Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
  • C:
  • Date of Birth:
  • India:
  • :
  • single:
Professional Summary

Enthusiastic, caring, responsible, knowledgeable and creative Spanish teacher with experience as Head of Department and teaching abroad who has earned trust and respect from students, colleagues and administration for eight years.

  • Excellent classroom management
  • MA Spanish (near-native Spanish speaker)
  • PA teaching certification
  • Experience working with special needs students
  • Motivating students
  • Interactive teaching/learning
  • Innovative lesson planning and learning style assessment
  • Effective listening
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Mastery of UBD and Making Thinking Visible
  • Clear public speaking skills
  • Interdisciplinary teaching as stipulated by the MYP IB program
  • Thinking Skills development
  • Parent/teacher conferences
  • Attention to detail
  • Efficient use of time
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Train other teachers in MYP and DP program
  • Staff development experience
Head of English Language Department, MYP/DP English Teacher, Co-International Exchange Coordinator, 07/2008 - 05/2016
Culver Academies Culver, IN, Peru
  • Managed all aspects of the school English Department (Early Years, PYP, MYP and DP)
  • Coordinated curriculum, instruction and administrative aspects as related to the English Language Department
  • Supported English teachers in the implementation of the curriculum via collaborative planning, team meetings, and training sessions
  • Documented and maintained accurate student records as required by administration
  • Elaborated materials for class activities
  • Established clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects
  • Planned and conducted activities that allowed for a balanced program of instruction
  • Adapted teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests
  • Trained as an IGCSE English as a Second Language Oral Examiner
  • Used variety of teaching techniques to encourage student critical thinking and discussion in all classes
  • Taught English B 10th and 11th grade and English Language grades 6-9
  • Designed lesson plans focused on age and level-appropriate material
  • Achieved the global average for English B scores 2015
  • Earned positive verbal/written feedback from parents regarding classroom instruction and student learning success
  • Differentiated instruction to ensure all students are meeting the objectives using Thinking Routines and other strategies as needed
  • Prepared students for the Cambridge International ESOL exams and IGSCE English as a Second Language Exams
  • Interviewed potential English teachers for the school, providing the principals with feedback and acting as the first filter
  • Helped plan and executed functions relating to school exchange programs in France, Holland and Canada
Cambridge Examiner for the PET and FCE , 10/2012 - 10/2015
Voices College-Bound Language Academies Richmond, CA, Peru
  • Delivered oral examination for PET and FCE exams annually in the month of November
  • Trained each year in the Cambridge Examining processes
  • Followed procedures during exam at all times
  • Used rubrics provided by Cambridge to mark the students being presented
Professor of English as a Second Language, 07/2013 - 11/2013
Universidad Peruana De Ciencias Aplicadas City, STATE, Peru
  • Instructed college level students teaching them basic English
  • Designed all course material
  • Implemented different strategies to encourage student participation
  • Taught lessons encompassing a range of skill-building activities for speaking, writing, reading and listening
  • Integrated technology as an instructional tool, including the Smartboard
  • Attended professional development workshops provided by the University
  • Completed ongoing staff training sessions
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs
Spanish Instructor, 07/2007 - 07/2008
West Chester University City, STATE,
  • Instructor of Spanish to College Students
  • Identified as a near-native Spanish speaker and talented language instructor by the Spanish Department Chairperson at West Chester University
  • Selected to teach Spanish 101 and 102 to undergraduates while still in the second year of masters program
  • Managed all aspects of the instruction and assessment for two sections of over 30 students
  • Prepared and deliver contextualized interactive instruction which allowed students to absorb the language material in ways similar to how one learns their native language
  • Created and modified instruction plans for various special needs students
  • Leveraged technology within the classroom and encouraged a collaborative learning environment.
Substitute Teacher, 11/2004 - 05/2005
Rocky Point Public Schools City, STATE,
  • Regularly served as a substitute teacher while earning a Post Baccalaureate in Spanish
  • Maintained a positive classroom environment while guiding the learners to construct knowledge
  • Followed all instructions left by the teacher
  • Left detailed notes on what happened throughout the day
MA: Spanish , Expected in 2008
West Chester University - West Chester , PA

Second Language Acquisition coursework

Coursework in Child Development, Psychology and Education

3.86 GPA

Attained a Fulbright/Hays Scholarship to learn more about Peruvian culture and its educational system by traveling throughout Perú for a month in July of 2007

BA : International Studies , Expected in 2003
University of Miami - Coral Gables, Miami
GPA: GPA: 3.8
  • Coursework in International Studies and Political Science
  • Coursework in Spanish
  • Active member of Sigma Delta Tau Sorority
  • Participated and help lead weekly chapter meetings
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills while participating in recruitment events and activities
  • Met with students that were rushing to help them get acquainted with school and the process at the same time
  • GPA 3.0
Post Baccalaureate: Spanish, Expected in August 2006
Dowling College - Oakdale Lima, New York
GPA: GPA: 3.7

GPA 3.7

Certifications and Credentials
  • Pennsylvania Teaching Certification
  • Certified Cambridge Examiner for the ESOL exams
  • Attended the American Council of Teaching a Foreign Language conference in November of 2007
  • English B Diploma Workshop September 2010 Lima, Peru
  • English B MYP Workshop February 2013 Lima, Peru
  • Debate Workshop 2011
  • Making Thinking Visible: Workshop at La Catolica, Lima, Peru 2012
  • Differentiation Workshop September 2014 (Centrum La Catolica) with Carol Tomlinson
  • Thinking Skills by Robert Swartz 2015, Lima, Perú

Community Involvement
  • Led the students in their final year of the IB Career-related Programme to teach English to young mothers in a poor, rural area of Lima, Perú, 2015

Creative at problem solving, International Experience, Positive Interpersonal Skills

By clicking Customize This Resume, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy


Resumes, and other information uploaded or provided by the user, are considered User Content governed by our Terms & Conditions. As such, it is not owned by us, and it is the user who retains ownership over such content.

How this resume score
could be improved?

Many factors go into creating a strong resume. Here are a few tweaks that could improve the score of this resume:


resume Strength

  • Personalization
  • Strong Summary
  • Target Job

Resume Overview

School Attended

  • West Chester University
  • University of Miami
  • Dowling College

Job Titles Held:

  • Head of English Language Department, MYP/DP English Teacher, Co-International Exchange Coordinator
  • Cambridge Examiner for the PET and FCE
  • Professor of English as a Second Language
  • Spanish Instructor
  • Substitute Teacher


  • MA
  • BA
  • Post Baccalaureate

By clicking Customize This Resume, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

*As seen in: