instructional coach resume example with 18+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Instructional Coach, facilitator of change, able to build capacity in our teachers to make change. I am a coordinator, with strong time management and problem-solving abilities.

Supporting teachers through the coaching cycle to make movement in practice is a strength. I am a trusted member of our district and staff believes and appreciates that.

Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

  • Instructional Techniques
  • Active Listening
  • Instructional Facilitation Leadership
  • Instructional support for teachers/administration
  • Interpersonal Abilities(solution focused)
  • Instructional Improvement focused
  • Individual and Small Group Instruction
  • Curriculum Review and Lesson Preparation
  • Building Rapport and Trust
  • Instructional Program Design
Work History
Instructional Coach, 08/2015 - Current
Waukegan Public School District 60 Waukegan, IL,
  • Coached teachers to improve practices through professional development and modeling instructional strategies.
  • Coached first year induction teachers through the New Teacher Center tools to analyze, adjust, and plan instruction based on analysis of student progress.
  • Built and maintained positive relationships with students, parents, colleagues and administrators.
  • Developed staff members' attitudes, skills and knowledge through various professional development targeted topics.
  • Mentored and coached students with focus on developing independence and self-confidence.
  • Planned and facilitated builiding and district Professional Developlment
  • Facilitated and developed SIAC committee needs and planned around
  • Collaborated with teachers, administrators and parents to determine how best to support student success.
  • Assisted students in developing study skills and strategies.
  • Worked closely with students on specific class struggles, closely reviewing materials and assignments to offer targeted help.
  • Developed methods to motivate and engage students in learning.
4th Grade Teacher , 08/2004 - 05/2018
East Sac County Elementary City, STATE,
  • Analyzed student progress to make instructional change
  • Implemented classroom management improvements to enhance class morale and engagement.
  • Boosted individual perseverance and resilience by setting challenging goals and providing realistic support.
  • Established and enforced rules of behavior to drive social development and maintain positive interactions.
  • Drove student learning by establishing clear classroom plans and group objectives, as well as actionable strategies to achieve each goal.
  • Helped students develop self-esteem and life skills by fostering healthy conflict-resolution, critical thinking, and communication.
  • Built positive relationships with parents to involve families in educational process.
  • Collaborated with administrators on classroom policies, management strategies, and discipline.
  • Created supportive and inclusive learning environments, fostering positive classroom atmospheres supporting student growth and learning.
  • Adapted lessons to differentiate instruction and meet students' diverse learning needs and abilities.
5-8 Special Education Teacher , 08/2004 - 05/2006
Storm Lake Community School District City, STATE,
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Instructed students with physical and cognitive disabilities.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students.
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional, and social growth.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Taught students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs.
  • Taught multiple subjects to students with intellectual or emotional disabilities.
  • Partnered with standard education teachers from across academic departments.
  • Encouraged students to take ownership of learning by providing choices.
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule.
  • Developed Individual Education Plans for students with special needs.
  • Developed and implemented behavior management plans to improve student behavior.
  • Coordinated regular meetings to share and analyze student performance data and success plans with colleagues and parents.
  • Improved behavior by modeling positive choices and teaching socially-acceptable options.
  • Implemented behavior modification techniques to improve student social and academic performance.
  • Facilitated small group instruction to address individual learning needs.
Master of Arts: Education, Expected in 05/2009
Morningside College - Sioux City, IA
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Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education, Expected in 05/2004
Buena Vista University - Storm Lake, IA
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School Attended

  • Morningside College
  • Buena Vista University

Job Titles Held:

  • Instructional Coach
  • 4th Grade Teacher
  • 5-8 Special Education Teacher


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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