Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Enthusiastic elementary school teacher candidate with superb leadership and communication skills. Easily cultivates trusting and productive relationships with students, parents, colleagues, and administration, while providing quality instruction and fostering a positive learning environment for all students.
  • Critical Thinker, Flexible and Adaptive
  • Cardinal Stritch University Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Education
  • Observed and taught in variety of school settings including Parochial, Montessori, Rural, and Urban
  • Trained in educating through the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program
  • Ongoing training in Whole Brain Teaching methods
  • Differentiated Instruction and Assessment Specialist
  • Experience utilizing SMART Board, Promethean Board, and Prezi
06/2016 to Current Kindergarten/Inclusion Teacher Strive Prep | Denver, CO,
  • Instructed students in core academic areas including Social Emotional Learning and IB PYP Program, and led 5 differentiated reading groups.
  • Encouraged students to explore issues in their lives and in the world around them.
  • Set and communicated ground rules for classroom based on respect and personal responsibility.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Encouraged parents to take an active role in their child’s education.
  • Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement.
  • Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards.
  • Employed broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning.
  • Taught students in various stages of cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional development.
  • Differentiated instruction according to student ability and skill level.
  • Identified early signs of emotional, developmental and health problems in students and followed up with parents.
  • Implemented remedial programs for students requiring extra assistance.
  • Improved students' reading levels through guided reading groups, whole group instruction, and workshop model.
  • Enhanced reading skills through use of children's literature, reader's workshop and shared reading story time.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Collaborated with Special Education Team to develop attainable goals within classroom, focused on propelling students towards their personal success.
  • Attend monthly I.E.P. meetings to discuss students growth and goal maintenance.
  • Accepted coaching from fellow teachers and administrators and immediately incorporated feedback.
01/2016 to 06/2016 Kindergarten Special Education Teacher West Ridge Elementary | City, STATE,
  • Oversaw a caseload of 11 Special Needs students
  • Developed and Implemented behavioral strategies for students with varying types/severity of special needs, based on in-depth Behavior Tracking and Analysis.
  • Created Differentiated lessons/activities for students of a wide academic range
  • Facilitated substantial growth in both students' behavior and academic performance.
  • Established meaningful, trusting relationships with parents
  • Took part in I.E.P. meetings and evaluations
  • Attended Professional Development seminars that increased awareness of current student issues and enhanced teaching effectiveness.
09/2015 to 01/2016 Long Term Substitute Teacher Riverview Elementary | City, STATE,
  • Provided consistent educational guidance for both a First Grade classroom during a maternity leave, and a Kindergarten classroom during a medical leave
  • Adhered to the schedule and curriculum set in place by classroom teacher, while integrating personal classroom management and teaching techniques
  • Observed and assessed student performance and kept thorough records of progress.
  • Created positive relationships with parents through professional communication and support of the students
  • Introduced and guided students through new literacy center and math center activities.
Education and Training
Expected in 2015 Master of Arts | Master of Arts, Elementary Education Cardinal Stritch University, Whitefish Bay, WI GPA:
  • Currently working on Graduate degree.
  • Coursework in Early Childhood Development and Child Psychology and Special Education
  • 3.9-4.0 GPA 
Expected in 2008 Bachelor of Science | Fitness Management University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI GPA:
Activities and Honors
  • Currently contribute ideas and strategies as member of International Baccalaureate Leadership Team in an IB Certified School - focus on the development of the whole child and prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others who have the ability to participate in the world around them. 
  • Currently contribute to Grade Level Team in planning, organization, and implementation of new standards based grading  
  • Currently participating in school wide Implementation of Lucy Calkins Readers Workshop. Attended extensive training in workshop model, mini lessons, conferring, and shared reading. 
  • Certified C.O.M.P. Training (Classroom Organization and Management Program). Extensive training in strategies and modifications for challenging behaviors and classroom management. 
  • Training in the Pyramid Model for Early Education
  • Training in Whole Brain Teaching Methods
  • Certified EdTPA. Planning, Instruction, and Assessments were meticulously reviewed by a multi-tiered panel of educational experts. Received higher than average scores in area of differentiated assessment.
  • Participated in EdTPA focus group
  • Contributed to curriculum development as part of a Data Team

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