elementary and middle school teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Prepare students for the future through use of new technologies, encouraging students to engage in group work and solve problems in a team-driven approach. Implement new teaching methods, educational software and Internet programs. Expertise in classroom oversight, course planning and behavior management. Successful at collaborating with teachers, administrative leaders and support specialists to meet individual student needs. Working with a variety of people of all ages in stressful situations, communicating with families, co-workers, and administration in a professional, polite, and calm manner. The ability to keep emotions under control during high-pressure situations. Instruct and supervise groups of children and adults while simultaneously teaching content in a classroom and on field trips with more than 80 students and adults. Being honest, hardworking, and having integrity both professionally and personally.

  • Ability to communicate calmly and effectively in stressful situations
  • Ability to lead, coordinate, and collaborate with team members
  • Attention to detail when communicating in writing or verbally
  • Excellent troubleshooting and critical thinking skills
  • Typing speed of at least 35-45 WPM
  • Ability to adapt quickly when situations arise unexpectedly
  • Giving directions clearly and concisely
  • Teaching both large groups of people and individuals
Work History
08/2013 to Current Elementary and Middle School Teacher Fort Lee Public Schools | Fort Lee, NJ,
  • Prepare and implement lesson plans covering English Language Arts, Washington State History, and Leadership classes online and in-person
  • Develop, implement, and maintain online and in-person curriculum in multiple areas of study
  • Promote effective verbal and written communication through listening, speaking, reading, and writing practice
  • Utilize multimedia strategies and technology to engage students in fresh and interesting ways
  • Establish relationships with co-workers, students, families, and administration for complete support network
  • Provide one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on entire group
  • Integrate technology into the classroom as an instructional tool, such as Smartboard, Google Classroom/Google Suites, and other various online learning tools and websites
  • Work with administrators on behavioral issues to support needs of students
  • Assess submitted class assignments, determine grades, and review work with up to 100 students to boost academic and behavioral success
  • Sit in on classes of fellow teaching professionals to learn innovative methods for dispensing information to students
  • Schedule appointments with parents to discuss student progress and classroom behavior
  • Complete in-service and additional training to maintain professional growth
08/2011 to 06/2013 School Bus Driver Bass Pro Shops | Bolingbrook, IL,
  • Adhered to scheduled routes and accomplished timely drop-offs and pick-ups to comply with preset route criteria for up to 77 students per route, and up to 6 routes daily
  • Inspected emergency equipment and verified safe working order daily for student and driver use
  • Obeyed federal, state, and local traffic laws and regulations to enable safe transportation outcomes for students
  • Drafted and submitted reports detailing trips, fuel, mileage, and hours
  • Operated CB radio and bus PA system to make announcements and stay abreast of traffic conditions
  • Followed established routes with aid from maps and GPS-equipped devices to safely navigate high-traffic areas and adhere to preset schedules
  • Performed emergency evacuation drills with students 3-4 times yearly
09/2004 to 06/2006 Certificated Guest Teacher Central Kitsap School District | City, STATE,
  • Filled in classroom teachers who were ill, vacationing, faced with jury duty, or other demands
  • Managed classrooms of up to 30 students in schools
  • Promoted positive learning environment in classrooms for students in grades Kindergarten to 12th-grade
  • Upheld classroom routines to support student environments and maintain consistent schedules
  • Followed classroom plans left by class teacher to continue student education and reinforce core concepts
  • Developed and maintained courteous and effective working relationships
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions quickly and effectively
05/1995 to 08/2005 Cashier, Customer Service Central Market | City, STATE,
  • Worked flexible schedule and extra shifts to meet business needs
  • Promoted customer loyalty and consistent sales by delivering friendly service and knowledgeable assistance
  • Completed inventory counts and ordered merchandise
  • Checked identification for proof-of-age for alcohol and tobacco sales
  • Operated cash register for cash, check and credit card transactions with excellent accuracy levels
  • Answered questions and phone calls addressing customer inquiries, solving problems and providing product information
  • Cross-trained for other store departments including deli, pizzeria, and coffee shop
Expected in 05/2008 to to Master of Science | Middle Grade Mathematics Walden University, Minneapolis, MN, GPA:
Expected in 06/2003 to to Bachelor of Arts | Interdisciplinary Childhood Development Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, GPA:
Expected in 06/2000 to to Associates of Arts And Science | Olympic College, Bremerton, WA, GPA:
  • Certified K-8 Multi-disciplinary Teacher, Washington State
  • Library Media Specialist Certification

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School Attended

  • Walden University
  • Western Washington University
  • Olympic College

Job Titles Held:

  • Elementary and Middle School Teacher
  • School Bus Driver
  • Certificated Guest Teacher
  • Cashier, Customer Service


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associates of Arts And Science

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