Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Motivated educator with a Master's degree in special education and a broad-based background in curriculum and instruction positions. Known as a strong leader and team-builder with excellent conflict-management, organizational and communication skills. Genuine concern for underserved populations. Capable of developing, implementing and enhancing solutions to handle multifaceted requirements. Focused on the development of confident, independent learners.

  • T5-GA Educator Certification with Special Education endorsement
  • Leadership, training and development
  • Multidisciplinary team collaboration
  • IEP and 504 plan familiarity
  • Standardized testing techniques
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Behavioral/cognitive skills development
  • Coaching and counseling
  • Crisis intervention strategies
  • Cultural competency
  • MS Office
  • Diagnostic abilities
  • CPR/First-aid certified
  • Client goal and objective planning
Executive Director, 08/2005 - Current
Ymca Of Metropolitan Chicago Lake Zurich, IL,
  • Made positive impact on marganalized populations by leveraging multiple channels of activism and education.
  • Designated responsibility of training needs, policies and plans for communicating to diverse groups in clear and professional manner.
  • Coordinated materials and instructional plans for immersive activities exploring life skills concepts.
  • Facilitated activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Prepared articles for center newsletter to highlight special events and educational activities.
  • Partnered with similar organizations to meet greater needs, preventing duplication and optimizing resource utilization.
  • Consulted with local government representatives to understand community needs and strategize response plans.
  • Developed and incorporated community-based programs to meet various needs and monitored each program's effectiveness.
  • Produced and updated organizational records and reports, including organizing budgets and documentation.
Director of Operations, Learning Solutions Center, 06/2011 - 07/2018
Landmark Christian School City, STATE,
  • Provided Professional Development training for facutly and staff
  • Identified early signs of emotional, developmental and health delays or problems in students and followed up with parents.
  • Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement.
  • Mentored and counseled students with social adjustment and academic problems.
  • Leveraged diverse instructional strategies and hands-on activities to engage students and boost understanding of material.
  • Instructed special needs students in reading and writing using assistive technologies.
  • Assisted students of all abilities build learning and study skills to promote life-long educational goals.
  • Developed individualized lesson plans based on each student's IEP goals and created and implemented developmentally-appropriate curriculum which addressed individual learning styles.
Early Intervention Reading Specialist, 12/1997 - 11/1998
The University Of Denver City, STATE,
  • Facilitated educational after-school activities for groups of students to improve learning potential outside of classroom.
  • Delivered reading and writing experiences to students commensurate with respective stages of development.
  • Built relationships with students and guardians through active communication, positive feedback and community engagement.
  • Offered hands-on learning opportunities to develop student self-esteem and life skills.
  • Helped students learn to persevere with challenging tasks and build resilience for later educational efforts.
  • Embraced teaching children of diverse educational, cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
Learning Specialist, Psychiatric Day Treatment, 08/1994 - 03/1995
The Children's Hospital Of Denver City, STATE,
  • Provided students with personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Liaised with team of professionals to implement comprehensive educational action plans for special needs and at-risk students.
  • Developed Individual Education Programs (IEP) to establish student outcome goals and define educational strategies; leveraged developmental practices and educational theories to achieve educational objectives.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Completed documentation on student behaviors, interventions and results.
Education and Training
Master of Science: Special Education, Expected in 08/1990
The University of North Florida - Jacksonville, Florida,
Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood Education, Expected in 05/1987
The Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL,
Community Involvement

Court Appointed Special Advocate, Atlanta, GA: March 2019-present

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