Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Service-oriented with 11 year background in public school education. Core competencies include professionalism, inclusivity and organization, as well as excellent communication and time management skills. Handles tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Talking to others to convey information effectively Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Monitoring/Assessing performance of myself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action

  • Data-driven decision making
  • Student records management
  • Special education
  • Mediation and crisis intervention
  • Team collaboration and leadership
Work History
08/2017 to Current
Life Skills Teacher Marple Newtown School District Newtown Square, PA,
  • Taught individuals with learning or physical difficulties to use technology such as computers, tablets and mobile phones.
  • Customized strategies based on individuals' goals and strengths and offered each positive reinforcement to continue progress against goals.
  • Created activities to allow students exposure to awareness of disabilities and how to advocate for themselves as well as others
  • Intervened in crisis situations to provide counseling and support.
  • Provide personal care for students as related to hygiene, toileting, and nourishment
  • Reviewed and discussed students' academic credentials, interests, transition plans and educational goals.
  • Provided crisis intervention in response to emergencies, employing existing trust and rapport to deescalate situations.
  • Established 1st chapter of Best Buddies Friendship Club at Paetow High School
09/2014 to 08/2017
Special Education Counselor Lutheran Services Vinton, IA,
  • Provide consultation to parents, teachers, administrators, and others on topics such as learning styles and behavior modification techniques.
  • Counsel children and families to help solve conflicts and problems in learning and adjustment.
  • Assessed individual child's needs, limitations, and potential, using observation, review of school records, and consultation with parents and school personnel.
  • Collected and analyzed data to evaluate effectiveness of academic programs and other services, such as BIPs and FBA's to aide in implementation of behavioral management systems.
  • Collaborate with other educational professionals to develop teaching strategies and school programs.
  • Counsel individuals to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioral problems affecting their educational or vocational situations.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Prepare students for later educational experiences by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
08/2010 to 09/2014
Structured Learning Teacher Aveanna Healthcare Clarks Summit, PA,
  • Developed and implemented strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of disabilities.
  • Meet with parents or guardians to discuss their children's progress, advise them on using community resources, or teach skills for dealing with students' impairments.
  • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as assisting in school libraries, hall or cafeteria monitoring, or bus loading Education Community Service Affiliations or unloading.
  • Teach students personal development skills, such as goal setting, independence, or self-advocacy.
  • Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, or other professionals to develop individual education plans (IEPs).
06/2011 to 08/2011
Teacher Buffalo Public Schools Buffalo, NY,
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs, abilities, and interests.
  • Incorporated exciting and engaging activities to reinforce student participation and hands-on learning.
  • Communicated frequently with parents, students and faculty to provide feedback and discuss instructional strategies.
08/2009 to 08/2010
Special Education Paraprofessional Aldine I.S.D City, STATE,
  • Supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, school yards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips.
  • Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
  • Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers to coordinate instructional efforts.
  • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.
02/2009 to 08/2009
Substitute Teacher Spring Branch I.S.D. City, STATE,
  • Followed classroom plans left by class teacher to continue student education and reinforce core concepts.
Expected in 08/2014
Master of Education: School Counseling And Guidance
University Of St Thomas - Houston, TX
Expected in 12/2008
Bachelor of Arts: Communications
University Of Houston-Downtown - Houston, TX

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