Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Documentation and reporting
  • Monitoring outcomes
  • Time management
  • Tailoring curriculum plans
  • Outstanding social skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Classroom discipline
  • Strong collaborator
  • Diverse classroom settings
  • Computer proficient
  • Varied lesson plans
  • Advising
  • Student motivation
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Effective time management
  • Creative imagination stimulation
  • Age-appropriate lesson planning
  • Punctual
  • Identifying problems
  • Positive learning environment
  • Creative learning strategies
  • Team leadership
  • Extremely organized
  • Self-motivated
Work History
09/2006 to Current Head Start Lead Teacher Eastconn | Hampton, CT,

Provide children with both group and individualized activities that will build school readiness skills' including social-emotional and cognitive growth. Implement research-based curriculum activities and instructional tasks in the classroom and coordinate instructional efforts with teacher assistant. Assist students, individually or in a group, with classroom learning activities to present or reinforce concepts. Used Teaching Strategies Gold to document behavioral, emotional, academic and social growth of over 34 students. Promoted physical, academic and social development by implementing diverse classroom and outside activities. Identified signs of emotional and developmental problems in children and reported to parents. Used classroom observations to create written assessments of student performance.

05/1992 to 06/2003 Special Education Teacher Assistant The May Institute Inc | Hampton, VA,
  • Offered constructive feedback to minors under care regarding specific actions, behaviors and words.
  • Observed individual behaviors and suspect actions, and reported issues to supervisory staff.
  • Collaborated with teachers and administrators to discuss the academic needs of students.
  • Tutored struggling students individually and in small groups to reinforce learning concepts.
  • Helped classroom teachers achieve instructional objectives.
  • Implemented ABA exercises and used repetition, which enabled students to grasp new communications skills quickly.
  • Participated in lesson planning and curriculum implementation.
  • Encouraged dynamic and pleasant educational environment by promoting both gentle discipline and positive reinforcement.
  • Prepared instruction materials, including making copies, constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
  • Implemented individual plans to help students with special needs learn and grow.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to diverse range of developmentally challenged students.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support.
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Created and managed IEP 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.
  • Redirected poor behavior using the positive reinforcement method.
08/1992 to 05/1997 Special Needs Teacher Assistance Western Queens Developmental School | City, STATE,
  • Met with team of professionals from different disciplines to implement comprehensive action plan.
  • Supported other teachers with instruction.
  • Set up visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to support mentor teacher's lesson delivery.
  • Worked with individual students to provide personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Maintained student safety in classroom and outside environments.
  • Provided diverse assistance to teachers, including clerical support, classroom management and document coordination.
  • Developed and implemented classroom routines to address varying student needs.
  • Documented behaviors, interventions and results.
  • Kept learning environments focused, inclusive and supportive at all times.
  • Prepared instructional materials for group and one-on-one use.
Expected in 1998 Associate of Arts | Child Development LaGuardia Community College Of The City University Of New York, Long Island City, NY GPA:
Expected in 2002 Associate of Arts | Psychology Queens College of the City University of New York, Flushing, NY GPA:
Professional Summary

Dedicated to supporting emotional, social and academic development of young children. Trained in developmental stages and knowledgeable about offering safe, nurturing environments to boost learning. Desire to complement education-based strategies with techniques to promote overall health and wellness. Creative and energetic Early Childhood Education professional devoted to offering diverse activity plans and experiential learning opportunities to enhance individual development.


P-3 certification subject to passing Praxis Basic Skills exam.

I had passed Praxis for Elementary School and Spanish Language Proficiency exam

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School Attended

  • LaGuardia Community College Of The City University Of New York
  • Queens College of the City University of New York

Job Titles Held:

  • Head Start Lead Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher Assistant
  • Special Needs Teacher Assistance


  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts

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