high school choir director resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

A knowledgeable educator with twenty-plus years of experience and exceptional leadership, planning, and relationship-building skills. Detail-oriented and hardworking with a successful background in education. Looking for a new role with long-term potential in an environment that fosters growth in Education Leadership. Taught all grade levels in multiple districts starting from second to twelfth. A keen eye for identifying excellent teaching and incorporating social and emotional awareness among colleagues. A clear understanding of education, culture, and the importance of SEL. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in Education Leadership.

  • SEL Art & Academic Integration Specialist
  • Training and Devolvement Climate and Culture
  • Schoology trainer
  • Nearpod trainer
  • Pro tools Engineer and specialist
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Web 2.0 instructional leader
  • Multi-Media & Education Integrator
Work History
09/2016 to Current
High School Choir Director Lakeville Area Public Schools Lakeville, MN,
  • Revamped choir from a good school choir to an award-winning competition choir, winning four major competitions in one year
  • Introduced the choir to more of a classical style of singing and shaping
  • Diversified the choir's repertoire to include Classical, Jazz, Spiritual, and songs in different languages
  • Responsible for over fifty-fives students in the vocal major program
  • Introduced and maintained culturally responsive practices
  • Facilitated state-wide field trips to afford students opportunities performance opportunities
09/2008 to 10/2016
Middle School Choir Teacher Newton Public Schools Newton, MA,
  • Director of the district choir 'The 100 Voices of Hillside"
  • Intergraded SEL in my teaching toolbox
  • Assessed submitted class assignments, determined grades and reviewed work with struggling students to boost success chance.
  • Cultivated relationships with parents for complete support network.
  • Started the school's first Step and Drill Teams
01/1999 to 05/2002
Elementary Music Teacher Dade County Public Schools City, STATE,
  • Organized musical equipment thoughtfully to develop classroom routines, managing materials efficiently with minimal lost activity time.
  • Instructed students on vocal performance, harmonizing, performing scales, and proper posturing.
  • Familiarized students with basic concepts of music such as notes, tempo, symphony, beats, compositions, and chords.
  • Maintained student records and evaluated each pupil's musical growth, performance, and musical understanding.
  • Created school's first after school step and drill team
Expected in 12/2021 to to
Master of Science: Higher Education Administration
Saint Peter's University - Jersey City, NJ
Expected in 12/1999 to to
Bachelor of Arts: Music Education
Florida Memorial University - Opa-locka, FL

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated

  • New Jersey Supervisor Certification
  • New Jersey Principal Certification


  • 2019-2020 - McDonald's Gospelfest Winner
  • 2019-2020 - Music In the Parks Winner
  • 2019-2020 - Brought global recognition to the performing arts school and district by showcasing various choir performances, which went viral with over one million views on Youtube and other social media platforms.
  • 2018-2019 - CTHS choir performed at the United Nations
  • 2016-2017 - McDonald's Gospelfest Winner
  • 2016-2017 - High Note Festival Winner


  • 2019-2020 - PD on Social & Emotional Learning
  • 2020-2021 - PD on Virtual learning for the 2nd Annual Equity & Access Conference
  • 2020-2021 - PD on Schoology Refresher
  • 2019-2020 - PD on Web 2.0 tools including Kahoot, Nearpod, and Google Classroom.


  • 2019-2022 - Leadership Team Member
  • 2019-2022 - Pandemic Response Team Member
  • 210 - 2020 - Safety Team Committee Member

Leadership and Programs

  • 2021-2022 - Co-produced and led Career Day and College Fair Symposium
  • 2016-2021 - Produced annual Black History Concert incorporating cross-content curriculums such as American History, Black History, choir, instrumental music, theater, dance, Pan-Africanism, and multi-media. This production includes multiple schools in East Orange. It is a significant fundraising event for various disciplines and serves as a community celebration of Black culture.
  • 2020-2021- Hosted ‘Eagle Pride,’ Tyson’s daily Social and Emotional virtual kick start
  • 2020-2021 - Produced “ Eagles Make The Most of It,” Tyson’s opening day virtual kick-off
  • 2020-20201 - Spoke on the virtual educational panel entitled “ Instructional Talks with Assistant Superintendent Champagne,” wherein I discussed helpful tips on thriving as a virtual teacher during the pandemic and beyond.
  • 2016-2020 - Coordinated and led Annual Black College Fair for seniors


  • 2016 - 2017 - Hillside BOE Outstanding Service Award
  • 2016 - 2017 - Honorary Doctorate from Anointed by God Ministry Alliance and Seminary
  • 1999 - 2000 - Rookie Teacher of The Year

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School Attended

  • Saint Peter's University
  • Florida Memorial University

Job Titles Held:

  • High School Choir Director
  • Middle School Choir Teacher
  • Elementary Music Teacher


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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