Head Teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Devoted teaching professional with the gift to reach each student and instill a love for learning. Demonstrated talent for designing age-appropriate lessons and activities that teach fundamental academic and socialization skills. Proven ability for offering individualized support, ensuring that all students’ unique needs and goals are met. Enthusiastic person, who sends out additional resources to promote education in the home. Hard working and motivated educator, with strong communication and interpersonal skills to cultivate working relationships within the school community. Firm, positive leader with excellent rapport among faculty, administrators, students and parents.

  • Reggio Emilia/ Emergent Curriculum
  • Peer mentoring
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Student Progress Reporting
  • Parent Interaction
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Lesson Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Faculty Training
Work History
Head Teacher, 09/2016 to Current
Grand View HospitalKulpsville, PA,
  • Provided mentoring to future teachers in collaboration with Daemen College.
  • Professional Development Presenter
  • Provided daily reflections to strengthen the school-home connection.
  • Distributed quarterly progress assessments and milestone reports to each parent
  • See below for a detailed description
Special Education Itinerant Teacher, 01/2004 to 01/2017
Edgewood CentrePortsmouth, NH,
  • Develop and instruct age-appropriate lesson plans that encourage physical, emotional, social, and academic growth.
  • Maintain individual student portfolios including skills checklists, labeled work samples, and narrative reports on areas needing improvement.
  • Interact extensively with parents to provide regular progress reports.
  • Use innovative methods and materials to produce effective learning experiences including cooperative learning, thematic instruction and differentiation.
  • Provide 1:1 instruction with successful goal achievement rate.
  • Case coordinator; liaison between all related service providers, classroom teacher, school administrators and parents.
  • Work closely with O.T. and S.L.P. To carry over activities and goals.
  • Write IEP goals and quarterly progress reports for each child.
  • Attend students’ CPSE annual reviews.
  • Increased parental involvement by consulting with parents regularly.
  • Help boost students’ confidence and competencies, as evidenced by their ability to transition to the next grade.
  • Provide mentoring to future Special Ed teachers in collaboration with TTI College.
  • Strict practice of student confidentiality.
Ed Evaluator, 01/2010 to 01/2016
Board Of EducationCity, STATE,
  • Tested children in a variety of schools that were referred for services through the Board of Ed using the Brigance Test.
  • Wrote reports with results including parent and teacher interviews.
Pre-k Teacher, 09/2000 to 06/2006
Magen David YeshivahCity, STATE,
  • Taught twenty students in a full day UPK class with the aid of two assistants.
  • Planned and implemented whole class, small group, and one-on-one instruction using developmentally-appropriate practice.
  • Set up classroom, daily schedule, and bimonthly hallway bulletin board.
  • Utilized learning centers, technology, and manipulatives to introduce new topics and reach out to each child.
  • Attended continuing education workshops monthly.
  • Developed and presented creative daily lesson plans that focused on core subjects, as well as personal and academic progression.
  • Incorporated hands-on activities and fun manipulatives to accommodate all styles of learning.
  • Liaised with school Psychologists and Special Needs Supervisor concerning speech and academic testing.
  • Partnered with parents in students success; provided feedback on students’ progress and discussed areas needing improvement and additional work.
  • Designed and administered a weekly newsletter to promote further family involvement within the school community; recruited parent volunteers for field trips and various classroom activities.
  • Ensured compliance with laws, regulations, rules and policies prescribed by the Universal Pre-k Program and NYC standards.
  • Implemented various classroom management techniques for maintaining student attention, involvement and discipline.
  • Chaired the “Parent Torah Committee,” compiled information for the school regarding parenting lectures and organized monthly parental seminars.
  • Served as an instructional leader by modeling lessons for teachers in training.
  • Mentored new incoming teachers; assisted with plan books, classroom set up, themes and all other areas of the classroom.
Early Intervention Special Ed Certification: , Expected in 2006
Brooklyn College - Brooklyn, NY,
Master of Science: Special Education, Expected in 2003
Brooklyn College - Brooklyn, NY
Bachelor of Arts: Children’s Studies and Psychology, Expected in 2000
Brooklyn College - Brooklyn, NY
Teaching Certificate: , Expected in 1994
Machon Gold Teacher's College - Jerusalem, Israel,

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Brooklyn College
  • Brooklyn College
  • Brooklyn College
  • Machon Gold Teacher's College

Job Titles Held:

  • Head Teacher
  • Special Education Itinerant Teacher
  • Ed Evaluator
  • Pre-k Teacher


  • Early Intervention Special Ed Certification
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Teaching Certificate

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