elementary teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Focused and dedicated educator with over ten years of experience. Passionate about educating children using various activities and organizational tools. Expert developing lesson plans, creating custom class materials assigning classwork and using various assessment tools to monitor growth. Diplomatic communicator when addressing parents and children about disciplinary actions.

  • Classroom management
  • Lesson Planning
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Child development
  • Special education
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Elementary education
  • Technology integration
  • Professional communications
  • Knowledgeable in Aimsweb, DRA, PSSA, Words their Way, Dibels, iReady, Word, Google Classroom, IB, PYP, SAVVAS, SeeSaw, Reading A-Z, coding, etc.
01/2015 to Current Elementary Teacher Aspire Public Schools | Modesto, CA,
  • Drove student learning by establishing clear classroom plans and group objectives, as well as actionable strategies to achieve each goal.
  • Integrated use of technology into daily lesson plans.
  • Included multicultural awareness in class discussions to meet state standards.
  • Supervised students based on licensing, administration and compliance standards to promote safe, clean and nurturing classroom environment.
  • Established and enforced rules of behavior to drive social development and maintain positive interactions.
  • Boosted individual perseverance and resilience by setting challenging goals and providing realistic support.
  • Maintained student portfolios to monitor learning progress and completion of work required for promotion to next grade level.
  • Organized classroom supplies and decorated walls to create fun, nurturing settings and meet learning needs.
  • Worked one-on-one with students to determine strengths, weaknesses and learning patterns.
  • Communicated student progress, academic difficulties or behavioral concerns to parents, guardians and administration using tact and professionalism to improve student academic performance.
  • Evaluated individual student abilities and created action plans based on current level and desired growth goals to support preparedness for transition to next grade level.
  • Built positive relationships with parents to involve families in educational process.
  • Prepared materials for lessons, assignments and assessments and evaluated, corrected and graded student performance to identify gaps in skills or knowledge and set realistic goals.
  • Reinforced positive behavior by encouraging efforts through affirmation statements and praising accomplishments.
  • Assessed student learning progress and comprehension with routine tests and standardized examinations.
  • Held conferences with parents to address questions, discuss academic progress and encourage learning goals.
  • Developed and implemented lesson plans that addressed general students as well as those with individualized 504 plans as part of integrated classroom.
  • Directed after-school tutoring and mentoring program serving elementary school students.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Supported student teachers and mentored new staff by setting an example and answering question thoroughly.
  • Developed new curriculums on multiple grade levels based on common core, state, federal, and IB standards.
08/2010 to 12/2014 America Reads Life Trusts | Cedarhurst, NY,
  • Set up visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to support teacher's lesson delivery.
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes.
  • Oversaw groups of students at school and off-site locations, maintaining optimal safety and security.
  • Partnered with teacher to plan and implement lessons following school's curriculum, goals and objectives.
  • Tutored struggling students individually and in small groups to reinforce learning concepts.
  • Organized classroom library and art areas each day to keep classroom well-maintained.
  • Worked under direction of licensed teacher in and outside of classroom.
05/2014 to 08/2014 Lead Teacher KinderCare Learning Centers | City, STATE,
  • Developed and optimized rich learning environment by capitalizing on diverse engagement strategies and enriching teaching techniques.
  • Planned and implemented different daily activities to enhance overall development and growth of every student.
  • Communicated frequently with parents about student growth and progress
08/2010 to 08/2011 Auxiliary Officer Penn State University | City, STATE,
  • Safety, data organization, and reports
05/2000 to 12/2009 General Management Carmike Cinemas | City, STATE,
  • Organization, human relations, overall management skills
Expected in 08/2021 to to Master of Science | Special Education Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT GPA:
Expected in 12/2014 to to Bachelor of Science | Early Childhood Education PreK-4 Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA GPA:

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School Attended

  • Western Governors University
  • Pennsylvania State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Elementary Teacher
  • America Reads
  • Lead Teacher
  • Auxiliary Officer
  • General Management


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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