life skills teacher resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

● Attentive Special Education Teacher with excellent communication skills

● PA certified and highly qualified in K-6 Elementary Education with a dual certification in N-12 Special Education.

● Possesses an effective, positive, and flexible teaching style with the willingness to work beyond the call of duty.


    Co-presenter: Fostering Global Connections: An American University's

    Student Teaching Program in Malaysia. PBL-in-Action presentation at the

    3rd Annual Problem Based Learning Symposium on 8 March 2012 at


    ● Designed a mentor (big brother-big sister) reading program at CDSD

    within the Middle School environment

    ● Member of PBIS Tier II Behavior Implementation Program

    ● Mentor at Jewish Community Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA

    ● In-demand tutor at Sir Utama International School


    ● enthusiastic, insightful and resourceful

    focused on establishing a strong connection between education and the real world

    ● High-Risk students (safe crisis trained)

    ● Staff development and morale

    ● Conflict resolution

    ● Methodology implementation (Montessori, Mindfulness, Responsive Classroom, Problem-based Learning)

    ● Well-traveled and multicultural

Work History
10/2020 to Current
Life Skills Teacher Marple Newtown School District Newtown Square, PA,
  • Worked within the Special Education department as a Life Skills Instructor teaching teenagers with disabilities of all types how to accomplish ordinary daily living tasks.
  • Focused on helping students gain independent living skills.
  • Functioned as a member of a team of professionals for each individual student.
  • ·Attending meetings with parents and other providers drafted goals broke goals down into individual measurable steps and wrote IEP plans.
  • Provided instruction according to individualized plans tailored to each individual student’s particular needs.
  • Tracked progress toward goal accomplishment and reported findings every three months.
  • Taught skills including how to write checks and balance a checkbook basic cooking and nutrition social skills applying to colleges and trade schools interviewing skills and much more.
  • Helped students to prepare for independent lives as adults.
01/2017 to 10/2020
Full Time Learning Support Teacher Central Dauphin School District City, STATE,

● Conducted small-group, adapted curriculum (AEC standards) and individualized classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs to ensure that all students are learning at full potential.

● Designed and implemented a basic English program that allowed for specialized growth that was available to a variety of students. (PSSA and PASA standards) and adapted SRA program.

● Attended a variety of professional development workshops centered around learning goals, classroom management, student motivation, and engaging learning activities.

● Facilitated activities that developed students' physical, emotional, educational and social growth.

● Demonstrated the ability to include parents and students in the educational process.

● Supervised an average of 45 special needs students in classroom, halls, cafeteria, schoolyard and field trips.

● Provided behavior supports, FBAs and interventions

10/2015 to 12/2015
Subsitute A+ Teachers City, STATE,

● Maintained a safe and orderly classroom.

● Communicated with parents regarding student activities.

● Led classroom activities for play-based and immersive learning.

● Completed documentation of attendance, grades, and other required details

● Proctored quizzes, tests, and standardized examinations.

● Worked with principal's office on disciplinary and safety issues.

● Instructed, tutored, and mentored individual students.

● Encouraged learning through diverse strategies.

● Maintained safety and security of all youth under care.

08/2012 to 06/2015
Primary School Teacher Sri Utama International School City, STATE,

● Effectively able to differentiate classroom learning for students with disabilities without the support of a special education department

● Strong organizational, leadership, problem-solving and technical skills including extensive knowledge of Cambridge (CIE) standards in International Teaching

● Obtained knowledge of the methodologies to enhance quality teaching in international standard

● Possesses cross-functional background in all levels of curriculum development and implementation

● Demonstrated the ability to work with parents and students from diverse backgrounds in a cooperative way

● Monitored behavior of the child in the classroom, evaluated children performance with the aid of a behavior program or disciplinary

Expected in 06/2012
Bachelor of Arts: Primary Education And Special Education
Wilkes University - Wilkes-barre, PA,

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School Attended

  • Wilkes University

Job Titles Held:

  • Life Skills Teacher
  • Full Time Learning Support Teacher
  • Subsitute
  • Primary School Teacher


  • Bachelor of Arts

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