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

Successful Reading Specialist/English/Language Arts Teacher with expertise in fostering student growth in reading skills and literacy development. Expert in adapting course materials to meet established standards and individual academic capabilities, while building student confidence and motivation to meet learning objectives.

  • Over 15 years of direct instruction, with focus on literacy development and reading recovery, for Englewood students.
  • Special education experience - partnered with Inclusion Teachers for 10+ years.
  • Current Member of the McCloud Learning Design Team.
  • Mentor Teacher
  • Curriculum Planner
  • Served as a member of the McCloud PBSIS Team.
  • Served as a member of the McCloud School Library Planning Committee during the 2008-2009 school year
  • Extensive Training through Teachers College of Columbia University: Reading and Writing Institutes 2004-2009
Work History
09/2009 to Current
Elementary/Secondary English Teacher Ally Lawrenceville, GA,
  • Prepared and implemented lesson plans covering required course topics.
  • Administered assessments and standardized tests to evaluate student progress.
  • Explored and implemented innovative use of technology in language education.
  • Worked with other teachers to support struggling students and provide thorough help to rectify comprehension issues.
  • Provided personal guidance for students struggling both in and out of classrooms, maintaining professionalism while helping students feel safe.
  • Cultivated relationships with parents for complete support network.
  • Tracked student progress using exams and weekly graded assignments, keeping detailed notes and working with students to identify and rectify issues.
  • Consulted with teachers in disciplines to identify and adopt successful instructional strategies.
09/2006 to 06/2009
Title 1 Reading Specialist Fullbloom Greenville, NC,

I provided small group, individualized instruction and support for students, in both push-in and pull-out settings, to help them strengthen their reading and writing skills, as well as build confidence in themselves as readers and writers.

I also worked collaboratively with classroom teachers and parents/guardians to implement a quality, individualized plan to help each student grow as a reader and writer.

I helped assesses the reading strengths and needs of students, and created individual goals for each child. I also worked within the school to assess the Literacy programs provided to the students.

As the reading specialist, I served as a resource to other educators, parents, and the community. I also served on the school Intervention and Referral panel, collaborating with teachers, case managers, psychologists and administration.

I designed and facilitated a school wide Spelling Bee, and Annual Reading Awards Nights to help students celebrate their reading progress with their families and friends, and support the pride in successes of our students as they grew as readers and writers.

I organized a book donation with Acorn Books in Tenafly, New Jersey to provide books to classroom libraries. I sat on the planning committee for the new school library.

This role was cut in 2009 due to Title I funding

09/2004 to 06/2006
Elementary School Teacher New York City Board Of Education City, STATE,

PS 310 Magnet School for the Multiple Intelligences - Marble Hill

  • Assessed student learning progress and comprehension with routine tests and standardized examinations.
  • Taught students subject-specific material, learning strategies and social skills.
  • Drove student learning by establishing clear classroom plans and group objectives, as well as actionable strategies to achieve each goal.
  • Built positive relationships with parents to involve families in educational process.
  • Reinforced positive behavior by encouraging efforts through affirmation statements and praising accomplishments.
  • Collaborated with administrators on classroom policies, management strategies and discipline.
  • Designed daily lesson plans customized to student needs.
  • Created lesson plans to correlate with state curriculum standards and devised educational programs to meet educational objectives.
  • Participated in professional development program during summer months to maintain certification and extend skills.
  • Taught summer school programs during the summers of 2005 and 2006
  • I was part of a team of instructors who worked in a weekly after-school collaboration with The College of Mount Saint Vincent to integrate Art into the Reading, Writing, Math, Science and Social Studies curriculum.
Expected in 05/2006
Master of Science: Literacy (B-6 )
Long Island University - Orangeburg, NY,
  • Graduated magna cum laude
Expected in 05/2004
Bachelor of Science: English And Childhood Education
Dominican College of Blauvelt - Orangeburg, NY
  • Graduated cum laude
  • Honors Program
  • Served as a Peer Advisor for Freshman students
  • Volunteered as a Peer Tutor in the Student Center

Highly Qualified Elementary Teacher and Highly Qualified English Teacher (K-8)

State of New Jersey

Issued Sep 2009

Reading Specialist

State of New Jersey

Issued Sep 2006

Reading Specialist

State of New York

Issued Sep 2006

Childhood Education (1-6)

State of New York

Issued Sep 2004

Elementary Education (K-5)

State of New Jersey

Issued Sep 2004

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