lead mentor preschool teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Offering 13+ years of experience with passion for building strong rapport with faculty, students and caregivers, I am a personable, creative and energetic Early Childhood Education professional with excellent classroom management and curriculum development abilities who is devoted to offering diverse activity plans and experiential learning opportunities to enhance individual development. Having the ability to focus on all major developmental areas, I am dedicated to supporting the emotional, social, physical and academic development of young children.

With a desire to complement education-based strategies with techniques to promote overall health and wellness, I am trained in developmental stages and knowledgeable about offering safe, nurturing environments to boost learning. I am well-versed in developmental milestones and activities to promote curiosity and engagement.

Additionally, I am detail-oriented with superb written and oral communication skills. With expertise in creating fun educational and exciting lesson plans I am committed to forming meaningful relationships with children and families.

  • Supervised team of 12 staff members in the absence of the site supervisor.
  • Coordinated the launch of a reading group in 2015.
  • Student progress reporting
  • Basic clJessical knowledge
  • Lesson Planning
  • Special Education (Including Individualized instruction plan)
  • Curriculum Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Experiential Learning
  • Classroom management
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Mediation
  • Event Planning
  • Student records management
  • Learning Assessment Skills
  • Teaching
  • Teamwork
  • Recordkeeping
  • Child Development
  • Background in education
  • Student counseling
  • Adept at working with special needs children
  • Performance improvement
  • Storytelling/writing
  • Grant writing
Work History
08/2007 to Current Lead/Mentor Preschool Teacher Friends Of St. Francis Childcare Center | City, STATE,
  • Sanitized toys and play equipment each day to maintain safety and cleanliness.
  • Observed children to identify individuals in need of additional support and developed strategies to improve assistance.
  • Educated students in foundational concepts such as shapes, numbers and letters.
  • Consulted with parents to build and maintain positive support networks and support continuing education strategies.
  • Promoted physical, academic and social development by implementing diverse classroom and outside activities.
  • Monitored students' academic, social and emotional progress and recorded in individual files.
  • Maintained well-controlled classrooms by clearly outlining standards and reinforcing positive behaviors.
  • Promoted sensory development by providing access to different textures, etc as a part of everyday classroom curriculum.
  • Applied play-based strategies, including crafts and games, to provide diverse approaches to learning.
  • Allowed for ample outdoor discovery time each day.
  • Fostered reasoning and problem solving through active exploration games and activities.
  • Planned educational opportunities based on children's interests.
  • Prepared pre-class materials.
  • Developed children's curiosity and knowledge through various activities.
  • Worked with teaching staff to evaluate individual progress and recommend appropriate learning plans.
  • Used classroom observations to create written assessments of student performance.
  • Supervised children and enforced discipline through the use of redirection, observation and preventative measures.
  • Nurtured supportive learning environment, often used as model for other classrooms.
  • Mentored and Supervised groups of 2-4 student teachers throughout semester for 10 + years
  • Help parents create IEP , including attendance at IEP meetings as well as implementation of accomodations to meet the needs of the child.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to children while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Identified signs of emotional and/or developmental concerns in children and worked with parents to address them.
  • Taught 16 children per school year in my classroom. Also worked with other classrooms to support other age levels.
  • Organized and facilitated parent support group meetings.
  • Addressed behavioral and learning issues with parents and school management.
  • Assisted and supervised the 16 children in my classroom through entire school day.
  • Organized field-trips and community learning events to increase community involvement, engagement and wonder in the classroom subject mater.
  • Acting Site Supervisor in the absence of site supervisor. (duties included scheculeing and supervision of staff)
12/2005 to 08/2007 Prechool Teacher Candleight Child Development Center | City, STATE,
  • Enhanced student learning by optimizing wide range of instructional approaches and innovative classroom activities.
  • Observed and evaluated students' performance, behavior, social development and physical health.
  • Fostered team collaboration between students through group projects in Science and literacy.
  • Boosted student grasp of materials with weekly reviewing sessions.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies including a sound socio-emotional curriculum.
  • Reviewed curriculum and devised alternate approaches to presenting lessons to increase student understanding including making accomodations for individual needs.
  • Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course content to facilitate and moderate classroom discussions and student centered learning.
  • Used variety of assessment tools and strategies to improve instruction methods.
  • Preserved confidentiality of student records and information at all times .
  • Fostered meaningful relationships among students through student field-trip, team-work, community service projects, establishing family relationships and as well as a thorough year-long socio-emotional curriculum.
  • Developed rapport with students and families, building positive classroom community.
  • Implemented creative ways to foster curiosity for complex principles through hands-on learning and planned activities.
  • Promoted and modeled lifelong love of learning and reading.
  • Designed dynamic lesson plans based on children's interest interests resulting in an increased DRDP score over the course the year.
  • Planned and implemented integrated Social Studies lessons to meet national standards.
  • Developed and taught lessons on relevant children's books, poems, movies and themes to promote student interest of Children's Literature as avenue of study.
  • Supervised learning groups of students in classroom stations including Art, Science and Literacy.
  • Incorporated multiple types of teaching strategies into classroom including play-based techniques.
  • Networked with other educators to promote awareness of advanced teaching practices and development of 21st Century skills.
  • Promoted physical, mental and social development by implementing classroom games and outdoor recreational activities.
  • Boosted student morale through positive reinforcement to motivate students.
  • Worked with other teachers and administrators to evaluate and revise pre-school school programs.
  • Encouraged creative thinking and motivated students by addressing individual strengths and weaknesses based child observation results results.
08/1997 to 10/2005 Membership/Community Development Director San Francisco Bay Girl Scout Council | City, STATE,
  • Assisted Senior Development Director with researching grants and grant writing tasks.
  • Developed and implemented variety of innovative policies and strategies to promote client and staff self-sufficiency.
  • Developed and created programs and monitored effectiveness against individual participant needs.
  • Recruited, interviewed, hired and supervised staff members offering exceptional talent and brought great skills to team.
  • Educated families and community members about research and programs impacting on young women.
  • Referred clients to appropriate team members, community agencies and organizations to meet the needs of children.
  • Spoke and partnered with community organizations to boost outreach and highlight programs successes.
  • Spoke with community organizations to boost outreach and highlight programs successes.
  • Worked with senior case managers to coordinate team development activities and trainings.
  • Supervised volunteer staff which included recruitment, training and coordinating schedules and assignments to maximize team efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Conferred with representatives of local governments to assess and meet community needs.
  • Conducted community workshops to promote different programs and educate public on available services.
  • Worked with governing board to turn mandates into real-world policies and advance program objectives.
  • Oversaw volunteer and paid staff development through in-depth trainings, workshops, seminars and other learning opportunities.
  • Maintained excellent attendance record, consistently arriving to work on time.
  • Resolved conflicts using techniques learned in mediation training and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties.
Expected in 08/1991 to to Bachelor of Arts | Psychology University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, GPA:
  • NAEYC Member
  • Early Chilhood Mentoring Association
  • Early Childhood Mentor California
  • First Aid/CPR Certified

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School Attended

  • University of San Francisco

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead/Mentor Preschool Teacher
  • Prechool Teacher
  • Membership/Community Development Director


  • Bachelor of Arts

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