Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Enthusiastic and passionate teacher and mother with over 15 years of educational experience in professional and volunteer settings. Taught in diverse classrooms with up to 25 students (14-16 year olds), and led instruction for children as young as 2 years old. Familiar with developmentally appropriate activities and experienced in providing nurturing and inclusive environments rooted in curiosity and development. Eager to pursue a new position as a Preschool STEM Teacher or Classroom Lead Teacher at Auburn Day School, where I look forward to utilizing my expertise in interactive teaching and play-based learning methods to support children's emotional, physical and cognitive development.

  • Passionate about STEM-based learning
  • Developing age-appropriate science curriculum for children in preschool through 12th grade
  • Understanding the needs and abilities of preschool-age children
  • Ability to think creatively to develop and adapt activities to engage all students
  • Implementing STEM best practices
  • Strong classroom management
  • Warm and friendly demeanor
  • Organization
  • Excellent communication and written skills
  • Captivating storyteller
  • Detail oriented, efficient
  • Basic knowledge of German language
Professional Experience
Earth & Space Science Teacher, 08/2004 - 12/2010
Fedex Boston, MA,
  • Provided science instruction to 9th grade students through diverse instructional strategies and hands-on activities; utilized technology to enhance learning
  • Promoted collaboration and problem-solving skills by facilitating group projects and class discussions
  • Prepared course materials and lesson plans with clear objectives aligned to PA state standards
  • Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining classroom order
  • Adapted teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests
  • Prepared, administered, and graded tests and assignments to evaluate student knowledge
  • Communicated with parents to discuss their children's individual needs and progress; worked outside normal hours to be available to address parent and student concerns
  • Conferred with parents, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral or academic problems
  • Attended professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence
  • Attended staff meetings and served on the following committees: 4Sight Literacy Data Team and School Improvement Team (2008), Science Curriculum Revision Committee (Summer 2007), Reading Apprenticeship Committee (Building Facilitator, 2007-10), and Accreditation for Growth/Strategic Planning Committee (Co-Facilitator, 2006-10)
Preschool Sunday School Teacher, 08/2011 - Current
First Presbyterian Church City, STATE,
  • Prepare the classroom and lesson materials
  • Create a stimulating and engaging classroom by incorporating diverse materials and age-appropriate toys
  • Assimilate arriving children to the classroom environment by greeting them and helping them select activities of interest
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order
  • Organize and lead activities to promote physical, mental, social, and spiritual development (i.e. games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling)
Nursery Coordinator, 08/2012 - Current
First Presbyterian Church City, STATE,
  • Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate nursery staff and volunteers
  • Assist in providing direct care to children (ages 0-3) when needed
  • Select, store, order, and inventory nursery equipment, materials, and supplies
  • Review and evaluate state codes and church policies, and develop procedures to meet codes to ensure facility safety, security, and maintenance
Godly Play Teacher , 03/2017 - Current
First Presbyterian Church City, STATE,
  • Guide children (ages 3-7) in exploring their spirituality and the Christian language based on Montessori principles of learning
  • Create a safe, welcoming, child-centered environment where all children can feel successful and be themselves
  • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use to create meaning (i.e. story manipulatives, art supplies, books, puzzles)
  • Model how to wonder
  • Challenge children to participate constructively by letting them choose their work
  • Prepare materials for each lesson and learn stories by heart
Master of Education : Secondary Education (Science And Technology), Expected in 09/2007
Lehigh University - Bethlehem, PA
Bachelor of Science: Geology And Environmental Geoscience, Expected in 05/2004
Lafayette College - Easton, PA
Certifications and Trainings

State of PA Teacher Certifications: Earth and Space Science, General Science

Godly Play Core Training (03/2017)


Children and Youth Committee Member at First Presbyterian Church

VBS Planning Committee Member at First Presbyterian Church

Elder at First Presbyterian Church

PTO Member in K-5 schools

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