Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Passionate Teacher with experience developing and implementing diverse curriculums covering a wide range of subjects. Highly skilled at motivating students through positive encouragement and reinforcement of concepts via interactive classroom instruction and observation. Successful in helping students develop strong literacy, numeracy, social and learning skills.

  • Instructional Materials Creation
  • Student Motivation and Engagement
  • Group Learning Mechanics
  • Student-Centered Learning
  • Learning Assessments
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Differentiated Learning Techniques
  • Classroom Management Techniques
  • Positive Learning Environment
  • Classroom Integration
  • Classroom Technology Implementation
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
Work History
08/2018 to Current Elementary Classroom Teacher Union County Public Schools | Monroe, NC,
  • Responsible for planning and implementing quality-learning experiences
  • Preparing semester plans and daily lesson plans
  • Creating a stimulating classroom environment
  • Participate in Individual Education/Individual Transition Plan process
  • Plan assessment activities that evaluate students' progress
  • Integrate character education into their classes and are models of good citizenship
  • Positive relations with parents, students, and professional colleagues
  • Continuous professional development, commitment to social justice,
  • Commitment to ASL and English instruction within a Deaf-centered learning environment
  • Collaboration with students and their families about their child's progress
  • Participate in school-wide training such as Responsive Classroom, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), Monroe Pedagogy training on Black Lives Matter, Systemic Racism, and Racial injustice, and also following school-wide Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) using the whole child concept. Also academic-related pieces of training such as small group instruction, guided reading, and fingerspelling training.
08/2016 to 05/2018 ASL Specialist/Teacher Maryland School For The Deaf | City, STATE,
  • As a Teacher: Teach ASL-related curriculum (Language, Culture, and Community) to Elementary aged children from Kindergarten to 5th Grade.
  • Manage the classroom, communicate and teach clearly and effectively and follow school procedures.
  • Monitor each student's progress and provide extra mentorship to those who need it.
  • Enforce school rules and encourage good student behavior in and out of the classroom.
  • Meet and work with other teachers and supervisors to discuss school policies, create lesson plans, and grade assignments appropriately.
  • As a Specialist part-time; Provided initial assessment to determine if the student is eligible for services and write reports with specific recommendations including an IEP goal if needed including language development support based on team and parental requests.
  • The services provided to students included individual one-on-one, in small groups, or in the classroom with peers such as modeling lessons/sessions, in collaboration with students' teachers, families, school team specialists, and the ASL curriculum team on campus.
  • Supported the fifth graders with Elementary Orioles News and supported students in developing their ASL-related products for the ASL & ART night show for their families and community to showcase their work including some short skits throughout the year
08/2013 to 05/2018 Adjunct ASL Faculty Frederick Community College | City, STATE,

As an Adjunct Faculty taught American Sign Language Levels 1 and 2 to various college students which includes the following;

  • Facilitate student mastery of core learning outcomes of ASL Actively engage students in critical thinking and advancement of critical essential communication skills.
  • Add multicultural and diverse perspectives into the instructional process as appropriate and conduct classes in a manner that demonstrates respect for individual and cultural differences.
  • Model and cultivate open-minded inquiry, an appreciation for diverse perspectives, and creative problem-solving.
  • Provide syllabi and other instructional materials in a timely manner,
  • Maintain regular communication with students.
  • Assess student work in a timely manner, and submit course grades.
Expected in 06/2021 Master of Science | Deaf And Hard of Hearing Education Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR, GPA:
Expected in 05/2014 Master of Arts | Sign Language Education Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, GPA:
Expected in 05/2005 Bachelor of Arts | Sociology And Deaf Studies Gallaudet University, Washington, DC GPA:

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School Attended

  • Western Oregon University
  • Gallaudet University
  • Gallaudet University

Job Titles Held:

  • Elementary Classroom Teacher
  • ASL Specialist/Teacher
  • Adjunct ASL Faculty


  • Master of Science
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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