Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Motivated and talented Educator and Instructional Leader, I am an accomplished Educator/Instructional Leader who effectively articulates information and responds honestly to questions from staff, students, and families. Committed Educational Leader specializing in delivering/developing quality instruction in a variety of settings, including Classroom & Behavior Management, School Leadership,Curriculum Development,Data Driven Instruction and Child Development. I am driven to inspire students/families, and staff to pursue academic and personal excellence. Embodied in the growing principles of respect, responsibility, persistence and creativity, I strive to create a challenging and engaging learning environment in which students and stakeholders alike, become life-long scholars.

Overall, I am an accomplished, ambitious, self-directed, highly innovative, motivated and performance driven individual with a heart for making indelible impressions in the lives of all stakeholders of children, students, families and the community at large.

Devoted Educational Leader with expansive career history in k-12 schools. I offer keen awareness and familiarity with social justice issues, diversity, and inclusivity,curriculum development,and behavior modification within school communities. Eager to provide enriching opportunities for all students, including the impoverished, and possible at-risk students, promoting higher education matriculation and pursuit of goals and individual potential.

Expected in 2019
Ed.D: Educational Leadership- Curriculum &Instruction
Cabrini University - Radnor, PA

Delta Epsilon Sigma Member

Expected in 2013
M.Ed: Education Administration
Cabrini University - Radnor, PA,
  • Concentration: Education Administration
  • Principal Certification
  • 2nd Masters-December 2012
Expected in 2008
M.Ed: Early Childhood Education
Widener University - Chester, PA
  • High honors
Expected in 2005
AA/Certificate: Deaf Communication
Delaware Technical & Community College - Wilmington, Del.,
  • American Sign Language
Expected in 2003
Bachelor of Arts: Liberal Studies
Neumann University - Aston, PA,

Major in Education Early Childhood/Elementary

Expected in 2000
Associate of Arts: General Education
Delaware County Community College - Media, PA,

