Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Passionate English Teacher with 16 years experience teaching students English language and literature skills. Expert at educating students with well-rounded lessons in grammar, reading and writing. Motivated with strong history helping students advance English language abilities for future personal and professional success.

  • Critical Thinking
  • Creative Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Detail Oriented
  • Time Management
  • Written and Verbal Communication
  • Online and Virtual Instruction
  • Group and Individual Instruction
  • Creative and Expository Writing
  • Relationship Building
English Teacher - Grades 7-12, 07/2006 - 08/2022
Weis Markets, Inc. Hackettstown, NJ,
  • Instructed staff and students in Renaissance Learning Online Accelerated Reader Program for grades 3-12.
  • Directed staff and students in the IXL Interactive Online Learning Program for grades 3-12.
  • Guided students in Grades 5-12 in navigating and utilizing the No Red Ink educational online writing curriculum.
  • Utilized Google Classroom for Education as well as Google Sheets, Google Keep, Google Slides, Google Forms, and Google Sites.
  • Enlightened students in grades 11-12 in implementing the Anchor Podcast app for student educational projects.
  • Customized innovative methods and materials to produce effective learning experiences.
  • Tested students on concepts taught in class to determine comprehension levels.
  • Evaluated students' comprehension of lessons through relevant test questions.
  • Repeated key lesson information to teach grammar and help students grasp concepts.
  • Integrated technology into classroom settings to engage students and diversify instruction.
  • Established and enforced clear class objectives and requirements to promote consistent education for students.
  • Identified online resources to complement traditional course materials and aid in student learning.
  • Required spoken and written student responses to contexts to increase reading comprehension.
  • Made learning grammar fun by involving problem-solving and language play.
  • Advised students to read topics or materials reflecting personal interests to encourage regular reading.
  • Prompted bilingual students to participate in oral communication to boost confidence in speaking new language.
  • Designed clear and creative learning materials to promote student engagement in pronunciation exercises.
  • Identified students' level of reading difficulty to provide appropriate reinforcement.
  • Guided students to write for varied purposes and audiences to develop writing skills.
  • Integrated media content in class to improve listening skill, speaking skill and vocabulary.
  • Developed class learning plans to meet district and statement requirements for instruction.
  • Taught essay writing classes to prepare students for college-level writing.
  • Prepared informative classroom lectures on literature, poetry and historical authors to engage and educate students.
  • Encouraged student critical thinking and discussion using a variety of teaching techniques such as inquiry based learning, questioning, student led discussions, and collaboration.
  • Employed wide variety of fiction and non-fiction textual materials to encourage students to read independently.
  • Facilitated National Honor Society Program.
  • Organized yearly golf tournament and school auction along with a fundraising committee to raise scholarship funds for students.
  • Planned and raised funds for extensive 8th Grade class trips each year.
  • Managed community service as part of the junior high school curriculum.
  • Handled disciplinary problems with calm and poise and reported escalating issues to principal.
Principal/Teacher, 07/2004 - 06/2005
American National Insurance Company Cranberry Twp, PA,
  • Developed positive relationships with school students, teachers and local community.
  • Informed students and parents of policies and procedures regarding student behavior and disciplinary actions.
  • Evaluated student behavior issues by reviewing established discipline standards and noting trends in infractions.
  • Developed and implemented standards for student academic achievement aligned with district, state and local initiatives.
  • Collaborated with various departments to support and establish programs, lessons and student activities.
  • Resolved various situations to cultivate strong student and parent relationships.
  • Oversaw school budgets, documented changes and tracked expenses to allocate and manage school funds.
  • Met and listened to student concerns to encourage, guide and assist, resulting in improved academics.
  • Developed and tracked benchmarks for measuring institutional success to help maximize teaching potential.
  • Devised lesson plans in alignment with state curriculum standards and created balanced instructional programs, demonstrations and work time to meet educational and instructional goals.
  • Involved parents in student education by cultivating strong relationships.
  • Taught students subject-specific material, learning strategies and social skills.
  • Directed individualized instruction in various subjects to achieve educational goals and drive curriculum requirements.
  • Offered hands-on learning opportunities to develop student self-esteem and life skills.
  • Translated lesson plans into learning experiences and routinely evaluated student progress and social development.
  • Prepared, administered and graded evaluative materials such as examinations and quizzes and created and maintained accurate student records.
  • Built strong relationships with parents and students, driving investment in academics.
  • Used technology to drive instruction and maximize student achievement.
  • Maintained well-resourced classrooms to promote physical and emotional safety.
  • Embraced and actively promoted inclusive and equitable learning environment.
  • Deployed assessment data to drive instruction and student mastery of standards.
