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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Objective

Passionate and inspiring teaching professional with more than 15 years of instructing expertise looking to obtain a position as a Spanish language educator at the high school level.

Work History
Head Teacher, 09/2015 to Current
Department Of The Interior Doral, FL,
  • Taught novice low to intermediate low Spanish to 6 classes daily from grades 6-8
  • Enhanced learning of all students through utilization of innovative sites and apps like Quizizz, Padlet, FlipGrid, Kahoot, Quizlet, CharadesKids, QR Codes, Gimkit, Goosechase, BookCreator and Señor Wooly
  • Earned overall performance rating of exemplary on teacher evaluation for all 4 standards
  • Leader in World Language Department as resource for both content and pedagogical ideas as other members of department visit to observe management, delivery and knowledge of content, and strategies to improve their teaching and stay in target language even at novice level
  • Transformed 6th grade FLEX program to allow for more kinesthetic, modern approach while incorporating ACTFL's standards and Can-do statements as foundation
  • Created and maintained Google classroom website with links for students and parents to access daily homework calendar, additional practice and online resources, and music artists
  • Incorporated key principles from OWL (Organic World Language) into daily lessons like maintaining target language use, building community and learning through play
  • Administered National Spanish Exam to 8th grade classes for last three school years, resulting in 2 perfect scores and almost every student earning honorable mention or medaling
Head Teacher, 09/2004 to 06/2015
Carle Foundation Hospital Mattoon, IL,
  • Taught all levels of Spanish at high school level
  • Created curriculum and introduced level 4 Spanish course with emphasis on cultural thematic units
  • Co-planned and chaperoned 2-week exchange program with sister school in Madrid, Spain
  • Collaborated extensively with a team of teachers to analyze curriculum coverage, find ways to spiral up curriculum and create units based on Understanding by Design approach, in alignment with District Determined Measures
  • Facilitated department meetings to teach colleagues about Organic World Language strategies and techniques to assess proficiency levels via text type.
  • Planned for, researched and implemented various units in multiple levels for all types of learning abilities and styles
  • Designed formative and summative assessments on consistent basis with colleagues
  • Integrated DILL language lab into all course curriculums
  • Mentored new teachers both informally and as official WPS mentor basis
  • Responsible for incorporating Massachusetts Standards when designing lessons, as well as stressing cultural context and use of communicative approaches
  • Advised Spanish Club allowing students to experience language and culture outside classroom atmosphere
  • Coached JV Field Hockey and assisted at Varsity level
Head Teacher, 10/2007 to 04/2008
Carle Foundation Hospital Mahomet, IL,
  • Taught Spanish I and II part-time (.5) at high school level while taking care of our new family
Head Teacher, 09/2001 to 06/2004
Carle Foundation Hospital Rantoul, IL,
  • Taught all levels of Spanish at high school level
  • Co-wrote, implemented, and managed two-week interdisciplinary program in Costa Rica with 21 juniors and seniors. Program included homestay, conversational Spanish classes, volunteer work, and cultural excursions
Education
Ed.M.: World Language Education, Expected in 05/2001
to
Rutgers Graduate School of Education - New Brunswick, NJ,
GPA:
  • Endorsement: English as Second Language
B.A: Spanish, Expected in 05/2000
to
Rutgers College, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ,
GPA:
  • With Honors
  • Junior Year Abroad 1998-9 Universidad de Valencia
  • Summer Study in Puerto Limón, Costa Rica 1997
  • Graduated with 3.61 GPA
  • Member of Golden Key Fall 1998
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa Spring 2000
Professional Development
  • PD related to Language Pedagogy: Organic World Language, Understanding by Design, Instruction for All Students, Diversity Training seminars, Response to Intervention, Managing Challenging Behaviors in Classroom, Building Students' Literacy Skills in Target Language, Mindfulness in Language Classroom
  • PD related to Spanish Language and Culture: Living Spanish Language and Culture (in Cádiz, Spain), Rivier in Oaxaca summer program, Evolution of Hispanics in New World, Festival de cine sudamericano, Advanced Spanish Grammar for K-12 educators, Spanish Language Immersion at both Rivier and Northeastern, Spanish-speaking World Through Film, volunteer English teacher in Ecuador in summer 2019, presenter at 2020 AATSP conference in Puerto Rico
Awards/Achievements
  • Rutgers University Merit Scholarship recipient, Brigpin Scholarship recipient, Westford Education Foundation Professional Development Grant, 2015 UChicago Outstanding Educator Award, 2016 Donorschoose.org fully-funded grant for Children's Spanish Library Project, 2019 AATSP Study Abroad Scholarship winner.

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Resume Overview

School Attended
  • Rutgers Graduate School of Education
  • Rutgers College, Rutgers University
Job Titles Held:
  • Head Teacher
  • Head Teacher
  • Head Teacher
  • Head Teacher
Degrees
  • Ed.M.
  • B.A

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