lead teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Energetic educator with proven skills in teaching 22 students diverse subjects. Keep classrooms organized and students on-task to facilitate effective learning. Diligent and adaptable in meeting individual student needs with warm, safe educational environments. High-energy teacher focused on improving teaching strategies and student understanding of material. Eager to help struggling students excel. Bilingual Teacher with excellent and is highly effective at working with parents to promote better learning culture children.

Mental Health Assistant II

Coordinated delivery of optimal patient care to diverse patients through effective monitoring and treatment organization. Skillfully conduct/updates Functional Skill Assessments documentation and complete ongoing case reviews to strengthen support. Well-versed in enforcing strict controls to quickly identify and resolve concerns. Knowledgeable Case Manager experienced in coordinating care for 10 individuals. Proactive and resourceful with strong knowledge of community resources. Effective communicator with passion for helping others. For over 14 years of experience delivering high-quality care to psychiatric/mental retardation clients. Providing some sign-language and bilingual communication when needed.

  • Classroom management
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Relationship development
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Process improvement
  • Childcare needs
  • Key decision making
  • Psychiatry and mental health
  • Mental health support
  • Emotional health care
  • Mental Health
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Basic clerical knowledge
  • Communications
  • Organization
  • Problem resolution
  • Lesson development
  • Safety awareness
  • Progress reporting
  • Mental health assessments
  • Healthy living activities
  • Safety and health protocols
  • Lesson Planning
  • Customer service
Work History
Lead Teacher, 09/2019 - Current
Bright Horizons Family Solutons Milpitas, CA,
  • Assisted students of all ability levels develop life-long learning skills and good study habits.
  • Organized rooms in line with current educational thinking to maximize educational opportunities.
  • Developed and optimized rich learning environment by capitalizing on diverse engagement strategies and enriching teaching techniques.
  • Chose optimum curriculum for each class and devised creative daily lesson plans to meet requirements and needs of different learners.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Maintained well-controlled classrooms by clearly outlining standards and reinforcing positive behaviors.
  • Consulted with parents to build and maintain positive support networks and support continuing education strategies.
  • Sanitized toys and play equipment each day to maintain safety and cleanliness.
  • Educated students in foundational concepts such as shapes, numbers and letters.
  • Applied play-based strategies, including crafts and games, to provide diverse approaches to learning.
  • Motivated teaching staff to continually improve strategies and maximize student learning.
  • Provided open and loving environment where children direct learning process.
  • Developed children's curiosity and knowledge through Spanish language and memorizing bible verses activities.
  • Prepared pre-class materials.
  • Increased student satisfaction by frequently communicating with students about needs and adapting lessons to interests and classroom progress.
Mental Health Assistant II/Case Manager, 12/2004 - 09/2019
The Home For Little Wanderers Roslindale, MA,
  • Took active role in patient and family planning process, detailing instructions and responding appropriately and effectively to questions and concerns.
  • Managed support services, fostered communication resources and being a liaison for my clients ranging from health care, legal service, daily living or life struggles.
  • Worked with different disciplines in the mental health field to provide cohesive care to patients.
  • Provided a Functional skill Assessment for each client based on individual performant and needs.
  • Partnered with physicians, social workers, activity therapists, nutritionists and case managers to develop and implement individualized care plans and documented all patient interactions and interventions in electronic charting systems.
  • Managed case load of 10 adults/young adults with psychiatric and addiction, providing comprehensive, community-based care.
  • Following the required training to further educated and properly identify the struggles and the needs of psychiatric/ addictive clients using remediation strategies.
  • Adhered to following policy and procedure , ethical standards and codes of professional conduct conducive to positive learning atmosphere.
  • Developed/Provided a Recovery Group to maintain long-term client wellness.
  • Collaborated with external agencies to problem solve in and out of the community. (legal system, medical issues, housing, and more.)
Residential Counselor, 02/1995 - 12/2004
Kennedy Center City, STATE,
  • Counseled 10 residents in group sessions to assist in overcoming dependencies and adjustments to life.
  • Resolved conflicts by performing in-time crisis intervention and enforcing discipline and behavior metrics.
  • Delivered frequent summaries on resident progression and regression in treatment to provide recommendations towards treatment plan for success.
  • Engaged with communication using motivational intervention techniques to deescalate aggressive and hostile behavior of residents.
  • Engaged with Collaborate Safety Strategies and intervention techniques to deescalate aggressive and hostile behavior of residents.
  • Supported residents in coping with emotions and fears through one-on-one sessions.
  • Addressed behavioral and emotional needs of residents through activities and interventions, increasing resident socialization, interpersonal and social skills.
  • Collaborated with various agencies and service providers to facilitate care coordination and information sharing.
  • Communicated behavior choices to residents by outlining positive and negative consequences of choices.
  • Solved grievances and complaints by collaborating with residents.
  • Assisted residents with transitioning into new living environment and maintained strong relationships with residents.
  • Provided emotional support and counseling to residents coping with loss and created and developed bereavement groups.
  • Promoted positive relations between residents and staff.
  • Supported personal needs of residents dealing with diverse conditions.
  • Enforced policies and safety standards through building and room rounds.
  • Liaised between community programs and residents and counseled 10 community and assisted living residents.
  • Conducted daily welfare checks and ensured that all resident needs were met by coordinating with facility staff.
High School Diploma: , Expected in 04/2027
New Horizon Therapeutic - Columbus, Ga,
Status -
  • Awarded Training and Professional Development Section- Successfully completing the 6-week Impact FCP Pre-Service Training
: Organizational Leadership, Expected in 02/2027
The Kennedy Institute of Leadership - Bridgeport, CT,
Status -
  • Awarded 2000
: Certified Nursing Assistant , Expected in 04/2027
Naugatuck Adult Education - Naugatuck, CT,
Status -
  • Graduated in 1995
Associate of Science: Respiratory Therapy Assistance, Expected in 04/2027
Medicina De Juana Diaz - Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico,
Status -
  • Continuing education in respiratory therapy certification.
  • Graduated in 1980
High School Diploma: , Expected in
Ramon J. Davila High School - Coamo, Puerto Rico,
Status -
  • Continuing education in Oficinista de Contabilidad.
  • 26 of May in 1978
  • Won “Leadership” award at Kennedy Institute in 2000
  • Certified /training provided list

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School Attended

  • New Horizon Therapeutic
  • The Kennedy Institute of Leadership
  • Naugatuck Adult Education
  • Medicina De Juana Diaz
  • Ramon J. Davila High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead Teacher
  • Mental Health Assistant II/Case Manager
  • Residential Counselor


  • High School Diploma
  • Associate of Science
  • High School Diploma

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