First Grade Teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Enthusiastic Elementary School Teacher eager to help students learn and develop in academic, social, and emotional areas.

  • Behavioral improvements
  • Safety awareness
  • Proficient in Google, Class Dojo
  • Standardized tests
  • Teaching
  • Lesson Planning
  • Group Instruction
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Test Preparation
  • Organizational skills
  • Relationship building
  • Team collaboration
  • Activity Planning
  • Time management
  • Technology integration
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Classroom management
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Child development
  • Elementary education
Work History
First Grade Teacher, 08/2019 to Current
Spring Education GroupSolana Beach, CA,
  • Organized classroom supplies and decorated walls to create fun, nurturing settings and meet learning needs.
  • Incorporated technology into lesson planning to create engaging, multi-dimensional lessons.
  • Drove student learning by establishing clear classroom plans and group objectives, as well as actionable strategies to achieve each goal.
  • Established and enforced rules of behavior to drive social development and maintain positive interactions.
  • Taught lessons encompassing skill-building activities in speaking, writing, reading and listening.
  • Taught students subject-specific material, learning strategies and social skills.
  • Implemented classroom management improvements to enhance class morale and engagement.
  • Assessed student learning progress and comprehension with routine tests and standardized examinations.
  • Chaperoned field trips to maintain safety and encourage learning.
  • Built positive relationships with parents to involve families in educational process.
  • Planned lessons according to district standards to cover all requirements and prepare for standardized tests.
  • Collaborated with administrators on classroom policies, management strategies and discipline.
  • Assessed student progress by administering tests and evaluating results.
  • Boosted individual perseverance and resilience by setting challenging goals and providing realistic support.
Kindergarten Teacher, 07/1997 to 08/2019
Basis.EdOro Valley, AZ,
  • Observed and assessed student performance and charted progress.
  • Arranged parent-teacher conferences to address student progress and collaboratively set goals for areas of improvement.
  • Pioneered multi-age kindergarten and first-grade class to build early literacy and math skills and promote independent reading.
  • Delivered structured lessons on readiness skills by emphasizing phonics, language skills, literature and handwriting.
  • Collaborated in planning, organizing and implementing instructional programs to facilitate academic, intellectual and social development.
  • Encouraged and prepared students to become independent readers through systematic, multi-sensory instruction in phonemic awareness and decoding skills.
  • Cultivated language skills through use of traditional poems, nursery rhymes and riddles to help students develop comprehension, vocabulary and love of language.
  • Introduced read-aloud literature to stimulate imagination and build comprehension and vocabulary.
  • Instructed children between ages 5 and 6 on mathematical basics.
  • Collaborated with other faculty and staff to promote rigorous learning opportunities, general well-being of school and collective interest of staff and student body.
  • Exercised good classroom management focused on positive behavior support by clearly articulating fair and consistent expectations along with appropriate natural consequences.
  • Delegated tasks to teacher assistants and school volunteers.
  • Collaborated with colleagues to create and use enhanced technology and smart boards.
  • Applied evidence-based practices for classroom management.
  • Reported to parents and administration about student progress.
  • Delivered lesson plans, implemented school curriculum and used data to create, monitor and establish personalized learning plan for each student.
Substitute Teacher, 01/1997 to 07/1997
Union County Public SchoolsMonroe, NC,
  • Upheld classroom routines to support student environments and maintain consistent schedules.
  • Took over any class for days or months, managing all classroom assignments, student needs and recordkeeping.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Kept accurate and current attendance records and assignment sheets to maintain file compliance.
  • Followed classroom plans left by class teacher to continue student education and reinforce core concepts.
  • Took notes and prepared reports on school day activities to provide to primary teacher.
  • Supervised lunchroom and recess activities.
  • Completed documentation of attendance, grades and other required details.
  • Stood in for a teacher, maintaining student progress and keeping up with lesson plans.
  • Maintained day-to-day classroom management and discipline to promote learning initiatives.
Bachelor of Science: Child Development, Expected in 12/1996
Meredith College - Raleigh, NC,

Attended 1994 to 1996

No Degree: Elementary Education, Expected in
Appalachian State University - Boone, NC

Attended August 1990-1994


AIG certified- NCCU, Durham, NC - 2000

NBPTS certified 2005

NBPTS renewed certified- 2015

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School Attended

  • Meredith College
  • Appalachian State University

Job Titles Held:

  • First Grade Teacher
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher


  • Bachelor of Science
  • No Degree

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