lead teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Dedicated and responsive [Job Title] with proven skills in classroom management, behavior modification and individualized support. Comfortable working with students of all skill levels to promote learning and boost educational success. Serves as role model by using growth mindset to develop young minds and inspire love of learning. Knowledgeable Lead Teacher with strong leadership background, excellent program management expertise and devotion to meeting learning needs of each student. Well-organized in planning lessons and activities to diversify instruction and engage students. Analytical problem-solver successful in calmly approaching classroom or student personal problems to devise appropriate interventions and resolve concerns. Enthusiastic Lead 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. Talented education professional touting [Number] years as Lead Teacher for [Type] organization. Problem-solving individual delivering age-appropriate discipline and consistent coaching. Serves as role model by using growth mindset to develop young minds and inspire love of learning. Motivated Lead Teacher bringing [Number] years in early childhood education. Dedicated to child development and learning. Friendly, outgoing and adaptable in approach. Skilled Lead Teacher offering expertise in administration, program management and compliance. Creates and implements lesson plans that focus on cognition, language development and creative expression. Versed in curriculum, goals, objectives and all areas of child development. Smart Lead Teacher enthusiastically embracing classroom challenges with dynamic solutions. Considered valued educator and energetic professional skilled in lesson planning and curriculum development. Communicates regularly with parents to share children's latest achievements.

