Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Upbeat educator devoted to promoting student learning and enhancing individual potential. Skillful in directing classroom environments and enhancing student behavior through positive and forward-thinking approaches. Caring relationship-builder with analytical mindset and good decision-making skills. Accomplished educator successful in classroom management, student evaluations and test preparation. Proven history of improving student learning outcomes by adapting lesson plans to student needs. Dedicated to promoting academic performance and fostering social skills and character development.

  • Standardized tests
  • Safety awareness
  • Special Education
  • Lesson Planning
  • Group Instruction
  • Relationship building
  • Technology integration
  • Activity Planning
  • Organizational skills
  • Child development
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Classroom management
  • Proficient in Microsoft office and google
  • Behavioral improvements
  • Teaching
  • Social Studies
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Team collaboration
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Time management
  • Curriculum selection
  • Elementary education
  • Differentiated instruction
Work History
07/2020 to Current First Grade Teacher Archdiocese Of Chicago, Office Of Catholic Schools | Chicago, IL,
  • Established and enforced rules of behavior to drive social development and maintain positive interactions.
  • Taught students subject-specific material, learning strategies and social skills.
  • Drove student learning by establishing clear classroom plans and group objectives, as well as actionable strategies to achieve each goal.
  • Organized classroom supplies and decorated walls to create fun, nurturing settings and meet learning needs.
  • Implemented classroom management improvements to enhance class morale and engagement.
  • Taught lessons encompassing skill-building activities in speaking, writing, reading and listening.
  • Assessed student learning progress and comprehension with routine tests and standardized examinations.
  • Incorporated [Software] technology into lesson planning to create engaging, multi-dimensional lessons.
  • Planned lessons according to district standards to cover all requirements and prepare for standardized tests.
  • Promoted exploration of building blocks of learning by leading diverse, hands-on activities.
  • Built positive relationships with parents to involve families in educational process.
  • Chaperoned field trips to maintain safety and encourage learning.
  • Boosted individual perseverance and resilience by setting challenging goals and providing realistic support.
  • Helped students develop self-esteem and life skills by fostering healthy conflict-resolution, critical thinking and communication.
  • Assessed student progress by administering tests and evaluating results.
  • Collaborated with administrators on classroom policies, management strategies and discipline.
  • Kept classroom clean, organized, and safe for students and visitors.
  • Stayed abreast of changes to school and district policies as well as new trends in education by attending professional development courses and in-service trainings.
12/2015 to 07/2020 Special Education Teacher Youth Villages | Indianapolis, IN,
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
  • Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students.
  • Taught multiple subjects to students with intellectual or emotional disabilities.
  • Incorporated home activities to supplement classroom lessons.
  • Attended monthly staff training sessions.
  • Developed and managed instructional materials and reports.
  • Completed intensive leadership training and provided training to colleagues on applied behavior analysis.
  • Taught reading, language arts and social sciences in self-contained ED and LD classroom.
  • Worked in self-contained and resource environments to teach students variety of skills.
  • Collaborated with students with multiple degrees of special needs to accomplish various tasks.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Designed and implemented point system to encourage positive behavior.
  • Taught students in variety of settings, including self-contained and resource environments.
  • Provided life skills programming for students with moderate to severe autism.
  • Established safe play environment for students.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Redirected poor behavior using positive reinforcement method, resulting in 70% decrease in tantrums in classroom.
  • Worked with students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs.
  • Instructed students with social/emotional and learning disabilities.
01/2010 to 12/2019 Therapeutic Support Staff Member Bancroft | Pennsauken, NJ,
  • Worked with interdisciplinary treatment team to develop treatment plans.
  • Effectively maintained caseload of 10 sessions per week using alternative therapies.
  • Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties.
  • Managed quality assurance program, including on-site evaluations, internal audits and customer surveys.
  • Maintained excellent attendance record, consistently arriving to work on time.
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.
  • Worked with autistic children to understand needs and provide appropriate service.
Expected in 03/2006 Ba of Teaching | Education Misericordia University, Dallas, PA GPA:
Expected in 03/2010 Master's of Special/elementary Education | Special Education Misericorda , , GPA:

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