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

Versatile Special Education Teacher with focus on individual student needs across academia and emotional development. Empathetic and accommodating in design and implementation of hands-on lessons, catering to diverse learning abilities. Proficient in employing constant communication, patience and positive reinforcement in team efforts to deliver exceptional educational tools, fostering academic achievement.

  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Child development
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Classroom management
  • Lesson Planning
  • Clerical
  • Computer skills
  • Leadership
  • Self-motivated professional
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Analytical skills
  • Responsible
  • Supervision
  • Flexible & Adaptable
Work History
Lead Exceptional Education Teacher, 08/2013 to Current
Florida United Methodist Children's HomePinetta, FL,
  • Prepared lesson plans and executed different modalities to accelerate individual success.
  • Identified children's collective and individual learning needs to plan, prepare and deliver instruction designed to maximize individual learning and capture interest.
  • Prepared and distributed quarterly progress reports using state based software, Easy IEP.
  • Balanced individual and group instruction to accommodate different academic levels and learning styles.
  • Employed Bracken and AEPS assessments to monitor student progress.
  • Utilized pre-made and self-made assessments to determine student weaknesses and strengths.
  • Organized learning resources and classroom environment to facilitate positive learning experience for over 16 students.
  • Communicated with parents and faculty to develop strong sense of collaboration between teachers, students and parents.
  • Implemented and designed multi-sensory lessons and activities to develop gross and fine motor skills.
  • Used Word, Excell, Easy IEP, and Google Documents to maintain proper documentation of student files, portfolios and records.
  • Improved behavior by modeling positive choices and teaching socially-acceptable options.
  • Helped students with special needs integrate into general classroom environments by advocating for individual requirements and helping teachers solve problems.
  • Applied proven strategies to improve students' sensory- and perceptual-motor skills.
  • Planned daily activities to keep students engaged and on track with learning goals.
  • Mentored new teachers on student progress monitoring and legal document preparation.
  • Promoted memory, cognition and language development with hands-on activities and individualized instruction.
  • Coordinated regular meetings to share and analyze student performance data and success plans with colleagues and parents.
  • Designed individual education plans to encourage student growth according to different learning abilities and needs.
  • Worked closely with parents and guardians to address students' issues on multiple fronts.
  • Provided professional development training to educate faculty and staff on laws and regulations governing special education.
Lead Teacher, 07/2005 to 06/2013
Chick-Fil-AReynoldsburg, OH,
  • Planned and implemented different daily activities to enhance overall development and growth of every student.
  • Conferred with parents about student progress to boost family involvement and enhance student support.
  • Observed and recorded teacher methods to suggest improvements and increase student interest.
  • Designed lesson plans for teaching staff and worked closely with administration for compliance with state curricula.
  • Taught student classrooms with varying teaching methods and elevated average GPA.
  • Maintained patience and level-headedness in diverse situations to support student development and personal growth.
  • Organized rooms in line with current educational thinking to maximize educational opportunities for students.
  • Oversaw work of teaching team to optimize student education.
  • Developed and optimized rich learning environment by capitalizing on diverse engagement strategies and enriching teaching techniques.
  • Communicated frequently with parents about student growth and progress, recommending at-home reinforcement to support struggling students.
Front Counter Team Member, 03/1999 to 08/2001
North River YMCACity, STATE,
  • Addressed guest complaints and resolved issues to promote satisfaction.
  • Processed sales transactions using POS system.
  • Completed sales transactions, including all accepted forms of payment.
  • Managed multiple tasks in high-volume environment.
  • Greeted visitors and customers upon arrival, offered assistance and answered questions to build rapport and retention.
  • Answered multi-line phone system and greeted callers enthusiastically.
Ed.D.: Doctorate of Education, Expected in 07/2022
Northcentral University - San Diego, CA
  • Dean's List 2019 - Present
  • Member of National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi.
  • Member of Student Advisory Council
Master of Science: Exceptional Education, Expected in 05/2011
University of Tennessee At Chattanooga - Chattanooga, TN,
Bachelor of Science: Psychology, Expected in 05/2002
The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga - Chattanooga, TN
Associate of Science: Psychology, Expected in 05/1998
Chattanooga State Community College - Chattanooga, TN

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School Attended

  • Northcentral University
  • University of Tennessee At Chattanooga
  • The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga
  • Chattanooga State Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead Exceptional Education Teacher
  • Lead Teacher
  • Front Counter Team Member


  • Ed.D.
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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