first grade classroom teacher resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Enthusiastic Early Childhood Educator] committed to teaching to each student's unique learning style and strenghts, fostering students' academic, social and emotional growth. Experienced teaching Preschool, Kindergarten, and grades 1 and 2, with differentiated instruction. Exceptional communication skills with parents, administrators and other educators. Knowledge of various Early Childhood Approaches and theories, including Howard Garner's Theory of Multi-intelligences

  • Play-Based Learning
  • Materials Sourcing
  • Common Core Standards
  • Individualized Learning Plans
  • Expectation Management
  • Lesson Planning
  • Distance Learning
  • Student-Centered Learning
  • Goal Setting
  • Mo. Teaching Certification( expired, but working towards reactivating)
  • Setting Learning Targets
  • Positive Reinforcement
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Student Needs Assessments
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Experiential Learning
  • Classroom Management
  • Safe, Positive Learning Environment
  • Patience and Persistence
  • Community Partnerships
  • Interactive Learning
  • English Fluency
  • Zoom
  • Creative and Resourceful
  • Positive Behavior Techniques
  • Google Classroom
  • Nearpod
  • Multitasking and Organization
  • Team Teaching
  • Child Development
  • Teacher Collaboration
  • Relationship Building
  • Learning Management Systems
07/2021 to 01/2023 First Grade Classroom Teacher Region One School District | Falls Village, CT,
  • Taught students subject-specific material, learning strategies and social skills.
  • Employed online learning management systems and other diverse instructional resources to offer students remote assistance with assignments.
  • Formed deep relationships with parents and students by engaging groups through conferences, emails, texts and phone calls.
  • Built relationships with students and guardians through active communication and positive feedback.
  • Offered hands-on learning opportunities to develop student self-esteem and life skills.
  • Maintained positive classroom culture through behavior management techniques.
  • Administered and graded class tests to evaluate student progress and comprehension.
  • Administered tests and assessed results to evaluate student understanding of material.
  • Improved student engagement by implementing student-centered classroom management techniques to foster academic curiosity.
  • Provided positive feedback with emphasis on learning from mistakes to establish solid foundation for progress.
12/2017 to 08/2019 ESOL Teacher Paulding County School District | Dallas, GA,
  • Made difficult language rules digestible to students.
  • Input student grades and attendance records into school databases and reported student progress.
  • Created interesting and age-appropriate reading lists to expand English vocabulary and comprehension skills.
  • Employed kinesthetic, visual and auditory approaches to make lessons interesting and interactive.
  • Improved student grammar and conversational skills through role play assignments.
  • Adapted curriculum to fit program participants' abilities and needs, using preassessment followed by in-progress assessments to confirm learning fulfillment.
  • Taught concepts found on standardized tests and built necessary support skills to help students perform well.
  • Taught lessons encompassing range of skill-building activities for speaking, writing, reading and listening.
  • Organized supplementary materials in English for all students.
  • Customized small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Delivered performance results to dean of students each semester.
  • Provided one-on-one instruction for non-English speaking students within classroom settings.
  • Determined training needs of each student through academic assessments.
  • Helped students succeed through coaching, mentoring and positive reinforcement.
  • Instructed students of various backgrounds and learning styles by employing variety of instructional resources.
  • Graded and provided feedback on student assignments, papers and examinations.
  • Instructed students on ideas and customs in English, conversational English and career planning, social adjustment and practical life skills.
  • Created and led strengths-based and engaging class that equipped adult students with skills and confidence to learn English using interactive, culturally responsive curriculum.
  • Developed lesson plans to teach course materials according to schedule.
08/2010 to 08/2012 Kindergarten Teacher Basis.Ed | Tucson, AZ,
  • Supervised students on school grounds, field trips and during various school functions.
  • Developed lesson plans consistent with established guidelines and goals.
  • Coordinated conferences with parents to discuss student progress and establish goals for improvement and advancement.
  • Used wide range of instructional strategies and technologies to meet and enhance needs of diverse student population.
  • Guided reading aloud to spark imagination and foster reading comprehension and vocabulary development.
  • Fostered language development, comprehension and vocabulary using traditional poetry, nursery rhymes and riddles.
  • Prepared students for state required achievement assessments.
  • Improved students' reading independence using methodical sensory lessons on phonemic awareness and strategies for decoding by sounding out words.
  • Created and maintained safe learning environment for students.
  • Adapted teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Utilized current technology to enhance student learning.
  • Assessed each child's developmental needs on continuous basis.
  • Attended educational conferences and teacher training workshops to improve professional competence.
  • Employed evidence-based methods of classroom teaching and direction.
  • Established and reinforced rules for behavior policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
  • Worked closely with peers to devise and utilize advanced technology and smart boards.
  • Monitored, documented and reported students' progress and performance.
  • Referred students with suspected learning problems to appropriate support personnel.
  • Implemented focused lessons for literacy readiness highlighting phonics, language comprehension and writing abilities.
  • Documented and shared important milestones with each student's parents and guardians.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/1986 to to Bachelor of Arts | Elementary Education Saint Louis University, St. Louis Missouri, GPA:
  • Completed Course workin Early Childhood Education, obtaining a Missouri State Teaching Certificate
  • Additional Coursework in Teaching English Language Learners, obtaining a provisional TESOL Certification
  • Additional Coursework in LIteracy, obtaining a Special Reading Specialist Certification
  • 3,4 GPA
  • Final Grade: B
  • Tutor for underprivileged children
  • Academic Affairs commission of Student Government, was Education Dept. Representative
Native/ Bilingual
Additional Information

Community Service Activities: Volunteer for Ready Readers

Professional Organizations: National Association for the Education of the Young Child, International Reading Association

  • Certified [Job Title], [Company Name] - [Year]

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  • Saint Louis University

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  • ESOL Teacher
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  • Bachelor of Arts

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