Jessica Claire
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Passionate educator with instructional coaching and classroom teaching experience across multiple grade levels. Successfully uses pedagogical knowledge to design meaningful PL cohorts of teachers and teach engaging and differentiated lessons to a wide variety of learners. Strong interpersonal skills that support collaboration with teachers through in-depth coaching cycles while also forming strong connections with learners that support engaged learning .

Literacy Coach, 07/2017 - Current
Nhps New Haven, CT,


  • Developed and facilitated a Literacy Leader Cohort (2021) that supported the growth of teachers to become literacy leaders by building a strong foundation of literacy knowledge and pedagogy
  • Supported and guided Literacy Leaders to lead a virtual PL series for 50 district teachers (2021)
  • Designed and facilitated district-wide and school-based PL for 11 schools
  • Created monthly job-embedded Professional Learning for 60+ teachers in multiple cohorts of K-8 teachers (2018-2020)
  • Developed district model "lab site" classrooms (2018-2020) which served as a site where teachers could practice and hone their craft while receiving coaching support and feedback
  • Increased district model lab classrooms (2018-2020) from 0 to 11
  • Designed and led mega labs and clinics for 70+ district-wide teachers to practice best literacy practices within model lab site classrooms
  • Designed and facilitated an administrator's mega lab within a model lab site classroom where administrators and district leaders observed elements of reader's workshop and best literacy practices
  • Spearheaded and led a K-8 Administrator's Cohort focused on building a school culture of literacy
  • Created yearly mini professional learning sessions for 40+ teachers
  • Supported and guided administrators on literacy roll out plans for their staff
  • Designed an engaging learning environment for BCS Mobile Learning Lab
  • Created a district-level pacing guide and scope & sequence for reading grades 3-5
  • Retained 90% of cohort teachers


  • Redesigned coaching cycle process to include co-planning, co-teaching, modeling lessons, collecting and analyzing data, and providing feedback
  • Led K-8 teachers in over 30+ coaching cycles which improved literacy instruction and increased student achievement
  • Co-taught and co-planned within K-8 literacy classrooms within 10 schools
  • Created and facilitated year-long data teams and bus planning mini-PL sessions for two schools


  • Initiated and facilitated Battle of the Books, a nationwide reading incentive program, for grades 3-8
  • Increased middle school participation within the program by 50% from 2018-2019
  • Increased elementary school participation within the program by 150% from 2018-2019
Contracted Literacy Coach, 06/2014 - 06/2017
Archdiocese Of San Antonio Spring Branch, TX,
  • Co-authored Setting Up Reader's Workshop: The First 20 Days which was used as a district-level resource to approx 120 (grades 3-5) teachers
  • Launched 2014 Berkeley County Schools Literacy Model by presenting to most K-5 teachers
  • Conducted literacy walk-throughs and provided feedback to administration
  • Assessed literacy needs of schools by reviewing student data and current curriculum with the offices of Curriculum & Instruction and school administrators
Teacher, 06/2002 - 06/2007
Loudoun County Public Schools City, STATE,
  • Created Young Einsteins to enable students to formulate hypotheses, establish controlled variables, test theories, and draft final lab reports
  • Incorporated math and science AIMS and Marilyn Burns trainings to build innovation in the classroom
  • Incorporated hands-on learning and team building to solve multi-step math problems to foster active learning while building conceptual math knowledge
  • Devised alternate approaches, using differentiated teaching, to teach core subject which increased student achievement
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modifications and positive reinforcement strategies
  • Fostered oral language development and critical thinking skills during book club discussions, classroom presentations, and project-based learning projects
  • Communicated frequently with parents, students, and faculty to provide feedback and discuss instructional strategies which fostered a positive classroom culture and community relationships
  • Created a classroom culture built on trust, safety, and the instilling confidence in the lives of students
Education and Training
Master of Arts: Literacy Education, Expected in 12/2017
West Virginia University - Morgantown, WV,

Certified PreK-12 Reading Specialist (Praxis 2017)

Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education , Expected in 05/2002
Shepherd University - Shepherdstown, WV,
: Coaching Institute, Expected in 10/2018
Teachers College, Columbia University - New York, New York ,

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