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

I have recently relocated to St. Croix Falls, WI, and hope to find work in this area or nearby in Minnesota.

Unfortunately I do not have states' certification here, but am willing to enroll in a licensure program if I could do that while working.

I received early childhood Montessori certification in 1992 at MECR in Boulder, Colorado along with course work in conjunction with the University of Colorado which qualifies me as a Montessori director.

Besides my preschool experience, I've worked as a kindergarten teacher in two schools -- one a Montessori public school in Alcade, NM, and a private school in Santa Fe, NM.

Before I became a Montessori teacher I taught art and I have continued to

make that a vital part of my curriculum as a Montessori teacher.

  • MECR Montessori Certificate
  • with Early Childhood and directorship endorsement
  • Experience teaching all ages of elementary school children
  • BA in English
  • Art studies at University of California, Davis
  • Programs and school director while teaching
  • Successful grant writer
  • Public and private school background
  • Experienced in connecting schools and their students with their communities
  • Compassionate

I developed an enriched aftercare program which became the Oz School in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Our school received a Youth Milagro Award from Animal Protection New Mexico for their art exhibits benefiting animal shelters and protection organizations as well as two anti-cockfighting performances which were staged at the state legislature.

The Oz School was the subject of three film documentaries, one of which was televised on national TV. Another made the rounds of independent film festivals.

Former Oz students of all economic backgrounds have done remarkably well in the world as young adults.

Kindergarten teacher, 07/2012 to 07/2013
Council Bluffs Community School DistrictCouncil Bluffs, IA,

I love teaching and have worked well with gifted students as well as mentally and emotionally challenged students.

head teacher, grant writer, gallery exhibit coordinator at Hahn-Ross Gallery, 07/2011 to 05/2012
East Baton Rouge Parish School BoardBaton Rouge, LA,
  • Art teacher for Imagine Froward, an outreach program conducted in the Santa Fe public.
  • schools (including the New Mexico School for the Deaf), art workshops and grant writing.
Founder, teacher, and director, 07/2000 to 2010
Shaw Industries, Inc.Enoree, SC,
  • an after school enrichment program and summer camp for elementary school-aged children in Santa Fe, NM.
  • The Oz school offered painting, writing, film-making, ceramics, theater, chess, academic support, sports, and lots of free play.
  • Our students won the NM State chess championship in the elementary school division and placed well in the 2004 national competition held in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Their art works were shown regularly in the windows of Kaune's Foodtown, and benefit exhibits of their paintings (for animal protection agencies, Sri Lankan orphans, Tibetan children in exile, etc.) were held annually in various Santa Fe art galleries.
  • Yearly grant writing kept our tuition low.
art teacher, grant writer, radio interviews, fund raising, 07/2001 to 2013
Franklin County Public SchoolsFrankfort, KY,
  • Art Refuge, (FOTWA), art teacher and board member.
  • During school breaks I held art.
  • workshops in Sri Lanka with children orphaned by the civil war and tsunami.
  • I coordinated.
  • with art galleries in Santa Fe, NM, which showed their work in order to raise money.
  • and find sponsors for those children.
  • Grant writing was also included with this volunteer work.
Founder, director, and teacher, 08/1996 to 05/2000
Tara Aftercare Enrichment ProgramCity, STATE,

The Tara School was a well-regarded private school. I developed an aftercare which was opened to public school children for them and included professionals from the Santa Fe community -- writers, actors, chess masters and artists -- who held workshops in those fields.

Kindergarten teacher, 08/1992 to 05/1996
Temple Beth Shalom Preschool And KindergartenCity, STATE,

Developed the kindergarten curriculum, largely based on Montessori methods

intern, 05/1996 to 2001
Camel Tracks Montessori SchoolCity, STATE,

Montessori intern

Art teacher, 08/1980 to 05/1987
Yolo County Public SchoolsCity, STATE,

Taught art and ceramic workshops in the public schools for the Satellite Program, a grant funded non-profit which offered visual arts, music, and theater after tax cuts had removed those classes.

Through this program I worked with handicapped children, pregnant teenagers, and kids at risk (murals at Juvenile Hall).

MA program (no degree; I quit to develop the aftercare): education, Expected in 1994
College of Santa Fe - ,
: , Expected in 6/1992
University of Colorado - Boulder,
GPA: Montessori teaching and director certification at MECR with graduate teaching credits from
Montessori teaching and director certification at MECR with graduate teaching credits from
Select One: , Expected in 1984
University of California - Davis,

art studio classes, art criticism, 4.0 average

B.A: English, Expected in 1979
California State University - , Sacramento

English, Dean's Honor List


After the Tsunami," Shilpa Orphanage calendar with student paintings, 2008 Tsunami Art Handbook, a how-to book for non-artists teaching art (translated into Singhala and published in Sri Lanka), 2008, by Karen Claire; "Wizards of Oz," March 21, 2004 article about the Oz School, published in The Santa Fe New Mexican; "Among Animals," 2001 and 2004, theatrical events held at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, NM, directed by Kathryn Walker, and starring Stockard Channing, Ali McGraw, Tim Curry, Fran Leibowitz, and other famous friends of Kathryn's: singing and reading poetry in front of large projections of Oz students' paintings; "Celebrating Animals," 2005 calendar illustrated by Oz students, and "Among Animals," 2002 calendar illustrated by Oz students (both references to the "Among Animals" theatrical benefit); Ravens' Tale, 2001, a book written and illustrated by Oz School students, published by Azro Press (Green Knees); "Saving Grace," 2001, a television documentary interviewing Oz children with students from 3 other schools across the US, (questions about their spiritual beliefs, strange answers)


academic, Art, film, Grant writing, MA, money, windows, works, painting, teacher, workshops

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