Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Accomplished ESL teacher with extensive experience in developing curriculum for English language and cultural classes. Exceptional background in designing meaningful and effective coursework that engages students and expedites learning, specifically in the areas of reading and writing.

  • Certified ESL Instructor
  • Program development aptitude
  • Creative learning strategies
  • Certified examiner for IELTS English language proficiency test
  • Knowledge of the refugee and immigrant experience
  • Proficient speaker of Italian language

Collaborated with department and faculty members to design a year-round standard-based curriculum.

Implemented a creative art/literacy writing curriculum to reach across all language levels for student success.

Coordinated with school leadership team to develop and implement school-wide goals for improvement.

IELTS Examiner, 10/2011 to Current
Cherry Hill Public SchoolsCherry Hill, NJ,

Performed and rated speaking portion of international English language tests for language learners. Rated written portion of international English language tests for language learners. Maintained professional approach while creating comfortable environment for testing.

ESL Teacher, 07/1999 to 05/2013
Manchester School DistrictCity, STATE,

Employed kinesthetic, visual and auditory approaches to make lessons interesting and interactive. Taught English language skills to students from kindergarten age through adulthood. Organized supplementary materials in English for all students. Integrated technology as an instructional tool, including the Smartboard. Attended professional development workshops focused on learning goals and classroom management. Conducted small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs.

ESL Adjunct Instructor, 08/2000 to 11/2003
Manchester Community CollegeCity, STATE,

Taught lessons encompassing a range of skill-building activities for speaking, writing, reading and listening. Created daily lesson plans for multi-level adult ESL classes.

Refugee Resettlement Coordinator, 1997 to 07/1999
International Institute Of NHCity, STATE,

Performed essential services for newly arriving refugees including: housing, orientations, medical appointments, school enrollments, clothing, food, access to adult language classes and employment services. Supervised mulitlingual and multi-cultural staff.

Master of Education: TESOL, Expected in 1997
Notre Dame College - Manchester, NH

Coursework in English Grammar, Linguistics and Language Development-Certified ELL Instructor

Bachelor of Arts: Art History, Expected in 1991
University of NH - Durham, NH

Minor in Italian language

Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Completed a year of intensive art and language study in Italy

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