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

Elementary School Educator with 18 years of success in helping students achieve educational goals and personal well-being. Proven leader focused on establishing and maintaining school counseling program objectives in collaboration with administrators, teachers and parents. Results-focused Counselor and team facilitator adept in coordinating and instituting behavior plans and 504 plans. Respectful active listener when counseling students and interacting with parents and administrators.


● Head Chairperson for SBLC (2017 - present)

● Head Chairperson for PBIS (2011 - present)

● Head Chairperson for school's Sunshine Fund (2010 - present)

● Head Chairperson for school's House System (2018 - present)

● Co Team Leader (2008)

● Cooperating Teacher (2008)

  • Data-driven decision making
  • Student progress reporting
  • Counseling and therapy
  • Mediation and crisis intervention
  • Group therapy facilitator
  • Academic advisement
  • Maintaining confidentiality
  • Elementary education
  • Individual and family support
  • Team collaboration and leadership
  • Student records management
  • Diverse groups presentations
  • Student counseling
  • Youth and adolescent development
  • Crisis Intervention
Work History
08/2008 to 07/2020
Guidance Counselor Francis Howell School District Saint Charles, MO,
  • Regularly met with enrolled students to confirm success and identify problem areas.
  • Provided crisis intervention in response to emergencies, employing existing trust and rapport to deescalate situations.
  • Identified and addressed concerns of incoming students and parents.
  • Maintained positive relationships with students, faculty, alumni and administration.
  • Used data to monitor students' progress and recommend solutions for improvement.
  • Developed new student orientation programs to build excitement around transfer and enrollment.
  • Gathered necessary paperwork and applications for students to initiate enrollment process.
  • Served as Head Chairperson of our School Building Level Committee team.
  • Served as Head Chairperson of Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Committee.
  • Served as Leader of the Red Ribbon Committee.
  • Served as Leader of our House System.
  • Counseled students grades K-5 on life skills, study habits, and personal problems at home and at school.
  • Counseled teachers and parents on ways to help students succeed.
08/2006 to 05/2008
2nd Grade Teacher Cincinnati Public Schools Cincinnati, OH,
  • 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.
  • Helped students develop self-esteem and life skills by fostering healthy conflict-resolution, critical thinking and communication.
  • Boosted individual perseverance and resilience by setting challenging goals and providing realistic support.
  • Assessed student learning progress and comprehension with routine tests and standardized examinations.
  • 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.
  • Established and enforced rules of behavior to drive social development and maintain positive interactions.
  • Built positive relationships with parents to involve families in educational process.
  • Promoted exploration of building blocks of learning by leading diverse, hands-on activities.
  • Collaborated with administrators on classroom policies, management strategies and discipline.
  • Chaperoned field trips to maintain safety and encourage learning.
  • Planned lessons according to district standards to cover all requirements and prepare for standardized tests.
  • Assessed student progress by administering tests and evaluating results.
  • Taught students second grade Reading, Mathematics, Language Arts, Social Living, and Science.
08/2002 to 05/2006
Kindergarten Teacher Saga Education Amherst, MA,
  • Cultivated language skills through use of traditional poems, nursery rhymes and riddles to help students develop comprehension, vocabulary and love of language.
  • Assessed comprehensive student growth including academic, social and personal skills.
  • Collaborated in planning, organizing and implementing instructional programs to facilitate academic, intellectual and social development.
  • Arranged parent-teacher conferences to address student progress and collaboratively set goals for areas of improvement.
  • Applied evidence-based practices for classroom management.
  • Played games with students to increase understanding of subjects.
  • Reported to parents and administration about student progress.
  • Taught students the fundamentals of learning: Reading, Mathematics, Language Arts, Social Living, and Science.
06/2002 to 08/2002
Tutor Sylvan Learning Center City, STATE,
  • Collaborated with students to complete homework assignments, identify lagging skills and correct weaknesses.
  • Supported teacher instruction by discussing concepts and creating custom practice questions.
  • Developed student confidence though attentive instruction in math, reading, and language arts, applying positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Educated students on study tips and exam strategies.
  • Held meetings with parents and guardians to discuss students' progress and respond to concerns.
  • Provided early intervention assistance to struggling students to boost understanding and performance.
  • Stressed importance of good study habits and developed homework schedules, encouraging students to create personalized study plans.
  • Tutored children of all ages, in grades Kindergarten - 8th grade.
Expected in 05/2010
Masters in Educational Leadership :
Louisiana State University At Shreveport - Shreveport, LA
  • Graduated with 4.0 GPA
  • Dean's List June 2008 - May 2010
  • President's List June 2008 - May 2010
Expected in 05/2006
Master of Arts: Counseling And Guidance
Louisiana Tech University Barksdale - Bossier City, LA,
  • Graduated with 3.3 GPA
Expected in 05/2002
Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education
University of Lousiana At Monroe - Monroe, LA,
  • Graduated with 2.66 GPA
  • Coursework in Elementary Education, and Early Childhood Education (K-8)
  • Member of Phi Mu Sorority

Hobbies include reading, traveling, and helping others.

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School Attended
  • Louisiana State University At Shreveport
  • Louisiana Tech University Barksdale
  • University of Lousiana At Monroe
Job Titles Held:
  • Guidance Counselor
  • 2nd Grade Teacher
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Tutor
  • Masters in Educational Leadership
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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