education specialist teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Versatile, experienced educator with focus on individual student needs. Extensive experience, training and knowledge in theories, methods, techniques, and strategies pertaining to teaching, instruction, and assessment of students who are in need of intervention support or with identified special needs. Thoughtful and sensitive collaboration ensuring positive outcomes for students, teachers and other stakeholders in helping a diverse range of students develop academic and positive social emotional learning outcomes. Seeks to work towards common goal of all children being empowered to become health, successful adults.

  • Knowledge and experience working with elementary and middle school age students in multiple settings including general ed. and special education for grades PK-8.
  • Flexible and adaptable, able to assess classroom needs quickly to adjust to student instructional and behavioral demands as needed.
  • Collaborates effectively with classroom staff ensuring classroom routines and standards are positively implemented for best outcomes for students.
  • Able to develop classroom instruction relevant to all learners interests, developmental levels and in accordance to standards differentiating for individual student need.
  • Group and individual instruction utilizing various methods and technologies to support student growth and mastery in all subject areas.
  • Positive classroom management skills that support student learning and social/emotional skill building to help students develop competencies, self-regulation and confidence.
  • Strong organizational skills; manages caseloads and rigorous assessment assignments. Able to multi-task, set goals and manage schedules.
  • Innovation/Project Management skillset; Listens well and communicates effectively with ranging audiences, parents, students, teachers, administration and other stakeholders. Initiates and executes projects and programs from beginning to end.
  • Strong Knowledge of MTSS, PBIS and Social Emotional Learning Supports; Skilled in Restorative Circles, ACES - Trauma Informed Instruction, Mindfulness practices at individual level as well as school site level.
Work History
Teacher on Special Assignment (Daily Coverage), 09/2021 to Current
Buena Park School DistrictCity, STATE,

Provides daily classroom coverage for PK-6th grade general education and special education classrooms. Implements teacher lesson plans engaging and supporting students using variety of instructional strategies to increase and maximize best learning experiences for all students. Promotes positive effective learning environments maintaining and implementing classroom procedures and routines. Collaborates with available staff ensuring learning experiences for all students address developmental learning and behavioral needs appropriately. Utilizes and adapts materials, resources and technologies to make subject matter accessible to all students. Presently providing daily coverage to Special Education classrooms specifically.

Education Specialist Teacher, 08/1994 to 06/2021
Paramount Unified School DistrictCity, STATE,
  • Managed active caseload of 29 students with Specific learning disabilities, Autism, Deaf Hard of Hearing.
  • Administered and assessed TK-5 students using formal and informal assessments to prepare and implement individualized education plans to support student's academic growth.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support academic, social/emotional and vocational goals.
  • Prepared instructional materials for group and one-on-one use to address student's learning needs.
  • Progress Monitored student growth using data to assess student academic needs and progress.
  • Submitted reports and IEP's according to state and local educational agencies.
  • Maintained records and progress reports for each student in Resource Education program.
  • Supported teachers with academic accommodations/modifications as well as behavioral supports.
  • Created tools for instruction and teacher support for use in general ed. classroom to promote successful social/emotional supports for all students and those with unique behavioral challenges.
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional supports and strategies to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Worked collaboratively with school-site, district-wide and non-public agencies to support social/emotional learning of students who show need for additional behavioral support.
  • Led, promoted and maintained Whitaker Wellness Garden to nurture and support social/emotional health campus wide as well as support community partnerships.

Previous positions within district have also included: Kindergarten Teacher, Second, Third Grade and Fifth General Educator, and Speech Therapist Intern. Primary service has been in special education. Extra duties have included projects related to student leadership, social skills groups and working with community & parent volunteers in various capacities.

Communicatively Handicapped Elementary Teacher, 08/1992 to 06/1994
Los Angeles Office Of EducationCity, STATE,
  • Successfully taught self-contained classroom for ten 2nd-4th grade students identified as Communicatively Handicapped/Aphasia. Assessed and identified learning needs, implemented IEP learning goals, implemented standards based instructional curriculum. Worked extensively with general ed. staff to provide mainstreaming opportunities for Communicatively Handicapped students with English Language Development needs. Established after school-wide art club.
Elementary Communicatively Handicapped Teacher, 08/1991 to 06/1992
Baldwin Park School DistrictCity, STATE,
  • Taught K-5 grade students identified as Communicatively Handicapped in special education self-contained classroom. Assessed and developed student's learning needs, created individualized goals and provided enriching standard based lessons to enable students to advance their communication skills.
Sixth Grade General Ed. Teacher, 08/1990 to Jun1991
Company NameCity, State,
  • Created and successfully implemented standards based curriculum for all subjects in self-contained classroom. Taught approximately 30 general education 6th grade students all English Language Learners. Emphasis on whole language, writing skills, and world history.
Coursework Completed for Administrative Credential: , Expected in 2005
California State University - Fullerton - Fullerton, CA
Resource Specialist Certificate: , Expected in 1996
California State University - Fullerton - Fullerton, CA
Learning Handicapped Credential: , Expected in 1994
California State University - Fullerton - Fullerton, CA
Master of Arts: Education, Expected in 1992
Claremont Graduate University - Claremont, CA
  • Received Multiple Subjects Credential
Bachelor of Science: Child Development, Expected in 1990
Cal State University of Fullerton - Fullerton, CA,

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School Attended

  • California State University - Fullerton
  • California State University - Fullerton
  • California State University - Fullerton
  • Claremont Graduate University
  • Cal State University of Fullerton

Job Titles Held:

  • Teacher on Special Assignment (Daily Coverage)
  • Education Specialist Teacher
  • Communicatively Handicapped Elementary Teacher
  • Elementary Communicatively Handicapped Teacher
  • Sixth Grade General Ed. Teacher


  • Coursework Completed for Administrative Credential
  • Resource Specialist Certificate
  • Learning Handicapped Credential
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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