literacy coach resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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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 and teach engaging and differentiated lessons to a wide variety of learners. Strong interpersonal skills that supports the collaboration with teachers through in-depth coaching cycles while also forming strong bonds with students.

Education & Trainings

Master of Arts: Literacy Education (Dec 2017)

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

Certified Pre-K-12 Reading Specialist (Praxis 2017)

Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education (May 2002)
Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, W

Teacher's College Columbia University 2018 Coaching Institute

Diane Sweeney's Student-Centered Coaching Model: St Louis (2018)

07/2017 to Current
Literacy Coach 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
06/2014 to 06/2017
Contracted Literacy Coach Washington Hospital, Inc., Mary Fredericksburg, VA,
  • 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
06/2002 to 06/2007
Teacher Loudoun County Public Schools City, STATE,
  • Created Young Einsteins to enable students to formulate hypothesis, 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, graphing and team building to solve multi-step math problems to foster active learning while building mathematical skills
  • Devised alternate approaches to presenting lessons to increase 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
  • Communicated frequently with parents, students, and faculty to provide feedback and discuss instructional strategies
  • Created a classroom culture

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