathetic
  • Reflective
  • Innovative and creative
  • Flexible
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Time management
  • Detail oriented
  • Self starter
  • Passionate
  • Open minded
  • Conflict resolution
Education
Virginia University of Lynchburg Lynchburg, VA Expected in 05/2021 Graduate Certificate : Early Childhood Special Education - GPA :
Liberty University Lynchburg, VA Expected in 09/2016 Master of Arts : Special Education - GPA :
  • Graduate certificate in Autism Education
  • Endorsement in Elementary Education
Liberty University Lynchburg, VA Expected in 05/2012 Bachelor of Science : Education - GPA :
  • Graduated summa cum laude
Work History
Rutgers University - Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, Program Lead
New Brunswick, NJ, 08/2017 - 06/2020

Developed and refined program practices to increase parent involvement, student growth, and communication.

  • Incorporate, educate, and empower families throughout the transition, evaluation, and identification process.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Chose optimum curriculum and devised differentiated learning and content strategies that developed students' physical, emotional, and social growth.
  • Provide mentorship and team leadership approach to teachers and instructional assistants, helping them to align with the program while also moving forward towards their personal growth goals.
  • Mentored new teachers and instructional assistants by relaying policies, procedures, and best practices, and establishing team collaboration approach.
  • Develop and organize spirit week to raise awareness for Autism and inclusivity. Over $1,000 in donations collected to donate to Autism research.
Intercept Youth Services - Special Education Teacher
Marion, VA, 10/2014 - 06/2017
  • Collaborated with general education teachers (grades first through third) for instruction, progress reporting, and parent communication.
  • Fostered a culture of openness to communicate, support, and empower general education teachers in their instruction of exceptional students within their classes.
  • Developed rapport with families to ensure high quality relationships founded on communication, respect, and a desire for their active involvement.
  • Managed caseloads to ensure instruction of IEP goals, up to date data collection, compliance with review dates and deadlines, and timely collection and submission of evaluation results.
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule.
  • Successfully completed a Donors Choose grant for a class set of Kindles to be used in the classroom to accommodate students and strengthen technology integration.
Bedford Hills Elementary School - Instructional Assistant
City, STATE, 01/2014 - 01/2015
  • Adhered to predetermined behavior and academic plans and collaborated on adjustments.
  • Supported student learning objectives through personalized and small group assistance.
  • Oversaw students in classroom and common areas to monitor, enforce rules and support lead teacher.
  • Used behavior modeling and specialized teaching techniques to share and reinforce social skills.
  • Organized classroom materials to help teachers prepare for daily instruction and activities.
Madamin School For Children - Program Director, Lead Teacher
City, STATE, 08/2007 - 10/2010
  • Provided ongoing direction and leadership for program operations to increase family retention and recruitment.
  • Communicated frequently with parents about student growth and progress, recommending at-home reinforcement to enhance student support and boost family involvement.
  • Collaborate with outside therapies (speech, OT, PT) and families to ensure high levels of support in the aftermath of a diagnosis and in the transition to kindergarten.
  • Addressed and resolved technical, financial and operational concerns by working with team members and owner.
  • Improved success of program by making proactive adjustments to operations.
  • Developed and organized routine and special programming by factoring in unique needs of each family, demographics and other important parameters.
  • Developed and optimized rich learning environment by capitalizing on diverse engagement strategies and enriching teaching techniques.
  • Scheduled and supervised staff meetings to discuss new ideas and update participants on program details and milestones.
  • Motivated teaching staff to continually improve strategies and classroom management by leading by example, jumping in to support, and providing encouraging feedback.
Accomplishments

Lynchburg Living Top 25 Teacher Award Winner (2016 – 2017)

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School Attended

  • Virginia University of Lynchburg
  • Liberty University
  • Liberty University

Job Titles Held:

  • Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, Program Lead
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Instructional Assistant
  • Program Director, Lead Teacher

Degrees

  • Graduate Certificate
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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