Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Experienced, Bilingual ESL/Elementary School Teacher with successful track record in developing and executing classroom curriculum. Versatile and innovative teacher with 11 years of experience. Dedicated to lifelong learning and continuing education. Focused professional with proven ability to multi-task, work well under pressure and build rapport and respect with students, parents and faculty. A flexible, patient and cooperative team member, sensitive to students' specialized and changing needs.

Relevant Contributions
  • Contributed toward writing the Language Allocation Policy.
  • Collaboratively designed, planned and implemented a Title III after school program for English language learners. (ELLs)
  • Participated in a study group centered on instructional techniques that focus on the growth of ELLs.
  • Member of the Response to Intervention (RTI) Team,Testing Team and Cabinet Member.
  • Facilitated professional development to staff regarding ELL strategies and Lexia reading program.
ESL Teacher, 2011 to Current
Cincinnati Public SchoolsCincinnati, OH,
  • Conduct home language surveys and determine eligibility for LAB-R testing.
  • Communicate different language programs available and assist families in choosing the appropriate program for their child.
  • Place students in program that suits their needs and ensure they receive proper services.
  • Gather testing data and monitor progress of ELLs.
  • Use problem solving strategies to come up with methods to boost academic achievement of ELLs.
  • Teach lessons encompassing a range of skill-building activities for speaking, writing, reading and listening.
  • Promote students' English language skills by incorporating visuals, songs, chants, & tactile materials into instruction.
  • Conduct small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Attend professional development workshops focused on learning goals and classroom management.
First Grade Teacher, 2009 to 2011
Falcon School District 49Peyton, CO,
  • Actively instructed and independently designed lesson plans and learning centers based on the needs of a heterogeneous class.
  • Set standards of conduct and accomplished goals through consultations and open communications with students; built positive class rapport.
  • Planned, prepared and organized materials to implement a thematic approach to the curriculum.
  • Individualized instruction for students at various levels and abilities using assessment tools such as DRA and ECLAS- 2.
  • Planned, modeled, and facilitated the implementation of writing process, reading strategies and across the curriculum instruction using the balanced literacy approach.
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, 2007 to 2009
Bright HorizonsPlano, TX,
  • Played a key role in the early development of children ages 4 to 6 years of age by addressing their specific abilities.
  • Devised creative approaches using games, tools and technology to instruct children in learning letters, numbers, phonics, science, social studies, music and art.
  • Built social skills and developed appropriate habits through group and one- on-one activities.
  • Engaged students through play and storytelling to further language and vocabulary development.
  • Implemented learning centers to complement the child based, hands on curriculum.
  • Established positive relationships with students and their families.
First Grade Teacher/ Second Grade Consultant Teacher, 2002 to 2006
New York City Department Of Education, CommunityCity, STATE,
  • Coached teachers, modeled lessons, and provided feedback to colleagues in order to implement core programs in literacy and mathematics and other approved programs in the school: Balanced Literacy, Month-by-Month Phonics, Fundations, Every day Mathematics, Math Steps.
  • Assisted teachers to embed assessments into daily instructional activities.
  • Differentiated support for teachers based upon demonstrated need.
  • Maintained required records and reports to document student grow throughout the year.
  • Co-taught for the purpose of demonstrating lessons for the regular classroom teacher.
Professional Courses and Certifications
PK-6 Common Branch New York City and New York State Permanent Certification (CPT) **NYS Teacher Professional Certificate: (TESOL) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: , Expected in
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Master of Science Degree: Teaching, Expected in 2004
Fordham University - Bronx, New York
Bachelor of Arts: Sociology, Expected in 2002
Queens College of the City University of New Yor - Bronx, New York

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  • PK-6 Common Branch New York City and New York State Permanent Certification (CPT) **NYS Teacher Professional Certificate: (TESOL) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
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