ec special education teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary
Progressive, transformational instructional leader experienced in the implementation of research-based strategies and campus wide development with over 10 years experience, offering an extensive background in Special Education and Administration. Exceptional skills in collaborating and communicating with parents, teachers and school related staff to arrive at the most optimal solution for the student, creating a safe and stimulating learning environment. Innovative leader who has a proven track record as team player with excellent communication skills to develop strong and lasting relationships with members of the surrounding school community. Continuous learner consistently pursuing new opportunities to further develop professionally and personally.


  • School Administration
  • Classroom/Teacher Evaluation
  • School Security and Safety Procedures
  • Leadership and Team Building
  • School Discipline-Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
  • State Testing
  • Special Education
  • Strong oral and written communication skills


Expected in 2009 Master's Degree | Educational Administration University of North Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX GPA:
Expected in 1993 Bachelor of Science | Social Work Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD GPA:

Generalist (4-8), 2006-Present

Generic Special Education (PK-12), 2001-Present

Principal (EC-12), 2010-Present

08/2015 to Current EC-Special Education Teacher Dougherty County School Systems | Albany, GA,
  • Is responsible for the development of Individual Education Plan (IEP) for students with disabilities; implements the IEP; and uses diagnostic information obtained from testes and other assessment procedures to update IEP's as needed
  • Acts as a case coordinator for assigned students; consults with community care-givers, school support professionals and parents to better understand and meet students needs 
  •  Communicates with parents regarding their children's educational progress via periodic written progress reports
  • Collaborates with a regular education teacher or multiple teachers as an inclusion teacher to plan and present lesson plans, create assessments and make sure the needs of all students in the classroom are being met.
  • Will regularly evaluate whether certain accommodations can be removed from the IEP at the next review or if new accommodations should be added.
07/2013 to 05/2015 Assistant Principal Aspire Public Schools | Sacramento, CA,
  • Worked with staff, principal, and central office personnel to plan, implement, and evaluate the curriculum on a systematic basis.
  • Communicated and promoted high expectation levels for staff and student performance in an enabling, supportive way; provided proper recognition of excellence and achievement.
  • Assisted in determining a common vision for school improvement; and implement programs toward attainment of the school vision.
  • Used developmental supervision effective and comprehensively with all staff by systematically observing instruction, recording observations, and regularly conducting formative and summative evaluation conferences.
  • Assisted in compliance with district policies, state and federal regulations
  • Effectively conducted conferences with parents, students, and teachers concerning school and student issues, conveying both positive aspects of student behaviors as well as problem areas
  • Utilized information provided through assessment instruments, the district appraisal process, and evaluative feedback from line supervisors to improve performance.
  • Demonstrated awareness of school/community needs and initiated activities to meet those identified needs
  • Facilitated and organized coaches and students as the University Interscholastic League Academic  coordinator for network competition
  • Maintained textbook and fixed asset inventories
  • Facilitated Special Education meetings meetings; ensured compliance and proper documentation; provide the needs of Resource, MAC, Speech and Auditory Impaired students
  • Assisted in development of district-wide Positive Behavior Interventions framework and design implementation at campus level
  • Lead P.B.I.S. and Discipline Committees
  • Collaborated with local churches and organizations to create mentoring programs and provide resources for parents
  • Planned and presented campus staff development
  • Designed and maintained master schedule and scheduling of students
  • Assisted in leading Site Based Decision, Reading, Writing, Math and Science Professional Learning Communities, Data Committee
  • Assisted in Comprehensive needs assessment and development of Campus Improvement Plan
  • Conducted teacher performance appraisals utilizing the Professional Developmental and Appraisal system (PDAS) with emphasis on engagement, differentiation and technology integration; developed interventions as necessary
  • Managed support staff, including all interviewing, hiring and yearly appraisals of all paraprofessional staff and cafe monitors
  • Facilitated and assisted in Section 504, Response to Intervention and Student Success Initiative meetings; ensure compliance and proper documentation; conducted administrative reviews and progress monitoring reviews
03/2013 to 05/2013 Interim Assistant Principal The May Institute Inc | Usa ● Taunton, MA,
  • Worked with faculty and staff to implement a student management system that results in a positive student behavior and enhance school climate.
  • Demonstrated an understanding of the growth and development of children and youth and be able to apply this knowledge in dealing with students on an individual and/or group basis.
  • Effectively developed and communicated to students, staff and parents the school guidelines for proper student conduct, dress and attendance.
  • Ensured that school rules are uniformly observed and that consequences of misconduct are applied equitably to all students.
  • Encouraged and improved student behavior by assisting the students in analyzing their conduct and accepting responsibility consequences for their actions.
09/2011 to 05/2013 Campus Webmaster Ascension Health | Hale, MI,
  • Responsible for implementing the ongoing development of campus web pages, maintain content and oversee day to day management of the campus website and assured quality and filing integrity of web pages
08/2011 to 05/2013 Project Soar Coordinator AISD-Workman Junior High | City, STATE,
  • Provided campus coordination of the Project SOAR planning, implementation, management, and monitoring data collection for the Latino Mentoring Grant.
  • Assisted in the collection of assessment data while guiding and supporting the grant
07/2003 to 05/2010 Lead Instructor AISD-Workman Junior High | City, STATE,
  • Special Education facilitator and State Testing coordinator for campus.
  • Supervisor of Mastery Assistance Center
  • Developer of Individual Education Plans, campus liaison for Regular and Special Education department.
  • Met with parents to resolve conflicting educational priorities and issues.
  • Combined disciplined plan with effective measures and various lesson plans to increase concentration, participation and student accountability.
07/2000 to 05/2013 Special Education Teacher AISD-Workman Junior High | City, STATE,
  • Performed student background reviews to develop tailored lessons based on student needs.
  • Consistently developed and implement interesting and interactive learning mediums to increase student understanding of course materials.
  • Combined discipline plan with effective measures and various lesson plans to increase concentration, participation, and progress student accountability.
  • Collaborated and communicated with fellow teachers to ensure the instruction is differentiated and rigorous for students with special needs.
  • Modified the General Education curriculum based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
Community Service
Cabarrus County Department of Human Services Advisory Board, 2018-Present

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School Attended

  • University of North Texas at Dallas
  • Morgan State University

Job Titles Held:

  • EC-Special Education Teacher
  • Assistant Principal
  • Interim Assistant Principal
  • Campus Webmaster
  • Project Soar Coordinator
  • Lead Instructor
  • Special Education Teacher


  • Master's Degree
  • Bachelor of Science

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