first grade teacher resume example with 12+ years of experience

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

I am an energetic teacher driven to continue to learn and grow professionally. I can understand and implement new technologies and teaching strategies. I feel I am excellent at working with different learning styles as well. I am an Accomplished teacher successful in classroom management, student evaluations. I have a proven history of improving student learning outcomes by adapting lesson plans to student needs. I am dedicated to promoting academic performance and fostering social skills and character development. I feel that my 13 years of teaching has given me so many educational experiences that I will continue to implement. I am excited for a new opportunity in the teaching world.

  • Behavioral improvements
  • Proficient in Technology
  • Lesson Planning
  • Group Instruction
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Organizational skills
  • Curriculum selection
  • Time management
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Technology integration
  • Activity Planning
  • Team collaboration
  • Classroom management
  • Child development
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Elementary education
  • Differentiated instruction
Work History
First Grade Teacher , 08/2018 - Current
Spring Education Group Mount Pleasant, SC,
  • Head classroom teacher with class sizes ranging from 20-25.
  • Taught all content areas.
  • Worked with students with behaviors, learning disabilities and medical disabilities.
  • Taught students subject-specific material, learning strategies and social skills.
  • Established and enforced rules of behavior to drive social development and maintain positive interactions.
  • Kept classroom clean, organized, and safe for students and visitors.
  • Implemented classroom management improvements to enhance class morale and engagement.
  • Collaborated with administrators on classroom policies, management strategies and discipline.
  • Helped students develop self-esteem and life skills by fostering healthy conflict-resolution, critical thinking and communication.
  • Planned lessons according to district standards to cover requirements and prepare for standardized tests.
  • Boosted individual perseverance and resilience by setting challenging goals and providing realistic support.
  • Assessed student progress by administering tests and evaluating results.
  • Drove student learning by establishing clear classroom plans and group objectives, as well as actionable strategies to achieve each goal.
  • Promoted exploration of building blocks of learning by leading diverse, hands-on activities.
  • Incorporated technology into lesson planning to create engaging, multi-dimensional lessons.
  • Built positive relationships with parents to involve families in educational process.
  • Taught lessons encompassing skill-building activities in speaking, writing, reading and listening.
  • 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.
  • Organized classroom supplies and decorated walls to create fun, nurturing settings and meet learning needs.
  • Piloted program to address proposed state subject area competencies and standards.
  • Assessed student learning progress and comprehension with routine tests and standardized examinations.
Kindergarten Teacher , 08/2012 - 05/2018
Roseland School District Santa Rosa, CA,
  • Head classroom teacher with class sizes ranging from 20-27.
  • Taught all subject areas and Kindergarten content standards.
  • Worked with students with behaviors, learning disabilities and medical disabilities.
  • Created child-centered learning environment characterized by consistent application of sound mental health and educational psychology practices.
  • Delivered lesson plans, implemented school curriculum and used data to create, monitor and establish personalized learning plan for each student.
  • Applied evidence-based practices for classroom management to enhance learning results.
  • Collaborated with other faculty and staff to promote rigorous learning opportunities, general well-being of school and collective interest of staff and student body.
  • Provided guidance on policies and initiatives for kindergarten teaching team.
  • Exercised good classroom management focused on positive behavior support by clearly articulating fair and consistent expectations along with appropriate natural consequences.
  • Collaborated with colleagues to create and use enhanced technology and smart boards.
  • Delegated tasks to teacher assistants and school volunteers.
  • Identified characteristics, needs, abilities and problems of each child through personal interaction and progress reports to optimize approaches.
  • Created, managed and participated in variety of learning environments and activities to support opportunities for students to develop full potential and achieve learning objectives.
  • Reported to parents and administration about student progress.
  • Integrated outdoor education into lesson plans.
  • Encouraged and prepared students to become independent readers through systematic, multi-sensory instruction in phonemic awareness and decoding skills.
  • Delivered structured lessons on readiness skills by emphasizing phonics, language skills, literature and handwriting.
  • Arranged parent-teacher conferences to address student progress and collaboratively set goals for areas of improvement.
  • Observed and assessed student performance and charted progress.
  • Collaborated in planning, organizing and implementing instructional programs to facilitate academic, intellectual and social development.
  • Introduced read-aloud literature to stimulate imagination and build comprehension and vocabulary.
  • Cultivated language skills through use of traditional poems, nursery rhymes and riddles to help students develop comprehension, vocabulary and love of language.
Title 1 Reading Tutor , 03/2009 - 05/2012
Northwest Local Schools City, STATE,
  • Worked with students in small groups up to 6 at a time in reading and phonics skills.
  • Participated in professional development activities to improve tutorial skills and grow cultural competence and reflection skills.
  • Administered feedback to students using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage and build confidence.
  • Responded to after hours email and telephone requests to provide students assistance with specific questions.
  • Developed student-specific tutoring plans in concert with teachers, parents, and administrators.
  • Implemented listening and questioning strategies to diagnose student needs and monitor progress.
  • Used coordination and planning skills to achieve results according to schedule.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
Reading Endorsement : Reading , Expected in
Walsh University - Canton, OH,
Status -
Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood Education PreK-3, Expected in 12/2008
Walsh University - Canton, OH,
Status -
Associate of Science: Early Education, Expected in 05/2006
Stark State College - North Canton, OH,
Status -

    -Math, Language Arts and Social Studies Lead Teacher

    -Reading Endorsement

    -LETRS Trained

    -Fundations (Wilson) Trained

    -PBIS Trained

    -Walsh Teacher of the Month

    -Accomplished Rating 4 years in a row

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School Attended

  • Walsh University
  • Walsh University
  • Stark State College

Job Titles Held:

  • First Grade Teacher
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Title 1 Reading Tutor


  • Reading Endorsement
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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