Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Talented Special Education Teacher focused on meeting student academic and emotional needs. Compassionate and caring in delivery of personalized, hands-on support and lessons targeted to specific learning needs and strengths. Leverages strong communication skills and patient nature to provide positive reinforcement in team-based, structured environments.

  • Organizational and Problem Solving Skills
  • Proficient with remote learning platforms such as Canvas, NearPod, and Google Classroom
  • Academic Mentor
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Equity Workshops
  • Behavior modification/ Social Emotional Learning
  • Multidisciplinary team collaboration
  • Technology-based strategies
  • Enrichment activities
  • Individual instruction
  • Learning style assessment
  • Motivating students
  • Mastery of Reading and Writing Workshop
Learning Specialist, 08/2014 to Current
Seacoast National BankWinter Garden, FL,
  • Completed documentation on student behaviors, interventions and results.
  • Created and distributed instructional materials for group and one-on-one use.
  • Maintained focused, inclusive and supportive learning environments.
  • Prepared visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to foster learning.
  • Liaised with team of professionals to implement comprehensive educational action plans for special needs and at-risk students.
  • Met with parents about student needs to garner additional support.
  • Provided students with personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Delivered feedback using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage, motivate and build confidence in students.
  • Documented course development and archival processes as requested.
  • Supported students in comprehension and completion of homework as well as for ongoing literacy work.
  • Devised special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on needs, interests and abilities of individual students.
  • Instructed students on proper utilization of computers and class-related technology.
  • Developed academic framework within which each student could best discover and apply appropriate language, reading and learning skills.
  • Implemented instructional technology support using various tools for teaching and learning, including following related software programs and applications used in eLearning.
  • Researched various topics and information on distance learning as requested by administrative officials, managers and staff members.
  • Responded to student and faculty issues regarding software systems and other instructional technology tool issues by e-mail, phone call or in person.
Special Education Teacher, 09/2009 to 06/2014
The DoorNew York, NY,
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Enhanced lessons using Smart Board technology and computers.
  • Eliminated learning gaps and effectively instructed students by using teaching aids and motivational strategies.
  • Organized and prepared instructional materials, communiqués and reports to facilitate student learning.
  • Fostered positive and trusting relationships with students to increase engagement.
  • Developed individual educational plans designed to promote educational, physical and social development.
  • Delivered specialized classroom instruction to students with developmental disorders.
  • Developed IEP to leverage developmental practices and educational theories to achieve educational objectives.
  • Wrote and presented documents for Individual Education Plan conferences.
  • Established and communicated clear objectives for lessons, units and projects to students and parents.
  • Developed interesting and interactive learning methods tailored to help students with individual needs.
  • Worked with students with specialized needs to accomplish tasks and build practical skills.
  • Promoted language development skills through reading and storytelling.
  • Implemented specialized tests to evaluate literacy performance.
  • Encouraged student empathy of others to build confidence and improve self-image.
  • Collaborated with conventional education instructors across multiple departments to optimize student learning.
Classroom Teacher, 07/2003 to 06/2008
Catholic SchoolsOak Hill, TX,
  • Met with parents and guardians to discuss student progress and areas for improvement.
  • Developed lessons, activities and materials to cover all required course material.
  • Liaised with team of professionals to implement comprehensive educational action plans for special needs and at-risk students.
  • Tracked attendance, assignments, grades and class participation for all students.
  • Worked with parents, administrators and counselors to develop improvement plans for struggling students.
  • Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
  • Identified early signs of emotional, developmental and health delays or problems in students and followed up with parents.
  • Administered tests, quizzes and other assignments to gauge students' learning and knowledge of course materials.
  • Adapted teaching methods and instructional strategies to promote learning in students of differing skill levels.
  • Gave quizzes and tests to assess student understanding of material.
  • Maintained positive classroom environments by reinforcing rules for behavior and relationship-building actions.
  • Explored foundational learning concepts with students through hands-on activities, videos and class discussions.
  • Helped students learn to persevere with challenging tasks and build resilience for later educational efforts.
  • Offered hands-on learning opportunities to develop student self-esteem and life skills.
Education and Training
MS: Elementary Education, Expected in 2005
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BA: English Literature, Expected in 1997
Hunter College - New York, NY
Special Education Teacher w/ Bilingual Extension, K-12 New York State: , Expected in
Mercy College - New York, NY
  • Smartboard Technologies Training, 2006, Refresher course 2010
  • Guggenheim’s Learning Through Art Professional Development 2006- promoting literacy skills through art.
  • Participated in Lucy Calkins‘ Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) 2005-2013
  • Making the PYP Happen induction training, IB curriculum, Abu Dhabi, September 2011
  • Reading and Writing Through Inquiry, PYP Conference, Dubai, February 2012
  • Understanding Sensory Processing and Training in the Needs of Students with Autism, July 2012
  • Vocabulary Instruction in the Common Core Classroom, November 2013 Teaching Experience KIPP Infinity Middle School, New York, NY August 2013- present -Learning Specialist grades 5, 7 & 8

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  • Hunter College
  • Mercy College

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  • Special Education Teacher
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  • BA
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