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

Enthusiastic and seasoned school Principal versed in managing and inspiring employees and students. An administrator who is responsible for preparing annual school budgets and implementing improvements to reduce costs. Built strong, effective teams of inspired educators and support staff. Over 14 years of experience in the academic landscape, with expertise in people management, community relations, academic innovation and support. A motivational leader, speaker and teacher who excels in team building, culture-improving and performance-increasing initiatives. Gifted in administration, leadership and service.

  • Group facilitation, public speaking and professional development.
  • Instructional leadership
  • Safety and security procedures
  • Event coordination
  • Organization and administration
  • Relationship building and networking
  • Verbal and written communication.
  • Team Building
  • Creating and sustaining strong partnerships with individuals and families.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Curriculum Development
  • Budgeting
Work History
Elementary School Principal, 03/2007 - Current
Grandville Public Schools Grandville, MI,
  • Recruited, hired and trained staff of 16 teachers and 4 office managers.
  • Introduced modifications to curriculum and introduced new, effective instructional techniques.
  • Retooled instructional practices based on data derived from informal, formal and summative assessments.
  • Responsible for conducting regular performance reviews and evaluations for all direct reports.
  • Prepared school budget and submitted to school board.
  • Cultivated positive relationships between community members, students and teachers.
  • Monitored student behavior and enforced discipline policies.
  • Administered standardized tests to evaluate student performance and progress.
  • Established positive and supportive work environment for teachers and support staff.
  • Trained teachers on effective teaching techniques, classroom management strategies and behavior modification.
Director of Student Ministries, 05/2003 - 10/2006
Instacart Holt, FL,
  • Established, promoted and executed youth events, conferences and other activities that enhanced participation and enjoyment of youth program.
  • Recruited, trained and oversaw team of volunteer teachers and helpers of all ages to support program operations.
  • Created agendas and communication materials for team meetings.
  • Resolved interpersonal conflicts by listening, finding common ground and building relationships.
  • Provided non-professional counseling services to staff, pre-marital couples and families.
  • Let numerous missions teams to Mexico to build housing and provide Christian education support and training.
  • Taught Christian education classes to students ranging from junior high to college.
  • Public speaking to audiences of 800 people.
City Manager, 04/2001 - 05/2003
City Of Stockton, Kansas City, STATE,
  • Provided oversight and leadership for all city departments, including emergency service personnel (fire, ambulance and police).
  • Created, monitored and managed city budget of 3 millions dollars.
  • Hired and fired city employees.
  • Served under City Council and Mayor.
  • Appointed and oversaw department heads with hands-on approach to leadership.
  • Recruited businesses to consider Stockton as home for one of their retail outlets. Successfully recruited Dollar General to establish store in town
  • Created Community Improvements (Pride) Program and recruited volunteers to help city residents make physical improvements to neglected structures.
  • Acquired state grant to demolish Jessicagerous and blighted properties within city.
  • Provided oversight to director of city-owned long-term care facility.
Master of Arts: Curriculum And Instruction, Expected in 05/2017
Colorado Christian University - Denver, CO
Master of Theology: Education, Expected in 05/1989
Dallas Theological Seminary - Dallas, TX
Bachelor of Science: Education, Expected in 05/1984
Shenandoah University - Winchester, VA
  • Certificate - Association of Christian Schools International

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  • Dallas Theological Seminary
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