  • Department leadership
  • Lesson planning
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Training and development
  • Childcare requirements
  • Safe learning environment
  • Instructional methods
  • Age-appropriate discipline
  • Emergent curriculum
  • Teaching, tutoring and counseling
  • Behavioral/cognitive skills development
  • Interdisciplinary teaching
  • [State] Teaching Certification with Early Childhood Education endorsement
  • Special needs students
  • Effective listening
  • Interactive teaching/learning
  • Active participation in [Groups or events]
  • Effectively work with parents
  • Parent/teacher conferences
  • Flexible and adaptive
  • [Type] teaching qualification
  • CPR/First-aid certified
  • Performance assessments
  • Parent and student communication
  • Innovative lesson planning
  • Behavior modification
04/2015 to Current
Lead Teacher Primrose Schools Dacula, GA,
  • Engaged students and boosted understanding of material using focused instructional strategies and hands-on activities.
  • Organized activities to promote physical, mental and social development of each child.
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents and teaching staff.
  • Handled and resolved disciplinary issues according to district protocols.
  • Worked with teachers to design interactive lessons and increase student success.
  • Researched books and supplemental materials to use with lesson plans.
  • Increased student academic performance by diversifying teaching techniques.
  • Selected optimal curricula and planned daily lessons to meet needs of children with various developmental levels.
  • Encouraged teaching staff to continually improve strategies and maximize student learning.
  • Mentored other educators by delivering insight, positive feedback and constructive criticism.
  • Worked one-on-one with students to create individualized lesson plans to increase progress.
  • Applied proactive behavior management techniques to facilitate classroom discipline.
  • Administered and documented results of student assessments.
  • Maintained secure and disciplined classroom to provide positive learning environment.
  • Involved parents in student learning to increase family interaction and student support.
  • Created various strategies to engage students and deliver enriching educational opportunities.
  • Guided students through active shooter and fire drills to maintain order and safety.
  • Worked with students one-on-one to boost skills in weak areas and grasp new concepts.
  • Incorporated technology into classrooms to maximize student progress and understanding of course material.
09/2014 to 04/2015
Infant Teacher (6m-12m) Blackhawk Transport Erie, PA,
  • Followed safe feeding guidelines and parental requests for breastmilk, formula and solids.
  • Implemented hands-on, play-based strategies such as games and crafts for experiential learning.
  • 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.
  • Enhanced sensory abilities by giving children access to numerous textures and shapes.
  • Helped infants develop communication skills through baby sign language while also promoting positive behaviors and social skills.
  • Sanitized toys, equipment, supplies and surfaces regularly.
  • Changed diapers, used bibs and monitored behaviors to maintain good hygiene for each child.
  • Identified children in need of extra support for emotional, health-related or developmental concerns and conceived improvement strategies.
  • Maintained tidy, clean and safe environments for children.
  • Controlled classroom environments with clearly outlined rules and positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Employed variety of materials for children to explore and manipulate in learning activities and imaginative play.
  • Monitored children's play activities to identify additional learning opportunities or behavioral issues.
  • Built stable, consistent and positive environment for [Number]-year-old children.
  • Communicated in English and [Language] with parents and other caregivers about child's progress and behavioral concerns.
  • Created infant area, toddler area and preschool area of play within daycare area.
  • Participated in [Number] professional development activities from [Year] to [Year] including [Type] and [Type].
  • Communicated with children's parents and guardians about daily activities, behaviors and problems.
  • Supervised circle time, free play, outside play and learning and developmental activities.
  • Identified warning signs of emotional and developmental problems in children.
05/1994 to 08/2014
Home Daycare Owner Myself City, STATE,
  • Cultivated safe and happy child-friendly environment by implementing effective security, sanitation and [Type] policies and procedures.
  • Recorded children's growth, behavior and development, monitoring any changes to discuss with parents or guardians.
  • Observed daycare activities to assess quality and provided feedback to staff to improve service.
  • Implemented creative and educational curriculum to promote expression and individuality with varying daily activities.
  • Balanced schedules to provide optimal rest, play and educational periods.
  • Helped prepare meals, snacks and refreshments for children, accounting for individual dietary needs and restrictions.
  • Established and maintained safe, supportive and welcoming environments for children of all backgrounds.
  • Led developmentally appropriate activities for [Type] and [Type] children.
  • Maintained organized and clean classroom and play areas.
  • Managed administrative program tasks such as taking attendance, updating logs and tracking supplies.
  • Developed and implemented lesson plans based on ages and abilities of class children.
  • Kept children safe and secure at all times.
  • Read stories to children, facilitated discussions and tied books into learning opportunities.
  • Encouraged positive behaviors, including patience with teachers and fellow kids.
  • Assisted children in development of social, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Discussed new developments, misbehavior and concerns with parents or guardians.
  • Observed and monitored play to identify developmental strengths and target areas for enrichment activities.
  • Led children in tidying up, handwashing and [Task] to teach responsibility.
  • Enforced rules to teach manners and maintain safe environment.
  • Incorporated music and art activities to encourage creativity and expression.
  • Updated detailed records for each child with information such as daily observations, meals served and medications administered.
  • Used techniques such as positive reinforcement and behavior modeling to instill discipline in children.
  • Cared for up to [Number] children ranging in age from [Number] to [Number].
  • Secured indoor and outdoor premises to protect children under care.
  • Improved group and individual behavior by employing positive management strategies.
  • Assisted children in developing fine motor skills in preparation for preschool and kindergarten.
  • Organized and planned age-appropriate lessons involving reading, crafts, music and movement.
  • Taught children how to complete basic crafts such as paintings, drawings and decorations.
  • Recorded information about behavior, food service and medication dispensing.
  • Identified concerns and signs of emotional or developmental problems and discussed issues with management and families.
  • Implemented and oversaw activities centered on promoting learning and imaginative play.
  • Promoted physical, emotional, intellectual and social development through well-planned classroom lessons, games and outside activities.
  • Communicated with parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors and upcoming events.
06/1990 to 10/1992
Director, Curriculum Coordinator New Hope Baptist Church Daycare City, STATE,
  • Managed daily operations by overseeing financials, key performance indicators and employee performance.
  • Offered subject matter expertise on curriculum design, selection and purchasing.
  • Developed, deployed and maintained robust training programs accomplishing department and facility goals.
  • Aided senior leadership during executive decision-making process by generating daily reports to provide data for consideration of corrective actions and improvements.
  • Defined and articulated learning outcomes, including measurements, performance metrics and changes to improve student learning.
  • Completed wide-ranging studies of learning topics and implemented into formal curriculum for [Subject], [Subject], and [Subject].
  • Worked with school administrators to determine course needs and set frameworks.
  • Directed training improvements to reduce knowledge gaps and eliminate workforce performance inefficiencies.
  • Developed and supervised staff by providing orientation, training, support and direction.
  • Built strong network of outside referral sources within community.
  • Studied scripts to assess creative direction and resource requirements for successful production.
  • Developed organization's mission and vision statements for all employees.
  • Coordinated [Type] development project processes and timelines across internal [Type] and [Type] departments.
Education and Training
Expected in to to
: Nursing
Charleston Southern University - Charleston, SC
Expected in to to
High School Diploma:
Mauldin High School - Mauldin, SC
  • Prosolution Training - [Year] Yearly training hours.

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School Attended

  • Charleston Southern University
  • Mauldin High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead Teacher
  • Infant Teacher (6m-12m)
  • Home Daycare Owner
  • Director, Curriculum Coordinator


  • High School Diploma

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