instructional classroom teacher resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Dedicated Special Education Teacher focused on building each student's strength and confidence, as well as creating accommodations to promote academic, social, and behavioral success.

  • Special Education K-12 Type 10, Current
  • In-depth knowledge of goal setting and monitoring progress
  • Skilled in planning, implementing, and evaluating academic instruction
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Publisher
  • Experience and proficiency with SMART Board technology
  • Ability to effectively communicate and foster relationships with students, parents, and coworkers
Career Accomplishments
  • Worked in a district displaced instructional classroom, containing students grades 2 through 4
  • Coached high school volleyball at the freshman level
Professional Experience
Instructional Classroom Teacher, 07/2015 - 04/2016
Salvation Army Usa Auburn Hills, MI,
  • Created daily lesson plans
  • Differentiated instruction for each student
  • Administered formal and informal assessments
  • Coordinated parent/teacher conferences and various meetings
  • Wrote and Implemented Individual Education Plans
  • Integrated academic and functional skills across the curriculum
  • Cooperated with paraprofessionals while planning and implementing lessons
  • Assessed student growth based on progress monitoring and Benchmark scores
Childcare Worker, 09/2014 - Present
Right At Home Gastonia, NC,
  • Provided care for two children, utilizing technology to teach about various topics, read, write, and draw.
Personal Care Assistant, 08/2013 - Present
North Country Academy Memphis, TN,
  • Provided client with companionship, personal care, ambulation, personal hygiene and communication assistance using augmentative and alternative communication devices.
Student Teacher, 2015 - 04/2015
Bridgesmn Elk River, MN,

•Created, implemented, and evaluated lesson plans containing tiered and differentiated instruction to facilitate each student's individual abilities

• Collected and analyzed anecdotal and frequency data on individual students

•Researched methods and strategies to individualize instruction

•Integrated academic and functional skills in the classroom and community

•Implemented Behavior Intervention Plans

•Participated in Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Meetings

•Coordinated with paraprofessionals while planning and implementing lessons

•Modified activities to suit the physical needs of each student

•Co-taught general education courses

•Participated in team meetings

Student - Field Experience, 08/2014 - 11/2014
Charleston Middle School City, STATE,
  • Adapted the curriculum for students with various educational needs.
  • Created curricular materials using different styles, such as input, output, size, and time.
  • Completed a Curriculum-Based Assessment.
Direct Support Professional, 04/2013 - 10/2014
CCAR Industries City, STATE,
  • Taught socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement.
  • Taught personal development skills such as goal setting, independence, and self-advocacy.
  • Provided clients with communication assistance, typing their correspondence or obtaining information for them.
Student - Field Experience, 2014 - 03/2014
Carl Sandburg Elementary School City, STATE,
  • Taught in a general education/inclusion first grade classroom Monday - Thursday for two hours Attended IEP meetings Planned, implemented, and evaluated lessons using differentiated instruction Collected and analyzed data on a target student Volunteered at Family Reading Night Completed a Curriculum-Based Assessment with five students Administered small-group and one-on-one instruction as needed with the response-to-intervention (RtI) model.
Student - Field Experience, 08/2012 - 09/2012
Charleston High School City, STATE,
  • Observed in a special education science classroom three times a week.
  • Collected and analyzed frequency, duration, and momentary time sampling data.
  • Assisted students with assignments.
Bachelor of Science: Special Education, Expected in May 2015
Eastern Illinois University - Charleston, IL
GPA: GPA: 3.86/4.0 Graduating with Honors; Magna Cum Laude *Dean's List: Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Fall 2014
Status - Special Education GPA: 3.86/4.0 Graduating with Honors; Magna Cum Laude *Dean's List: Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Fall 2014
Accomplishments and Interests

Talented Student Award Recipient 2011-2015; Eastern Illinois University Honors College, Member 2011-2015; Member and Treasurer of Sigma Rho Epsilon, 2012-2014; Volunteer at Special Olympics; Member of the Eastern Illinois University Special Olympics Planning Committee, 2014; Member of Prairie Central Education Association; Freshman Volleyball Coach


Classroom Instruction, Classroom Management, Community Involvement, Creative Lesson Planning, Critical Thinking, Goal Setting and Implementation, Group Instruction, Family Involvement, Learning Strategies, Multicultural populations, Parent/Teacher Conferences, Problem Solving, Research, Speaking, Students with Special Needs, Student Assessment, Student Evaluation, Teaching, Team Building, Time Management, Active Learning

Additional Information

Willing to relocate to the area in which I receive my next teaching position.

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School Attended

  • Eastern Illinois University

Job Titles Held:

  • Instructional Classroom Teacher
  • Childcare Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Student Teacher
  • Student - Field Experience
  • Direct Support Professional
  • Student - Field Experience
  • Student - Field Experience


  • Bachelor of Science

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