Jessica Claire
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Motivated and results-driven Teaching and Learning Director with an outstanding record that demonstrates dedication to providing relevant instructional resources that fosters effective learning opportunities in diverse, urban classroom settings. Maximizes learning opportunities for teachers through research-based professional development. Fosters a cohesive, collegial departmental atmosphere with an emphasis on customer service.
Core Qualifications
  • Curriculum Development 
  • Assessment Writing and Monitoring
  • Instructional Methods
  • Learning and Teaching Strategies
  • Urban Classroom Settings
  • Education Research
  • Teacher Leadership
  • Goal Setting and Implementation
  • Grant Writing
  • Team Building
  • Program Development
  • Building and Nurturing Community Partnerships
  • Administrative Management
  • Collaborative
Accelerated Science Curriculum Planning
  • Developed Biology in Grade 8 track for advanced students to give the opportunity to advance through the middle school science curriculum and take Biology during their eighth grade year.
Goal Setting
  • Established clear objectives for elementary and secondary science curriculum writers  to communicate the integration of the 5E model, achieving a universal understanding of the science instruction lesson cycle.
Process Improvement
  • Developed elementary and secondary teacher pages in Edmodo that resulted in increased communication between the central office and campus science departments.
Professional Experience
Elementary and Secondary Science Director, 05/2011 - Current
Madison County Schools Flora, MS,
  • Develop and implement programs including curriculum and instructional support to  principals and teachers
  • Provide professional development for administrative leaders, classroom teachers, instructional leaders, ensuring incorporation of developmentally appropriate and best practices
  • Collaborate with various departments to support district initiatives for all students
  • Actively participate in the development and monitoring of the department budget, expenditures and grant funds
  • Build collegial decision-making structures for development and management of FWISD science programs
  • Develop tiered course plans to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students
  • Coordinate focus groups with teachers to elicit feedback and make changes to the curriculum to benefit instruction and student performance
  • Earn positive verbal/written feedback from peers and supervisors regarding partnerships with other Central Office Departments
  • Secured new funding for teacher professional development and student outdoor investigations through grant writing
Secondary Science Content Specialist, 05/2008 - 04/2011
Netlink To Communicatons City, STATE,
  • Created and revised curriculum and assessment documents as assigned
  • Participated in the management, delivery, coordination and implementation of new and on-going projects and programs which may include pilot programs and district-wide events
  • Created, presented and implemented of professional development 
  • Developed training materials such as PowerPoint presentations, presentation handouts, and trainers' scripts
  • Provided campus and division offices with technical assistance and instructional support as assigned
Instructional Specialist, 07/2007 - 05/2008
Fort Worth ISD- North Side HS City, STATE,
  • Provided classroom model lessons and co-teaching to demonstrate instructional strategies
  • Co-planned with individual teachers and teams of teachers to guide data-driven instruction
  • Conducted classroom observations and provide feedback to teachers to guide their instructional practice
  • Conducted data analysis with individual teachers and teams of teachers
  • Built staff capacity to perform data analysis
  • Provided guidance to teacher leaders with regard to making instructional decisions based on student data
  • Developed resources for the administrative team and teachers as needed to guide data dialogues
  • Provided training as needed to build staff capacity with the district data reports system
Middle School Science Teacher, 07/2002 - 05/2007
Fort Worth ISD- J P Elder MS City, State,
  • Taught the District curriculum utilizing well-designed lesson plans and rigorous instruction combined with curriculum activities and instructional objectives that are standards-based, measurable, and accelerate the transfer of learning and knowledge
  • Monitored student progress and adjusted instructional materials and strategies to provide differentiated instruction and address individual needs of the students
Education and Training
Master of Science: Education, Expected in
Walden University - ,
Bachelor of Science: Biological Science, Expected in
Xavier University of Louisiana - ,
  • Texas Principal Certification, K-12
  • Secondary Composite Science, 6-12
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Board Member, Foundation for Young Women's Leadership Academy  
  • Board Member, Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair 
  • Local Chair, Planning Committee Member, CAST, Fort Worth, TX, November 2015 
  • Presenter, National Science Teacher Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2015  
  • Local Chair, Planning Committee Member, CAST, Dallas, TX, November 2014    
  • Planning Committee Member, Mini-CAST, Grand Prairie, TX, February 2014
  • Instructional Materials Reviewer, Proclamation 2014, Austin, TX, June 2013    
  • Planning Committee Member, Mini-CAST, DeSoto, TX, February 2013
  • Presenter, National Science Teacher Association Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, April 2006
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Metroplex Area Science Supervisors
  • Legislative Committee, Science Teacher Association of Texas
  • Peer Editor, Science Scope, National Science Teacher Association
  • Texas Science Education Leaders Association
  • Recognized Teacher, Lead America Youth Leadership Conferences,
  • Recipient, Making a Difference in Science, World Strides National Award, Tampa, FL 
  • Finalist, Chair for Teaching Excellence in Math & Science, FWISD
  • Recognized Teacher, Fort Worth Alliance of Black School Educators
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • Recipient, RadioShack Teacher Scholar-Secondary Science, FWISD

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School Attended

  • Walden University
  • Xavier University of Louisiana

Job Titles Held:

  • Elementary and Secondary Science Director
  • Secondary Science Content Specialist
  • Instructional Specialist
  • Middle School Science Teacher


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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