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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Experienced Art Teacher possessing in-depth knowledge of various art theories and principles. Engaging and energetic professional certified in Art and licensed in Texas. Polished in integrating art history, art appreciation, and art criticism into all lesson plans and collaborating with classroom teachers to incorporate learning through art. Committed to designing lessons to accommodate a broad range of learning styles and encouraging students to reach their fullest potential. Successful at building positive teacher-parent relationships to support student success. Open and clear communicator and creative problem-solver. Highly qualified with over 15 years in classroom environments promoting student motivation, participation, and creativity through differentiated instruction and positive reinforcement.

Skills
  • Gallery and Exhibit Preparation
  • Lesson Preparation
  • Diverse Student Populations
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Classroom Discussion Facilitation
  • Art Styles and Techniques
  • Curricula Planning
  • Undergraduate Teaching
  • Subject Research
  • Desktop Publishing Software
Work History
08/2022 to Current
Elementary and Middle School Art Teacher Centennial Boces Consortium Greeley, CO,
  • Inspired students and assisted in developing creativity and self-expression through various art forms and media.
  • Taught students to identify key elements of style, intent and emotion when experiencing art.
  • Coordinated with 2 classroom teachers to correlate art activities with classroom curriculum.
  • Guided students to promote art studies and support student success and achievement.
  • Prompted student motivation and peer participation through implementation of positive reinforcement and rewards.
  • Provided feedback to students and parents on progress and abilities.
  • Achieved student participation through relevant and real-life experiences to maintain student interest and stimulate student creativity.
  • Created dynamic group projects to teach collaboration and teamwork.
  • Documented student work in order to exhibit and celebrate learning process of each child.
  • Maintained student attendance, grades and other required records using Frontline.
  • Helped students manipulate variety of media to express emotions, feelings, attitude and intent.
  • Assisted students in finding inspiration for art and music through emotion, other media and history.
  • Guided students to develop and hone creative processes and problem-solving skills.
  • Observed pupils' work to determine student progress or make suggestions for improvement.
  • Developed and implemented various thematic lesson plans, utilizing age-appropriate material and focusing on relevant topics.
  • Developed appropriate curricula dependent on age group and education level.
08/2021 to 01/2022
English Adjunct Professor Riverhouse Children's Center Phoenix, AZ,
  • Evaluated students' abilities and grasp of English language, keeping appropriate records and preparing progress reports.
  • Initiated, facilitated and moderated classroom discussions for college-level English students in multinational academic settings.
  • Designed and developed interesting lectures and educational activities using data from student learning style assessments to maximize classroom learning.
  • Encouraged participation by maintaining a positive attitude and proactively engaging students in hands-on activities and lessons.
  • Employed diverse, effective teaching approaches to help students of all abilities understand material.
  • Planned, prepared and delivered lessons on American literature and grammar to 41 students daily.
08/2019 to 12/2021
English Adjunct Professor Isaac Elementary School District #5 City, STATE,
  • Evaluated students' abilities and grasp of English language, keeping appropriate records and preparing progress reports.
  • Initiated, facilitated and moderated classroom discussions for college-level English students.
  • Encouraged participation by maintaining positive attitude and proactively engaging students in activities and lessons.
  • Developed interesting lectures and educational activities to maximize learning within classroom.
  • Employed diverse teaching approaches to help students of all abilities understand material.
  • Used effective teaching techniques and learning strategies in translating lesson plans into productive student learning experiences.
  • Developed lesson plans and adapted curriculum to meet individual needs of students.
  • Improved student performance by defining clear goals and communicating performance metrics.
01/2020 to 12/2020
English Adjunct Professor St. Philip’s College City, STATE,
  • Evaluated students' abilities and grasp of English language, keeping appropriate records and preparing progress reports.
  • Initiated, facilitated and moderated classroom discussions for college-level English students.
  • Designed and developed instructional activities using data from student learning style assessments.
  • Taught English language to 20 students in a two-year college academic setting.
  • Encouraged participation by maintaining positive attitude and proactively engaging students in activities and lessons.
  • Developed interesting lectures and educational activities to maximize learning within classroom.
  • Employed diverse teaching approaches to help students of all abilities understand material.
  • Developed lesson plans and adapted curriculum to meet individual needs of students.
08/2017 to 12/2017
Middle School Art Teacher Jubilee San Antonio City, STATE,
  • Taught students to identify key elements of style, intent and emotion when experiencing art.
  • Inspired students and assisted in developing creativity and self-expression through various art forms and media.
  • Developed and implemented various thematic lesson plans, utilizing age-appropriate material and focusing on relevant topics.
  • Documented student work in order to exhibit and celebrate learning process of each child.
  • Helped students manipulate variety of media to express emotions, feelings, attitude and intent.
  • Achieved student participation through relevant and real-life experiences to maintain student interest and stimulate student creativity.
  • Provided feedback to students and parents on progress and abilities.
09/2016 to 02/2017
Lead Teacher Engineering For Kids, LLC City, STATE,
  • Chose optimum curriculum for each class and devised creative daily lesson plans to meet requirements and needs of different learners.
  • Guided student teachers and teaching aides in classroom management, leading by example and thoroughly answering questions.
  • Maintained detailed records of attendance, test scores and assignment grades for each student to identify trends and rectify issues.
  • Conferred with parents about student progress to boost family involvement and enhance student support.
08/2015 to 06/2016
Art and Graphic Design Teacher School Of Excellence In Education City, STATE,
  • Inspired students and assisted in developing creativity and self-expression through various art forms and media.
  • Taught students to identify key elements of style, intent and emotion when experiencing art.
  • Demonstrated productive interpersonal relationships with students, staff members, parents and administrators.
  • Responded to students' questions, displaying thorough and updated graphic design knowledge.
  • Helped students manipulate variety of media to express emotions, feelings, attitude and intent.
  • Coordinated field trips to museums and galleries to expose students to examples of art and history.
  • Maintained student attendance, grades and other required records.
  • Observed pupils' work to determine student progress or make suggestions for improvement.
  • Developed and implemented various thematic lesson plans, utilizing age-appropriate material and focusing on relevant topics.
  • Achieved student participation through relevant and real-life experiences to maintain student interest and stimulate student creativity.
08/2007 to 03/2015
Elementary Art Teacher Southside ISD City, STATE,
  • Responded to students' questions, displaying thorough and updated graphic design knowledge.
  • Planned instruction consistent with curriculum for students.
  • Implemented evaluations and provided students with specific feedback.
  • Demonstrated productive interpersonal relationships with students, staff members, parents and administrators.
  • Engaged in corrective and disciplinary action when appropriate.
  • Evaluated and graded students' class work, performances, projects, assignments and papers.
  • Taught students to identify key elements of style, intent and emotion when experiencing art.
  • Inspired students and assisted in developing creativity and self-expression through various art forms and media.
  • Developed appropriate curricula dependent on age group and education level.
  • Prompted student motivation and peer participation through implementation of positive reinforcement and rewards.
  • Achieved student participation through relevant and real-life experiences to maintain student interest and stimulate student creativity.
  • Coordinated with classroom teachers to correlate art activities with classroom curriculum.
  • Observed pupils' work to determine student progress or make suggestions for improvement.
  • Guided students to develop and hone creative processes and problem-solving skills.
  • Documented student work in order to exhibit and celebrate learning process of each child.
  • Maintained student attendance, grades and other required records using Gradebook.
  • Developed and implemented various thematic lesson plans, utilizing age-appropriate material and focusing on relevant topics.
  • Provided feedback to students and parents on progress and abilities.
  • Assisted students in finding inspiration for art through emotion, other media and history.
11/2000 to 10/2005
Adjutant General Corps Officer U.S. Army City, State,
  • Supervised manual and automated supply strategies, and connected with supply and data processing teams to facilitate communication and collaboration.
  • Handled administrative requirements, maintained records and submitted operational reports.
  • Managed all aspects of administrative and personnel needs of ground supply operations.
  • Prepared and delivered investigative reports and briefings.
  • Carried out day-to-day duties accurately and efficiently.
  • Developed and implemented performance improvement strategies and plans to promote continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Improved operations through consistent hard work and dedication.
  • Created plans and communicated deadlines to complete projects on time.
  • Developed team communications and information for meetings.
  • Maintained energy and enthusiasm in fast-paced environment.
Education
Expected in 05/2019 to to
M.A: English
Texas A&M University - San Antonio - San Antonio, TX,
GPA:
Expected in 05/2000 to to
Bachelor of Arts: Graphic Design
Hampton University - Hampton,
GPA:
Accomplishments


