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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

I am a strong, dedicated advocate that believes in the power of kindness and inclusion. I pride myself on my heart, my integrity and my desire to help others. Working in Special Education for over six years has given me the skills I need to move my career forward. I have incredible student data and experience coaching other teachers. In addition, I have experience teaching in urban schools and with English language learners. Lastly, I am proficient in developing IEPs, BIPs and maintaining compliance. I am full of knowledge and resources working with students of all abilities and cannot wait to share all that I’ve learned and experienced with your team. I am dedicated to Special Education and believe I have what it takes to move your students and teachers forward! Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Skills
  • Behavior Management
  • Classroom Management
  • Advanced knowledge of instructional strategies for students with disabilities
  • Strong advocacy skills
  • Proficient in current Special Education legislation
  • Coaching fellow teachers and staff
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Community oriented
  • Fantastic multitasking skills
  • Curriculum modifications and accommodations
  • ARD Meeting Facilitation
  • Developing and implementing BIPs
  • Developing and implementing successful and compliant IEPs
  • Working in Title 1 schools
  • Esped and PowerSchool
  • Excellent student data
  • Education administration
  • Case Management
  • Teaching English language learners with disabilities
Work History
Inclusion Coordinator, 06/2020 to 01/2021
Jccs Of North AmericaNiskayuna, NY,
  • Lead professional development for all Temple staff how to integrate best practices of inclusion in the community and the use of more inclusive language.
  • Conducted professional development for teaching staff to support the implementation of more inclusive practices to make content more meaningful and relevant to students of abilities.
  • Provided professional training to Bar and Bat Mitzvah tutors to include best practices while teaching in a different language; Hebrew.
  • Assisted in developing plans with individual teachers to address specific behavioral concerns and classroom management techniques.
  • Provided teaching staff with instructional resources and the use of various learning modalities to support all learners in both a virtual and in person learning environment.
  • Created and shared differentiated holiday resources for special needs families to have have more meaningful and inclusive holiday experiences.
  • Successfully added inclusion statements and accommodation requests for future events on the website.
  • Collected and cataloged information about the specific needs of students and shared with relevant teaching staff.
  • Coordinated small group instructional and staff.
  • Differentiated small group activities to best meet the needs of the kids.
  • Enhanced the application system to include additional questions on how we could best support their child.
  • Added visual supports to our Shabbat services.
  • Created differentiated Bar and Bat Mitzvah curriculum materials.
  • Conducted observations of both students and staff and responded with appropriate feedback.
  • Maintained confidentiality of student information.
Special Education Teacher- FLS unit , 07/2019 to 01/2020
Paulding County School DistrictDallas, TX,
  • Advocated for and successfully implemented a more inclusive program in which students in our self contained classroom were able to fully participate with their general education peers in all meals, activities, school wide gatherings and all field trips.
  • Implemented a differentiated functional curriculum with a focus on the development of daily living skills, vocational skills, academics, social and communication skills.
  • Developed Individualized Education plans with a focus on the whole child for students with more significant disabilities for all students on my caseload.
  • This included students receiving both special education and EL services.
  • Held ARD meetings for all students on my caseload.
  • Collaborated with and maintained good relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Trained and supervised classroom paraprofessionals.
  • Created and Implemented individualized behavior intervention plans.
  • Trained staff on de-escalation strategies.
  • Created materials and organized classroom environment to maximize student independence.
  • Communicated regularly with each child's guardians about student successes, concerns, and opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Administered and interpreted formal and informal educational assessments and prepared written evaluation reports.
  • Assessed student progress and challenges in all areas, including academic performance, behavior, and social development.
  • Maintained compliance and confidentiality at all times.
Special Education Teacher- Resource/Inclusion , 01/2016 to 06/2019
KIPP Austin Beacon PrepCity, STATE,
  • Consulted and collaborated with general education teachers around student learning styles, differentiated instruction, and curricula modifications/accommodations.
  • Specialized in Reading and Social Studies both for inclusion and resource.
  • Co- Taught all core subjects 5th-8th.
  • Coached and mentored new Special Education teachers.
  • Monitored student progress and created interventions accordingly.
  • Planned lessons and provided direct instruction for classroom, small-group, and individual settings.
  • Case managed students 5th-8th.
  • Created and implemented successful IEPs for students 5th- 8th.
  • Developed and implemented individualized behavior intervention plans, trained staff on BIPs, managed and tracked BIP progress.
  • Ensured compliance of IEPs on ESPED and accurate information on PowerSchool.
  • Held ARD meetings for all students on caseload.
  • Successfully collaborated with all stakeholders.
  • Supported student transitions from Elementary to middle and from middle to high school.
  • Ensured all testing accommodations were compliant.
  • Held strong family connections.
Special Education Paraprofessional, 01/2015 to 12/2015
Austin Achieve Public SchoolsCity, STATE,
Education
Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice, Expected in 08/2014
Texas State University - San Marcos, TX,
GPA:
Certifications

- Texas Teaching Certificate - Special Education EC-12

- Texas Teaching Certificate - Core Subjects 4-8

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