Major:Early Childhood Education

Minor: General Education

Culturally Responsive Teaching, The Arts, and Student Engagement of African American Fifth and Sixth Grade Male Students
  • Teaching Differentiated Instruction/Student-centered learning, Inquiry-based learning
  • Budgeting
  • Staff Management/Supervisory Skills/Instructional Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Effective relationship building
  • New School Start-Up/Teamwork/Collaboration
  • PBIS Coordinator/Coach
  • Curriculum Development, Training,Implementation
  • Workshop and conference presentations
  • Community Relations/Grant Writing
  • Instructional Coaching/Mentorship
  • Social Justice
  • Problem Solving
  • Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) Innovative Educator Award 2008
  • DCIU Head Start Leadership Award 2008
  • DCIU Instructional Mentor/Coach Award 2008
  • DCIU Continuing Education Award 2008
  • Chester Upland School District(CUSD) Distinguished Teacher Award 2016
  • CUSD Valuable Contributions Award 2016
  • CUSD TEacher of the Year 2016
  • SIG COMBIBLOC CUSA Kids champion Award 2016
  • The 224th MilitaryPolice Company 2nd Platoon Medal of Honor 2016
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; Preventing Teen Suicide 2017
  • SIG COMBIBLOC The Markia Benson Inspirational Leadership Award
  • CUSD 2016 Fine Arts Dance Teacher of the Year Award
  • SIG COMBIBLOC 2016,2017 Commitment to Shaping the Future of the Chester Community Award
  • Delta Epsilon Sigma National Scholastic Honor 2017-19
  • Dancing Classrooms Colors of the Rainbow First Place Champions 2015-2019
  • CUSD Teacher of the Year 2017,2019
08/2008 to Current
Educator/Teacher Leader/Leadership Team/PBIS Coor. Marquette University Milwaukee, WI,
  • Employed Responsive Classroom Environment and Positive Behavioral Intervention Support techniques to encourage student learning and build community within school-wide community. Constructed lesson plans based upon Federal and State guidelines and standards, constructed and executed lessons based upon individual needs of students in classroom, implemented and developed behavior modification techniques, maintained anecdotal notes, maintained and supervised order of classroom activities, supervised services and implemented IEP's, developed classroom files, implemented all screenings and testing. Combined discipline plan with effective measures and various lesson plans to increase concentration, participation, and progress in student accountability. Implemented reading and writing workshops to increase student literacy and support school reading programs. Served on School Affiliation Board and revised institute's policies and rules. Introduced special outreach programs to department chair in effort to increase institution's interest in community service. Collaborated with team of faculty to develop after-school tutorial program for students in need of extra help. Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon variety of instructional techniques and technologies. Received high remarks for creativity of classroom lesson plans and instructional techniques from students, parents and faculty. Created and enforced child-based hands-on curriculum to promote student interest and receptive learning
  • Delivered training to staff and instructors on curriculum, documentation and instructional techniques
  • Title One building facilitator, wrote and developed school handbook, safety protocol, PTO advisor,Fine Arts Chairperson,Leadership Team,New Teacher Mentor,PBIS Internal Coach,Safety Team,Grant/Proposal Writer, Fundraising Liaison
  • Introduced new learning methods to ensure total comprehension for all students
05/2014 to 06/2015
Adjunct Professor Prism Career Institute City, STATE,
  • Kept abreast of developments in field by reading current literature and attending professional conferences
  • Chaired Faculty Development Committee and led monthly faculty forums of ten or more
  • Counseled undergraduates in regard to educational and professional goals. Introduced 60% of students to concepts of college writing
  • Used variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations. Established course websites to make updated handouts and other resources available to students at all times.-Constructed and developed 30% of appropriate courses and syllabi's as needed by accrediting agency
  • Employed variety of teaching techniques to encourage student engagement and cater to diverse learning modalities
  • Evaluated student comprehension using exams, quizzes and assignments and managed student performance using automated reporting system, leveraging data to identify student learning needs and create action plans to overcome learning deficiencies
  • Built relationships with students, mentoring on personal, professional and academic goals while providing coaching on effective study habits
  • Collaborated with Department Heads to create dynamic, ongoing curriculum development and instruction improvement program
  • Led undergraduate courses on ECE, Psychology, Classroom Management, and Sociology and developed lesson plans and research assignments to help 100% of student population meet key learning objectives and goals
07/2011 to 10/2011
Educational Consultant/Building Substitute Kuumba Academy Charter School City, STATE,
  • Offered subject matter expertise on curriculum design, selection and purchasing
  • Worked with school administrators to determine course needs and set frameworks
  • Improved student learning by defining and articulating learning outcomes, including performance metrics and measurements by 25%
  • Coached 10% students on making decisions on colleges and career choices
  • Defined and articulated learning outcomes, including measurements, performance metrics and changes to improve student learning
  • Carried out tests to measure curricula effectiveness and conformance with Reading and Math standards
04/2001 to 08/2008
Instructor/Trainer/Literacy Coach Delaware County Intermediate Unit City, STATE,
  • Penn State University Professor/Lead Instructor Better Kid Care
  • Supervised five buildings, and mentored 60 other instructors, provided classroom support and instruction, evaluated classrooms, fostered and created community partnerships, developed professional development strategies for protégées/teachers, developed focus projects for program based on NAEYC, DCIU mission and vision statements, and federal performance standards. Earned 97% positive verbal/written feedback from parents regarding classroom instruction and student learning success. Presented at over three industry conferences to audiences of 100+ students and leaders in field. Instructed Penn State University's Better Kid Care Program's Education Courses
  • Fostered meaningful relationships among students through student field-trip retreats and teamwork community service projects. Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon variety of instructional techniques and technologies. Introduced special outreach programs to department chair in effort to increase institution's interest in community-service. Served on School Affiliation Board and revised Institute's policies and rules.

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  • Delaware Technical & Community College
  • Neumann University
  • Delaware County Community College

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