Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Talented lead preschool teacher offering 5 years coordinating activities to promote physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth. Well-versed in positive reinforcement and behavior redirection. Skilled at cultivating nurturing and inclusive environments rooted in curiosity and development.

Patient Lead Preschool Teacher with a kind and pleasant demeanor supervises 20 preschoolers. Comprehensive experience teaching basic skills such as number, letter and color recognition. Versatile preschool teacher with experience bringing high energy, early intervention knowledge and dedication to preschoolers. Focused on planning diverse activities to enrich learning and promote individual growth. Encouraging, upbeat and motivated to positively impact every student. Enthusiastic preschool Teacher versed in improving teaching strategies and student understanding of material. Eager to help struggling students excel. Fosters parent-child-school relationship through rich and proactive communication.

  • Growth portfolios
  • Visual supervision
  • Classroom management experience
  • Creative lesson plans
  • Social skills development
  • Schedule creation and maintenance
  • Calm and patient
Lead Preschool Teacher, 03/2019 to Current
Ymca Kansas CityShawnee, KS,
  • Enforced rules to teach good manners and maintain safe environment.
  • Read aloud and played alphabet games to encourage early literacy.
  • Implemented warning and timeout strategies to encourage good behavior.
  • Balanced schedules to promote optimal rest, play and educational periods.
  • Tidied up, washed hands and assisted children in bathroom.
  • Discussed developments, behavior and concerns with parents or guardians.
  • Introduced learning activities and imaginative play materials for children to explore and manipulate.
  • Observed and monitored children to identify developmental strengths and target enrichment activities.
  • Identified symptoms of emotional and developmental issues and alerted parents or guardians.
  • Recorded behavior, food and medication dispensing information.
  • Developed and implemented age-appropriate lesson plans.
  • Assisted children in development of social, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Organized and planned age-appropriate reading, crafts and music lessons.
  • Completed daily paperwork for agencies such as Child Protection Services and Resource and Referral Centers.
Lead Preschool Teacher, 08/2017 to 03/2019
Ymca Kansas CityPrairie Village, KS,
  • Taught children foundational skills such as colors, shapes and letters.
  • Organized and led activities to promote physical, mental and social development.
  • Implemented hands-on, play-based strategies such as games and crafts for experiential learning.
  • Controlled classroom environments with clearly outlined rules and positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Maintained daily records of individual activities, behaviors, meals and naps.
  • Promoted good behaviors by using positive reinforcement methods with children.
  • Abided by all local regulations as well as safety protocols.
  • Created and implemented developmentally appropriate curriculum addressing all learning styles.
  • Collaborated with parents to develop and maintain strong support networks and build rapport to foster seamless communication.
  • Maintained attendance records.
  • Administered and documented results of student assessments.
  • Identified children in need of extra support for emotional, health-related or developmental concerns and conceived improvement strategies.
  • Distributed quarterly progress assessments and milestone reports to each parent.
  • Increased student academic performance by diversifying teaching techniques.
  • Set guidelines for teacher performance and lesson planning and oversaw compliance with established procedures.
Server, 08/2007 to 08/2010
Heritage Hill Senior CommunityWeatherly, PA,
  • Greeted customers, answered questions and recommended specials, wine and desserts to increase profits.
  • Operated POS terminals to input orders, split bills and calculate totals.
  • Satisfied customers by topping off drinks and anticipating condiments, napkins and other needs.
  • Promoted desserts, appetizers and specialty drinks to optimize sales.
  • Provided exceptional service to high volume of daily customers.
  • Maintained accuracy while handling payments, giving change and printing receipts to customers.
  • Resolved customer concerns with friendly and knowledgeable service.
  • Welcomed guests with personable attitude and brought beverage orders while reviewing menu options.
  • Checked on guests to verify satisfaction with meals and suggested additional items to increase restaurant sales.
  • Developed strong and lasting resident relationships.
  • Answered guest questions regarding menu, food and beverage preparation, recipe ingredients and allergens.
  • Addressed concerns or complaints quickly to improve service and escalated more advanced issues to management for resolution.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood Education, Expected in 12/2016
Clarion University of Pennsylvania - Clarion, PA
Additional Information

Agriculture has always been a big part of my life. As a child, I grew up on a pheasant farm, where we raised over 40,000 birds at a time.

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