Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Passionate Teacher with six years of experience developing and implementing diverse curriculums covering a wide range of subjects and ability levels. Highly skilled at the implementation of behavioral management, data collecting, progress monitoring, parental involvement, cultural integration, classroom management, IEP’s, communication, team work and differentiating instructional materials for all ability levels.

Work History
GSRP Teacher, 09/2018 - Current
Wayne Resa Detroit, MI,
  • Communicated frequently with parents, students and faculty to provide feedback and discuss instructional strategies.
  • Incorporated exciting and engaging activities to reinforce student participation and hands-on learning.
  • Worked cooperatively with other teachers and parents to help students reach learning objectives.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course content to facilitate and moderate classroom discussions and student-centered learning.
  • Held conferences with parents to address questions, discuss academic progress and encourage learning goals.
  • Incorporated multiple types of teaching strategies into classroom environment.
  • Supported student teachers by mentoring on classroom management, lesson planning and activity organization.
  • Conducted ASQ's and utilized COR to input data on students growth and development.
  • HighScope Curriculum.
Aide Staff - OUCARES Summer Camp, 07/2015 - 08/2019
Oakland University City, STATE,
  • 7/2015 – 8/2015, 6/2017 – 8/2017, 6/2019 – 8/2019
  • Individuals with Autism, ages 6-18
  • Lead a group of campers on a daily basis to ensure objectives were met.
  • Provided leadership that engaged all campers in age and skill appropriate curriculum.
  • Assisted daily activities to engage all campers and any potential practicum students.
  • Modeled effective and positive behavior management techniques.
  • Showed a high level of respect for disability awareness and acceptance.
  • Communicated with supervisors to ensure a consistent and engaging approach to all camp activities.
  • Established positive communication with parents/caregivers by listening to any concerns and addressing them in a positive manner and promoting collaboration.
  • Maintained appropriate paperwork for campers such as attendance, evaluations, incident reports and other forms as necessary on a timely basis.
  • Adhered and enforced all policies and safety procedures.
Level 3 Special Education Teacher, 11/2015 - 08/2018
Royal Oak School District City, STATE,
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • 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.
  • Established safe play environment for students.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Instructed students with ECDD, ASD, OHI, CI, SXI and VI .
  • Coordinated special education students and paraprofessional schedules with master schedule.
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Worked in self-contained and resource environments to teach students variety of skills.
  • Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
  • Programmed and used Assistive Technology with students.
  • Developed and managed instructional materials and reports.
  • Worked with students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Incorporated home activities to supplement classroom lessons.
  • Taught students in variety of settings, including self-contained and resource environments.
  • Collaborated with students with multiple degrees of special needs to accomplish various tasks.
  • Taught multiple subjects to students with intellectual or emotional disabilities.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
  • Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout day.
  • Managed and implemented seizure protocols and procedures.
M.Ed: Early Childhood, Expected in 04/2020
Oakland University - Rochester, MI
Bachelor of Arts: Education, Expected in 04/2015
Grand Valley State University - Allendale, MI
  • Majored in Special Education
  • Minored in Elementary Education
  • K-5 All Subjects
  • K-8 All Subjects Self Contained Classroom
  • Cognitive Impairment (SA) K-12
  • Emotional Impairment (SE) K-12.
  • M.Ed Early Childhood
  • CPR/First Aid
  • CPI - Expiration 8.29.21
  • Student-centered learning
  • Lesson planning
  • Classroom management
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Student engagement
  • HighScope
  • Experiential learning
  • Special education
  • Elementary education
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Special Needs Students
  • Curriculum Development
  • Child development
  • Testing and grading
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Student records management
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Multitasking abilities
  • Written Communication
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Leadership
  • Organization and Time management
  • Good listening skills
  • Data management
  • Cultural awareness
  • Assistive Technology

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