Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Passionate English Teacher with over 20 years of experience teaching students and parents Spanish and English language learning skills. Expert at educating based upon students strength and needs. Motivated with strong history helping students advance English language abilities for future personal and professional success.I do believe that education has to include the emotional

and academic aspect of life.

  • Testing decoding and encoding skills and reading comprehension, focusing on literal and inferential skills .
  • Reading coursework, application of reading techniques such as sight words, predictions ,connections.
  • Hands-on learning using life experiences to incorporate concepts and content. Such as cooking to practice following instructions, measurements, time temperature and specific vocabulary.
  • Children's and adults literature .
  • Interpreting literature representing students countries.
  • Course material development by modifying material,lessons and evaluations.
  • Tutoring and assistance including modeling for parents. Adapting to their level and skills.
  • Hands-on learning
  • Interpreting literature
12/2015 to Current
EL Teacher and Native Language Support Vertex Education Goodyear, AZ,
  • I Attended professional development training to improve knowledge and skills.
  • Met with parents and guardians in conference sessions to discuss students' progress. Often summary of notes in native Language were provided to parents and guardians to foster understanding .
  • Tutored students requiring additional assistance in vocabulary ,grammar and reading comprehension.
  • Co planned lesson to include different learning styles and modified evaluations
  • Tested students on concepts taught in class to determine comprehension levels,using alternative methods.
09/2001 to 09/2015
Special Education Teacher The Stepping Stones Group Dayton, OH,
  • .
  • Worked with students with specialized needs to accomplish tasks and build practical skills.
  • Fostered positive and trusting relationships with parents and students to increase engagement by conducting workshops,meeting in schools or homes supporting with filling out forms, translating and when applicable to government agencies.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs incorporating cultural values.
  • Developed interesting and interactive learning methods tailored to help students with individual needs.
  • Promoted language development skills through plays, puppets, reading and storytelling.
  • Established and communicated clear objectives for lessons, units and projects to students and parents.
  • Facilitated functional life skills development in students with autism through explicit instruction and repetition to entrench skills,as IEP mandates
  • Delivered specialized classroom instruction to students with developmental disorders.
  • I supported transition of students across grade levels through careful planning and preparation. EP mandated
  • Developed IEP to leverage developmental practices and educational theories to achieve educational objectives.
  • Collaborated with conventional education instructors across multiple departments to optimize student learning. Culminating with gradual inclusion of students in general setting .
  • Offered students personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support. IEP mandates
10/1996 to 08/2001
Bilingual Special Education Teacher Franklin County Public Schools Frankfort, KY,
  • I Promoted language development skills through reading and storytelling. I used literature from countries of origen .
  • Established and communicated clear objectives for lessons, units and projects to students and parents. I established after school course to include parents that were illiterate,The culminating activities was creating a quilt telling their own history. It was on display and presented county wide.
  • Atepted to Eliminate learning gaps and instructed students and parents by using teaching aids and motivational strategies.
  • Participated on selection of field trips to museums and ocal parks, fire stations and zoos to develop social skills and community awareness.
  • As needed ,tried to enhance lessons using Smart Board and power point technology and computers.
  • Organized and prepared instructional materials to be implemented in classrooms.
  • Communicate and translated information parents prior and post meetings to foster school parent relationships
  • Instructed GED classes aimed to parents of school.
  • Collaborated with conventional education instructors across multiple departments to optimize student learning.
10/1994 to 10/1995
Summer School Teacher General Administration Service GSA City, STATE,
  • Created and managed hands-on activities that engaged students in learning process.
  • Prepared unit and lesson plans for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines and Common Core standards.
Education and Training
Expected in
: English As Second Language
Georgetown University - Washington, DC

I was a student of English as a second language. This allowed me to Second language acquisition

  • Ranked in Top [Number]% of class
  • Completed continuing education in [SEnglish as Second Language ubject]
Expected in 06/2003
MBA: Bilingual Special Education And Curriculum Develop
George Washington University, The - Washington, DC
Expected in
: English As Second Language
George Mason University - Fairfax, VA
Expected in 08/1987
Bachelor of Arts: Special Education Hearing Impaired And Cognitive
Universidad Pedro Henriquez Urena - Santo Domingo , DR

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