  • Dutch Headstart Instruction, May 2004
  • Texas Educator Certificate, Classroom Teacher, Art (All Level), PK-12, December 2019 – November 2025
Certifications
  • Adjutant General Officer Basic Course, (Entry Level Officer Leadership Course) Jun 2001 - Sep 2001
  • Environmental Compliance Officer Course, Dec 2001
  • Postal Operations Course, (Honor Graduate), Jan 2003 – Feb 2003
  • Postal Supervisor Course, Feb 2003
  • NBC Defense Course, Sep 2003
  • Dutch Headstart Instruction, May 2004
  • Texas Educator Certificate, Classroom Teacher, Art (All Level), PK-12, December 2019 – November 2025
Additional Information

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Enhanced my proficiency in writing, editing, proofreading, and preparing award packages for Soldiers and Field Grade Officers, resulting in all award packages being approved.
  • Mentored beginning teachers for two years in Southside ISD.
  • Selected as the Losoya Intermediate Fine Arts representative for campus improvements.
  • Sponsored Art Club for two and a half years, and student artwork was featured on the district website twice as well as twice in the local community paper, The Southside Reporter.
  • Received the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Adjutant General Corps Regimental Association Achievement Medal.
Affiliations

National Art Education Association

San Antonio Alliance

Modern Language Association

The Toni Morrison Society

National Hampton University Alumni Association

Languages
English:
Native or Bilingual
Negotiated:

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School Attended

  • Texas A&M University - San Antonio
  • Hampton University

Job Titles Held:

  • Elementary and Middle School Art Teacher
  • English Adjunct Professor
  • English Adjunct Professor
  • English Adjunct Professor
  • Middle School Art Teacher
  • Lead Teacher
  • Art and Graphic Design Teacher
  • Elementary Art Teacher
  • Adjutant General Corps Officer

Degrees

  • M.A
  • Bachelor of Arts

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