lead preschool teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Creative and energetic Early Childhood Education professional devoted to offering diverse activity plans and experiential learning opportunities to enhance individual development. Friendly, supportive and motivated with strong desire to promote student potential. Offering 18 years of experience with passion for building strong rapport with faculty, students and caregivers.

  • Organizational and Planning Skills
  • Educational Materials Development
  • Needs Identification and Assessment
  • Creating Safe Learning Environment
  • Communicating with Parents and Teachers
  • Encouraging Participation and Inclusiveness
  • Exploratory Learning
  • Play-Based Learning
  • Lesson Planning
  • Relationship Building
  • Time Management
  • Child CPR and First Aid
  • State Certification and Accreditation
  • Positive Reinforcement Methods
Work History
Lead Preschool Teacher, 09/2014 to Current
Bright Horizons Family SolutonsFort Worth, TX,
  • Worked with teaching staff to evaluate individual progress and recommend appropriate learning plans.
  • Maintained well-controlled classrooms by clearly outlining standards and reinforcing positive behaviors.
  • Observed children to identify individuals in need of additional support and developed strategies to improve assistance.
  • Promoted physical, academic and social development by implementing diverse classroom and outside activities.
  • Applied play-based strategies, including crafts and games, to provide diverse approaches to learning.
  • Assisted and supervised 12 children through entire school day.
  • Planned educational opportunities based on children's interests.
  • Tier 3, Level 6 OPN
  • Covid Vaccinated March 2021
Director, 08/2011 to 05/2014
North Country AcademyChesterfield, VA,
  • Supervise day to day functions of center.
  • Handle all areas of administration concerning staffing, volunteers, college field students and career center placements.
  • Complete requirements to maintain NAEYC accreditation and Step Up to Quality achievements.
  • Collection, documentation, and deposits of weekly tuition from families.
  • Oversee student assessments, behavior, and referrals to organizations such as Help Me Grow.
  • Creating opportunities for families and staff to be involved with community.
  • Created annual budget and developed comprehensive plan to accomplish company objectives while staying within budget.
  • Planned and monitored curriculum and program activities and liaised with teachers to create fun and engaging learning experiences.
  • Recruited, selected and retained high-quality staff to reduce turnover and foster stability.
  • Hired and mentored well-qualified job applicants for teaching and support staff roles, boosting program success .
  • Collaborated on strategies to enhance student learning and behavior alongside parents and teaching staff.
  • Attended approved training and continuing education courses to maintain certifications.
  • Operated under licensing guidelines to protect health, safety and well-being of children.
  • Managed program paperwork and child records to comply with state requirements.
  • Resolved conflicts and administered corrective action to foster positive experience for children and staff.
  • Monitored students' progress and provided students and teachers with assistance in resolving problems.
Lead Teacher, 12/2002 to 08/2011
Michael Gray Foundation Of DreamsOak Park, IL,
  • Conferred with parents about student progress to boost family involvement and enhance student support.
  • Organized rooms in line with current educational thinking to maximize educational opportunities for students.
  • Communicated frequently with parents about student growth and progress, recommending at-home reinforcement to support struggling students.
  • Maintained patience and level-headedness in diverse situations to support student development and personal growth.
  • Oversaw work of teaching team to optimize student education.
  • Planned and implemented different daily activities to enhance overall development and growth of every student.
  • 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.
  • Guided student teachers and teaching aides in classroom management, leading by example and thoroughly answering questions.
Manager, 01/1998 to 11/2002
Carlyle Group Inc.Washington, DC,
  • On-boarded new employees, including training, mentoring and new hire documentation.
  • Cross-trained existing employees to maximize team agility and performance.
  • Conducted monthly inventories of product.
  • Accomplished multiple tasks within established time frames.
  • Recorded inventory sales into organization's weekly income report.
  • Approved regular payroll submissions for employees.
  • Established and updated work schedules to account for changing staff levels and expected workloads.
: , Expected in to Lourdes College - Sylvania, OH,
  • Completed professional development in Early Childhood related classes
: , Expected in to Ohio Teaching License June 2020- July 2024 - ,

Renewed license

State of Ohio Teaching Licensure Program: , Expected in 09/2014 to Notre Dame College of Ohio - Cleveland, OH,
Bachelors of Science: , Expected in 05/2012 to Charter Oak Community College - New Britain, CT,
Associates: Childhood Columbus, Expected in 06/2007 to Columbus State Community College - ,

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School Attended

  • Lourdes College
  • Ohio Teaching License June 2020- July 2024
  • Notre Dame College of Ohio
  • Charter Oak Community College
  • Columbus State Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead Preschool Teacher
  • Director
  • Lead Teacher
  • Manager


  • State of Ohio Teaching Licensure Program
  • Bachelors of Science
  • Associates

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