kindergarten teacher resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

As a kindergarten teacher for the Neenah Joint School District, I created and ran programs to educate beginning students and improve school readiness. I fostered growth and development in children while encouraging strong partnerships with families. I managed behavior issues through innovative and constructive correction.

As a previous director and lead 4-K teacher for the Oshkosh Area School District, I possessed exceptional time management and organizational skills. I was proficient at implementing specialized programs for development activities and problem solving skills to meet the needs of my individual students. I enjoyed working in a fast pace work environment and was ready for new challenges. I loved delivering instruction and facilitating student learning to the new teachers in Early Childhood Education.

While independently nanning, I was adept at taking initiative in creating child-friendly activities. I maintained and organized schedules with little parental guidance. I cared for up to four children while preparing meals and managing personal, medical and educational activities for each child. I used a kind and compassionate approach when dealing with discipline issues.

  • First Aid and CPR certified
  • Excellent driving record
  • Non-smoker
  • Nurturing, kind, cheerful, and energetic personality
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Knowledgeable in classroom management, behavior management techniques, and problem solving skills: Conscious Discipline, CSEFEL, Love and Logic, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
  • Has vast knowledge of current Early Childhood curriculum and Child Psychology: Creative Curriculum, Teaching Strategies Gold Assessment, Handwriting without Tears, Literacy Links, Wisconsin Model of Early Learning Standards, Bridges Math Curriculum, Lucy Calkins Phonics, Reading, and Writing, Project Lead the Way
  • Collaborates in a professional manner with other team members
  • Adapts to change and enjoys challenges
  • Participates in Early Childhood initiatives, and committees (Implementation process of 4K program for Oshkosh and Neenah School Districts)
  • Ability to create business plans for child care including marketing, financial stability and budgeting, planning and development, licensing requirements, etc
  • Adept at working with special needs children (Co-teaching with Special Education Teacher in 4K and Kindergarten)
Work History
Kindergarten Teacher, 08/2015 to 06/2023
Amphitheater Public SchoolsTucson, AZ,
  • Created, managed, and participated in variety of learning environments and activities to support opportunities for students to develop full potential and achieve learning objectives.
  • Delivered lesson plans, implemented school curriculum and used data to create, monitor, and establish personalized learning plan for each student.
  • Collaborated with other faculty and staff to promote rigorous learning opportunities, general well-being of school and collective interest of staff and student body.
  • Identified characteristics, needs, abilities, and problems of each child through personal interaction and progress reports to optimize approaches.
Summer Nanny, 06/2009 to 06/2016
IndependentCity, STATE,
  • Organized different types of activities to enhance physical and intellectual development including games, puzzles, and books.
  • Organized and cleaned home after activities by picking up toys and straightening up play room.
  • Transported children to and from activities using personal or family vehicle.
  • Worked with parents to develop and implement discipline programs to promote positive behavior.
  • Prepared meals and snacks for children based on dietary guidelines.
  • Established lasting, professional connections with families and children by encouraging open communication and delivering positive feedback.
  • Built positive and nurturing environments to support child social and emotional growth.

Director of Preschool and 4K Teacher, 07/2007 to 06/2015
Peter Pan Nursery School And OASDCity, STATE,
  • Worked with interdisciplinary team members to evaluate children's progress and recommend appropriate learning plans.
  • Addressed behavioral and learning issues with parents and child care team.
  • Supervised groups of 6 student teachers throughout the past 6 years.
  • Fostered reasoning and problem solving through active exploration games and activities in play-based learning.
  • Monitored students' educational progress with individual charts, files, and assessment strategies.
  • Responsible for leading my team and enjoyed making: positive connections to community members, parents, and other professionals in my field; as well as supporting the OSAD 4-K, integrated 4-K, and integrated 3-year-old preschool program at my site. I have been a role model to our community by piloting these programs and enjoy both challenges and change in the early childhood field.
  • Conduct classroom management procedures.
Master of Science: Educational Leadership, Expected in 2012 to University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education-Prek-6 Health Education PreK-6, Expected in 2003 to University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - Oshkosh, WI

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School Attended

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Job Titles Held:

  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Summer Nanny
  • Director of Preschool and 4K Teacher


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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