Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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IEP Coordinator capable of remaining calm under pressure while continuing to keep the preschool setting light and playful. Will collaboratively work hard with staff members to identify and communicate behavioral and educational issues as well as ensure that the agency's mission is fulfilled.

Core Qualifications
  • Professional and mature
  • Strong problem solver
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong communicator
  • Works well under pressure
  • Staff training and development
  • In-depth knowledge of autism
  • Experience working special needs students
  • Student Evaluations
  • Administrative Management
  • Computer proficient
  • Extremely organized
  • Collaborative team member
  • Maintains confidentiality

Process Improvement

  • Developed systems for providing documentation to the CPSE that resulted in a decrease of misplaced documentation and improved compliance with the CPSE.

Material Development

  • Created an IEP Handbook for teachers and therapists which describes the process, documents and procedures necessary to maintain IEP compliance with the CPSE.
Professional Experience
IEP Coordinator, 08/2014 -
Arrow Child And Family Ministries Tyler, TX,

• Point person for IEPs.

• Responsible for intake process and school tours for new students.

• Communicate with CPSE administrators regarding new referrals of students.

• Coordinate and conduct parent orientation meeting for new students.

• Serve as a liaison between school district, parents, and BOLD.

• Set-up annual and turning 5's files for document collection from teachers and therapists along with IEP assistant.

• Review all annuals and turning 5's reports prior to sending to district and parents.

• Notify parents, teachers, and therapists of upcoming meetings at the district or schools.

• Collect and review quarterly reports every quarter and once during the summer session.

• Duplicate quarterly reports after review for distribution to parents and teachers.

• Attend annual review meetings at the district when necessary.

• Attend or telephone conference with schools for children turning 5's when necessary.

• Distribute new IEP's to teachers and therapists.

• Set up and coordinate evaluations with therapists and the district for students not receiving related services.

• Oversee the maintenance of files for annuals, turning 5's, IEP's and quarterly reports along with the IEP assistant.

• Prepare turning 5's outcomes spreadsheet for educational director.

• Notify CPSE administrators of vacancies in different classes.

• Prepare and disseminate assessment materials as needed for the therapists and teachers along with IEP assistant.

• Order materials needed for assessment for replenishment of protocols.

• Collaborate with teachers for IEP accommodations fulfillment.

• Provide training and technical assistance to all staff in the use of computers for writing goals, progress reports and annual reviews as needed.

• Co-coordinate need for Extended School Year (summer program) for students along with teachers.

Special Education Teacher, 06/2005 - 07/2014
Cherry Hill Public Schools Cherry Hill, NJ,
  • Provide high quality programming and care to 3 to 5 year old children.
  • Provide and maintain a safe, caring, and welcoming classroom that is kept orderly, clean, and appealing.
  • Write lesson plans, educational progress reports and IEPs.
  • Create classroom schedules and routines which establish appropriate expectation and limits for students.
  • Conduct group and individual daily educational activities in order to stimulate cognitive, language, socio-emotional, fine motor and gross motor development.
  • Ensure that children's IEP objectives are worked on by implementing functional and appropriate lessons.
  • Complete classroom planning documents on a weekly basis.
  • Prepare the environment and materials in accordance with Weekly Planning Forms.
  • Establish a classroom-based, age-, developmentally-, and culturally-appropriate positive behavioral support system.
  • Coordinate use of community resources to enrich the learning environment.
  • Interact with the children and encourage their involvement in classroom experiences, and to support play, exploration, and learning.
  • Present expectations that are appropriate to the child's age and developmental level.
  • Plan and implement activities that develop self-esteem and social skills.
  • Maintaining child attendance and educational records/files.
  • Attend and participate in staff development meetings as well as seek continual professional growth.
  • Communicate appropriately and professionally with parents and fellow staff.
  • Build teamwork.
  • Work cooperatively with staff members to design and implement developmentally appropriate multicultural curriculum and materials which meet NYS Learning Standards.* Constantly assess student's needs through observation and data recoding.
  • Attend CPSE meetings and CSE placement meetings as necessary.
  • Participate in parent-teacher conferences.
  • Establish and maintain a professional parent teacher relationship, communicating students' educational plan and progress with families and legal guardians.
Teacher, 08/2004 - 01/2005
Brooklyn Community Services Brooklyn, NY,
  • Plan daily lessons and homework for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
  • Prepare and organize class quizzes and tests.
  • Instruct 8th graders for Math and Science State Examinations.
  • Prepare 6th graders for Archdiocese Religion Examination.
  • Train students on the basics of speaking, reading and writing Spanish.
Teacher, 08/2002 - 07/2004
Brooklyn Community Services Brooklyln, NY,
  • Plan daily lessons and homework for 7th, and 8th graders.
  • Prepare and organize class quizzes and tests.
  • Instruct 8th graders for Math and Science State Examinations.
  • Prepare 7th graders for Archdiocese Religion Examination.
Master of Science: School Building Leadership, Expected in 2016
CUNY Lehman College - Bronx, NY
Masters of Arts: Students with Disabilities (Birth to 2nd Grade), Expected in 2013
CUNY Lehman College - Bronx, NY.
Bachelor of Science: Psychology, Expected in 2001
CUNY City College - New York, NY.

Students With Disabilities (Birth-Grade 2) Initial Certificate, 09/01/2013-08/31/2018

Students With Disabilities (Birth-Grade 2) Professional Certificate, 05/30/2014-Present

Community Involvement

Volunteer, Be The Match Walk/Run, 2014


NAEYC Member

Fluent in Spanish: Read and Write

Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint proficiency, OppenOffice, iMovie, Apple Products, iOS, Facebook, Instagram, iPage Web Hosting, DSRL Photography

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