head start lead teacher resume example with 3+ years of experience

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

Creative and energetic Education professional devoted to offering diverse activity plans and experiential learning opportunities to enhance individual development. Friendly, supportive and motivated with strong desire to promote student potential. Offering 8 years of experience with passion for building strong rapport with faculty, students and caregivers.

  • Remedial program design
  • Lesson Planning
  • Coordinating schedules
  • Leading activities
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Basic clerical knowledge
  • Classroom management
  • Goal Setting
  • Child development
  • Special needs education
  • Mediation
  • Clean driving record
Work History
02/2020 to Current
Head Start Lead Teacher Save The Children Grantsville, WV,
  • Consulted with parents to build and maintain positive support networks and support continuing education strategies.
  • Maintained well-controlled classrooms by clearly outlining standards and reinforcing positive behaviors.
  • Promoted physical, academic and social development by implementing diverse classroom and outside activities.
  • Organized and facilitated monthly parent support group meetings.
  • Observed children to identify individuals in need of additional support and developed strategies to improve assistance.
  • Identified signs of emotional and developmental problems in children and reported to parents.
  • Fostered reasoning and problem solving through active exploration games and activities.
  • Provided individualized instruction and support to meet personal needs of each child.
  • Communicated with parents and other staff about student progress.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to children while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Instructed students on interpersonal skills and basic emotional communication.
  • Addressed behavioral and learning issues with parents and daycare management.
  • Monitored students with special needs and helped integrate into normal classroom setting.
  • Conducted in-home visits to maintain student and family relationships and student performance standards.
  • Worked with teaching staff to evaluate individual progress and recommend appropriate learning plans.
  • Maintained and fostered positive and constructive interactions with staff, families and children.
  • Monitored students' academic, social and emotional progress and recorded in individual files.
06/2018 to 01/2020
Lead Teacher Marshfield Clinic Stevens Point, WI,
  • Maintained patience and level-headedness in diverse situations to continuously support student development and personal growth.
  • Planned and implemented different daily activities to enhance overall development and growth of every student.
  • Developed and optimized rich learning environment by capitalizing on diverse engagement strategies and enriching teaching techniques.
  • Organized rooms in line with current educational thinking to maximize educational opportunities.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Planned and prepared activities for students.
  • Designed lesson plans for multiple teacher staff while working closely with administration to meet program goals.
  • Guided teaching assistants and aides in classroom management, leading by example and thoroughly answering questions.
  • Helped children take care of personal needs and maintain good hygiene.
  • Promoted sensory development by providing access to different textures.
  • Sanitized toys and play equipment each day to maintain safety and cleanliness.
  • Coached, supervised and mentored education staff while supporting program leaders with new staff training and retraining staff.
08/2017 to 05/2018
Special Education Paraprofessional Reed Union School District Belvedere, CA,
  • Supported student learning objectives through personalized and small group assistance.
  • Instructed small groups of students in basic concepts such as alphabet, shapes and color recognition.
  • Used behavior modeling and specialized teaching techniques to share and reinforce social skills.
  • Oversaw class of 18 students when instructor was out of room.
  • Accompanied students to restroom, on field trips, to cafeteria and to playground.
  • Provided student support through special accommodations, extra assistance and assessments.
  • Alerted instructor to student behavior or issues that needed to be addressed.
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes.
  • Facilitated group sessions and provided one-on-one support.
  • Maintained positive attitude and affirmatively communicated with each student.
Expected in 05/2008
Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education & Early Childhood Endorsement
Northwestern College - Orange City, IA
Expected in
Associate of Arts: Business
Northwest Iowa Community College - Sheldon, IA,
  • Member of Phi Theta Kappa- Beta Lamba Pi Chapter
  • State of Iowa Initial License - 8/20/2020 - 6/30/2023
  • K-6 Teacher Elementary, Classroom - 102
  • PK-3 Teacher, PK-3 Classroom - 106

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School Attended

  • Northwestern College
  • Northwest Iowa Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Head Start Lead Teacher
  • Lead Teacher
  • Special Education Paraprofessional


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Arts

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