  • Cultivated and developed inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, families and staff.
  • Upheld values-based approach to maintain positive culture among students and staff.
  • Prepared daily and weekly lesson plans to help students meet learning goals.
  • Implemented academic interventions, increasing student achievement.
  • Designed and facilitated differentiated and personalized learning goals and activities to engage students.
  • Pursued positive methods to correct student behavior, delivering constructive feedback upon improvement.
Academic/Residential Dean , 07/2001 - 06/2004
Primrose School Glen Allen, VA,
  • Developed and updated academy handbooks and brochures.
  • Advised students on course selection, progress toward graduation and career decisions.
  • Collaborated with teachers to understand and improve classroom conditions.
  • Strategized and implemented methods for streamlining processes, controlling costs and modernizing operations.
  • Boosted registrations by improving promotional outreach and marketing for potential students and parent engagement strategies.
  • Enhanced educational curriculum project based programs by aligning procedures with changing trends in education.
  • Worked successfully with our diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to class offerings and schedules.
  • Prioritized and organized tasks to efficiently accomplish education and service goals.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely instructional delivery including project based learning using technological presentation tools as a student requirement for success.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding educational goals such as compliance with common core state standards in each class offered for student learning.
  • Improved campus operations by working with faculty, parents, and stake holders to find workable and implementable solutions.
  • Provided excellent service and attention in communication with parents regarding student needs and success when face-to-face, and through phone conversationse.
  • Motivated and encouraged fellow administrative and faculty members to communicate more openly and constructively with each other by utilizing meetings and conferences in a timely and effective manner.
  • Motivated and encouraged faculty to communicate more openly and constructively by incorporating creative meeting groups concluded with collaboration.
Assistant Store Manager, 07/1998 - 12/2001
Walmart City, STATE,
  • Assistant manager over mass hiring and interviewing new applicants, called in according to experience and availability for various department of new build store.
  • Assisted in continuous development of effective store associates to achieve desired sales and results.
  • Coordinated interviews with qualified applicants and created shortlist.
  • Built and employed interview scorecards and other standard procedures for thoughtful talent acquisition.
  • Communicated with company department to uncover recruitment needs.
  • Completed frequent walk-throughs and directed team members to correct issues impacting store appearance or professionalism.
  • Coached and developed store associates through formal and informal interactions.
  • Oversaw aspects of maintenance, inventory and daily activity management.
  • Delegated assignments based on team strengths to optimize floor coverage and service levels.
  • Provided mentorship for employees to generate sales, promote effective upselling and cross-sell to improve retail productivity.
  • Led teams in planning, implementation and execution of merchandising and operating initiatives to streamline business effectiveness.
  • Interviewed and vetted job applicants to make effective hiring decisions and fill vacancies with strong team members.
  • Handled scheduling for store shifts to achieve adequate staffing.
  • Checked monthly sales and performance reports to support operational planning and strategic decision-making.
  • Handled complaints from customers by empathetically listening, recording details and offering solutions.
  • Oversaw coaching and guidance of store employees to foster advancement in work operations.
  • Maintained inventory by checking merchandise to determine levels.
  • Supervised cashiers in processing credit, debit and cash payments to streamline sales.
  • Reviewed inventory and sales records to prepare reports for management and budget departments.
  • Answered customer questions and addressed problems and complaints in person and via phone.
  • Oversaw daily operations of store, including inventory and supply restocking, cash-handling and assisting customers.
  • Assisted customers, answered questions and resolved problems for stellar customer service.
  • Trained staff on daily duties and supervised and provided feedback, resulting in improved performance and customer satisfaction.
  • Oversaw daily operations by delegating tasks, managing shift changes and conducting keyholder duties to open and close business.
  • Oversaw inventory receiving, stocking, pricing and returns by coordinating with vendors and directing employees.
  • Recruited, interviewed and hired qualified employees to provide top-quality service.
  • Coordinated merchandising by planning floor layouts and displays, guiding resets and directing sales signage placement.
  • Scheduled staff to assign employee shifts according to departmental and business needs.
  • Created engaging merchandise presentations to motivate impulse purchases.
  • Boosted sales through attractive merchandise presentation, competitive pricing and adequate inventory.
  • Measured goal achievement by evaluating daily cash flow, reviewing sales reports and producing financial statements.
  • Analyzed inventory trends to guide product ordering and develop sales promotions to minimize overstock.
Insurance Agent, 06/1996 - 06/1998
Lung Insurance Group City, STATE,
  • Engaged customers and provided high level of service by carefully explaining details about their personal insurance documents.
  • Analyzed customer needs and provided best options, upselling products and services.
