elementary middle school leader resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Dedicated school leader with 15 years experience in education adept at working with teachers and educational professionals to build programs and resources to promote student success. Innovative curriculum developer well-versed in Social and Emotional Learning and its impact on student health and wellness. Possesses strong communication, organization, coordination, and technology skills, which have been highly valued when working with people from different cultural backgrounds & levels of expertise.

  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • School and Business Operations
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Instructional Methods Development
  • Curriculum Design Research and Development
  • Professional Development Planning
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • Stakeholder Collaboration
  • Student Discipline and Counseling
  • Character Development
Work History
  • Led, coached, and mentored an average of 20 elementary and middle school teachers per year.
  • Cultivated positive relationships between community members, school students and teachers.
  • Led and designed research projects in collaboration with stakeholders to better understand product-related needs.
  • Planned, designed, and facilitated continued education for teaching staff through implementation of quality curriculum training and appropriation of necessary resources.
  • Led meetings to convey policy changes, gather information and assess employee thoughts.
  • Performed classroom evaluations to assess teacher strategies and effectiveness through use of LEAP Framework.
  • Oversaw schedule management and protocols for orientation, registration, and related activities.
  • Created frequent Parent Newsletters on Smore online platform which provided timely information regarding school events, important dates, and content that reflected Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging initiatives.
  • Conducted parent conferences to address student behavioral concerns, academic dishonesty, and interpersonal issues.
  • Organized 1:1 meetings with students and parents for guidance and support throughout high school application process.

SEL Curricular Lead - Milpitas, CA (August 2018 - Current)

  • SEL Curriculum Development and Design Research
  • New Teacher Academy SEL Facilitator
  • Designed weekly SEL lesson plans for MS Advisory teachers.
  • Created and maintained MS Advisory Schoology course for teachers.
  • Attended weekly department head meetings and collaborated with Senior Director of Curriculum and Innovation on SEL lesson ideas and topics to address in middle school during pandemic.
  • Provided social and emotional support for students' well-being through individual and small group advising sessions weekly or bi-weekly.
  • Partnered with parents to refer students to seek help from mental health professional when and if necessary.

Middle School Director - Milpitas, CA (July 2021 - Current)

  • Led, coached, and mentored 13 middle school teachers in their professional growth.
  • COVID-19 Co-Designee

KG-5G Online Academy Director - Santa Clara, CA (June 2020 - July 2021)

  • Led, coached, and mentored 16 elementary online teachers in their professional growth.
  • Trained teachers, students, and parents on how to navigate through Schoology and Buzz Learning Management System.
  • Coordinated monthly curriculum drop-off and pick-ups.

PS-5G Assistant Director - Santa Clara, CA (June 2020 - July 2021)

  • Partnered with PS-KG Director and 1G-5G Director to lead, coach, and mentor 35+ PS-5G in-person teachers in their professional growth.
  • COVID-19 Co-Designee

Middle School Leader in Training - Sunnyvale, CA (August 2018 - June 2020)

  • Acting Principal when VP and Principal were off campus.
  • Partnered with VP and Principal to gain leadership skills, growth, and experience with daily school operations.

Middle School Floater Teacher - Sunnyvale, CA (August 2018 - June 2020)

  • Substitute Teacher for all MS Subjects
  • Assistant Drama Director and Head of Makeup and Costume Design
  • 6th Grade Computer Science Long Term Sub
  • 7th Grade Science Teacher - Distance Learning
  • Created and developed lesson plans to meet students' academic needs.
  • Built learning and citizenship skills to help with personal growth in addition to increasing academic knowledge.
  • Worked with administrators on behavioral issues to support needs of students.
  • Kept classroom organized, clean, and safe for students and visitors.
  • Used tests, quizzes and other assignments to gauge students' learning and determine understanding of course materials.
  • Administered assessments and standardized tests to evaluate student progress.

3rd-8th Grade Music Teacher and 6th-8th Speech, Debate, and Theatre Teacher - San Jose, CA (July 2017 - August 2018)

  • Music: Taught choral music pieces, musical terminology, proper breathing and singing techniques to 14 separate classes ranging from 3rd Grade to 8th Grade.
  • Created 14 Christmas Programs and 14 Spring Programs.
  • SDT: Worked with students to improve memorization, voice, poise, and organizational skills in order to gain more confidence in preparation for bi-weekly speech assessments, Speech Festival, debates, and plays.
  • Collaborated with Headmaster in coordinating assemblies, musical productions, and graduations.

2nd Grade Teacher - San Jose, CA (July 2016 - July 2017)

  • Created and implemented innovative and engaging lesson plans in which increased student motivation and overall test scores.
  • Collaborated with teachers in developing fun and challenging classroom activities and joint lessons to help improve school morale.
  • Communicated directly with parents regarding student progress, academic and behavioral management plans for students.

Kindergarten Mentor Teacher - Sunnyvale, CA (January 2012 - July 2016)

  • Established strong phonics background through fun daily phonics drills, which helped increase students reading and comprehension skills.
  • Maintained structured, fun and safe learning environment.
  • Provided direct communication with parents regarding students' academic and behavioral progress.
  • Provided ongoing support and mentorship to current and new teachers.
BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL TEACHER, 08/2007 to 08/2011
  • Established open communication and positive relationships with students, parents, peers and administrative staff.
  • Provided warm, supportive environment for developing academic, social and emotional growth.
  • Developed communicative relationships with students and parents to support learning.
  • Reinforced positive behavior by encouraging efforts through affirmation statements and praising accomplishments.
  • Maintained positive and professional classroom environment throughout school year.
Professional Development

2021 Character Strong School Culture Conference - 2020 Challenge Success Conference - ASCD Webinars & Conferences - Challenge Success Webinars & Conferences - Character Strong Webinars & Conferences - CASEL Webinars - Growing Leaders Webinars - Institute for SEL Webinars - PanoramaEd Webinars - Visible Learning Science Training & Book Study - Cultures of Thinking Training & Book Study

: Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Expected in 06/2012 to The National Hispanic University - San Jose, CA

Complete all required courses for the multiple-subject teaching credential program.

Bachelor of Arts: Child And Adolescent Development For Teaching, Expected in 06/2011 to San Jose State University - San Jose, CA,

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School Attended

  • The National Hispanic University
  • San Jose State University

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  • Bachelor of Arts

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