Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Enthusiastic kindergarten teacher who has earned trust and respect from students, colleagues and administration for 17+ years.

Exceptional leadership skills, excellent team building qualities; meticulous organizational abilities

Talent for empowering and educating children; encourages multi-level learning

Eager to initiate new programs; willing to accept new roles

IBM and Macintosh proficient

Core Qualifications
  • MA Education
  • Active participation in Common Core, Understanding by Design (UbD), Atlas Rubicon and Renaissance (STAR).
  • School improvement committee
  • Clear public speaking skills
  • Experience working special needs students
  • Learning style assessment
  • Performance assessments
  • Differentiated instruction

Material Development

  • Created classroom lessons targeting all student learners to create an engaging educational experience.

Team Building and Leadership

  • Created collaborative classroom experience through curriculum mapping, grade level meetings and administrative observations.

Parent Communication

  • Regularly met with parents to discuss student successesPlan Development
  • Planned and conducted activities for preschool children and families
  • Presented "Kindergarten Readiness"
Professional Experience
08/2002 to
Kindergarten Teacher Kasson-Mantorville School Kasson, MN,
  • Responsible for teaching and implementing kindergarten curriculum for 30 students.
  • Efficient communicator with staff and a full time teacher's assistant.
  • Planner and pro-active correspondent with the community and the classroom parents.
  • Believer of professional and spiritual growth by attending in-services and school workshops.
  • Participated on the Archdiocesan Accreditation team.
  • Designed In-Depth Studies.
01/2000 to 01/2002
Preschool Teacher Primrose Schools Lawrenceville, GA,
  • Researched and implemented new philosophy program for the Preschool (High/Scope).
  • Created daily classroom routines and weekly schedules, utilizing specialists.
  • Responsible for designing and assessing daily lessons to meet the success of each student.
  • Communicated through: newsletters, conferences, open houses and family nights for Villa guardians.
  • Established 6th grade buddies to meet bi-weekly with the preschool.
08/1999 to 07/2000
Head Teacher Jccs Of North America Evans, GA,
  • Co-taught 3, 4, and 5-year-old students to embrace the Montessori philosophies.
  • Developed multiple lessons to address different levels of learning.
  • Recorded daily lessons and progress of each student.
  • Maintained open communication with parent community through newsletters, conferences, and open houses.
08/1998 to 07/1999
Student Teacher North Country Academy Castle Rock, CO,
  • Responsible for teaching 10 weeks in Kindergarten and 5 weeks in the 5th grade.
  • Developed and taught lesson plans in Kindergarten and as a teacher's aide in 5th grade.
  • Created a "Reading Buddy" program between Kindergarten and 5th grade students.
  • Organized local high school students to make books about "differences" with the Kindergarten.
  • Remodeled Kindergarten classroom to encourage: learning centers, quiet work, and play; motivated self-learning.
08/1997 to 05/1998
Teacher's Aide and Observer Salvation Army Usa West Hartford, CT,
  • Developed and taught lesson plans to Kindergarten.
  • Designed lesson plans to meet the needs of challenged students in E.R.C.(Educational Recreation Center).
  • Assessed students grades 1-5 daily in reading and phonics in the E.R.C.
08/1997 to
Teacher's Aide and Observer John Ball Elementary City, STATE,
  • Recorded and observed daily activities in a fourth/fifth grade split class.
1997 to 05/1999
Student Coordinator and Executive Board Member The American Red Cross City, STATE,
  • Youngest member to be elected to the Executive Board of the Oregon Trail Chapter.
  • Participated in local, regional, and national safety awareness programs.
  • Designed and implemented a mentor program between high school and elementary students about earthquake, fire, and winter safety.
05/1999 to 07/1999
Head Counselor Meadowbrook Community Center City, STATE,
  • Created weekly agendas based on week's theme and field trip for 3rd graders, 4th graders and counselors.
  • Cooperated with other counselors to ensure the same ideas, goals, and activities of each week.
  • Designed and performed three effective personal behavior plans for three campers.
01/1996 to 01/1998
Co-Director and Counselor Montlake Community Center City, STATE,
  • Planned and provided daily summer activities for 3, 4 and 5-year-old children.
  • Interacted with Park Director, parents, and administration of the Seattle Parks Department.
  • Organized field trips to educational and recreational destinations.
08/1996 to 05/1997
Freshman Escape Coordinator and Leader University Of Portland City, STATE,
  • Provided leadership and planning skills for freshmen, counselors and faculty for weekend retreats.
1990 to 07/2002
Team Member, Assistant Coach and Judge Destination Imagination City, STATE,
  • Participated in all aspects of D.I.
  • An international program for creative competition among students.
Education and Training
Expected in 2007
Master of Education:

Expected in 1999
Bachelor of Arts: Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Present Certified in CPR and First Aid


Oregon Teaching License, current

Additional Information
Community Involvement

Classroom Management, Curriculum Development, Implementation, Parental Participation, Problem Solving

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  • Freshman Escape Coordinator and Leader
  • Team Member, Assistant Coach and Judge


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