eighth grade ela teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Innovative ELA teacher offering 34 years of experience in public schools. Encouraging students to perform at their best and promoting positive classroom culture. Pursuing position within great school district.

Multi-talented ELA teacher consistently rewarded for success in planning and operational improvements. Experience in policy development and staff management procedures positively impacting overall morale and productivity.

Dedicated ELA teacher with excellent references and more than 34 years of experience in public schools. Effective in driving students to work hard while boosting positive classroom culture. Seeking teaching position within great district.

  • Middle school education, Summer school teacher, school education
  • Organizational Skills, Planning, Creativity,
  • Verbal Communication, Communication Skills, Parent - Teacher Collaboration and relations, Teacher collaboration
  • Problem Solving, Collaboration and relationships
  • School event coordination, Highly detailed organization, Leadership
  • Networking and relationship building
  • Relationship building and networking
  • School engagement, School Assemblies,
  • Relationship building and rapport
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • School policies understanding
  • Rapport and relationship building, Positive working relationships
  • Relationship and rapport building, Teacher Support, Supporting public relations
  • Technical school training
Work History
08/1989 to Current
Eighth Grade ELA Teacher Albuquerque Public Schools Albuquerque, NM,
  • Scheduled appointments with parents to discuss student progress and classroom behavior.
  • Administered and graded tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
  • Taught ELA subject matter to 120-150 students yearly on information compiled from multiple sources, including textbooks, online sites and other educational materials.
  • Established positive rapport with all students and parents through home calls, emails and Parent Teacher Club.
  • Assessed submitted class assignments, determined grades and reviewed work with struggling students to boost success chance.
  • Collaborated with specialists to meet needs of ELL and SPED students requiring extra support.
  • Used most recently Infinite Campus to upload all student grades and absence data into district computer systems.
  • Implemented new technologies, including SmartBoard, I-pads, and Chromebooks into classroom, which boosted understanding of subject matter.
  • Arranged materials and instructional plans to implement immersive activities delving into literary concepts.
  • Diversified teaching techniques and learning tools help students with differing ability levels and varied learning modalities.
  • Assisted 8-18 children per station during small-group learning periods.
  • Provided one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Used tests, quizzes and other assignments to gauge students' learning and determine understanding of course materials.
  • Integrated technology into classroom as instructional tool, such as Smart Board.
  • Planned and supervised class projects, field trips and visits by guest speakers.
  • Utilized multimedia strategies and technology to convey information in fresh and interesting ways.
  • Kept classroom environments consistent and focused on learning by establishing and enforcing clear objectives.
  • Leveraged diverse learning strategies to prepare students for higher-level education requirements.
  • Sat in on classes of fellow teaching professionals to learn innovative methods for dispensing information to students.
  • Assessed student comprehension through regular quizzes, tests and assignments.
  • Prepared instruction materials including copying, construction of bulletin boards, grading work and setting up work areas.
  • Developed and distributed study guides to reinforce lecture details and help students with test preparation.
09/1987 to 08/1989
First Grade Teacher Education First Saint Louis, MO,
  • Organized classroom supplies and decorated walls to create fun, nurturing settings and meet learning needs.
  • Instructed up to 22 students individually and in groups on reading and math subjects.
  • Taught students subject-specific material, learning strategies and social skills.
  • Assessed student learning progress and comprehension with routine tests and standardized examinations.
  • Implemented classroom management improvements to enhance class morale and engagement.
  • Kept classroom clean, organized, and safe for students and visitors.
  • Built positive relationships with parents to involve families in educational process.
  • Chaperoned field trips to maintain safety and encourage learning.
08/1985 to 05/1987
English Teacher Cordell Public Schools City, STATE,
  • Planned coursework to introduce students to pieces of important literature.
  • Devised and implemented course instructional plans to teach students about ELA while meeting or exceeding district standards.
  • Helped students develop important learning skills and good study habits useful in trade school or college education.
  • Completed in-service and additional training to maintain professional growth.
  • Kept classroom organized, clean, and safe for all students and visitors.
  • Tracked student progress using exams and weekly graded assignments, keeping detailed notes and working with students to identify and rectify issues.
  • Coordinated theme days for classes to encourage interest in reading, resulting in significant increase in reading scores.
Expected in 05/1988
Master of Science: Elementary Education
Southwestern Oklahoma State University - Weatherford, OK
Expected in 1979
Bachelor of Science: Physical Education and English
Southwestern Oklahoma State University - Weatherford, OK,

Consistent high test scores

Staff Development Committee and Chairperson

North Central Conference Presenter

Comprehensive Local Education Plan Committee

State Reading Test Contributor

Data Recognition Corporation training in testing development

CMS Quiz Bowl Founder and Coach

Sunshine Committee Founder and Chairperson

Contributor of Nation-wide SIPs for NCA

Chair of CMS's School Improvement Plan

Extensive College Board Pre-AP Training

Literacy First training with Linda Powers

Teaching Struggling Readers training with Kylene Beers

Extensive Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) with Hope Alvarez

Understanding Poverty training with Ruby Payne

Teacher Mentor

Teacher Candidate Mentor

Student Teacher Mentor

Tour Director for students and adults to NYC, Boston, and Washington D.C. for thirteen years

Clinton Middle School Teacher of the Year in 2001, 2008, 2014

1993 Oklahoma Quiz Bowl Coach of the Year

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  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University

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