kindergarten teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Highly skilled Kindergarten Teacher with 37 years of experience in the Texas public school system. Successful at providing appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to help students auspiciously fulfill potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Adept at leveraging teaching skills to develop academic and social competencies in students. Aiming to secure a Kindergarten or Pre-K position in VISD.

  • Delivers and reinforces district curriculum
  • Experience with diverse student populations
  • Prepares lessons that accommodate individual learning styles
  • Develops and uses appropriate strategies, activities, and materials that reflect different student learning styles
  • Collaborative and team oriented, works cooperatively with other staff as needed in determining, modifying and implementing curricula to meet IEP requirements
  • Works cooperatively with other staff to determine and develop common district goals and objectives
  • Uses technology in teaching and learning process
  • Plans and delegates skills regarding supervision of aides and volunteers
  • Assists in selection and development of instructional materials
  • Student performance evaluations
  • Helps students to self-analyze and improve progress
  • Conducts continuous assessment of student achievement using formal and informal testing
  • Positive role model for students
  • Assumes extracurricular responsibilities as assigned
  • Creates warm, positive and safe learning environment that is conducive and appropriate for development of young learners
  • Management of rules, student behavior according to district policy
  • Safety management in being precautious and protective of students and supplies
  • Creates and maintains open communication with parents, students, teachers and administration
  • Effectively communicates clear and accurate information to students, parents, and colleagues
  • Participates in professional development to improve job skills
  • Stays informed and in compliance with state, district and campus regulations and policies
  • Compiles, organizes, maintains and files records, reports, and other required documents
  • Serves on staff committees and participates in faculty meetings as required
  • Utilizes positive reinforcement strategies
  • Uses interactive media including Promethean Board
  • Uses Microsoft products including Outlook, Office and Excel programs
Work History & Experience
08/2016 to Current Kindergarten Teacher Torrington | Torrington, CT,
  • Developed lesson plans, implemented school curriculum and used data to create, monitor and establish personalized learning plan for each student.
  • Identified characteristics, needs, abilities and problems of each child through personal interaction and progress reports to optimize approaches.
  • Exercised good classroom management focused on positive behavior support by clearly articulating fair and consistent expectations along with appropriate natural consequences.
  • Reported student progress to parents & administration
  • Created, managed and participated in variety of learning environments and activities to support opportunities for students to develop full potential and achieve learning objectives.
  • Applied evidence-based practices for classroom management to enhance learning results.
  • Created child-centered learning environment
  • Collaborated with other staff to promote rigorous learning opportunities, general well-being of school and collective interest of staff & student body.
  • Collaborated with colleagues to create and use enhanced technology and Promethean smart board.
  • Arranged parent-teacher conferences to address student progress and collaboratively set goals for areas of improvement.
  • Delivered structured lessons on readiness skills by emphasizing phonics, language skills, literature, writing, handwriting and math.
  • Encouraged and prepared students to become independent readers through systematic, multi-sensory instruction in phonemic awareness and decoding skills.
  • Observed, assessed and charted student performance and progress.
  • Collaborated in planning, organizing and implementing instructional programs to facilitate academic, intellectual and social development.
  • Assessed comprehensive student growth across academic, social and personal skills.
  • Introduced read-aloud literature to stimulate imagination and build comprehension and vocabulary.
  • Cultivated language skills through use of traditional poems, and nursery rhymes to help students develop comprehension, vocabulary and love of language.
08/2005 to 05/2016 Pre-K Teacher Roseville Area Schools | Roseville, MN,
  • Educated students in foundational concepts such as shapes, numbers and letters.
  • Promoted physical, academic and social development by implementing diverse classroom activities.
  • Maintained well-controlled classrooms by clearly outlining standards and reinforcing positive behaviors.
  • Consulted with parents to build and maintain positive support networks.
  • Applied play-based strategies to provide diverse approaches to learning.
  • Monitored students' academic, social and emotional progress and recorded in individual files.
  • Observed children to identify individuals in need of additional support and developed strategies to help.
  • Promoted sensory development by providing access to different textures.
  • Fostered reasoning and problem solving through active exploration games and activities.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to children while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Addressed behavioral/learning issues with parents.
  • Identified signs of emotional and developmental problems in children and reported to parents.
  • Organized activities to teach preschool children foundational learning skills such as letters and numbers.
  • Helped new preschool children get used to classes by giving one-on-one support.
  • Enhanced 4-year-old students understanding of rules, safety, behavioral guidelines & disciplinary protocols.
08/1985 to 05/2005 Kindergarten Teacher Torrington | Torrington, CT,

Same responsibilities as listed in current position in Industrial ISD on different campus.

Expected in 12/1982 to to Bachelor of Science | Education University of Houston - Victoria, Victoria, TX GPA:

Minor in Math; Kindergarten Endorsement


Texas ESL Certification

Texas ESL Rater Certification K-2

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School Attended

  • University of Houston - Victoria

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  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Pre-K Teacher
  • Kindergarten Teacher


  • Bachelor of Science

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