Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Desiring the opportunity to teach English, Humanities, or English Education courses in a community college setting. Ready to continue learning, teaching, growing, and collaborating while serving in an academically-focused institution.

English Language Arts Teacher, 08/2000 - Current
Cornerstone Palo Alto, CA,
  • Teaching AP English Language and Composition combined with Honors English 11, and AP English Literature and Composition combined with Honors English 12. Taught English 12 (regular) recently.
  • Mentoring a first-year English Language Arts teacher.
  • Helped improve student performance through formative assessment and Professional Learning Community practices.
  • Taught Reading and Writing Proficiency course (remedial 9th grade), English Language Learners (intermediate/LEP levels and FEP levels), English 11 (regular), and Speech & Debate.
  • Developed and adapted guided- independent study courses for Sci-Fi, Philosophy, and Writing Fiction.
  • Taught concurrent enrollment courses: English Composition I and II along with Introduction to Literature through Mesa State University's Western Colorado Community College Early Scholars Program. (Taught these courses for eight years until the district's superintendent shifted the emphasis exclusively to AP courses.).
  • Participated in leading the district's writing assessment and helped provide professional development for staff.
  • Continue to serve as serve as department head and participate in our building's leadership and PLC team.
English Language Arts Teacher, 08/1994 - 06/2000
Cornerstone Palo Alto, CA,
  • Taught Freshman English, American Literature, Modern Multicultural Literature, English Composition, Creative Writing, Advanced Speech and Debate, Science Fiction, World Mythology, Tech Prep English, and Speech and Debate.
  • Taught Accelerated Reading (a remedial English course).
  • Assisted with computer maintenance and staff training, especially with Internet applications.
  • Helped coordinate reading and writing assessments.
  • Provided English as a Second Language instruction and support.
  • Coached the Speech, Debate, and Drama Team for four years.
Student Teacher, 01/1994 - 05/1994
North Country Academy Blue Springs, MO,
  • Taught Freshman English, English Skills (remedial course), and Advanced Placement English.
Wrangler/Head Wrangler, 05/1987 - 08/1994
Drowsy Water Ranch City, STATE,
  • Guided and instructed guests on horseback rides.
  • Entertained guests.
  • Trained and supervised others staff members.
  • Trained horses.
Education and Training
: Graduate-Level Course: Theories of Writing, Expected in 2019
Colorado State University-Pueblo - Pueblo, CO ,
Three Graduate-Level Courses: Literary Studies, Expected in 2019
Harrison Middleton University - Tempe, Granby, AZ, CO

Taken 2017-2019.

Doctorate: Education (Great Books), Expected in 08/2017
Harrison Middleton University - Tempe, AZ
  • Took courses from 2009-2017 while teaching full time. Also received a Master's in Passing.
  • Inducted into Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society.
  • Awarded "Distance Education Accrediting Commission Outstanding Graduate 2018."
: "Coaching The English Student..." Workshop, Expected in 2016
Dallas Jesuit Prep School - Dallas, TX,

Also attended these summer "Coaching the English Student: Building Essential Skills" workshops in 2020 and 2021.

Graduate-Level Courses : Theological Studies, Expected in 2009
Reformed Theological Seminary - Charlotte, NC,

Took 17 credits of rigorous coursework from 2005-2009. Most courses involved using rigorous close reading, rhetorical, and historical analysis skills. (I decided against pursuing the master's degree.)

Master's Degree: Literacy K-12, Expected in 2001
Lesley College - Cambridge, MA,
Teaching Certificate Program: Language Arts, Secondary Level, 7-12, Expected in 05/1994
Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO,
Bachelor of Arts: English, Expected in 05/1992
Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO,
  • Licensed CO secondary-level teacher
  • Completed Culturally and Linguistically Diverse training course requirements for teacher licensing
  • Using and adapting LMSs
  • Concurrent enrollment teaching skills
  • Curriculum development and adaptation
  • Using online, hybrid, and flex models during COVID and non-COVID conditions
  • Integrating social-emotional and academic learning, especially through literature, philosophical questioning, reflection, and discussion
  • Using a focused array of strategies for student engagement and subject-centered learning
  • Working with English Language Learners
  • Socratic and Shared Inquiry strategies
  • Self-directed learning
  • Coaching students of varied ability through difficult material and learning challenges
  • Experienced with various student assessment strategies
  • Productivity and time management skills
  • Effectively conferencing with parents
  • Collaboration via content-focused conversations
  • Using technology application and work-around skills
  • Discussing difficult and controversial topics

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School Attended

  • Colorado State University-Pueblo
  • Harrison Middleton University
  • Harrison Middleton University
  • Dallas Jesuit Prep School
  • Reformed Theological Seminary
  • Lesley College
  • Colorado State University
  • Colorado State University

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  • Student Teacher
  • Wrangler/Head Wrangler


  • Three Graduate-Level Courses
  • Doctorate
  • Graduate-Level Courses
  • Master's Degree
  • Teaching Certificate Program
  • Bachelor of Arts

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