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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Summary
I am an imaginative teacher committed to staying current with the latest teaching theories and trends, as well as with behavioral studies. My strong subject areas include 7-12 English (ELA) (ESL) and psychology.
Highlights
  • Valid and Current Teaching Certification in Connecticut
  • Kind and empathetic towards students
  • Background Urban public schools Grades 7-12
  • Ph.D. in Psychology
  • Member Psi Chi International Honor Society
  • Member NCTE
  • Member APA Graduate
  • Certificate in Women's Studies
  • National Institute of Health/ For Human Participants Approved
  • Ongoing PD in current methods and developments in pedagogy
  • Excellent with developing positive rapport with students
  • Developed common core skills with classroom work for each marking period/and for each grade and assignment
  • Made oral presentations/projects mandatory for each student 5x per year- great practice for kids to work with others and impress others-aligned with Common Core strands
  • Developed pre/post CFAs for each unit to coordinate with standardized testing
  • Dissertation topic-prejudices - origins and resolutions
Accomplishments

Led 8th grade writing increases on standardized testing 18% from previous year (through innovative instruction methods) and higher than 2 other classes at same level


ESL students achieved with MS Office / Technology pre-lesson scores 0-45 and post-lesson scores 85-100; including Word- writing poetry and/or lyrics; Publisher- writing short bio/life story with choosing formats and setting up personally - Co-taught class with TESOL teacher class of 35 students


Coordinated after-school writing club for poetry, lyrics, and stories in a magazine/blog format


Established drama club for 7th and 8th graders - produced plays 2 performances annually


Opened before and after school chess fun tables for learning/practicing

Experience
09/2014 to 05/2015
English Teacher Brighton School District 27J Brighton, CO,
  • Helped students develop and improve study methods and habits; Worked cooperatively with special education and ESL teachers to modify curricula for special education and ESL students according to Individual Education Plans (IEPs); Continued to develop knowledge of my content area ELA through continued education courses; Established and enforced rules for behavior among students; Alerted administrators to any concerns about student performance and progress; Set and enforced clear deadlines for student work and integrated technology into the curriculum to develop students' word processing and research skills; Incorporated engaging texts to enhance literacy skills and foster a fun and engaging learning environment; Assessed student progress weekly, monthly and quarterly; Kept accurate records of student performance, maintaining the confidentiality of student records and information at all times; Participated in regular training courses to keep up-to-date with new teaching methods and developments in the field; Implemented remedial programs for students requiring extra help; Encouraged discussion of class material to promote critical thinking; Established positive relationships with students, parents, colleagues and administrators.
2002 to 04/2014
Professor of English Brighton School District 27J Brighton, CO,
  • Taught computerized reading and writing.. as well as general reading and writing in lecture/listen/discuss style. Presented all class material and policies accurately and clearly for 2 classes each semester; Used a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations and technology; Encouraged discussion of class material to promote critical thinking among students; Participated in regular training courses to keep up-to-date with new teaching methods and developments in the field; Kept accurate records of student performance, maintaining the confidentiality of student records and information at all times;.
07/2001 to 11/2011
English Teacher Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools Buffalo, MN,
  • Used a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations-created oral feedback and critiques for writing assignments with each student having a chance to speak; Participated in data training and data teams/created forms for team and stats; Revised curricula to align with Common Core skills; Enforced both classroom and administration policies and rules at all times in my classroom and halls; Instituted SAT vocabulary technique in classwork;.
07/1998 to 05/2001
English Teacher New Haven District City, STATE,
  • Presented all class material and policies accurately and clearly for 5 classes each marking period; Implemented new strategies for classroom management; Used a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations/technology; Met with parent/guardians to discuss students' progress at least once per MP; Enforced both classroom and administration policies and rules at all times; Created after school writing program; Revised curricula for ELA content area;.
Education
Expected in 2012
Ph.D: Counseling Psychology
Walden University - Minneapolis, MN
GPA:

Counseling Psychology

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Expected in 1999
Master of Science: English
Southern CT State University - New Haven, CT
GPA:

Earned Certificate in Women's Studies

Expected in 1993
Bachelor of Science: Education/English
Southern CT State University - New Haven, CT
GPA:

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