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

Talented Early Education professional offering 5 years of coordinating activities to promote physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth. Well-versed in positive reinforcement and behavior redirection. Skilled in cultivating nurturing and inclusive environments rooted in curiosity and development.

Attentive and creative educator, passionate about helping young children develop emotional, social and educational skills to promote well-being. Familiar with developmentally appropriate activities and experienced in providing nurturing environments conducive to learning. Inspired to promote physical health, emotional and social health as complement to academic progress.

  • Training in food handling preparation
  • CPR/First-aid certified
  • Effectively work with parents
  • Arts and crafts aptitude
  • Excellent classroom management
  • Calm and patient
  • Effective listening
  • Social skills development
  • Communications
  • Organization
  • Team building
  • Supervision
  • Planning and coordination
05/2019 to Current Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Northwest Center | Spokane Valley, WA,
  • Developed and implemented activities for students aged 4 to 5.
  • Maintained daily records of individual activities, behaviors, meals and naps.
  • Established open and loving environment where children could express desires and focus on learning.
  • Updated files for individual children and teachers for recordkeeping.
  • Utilized technological advancements that engaged and empowered children.
  • Performed assessments on each child and documented results.
  • Promoted good behaviors by using positive reinforcement methods with children.
  • Set guidelines for teacher performance, lesson planning and compliance with established procedures.
  • Increased academic performance by diversifying teaching techniques.
  • Encouraged teaching staff to continually improve strategies and maximize student learning.
  • Taught children foundational skills such as colors, shapes and letters.
  • Organized and led activities to promote physical, mental and social development.
  • Collaborated with parents to develop and maintain strong support networks and build rapport to foster seamless communication.
  • Identified children in need of extra support for emotional, health-related or developmental concerns and conceived improvement strategies.
  • Controlled classroom environments with clearly outlined rules and positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Established indoor and outdoor safe play environments for pre-k aged children.
  • Implemented hands-on, play-based strategies such as games and crafts for experiential learning.
  • Incorporated music, art and theater into lesson planning.
  • Collaborated with colleagues on developing new classroom projects and monthly themes.
  • Enforced behavior expectations at all times.
  • Developed professional relationships with parents, teachers, directors and therapists.
  • Worked closely with site director, family care workers, classroom teaching team and other specialists.
  • Encouraged children to be understanding of others, show good manners and instructed in other social development behaviors.
10/2018 to 05/2019 Lead Teacher, Toddler Room North Country Academy | Fairfax Station, VA,
  • Involved parents in student learning to increase family interaction and student support.
  • Organized diverse activities to promote physical, mental and social growth of each child.
  • Arranged rooms to facilitate optimal education for student groups.
  • Worked with fellow teachers to develop cohesive educational plans and improve support for diverse students.
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents and teaching staff.
  • Created and maintained rich learning environment with diverse strategies to engage students and deliver enriching educational opportunities.
  • Stayed calm and patient in all student interactions to support individual growth and development.
  • Helped learners of all abilities build learning and study skills to promote life-long educational goals.
  • Taught students fundamental building blocks and advanced concepts.
  • Applied proactive behavior management techniques for classroom discipline.
  • Set and communicated ground rules for classroom based on respect and personal responsibility.
  • Worked with students one-on-one to boost skills in weak areas and help grasp new concepts.
  • Increased academic performance by diversifying teaching techniques.
  • Updated files for individual children and teachers for recordkeeping.
  • Clearly communicated objectives for all lessons, units and projects to students and parents.
  • Liaised between parents and administrative staff to clarify classroom and individual student objectives.
  • Set guidelines for teacher performance, lesson planning and compliance with established procedures.
  • Worked one-on-one with struggling students to design individualized lesson plans to increase progress.
01/2016 to 05/2019 Teacher's Assistant Puc National | Pacoima, CA,
  • Conducted special assessments and tutoring sessions to support individual student needs.
  • Prepared lesson materials and visual aids to reinforce lesson concepts.
  • Prepared bulletin boards, classroom materials and individual student portfolios to support teacher plans.
  • Promoted student learning by providing individualized and small group support to reinforce classroom topics.
  • Supervised students and maintained security throughout school buildings and on field trips.
  • Modeled and taught basic and advanced social skills, conflict management techniques and study approaches to students.
  • Assisted teachers with instruction and provided clerical support for diverse needs.
  • Cleaned and organized classrooms, materials, and supplies for maximum efficiency.
  • Distributed classroom materials and supplies such as pencils, paper and art materials.
  • Attended in-services, workshops and seminars.
  • Kept students safe inside and outside classrooms by proactively monitoring behaviors and tracking student movements, safety hazards and visitors.
  • Assisted in development screenings to measure students' motor, language, and emotional skills.
  • Collaborated with teacher to devise and implement developmentally appropriate lessons aligning with school's philosophy and mission.
  • Contributed to positive, educational setting by delivering gentle discipline and promoting student success.
  • Helped students master learning concepts through one-on-one and small group tutoring.
  • Assisted teachers with lesson preparation and curriculum implementation.
05/2012 to 05/2017 Family Nanny Personal Connections | City, STATE,
  • Engaged with children, providing nurturing, safe environments to promote emotional, social and intellectual growth.
  • Monitored playtime to prevent overuse of technology, television or other detrimental influences.
  • Regulated children's schedules to balance rest, learning and play.
  • Planned fun excursions to enhance physical abilities and expose children to stimulating, educational activities.
  • Coordinated after-school activities and transportation for 3 children for practices and events.
  • Helped children complete homework and special assignments daily to support academic performance.
  • Bathed and dressed babies, changed diapers and prepared bottles and feeding equipment.
  • Performed light housekeeping duties, such as preparing nutritious meals, cleaning laundry, tidying bedrooms, dusting and sanitizing play areas.
  • Taught children safe behavior such as seeking adult assistance when crossing street and avoiding contact with unsafe objects.
  • Prepared snacks and meals, scheduled and coordinated projects and reinforced appropriate discipline for children according to parents' specifications.
  • Followed routines to foster stability and structure in children's lives while parents were away.
  • Developed lasting, professional relationships with families by encouraging open communication and delivering positive feedback.
Education and Training
Expected in 08/2019 Bachelor of Arts | Educational Studies Kent State University, Kent, OH GPA:
Expected in 05/2022 Master of Arts | Special Education Kent State University, Kent, OH GPA:
Activities and Honors
  • P.A.L.S: Special Education Peer Group (2018-2019) - Partnering for Achievement and Learning Success (P.A.L.S.) pairs a Kent State University student with ASD with a neurotypical student. Each pair becomes a mentor and companion for each other and will teach each other about different perspectives and experiences in life. Through the course of this program, you will also practice skills to get more involved on campus, make and keep friends, and do better in courses.
  • Council for Exceptional Students, KSU Chapter (2017-2018) - The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.
  • Student Accessibility Services (SAS)-Note Taker (2016-2018) - The Office of Student Accessibility Services serves students with visual, hearing, and speech impairments, specific learning disabilities such as ADD and ADHD, chronic health disorders, psychological disabilities, physiological disabilities and temporary disabilities.
  • CRU- Kent Cru is a spiritual resource on campus. Our hope is to help students come to have, and grow in, a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

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