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

Versatile and dedicated Special Educator with a focus on the individual needs of special education students. Empathetic and accommodating in the design and implementation of differentiated, hands-on lessons. Exceptionally skilled in working with teachers, parents, and specialists to meet the educational needs of students and optimize student outcomes.

Skills
  • Data-driven instructional planning
  • Extensive knowledge of cognitive, learning, and physical disabilities
  • Extensive knowledge about Autism
  • CPI Certification
  • Strong classroom management
  • Modification and individualization of the general curriculum
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Student progress reporting
  • Relationship building and management
  • Strong collaborator
  • Mentoring
  • Expert in the Unique Learning Curriculum
Education
Northwestern State University Natchitoches, LA, Expected in 05/2021 M.Ed. : Educational Leadership - GPA :
University of Louisiana At Lafayette Lafayette, LA, Expected in 12/2012 Alternate Teacher Certification : Special Education - GPA :
University of New Orleans New Orleans, LA, Expected in Bachelor of Science : Psychology - GPA :
Work History
Melmark New England - Lead Special Education Teacher
Lawrence, MA, 11/2017 - Current
  • Mentored and provided guidance for special education teachers within the school.
  • Assisted building level administration with department-specific affairs
  • Served as liaison between school special education teachers and district-level leadership.
  • Managed progress monitoring data for all special education students within the school.
  • Presented various district-level in-services for special educators teaching students with significant disabilities.
Lafayette Parish School System - Low Incidence Special Education Teacher
City, STATE, 08/2015 - Current
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Integrated a variety of teaching strategies, accommodations, and modifications to meet the needs of intellectually and physically disabled students.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Collected and reviewed academic and behavioral data to monitor student progress and make instructional decisions.
  • Collaborated with multiple related and direct service providers to implement individual student plans addressing academics, communication, health management, and behavior.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Implemented multi-sensory teaching methods in all academic areas.
  • Effectively used individualized assistive technology to improve student outcomes.
  • Efficiently managed emergent medical situations and continued to provide safety and security for all students while awaiting emergency medical services
LPSS - Teacher (Migrant Student Tutor)
City, STATE, 10/2018 - Current
  • Conducted tutorial services for students to provide academic support in Eureka Math, Guidebooks, and Journeys curriculums, as well as social studies and science skills.
  • Planned lessons for allotted time to strengthen weak subjects and build skills on stronger ones.
  • Used standardized test scores (LEAP 360) to identify areas of students' weaknesses.
  • Developed student confidence through attentive instruction in reading and ELA skills, applying positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Assisted children with daily homework tasks by uncovering and removing obstacles to success.
  • Used school, library, and Louisiana Department of Education resources to meet student learning needs and prepare for standardized testing.
Lafayette Parish School System - Special Education Teacher (Alternative Setting)
City, STATE, 12/2012 - 05/2015
  • Provided middle school math and ELA instruction in the general education and resource setting for students enrolled in the Lafayette Parish Connections Program.
  • Partnered with general education teachers from the math and ELA departments.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Developed activities and integrated technology to diversify instruction.
  • Recommended and administered appropriate solutions, sanctions, and discipline for non-compliance to rules and standards for student performance and behavior.
  • Upheld commitment to educational excellence and fostered an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust.
  • Established and maintained rapport with other staff, students, and parents to facilitate communication and academic progress.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
  • Worked with students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs.
Accomplishments

Ossun Elementary 2020 Teacher of the Year

Highly Effective on all Compass Evaluations

Affiliations
  • Member, Louisiana Association of Educators, November 2019 to present
  • Member, Association of Professional Educators of Louisiana, 2016-2019

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School Attended

  • Northwestern State University
  • University of Louisiana At Lafayette
  • University of New Orleans

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead Special Education Teacher
  • Low Incidence Special Education Teacher
  • Teacher (Migrant Student Tutor)
  • Special Education Teacher (Alternative Setting)

Degrees

  • M.Ed.
  • Alternate Teacher Certification
  • Bachelor of Science

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