Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary
I am a caring and dedicated Early Childhood/Kindergarten teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience developing young minds.  I provide a creative learning environment that incorporates sensory hands on active learning activities. I am skilled at working with diverse needs in the classroom and provide instruction, trying to utilize each child's unique learning style.  I'm an enthusiastic and motivated professional that continually loves to learn and grow.
  • Age-appropriate lesson planning
  • Promoting student motivation
  • Stimulating imagination
  • Providing student-centered learning
  • Managing classroom for diverse populations
  • Strong collaborator and team player
  • Experience with special-needs students
  • Creating a positive learning environment
  • Providing opportunities for individual and group learning
  • Utilizing positive reinforcement
  • Demonstrating creative learning strategies
  • Expertise in integrating literacy skills into all areas of the curriculum 
  • Basic computer skills
  • Utilizing higher level thinking skills



  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Utilizing hands on sensory materials in meaningful lesson plans
  • Utilizing effective classroom management strategies
  • Promoting family and community involvement
  • Good interpersonal relationships
  • Experience with a variety of assessment techniques,  including giving tests, grading for report cards, and utilizing formal and informal observations to gather data
  • Monitoring and adjusting lessons  to meet student needs
  • Conducting meetings and home visits
  • Accepting constructive criticism to help learn and grow
Work History
Kindergarten and Early Childhood EEN, 08/1978 to 05/2011
Garfield School District Re-2Rifle, CO,


  • Provided an environment conducive to creative role playing and hands on learning.
  • Helped develop district K/EC curriculum.
  • Planned, implemented, monitored and assessed a classroom instructional program, which was consistent with the DC Everest objectives and the Board of Education goals.
  • Developed lessons relevant to children's interests and everyday experiences.
  • Provided some after school and summer tutoring for children with exceptional needs.
  • Modified the curriculum for EEN special needs students.
  • Monitored and assessed student outcomes and made adjustments where needed.
  • Creatively utilized parent and community volunteers.
  • Helped develop the Buddy Reading Program between different grade levels.
  • Participated in a team teaching collaborative approach.
  • Implemented some evening parent workshops.
  • Received positive feedback from supervisors, students and parents.
  • Provided positive communication between home and school.
  • Participated in being a Unit leader, organizing budgets and planning and conducting meetings.
  • Provided a variety of computer activities for students.
  • Improved student learning scores, based on evaluations.
  • Participated in district, school and community committees.
  • Created an all school parent activity calendar.






Kindergarten Teacher, 08/1977 to 04/1978
Wittenberg School DistrictCity, STATE,


  • Planned, implemented, monitored, and assessed a classroom instructional program which was consistent with the Wittenberg district's Kindergarten objectives and Board of Education goals.
  • Monitored and assessed student outcomes and made adjustments where needed.
  • Developed and taught lessons appropriate to individual needs.
  • Made lessons relevant and exciting for students.
  • Incorporated family and community involvement.
  • Consistently received positive teacher evaluations from parents and supervisor.
  • Improved learning scores based on evaluations.
Title 1 Kindergarten, 05/1975 to 04/1977
Mukwonago School DistrictCity, STATE,


  • Modified the general education curriculum for special needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Worked collaboratively with the regular classroom teachers to help meet individual needs.
  • Led parent workshops.
  • Met with parents and classroom teachers to share progress.
  • Assessed skills.
  • Set up Title 1 program, including budget and curriculum, and team taught with a variety of teaching assistants.
High School Diploma: , Expected in 1971
Bonduel High School - Bonduel, WI
Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood Education, Expected in 1975
University of Stevens Point - Stevens Point, WI
Master of Science: Early Childhood EEN, Expected in 1982
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh - Oshkosh, WI
Additional Information

    Interests and Current Activities:

  • Kayaking, hiking and camping
  • Reading
  • Cooking and experimenting with new recipes
  • Interest in exercise and relaxation techniques
  • Helping with a community business doing storytelling and integrating it with music, art and movement
  • Helping to develop nature play areas and curriculum for the new 4 K programs and Kindergartens at Twin Oaks Environmental Center
  • Volunteering at my church and in the community
  • Substitute teaching
  • Took classes recently to begin the process of being  certified in Reiki and Meditation


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School Attended

  • Bonduel High School
  • University of Stevens Point
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Job Titles Held:

  • Kindergarten and Early Childhood EEN
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Title 1 Kindergarten


  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Science

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