  • Delivered individualized support and broad knowledge of company products to bring targeted services to individuals with varying needs.
  • Received underwriting approvals after accurately completing applications for insurance coverage.
  • Coordinated appointments and consultations with clients to identify individual needs and gain better understanding of overall financial situations.
  • Generated new leads and identified potential clients by using successful direct marketing strategies.
  • Stayed abreast of industry changes to amend insurance programs for existing and prospective clients.
  • Pursued new clients through various marketing strategies to grow existing portfolio of policyholders.
  • Attended company-sponsored gatherings to speak to small community groups on insurance coverage options.
  • Collected data for insurance claims through interviews and physical property inspection.
  • Sold vital insurance policies with time-tested customer engagement techniques.
  • Drove client retention by increasing savings opportunities and identifying premium discounts.
  • Improved office operations, maintaining records, tracking data and promoting clear internal communications.
  • Cultivated lasting professional relationships and grew client referrals to promote agency success.
  • Followed up with customers to check on changing needs and propose new offerings.
  • Maintained pleasant and cordial attitude, remaining calm when issues arose.
  • Wrote policies, finalized documents and filed paperwork.
  • Educated and counseled clients about insurance coverage differences and results of decisions to persuasively sell maximum coverage within budget.
  • Explained features, advantages and disadvantages of various policies to promote sale of insurance plans.
  • Communicated with clients by phone and email to answer questions and offer services.
  • Interviewed prospective clients to gather information on financial needs and discuss existing coverage.
  • Upsold products to policyholders and potential new clients.
  • Made appointments with potential clients to discuss products.
  • Reached out to potential clients to schedule appointments.
  • Weeded out unlikely prospects quickly and redirected time and efforts to potential customers.
  • Evaluated and pursued sales leads obtained through direct referrals, networking, marketing and cold-calling.
  • Offered information about policy and coverage details.
  • Kept thorough records of customer details and previous sales.
  • Pursued continued professional development through insurance workshops, course and webinars.
  • Offered policy guidance and management to promote asset protection.
  • Answered insurer questions regarding policyholders.
  • Rewrote and reinstated insurance policies, following underwriting and business rules.
  • Evaluated customer desires and budgetary constraints to pick best products or services.
  • Responded to inquiries and explained product features and service advantages to potential customers.
  • Promptly responded to reported claims by communicating with customers and reporting information.
  • Conducted research to identify ideal coverage options for customers.
  • Fulfilled requests for title documentation, letters of permission and insurance claims.
  • Presented customers with insurance quotes using various insurance company's automated quote information.
Kindergarten Teacher, 08/1993 - 05/1996
AC Central School District City, STATE,
  • Monitored, documented and reported students' progress and performance.
  • Implemented focused lessons for literacy readiness highlighting phonics, language comprehension and writing abilities.
  • Coordinated conferences with parents to discuss student progress and establish goals for improvement and advancement.
  • Improved students' reading independence using methodical sensory lessons on phonemic awareness and strategies for decoding by sounding out words.
  • Guided reading aloud to spark imagination and foster reading comprehension and vocabulary development.
  • Adapted teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Fostered language development, comprehension and vocabulary using traditional poetry, nursery rhymes and riddles.
  • Prepared students for state required achievement assessments.
  • Utilized current technology to enhance student learning.
  • Referred students with suspected learning problems to appropriate support personnel.
  • Used wide range of instructional strategies and technologies to meet and enhance needs of diverse student population.
  • Assessed each child's developmental needs on continuous basis.
  • Supervised students on school grounds, field trips and during various school functions.
  • Documented and shared important milestones with each student's parents and guardians.
  • Attended educational conferences and teacher training workshops to improve professional competence.
  • Established and reinforced rules for behavior policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
  • Developed lesson plans consistent with established guidelines and goals.
  • Created and maintained safe learning environment for students.
  • Employed evidence-based methods of classroom teaching and direction.
  • Worked closely with peers to devise and utilize advanced technology and smart boards.
  • Implemented the Math Their Way instructional program.
  • Implemented the Writing to Read instructuional program.
Education and Training
Master of Arts: Educational Leadership, Expected in 06/2021
Walla Walla University - Walla Walla, WA,
  • 2020-2021 - Principal Practicum
  • 2020 - Action Research Project: Creative Writing Skills, the Need and the Benefit: Academically, Civically, Professionally, Globally
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology / Teacher Education, Expected in 05/1992
University of Illinois - Springfield, IL
  • 1992 - Dean's List - 4.0 GPA
Associate of Arts: Elementary Education, Expected in 05/1989
Spoon River College - Canton, IL,
  • 1989 - Phi Theta Kappa - International Honor Society Member

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