Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary

My Special Education and ESL teaching experiences prepared me for the classroom by fusing strategies that strengthen student's knowledge and academic skills. It's truly a team effort. Students succeed when effort is applied, and I get to provide the keys to help him/her succeed.

The ESL Teacher position seeks first to understand then be understood. As a team, the lead content teachers and myself examined weaknesses, and addressed them with a specific criteria for success. A few are noted.

**Collaborating with teachers by adapting lesson plans to meet the unique learning needs of the ELL, Sped., XXX and slow learner(s).

**Modeling reading, writing and thinking strategies in various subject matter.

**Working with individual students and small groups providing clarity in "how"

students can organize their thoughts and skills to meet teacher's expectation.

**Create fun, interactive lessons students enjoy participating in-it's a win-win strategy.

As an ESL Coach, the opportunity to collaborate with Administration and faculty gave me the opportunity to highlight and resolve many challenges teachers experience (from an administrative position). Working with the Principal, the Master Teachers and Content Teachers data was collect on successful teaching strategies and methodologies that helped students thrived. Then, steps were developed to help train all the faculty for implementation of the successful strategies -this was conducted in weekly cluster meetings.

Teaching Spanish I & II was fun and exhilarating. I was able to bring an awareness, appreciation and respect for the unique contribution that the Spanish culture brought to the school, community and nation. The curriculum focused on the global impact of the culture's dialect/language, history (traditions, holidays, beliefs) and economics.

  • Mentoring and coaching
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Coaching experience
  • Team member coaching
  • Taught Spanish I & II
Work History
ESL Coach, 08/2020 to Current
FullbloomProvidence, RI,

Responsibilities: ESL Coach spends time working directly with teachers acting as a partner to improve instruction. This collaboration significantly increases academic achievement and State test scores.

*Develop: Positive and supportive relationships with classroom teachers, administrators, and staff through observations, demonstrations, and conferencing. Improving communication and expectations.

*Support: Classroom teachers addressing learning challenges of ELL student. Help teachers from feeling overwhelmed by equipping them with specific strategies and skills that have immediate, positive impact on ELL's comprehension, retention and application of information.

*Raise achievement: OF ELL's in every classroom. Simple changes in lessons plans can have impactful learning experiences.

*Monitor and Evaluate: Examine ELL assessment data determining improvements in instructional practice and student achievement.

ESL Teacher, 10/2014 to 05/2019
Grand Rapids Public SchoolsGrand Rapids, MI,

*Responsibility: Taught Language of Math (8th/9th grade math) Intermediate ESL level. This equipped students for Algebra class

  • Developed activities and integrated technology to diversify instruction
  • Attended workshops to learn about student motivation and engaging learning activities
  • Gave one-on-one attention to each student while maintaining overall focus on entire group
  • Created new lesson plans based on course objectives
  • Assisted department head in establishing daily schedules, curriculum and ESL activities
  • Coordinated communication between students and school administration to create effective and culturally-sensitive learning environment
  • Collaborated with teachers and department heads to meet quarterly and yearly educational goals
  • Documented student attendance and progress against goals
  • Developed and taught ESL curriculum to improve students' conversational abilities
  • Improved instruction methods by using various assessment tools and strategies
  • Provided individual mentoring and special tutoring to struggling students
  • Advised students on course selection, progress toward graduation and career decisions
  • Used positive reinforcement and provided clear feedback to help students succeed
  • Employed variety of assessment tools and strategies to improve instruction methods
Spanish Teacher, 08/2012 to 05/2013
Crescent City Christian SchoolCity, STATE,

Responsibilities: Teaching Spanish I and II was exhilarating. Helping students increase appreciation and respect for cultural differences while gaining insight to dialect/language, traditions, economics, holidays, and religious beliefs of Spanish and Hispanic cultures was rewarding experience and passion of mine.

  • Conducted foreign language exams to determine fluency and comprehension
  • Explored and implemented innovative use of technology in language education
  • Spoke to students in non-native language to challenge students and introduce students to non-native speaking environments
  • Created supportive learning environment for foreign students to nurture budding language development
  • Used written exercises to test and develop ability to read and write foreign languages
  • Organized detailed list of resources to help students go beyond classroom environments and delve into topics of interest
  • Employed diverse teaching approaches to help students of all abilities understand material
  • Sourced optimal curricula and developed lesson plans to fully cover target material for each course
  • Immersed students in unfamiliar cultures by devising hands-on activities
Bachelor of Science: Education, Expected in 05/1995
University of New Orleans - New Orleans, LA,
  • Continuing education in Special Education/certified
  • [ESL]English as a Second Language pending certification 8/2021
  • Minored in History

*I am certified in Special Education-Mild/Moderate

*Certification in ESL is pending 8/2021

*I speak Spanish-polite, I believe is the classification. I can communicate coursework information and communicate with most students & their families from Latin America. Working on my fluency.

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