manager teacher leadership and development resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

As an experienced and innovative teacher leader and scientist, I combine my academic knowledge and data-analysis skills to proactively develop and promote holistic teaching in the STEM setting while planning for possible missteps. A skilled collaborator and loves working alongside colleagues and coaches to identify new strategies, implement solutions, and lead best practices that are essential to positively impact all students. Detail-orientated problem-solver with open lines of communication and organizational strengths with a track record of optimizing instructional productivity.

Work History
Manager, Teacher Leadership and Development, 04/2022 to Current
KIPPSoCal – KIPP Philosopher AcademyCity, STATE,

  • Partner with school leaders and community members to align coaching priorities and support teachers with targeted learning opportunities and build upon school culture
  • Expanded cross-functional organizational capacity by collaborating across departments on priorities, functions and common goals.
  • Assist in implementation of STEM technology curriculum that aligns with national and state standards
  • Coaches and collaborate with teachers to lead content through Culturally Responsive Teaching (CTR) and to be effective teachers
5th and 8th Grade Science + 7th and 8th Grade Int, 07/2021 to Current
KIPPSoCal – KIPP Philosopher AcademyCity, STATE,
  • Design culturally responsive unit-based assessments and projects that are centered based real-world scenarios aligned with NGSS in preparation for the California Science Test (CAST)
  • Adapt daily Amplify lesson plans and assignments based on formative data collected to address misconceptions
  • Teach three sections of core science content, including foundational astronomy, earth science, biology, and environmental science
  • Improve structures that strengthen students’ pro-social skills, resiliency, personal accountability, and student-teacher relationships while pivoting away from inherently problematic zero-tolerance policies that adversely affect students of color
  • Design and present inclusive lesson plans, which incorporate scaffolding ensuring that each student can comprehend and retain information learned
  • Provided small pull-out groups to support students with IEPs, ensuring that all learners access content taught through all classes
  • Incorporate various technology including iReady, IXL, Newsela, National Geographics, GRACE-FO-NASA, Kahoot, PowerPoint, Zoom, PhET Simulations, Amplify Simulations, and Google Classroom, into teaching content
  • Demonstrate willingness to accept feedback and make corrections based on advice from peers, students, family and school leaders
  • Implement iReady Reading Intervention curriculum to increase student literacy and support school reading program
Founding 5th Grade Science and Coding Teacher , 07/2017 to 06/2021
KIPPNYC – KIPP Infinity Middle SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Researched, designed, and implemented an inquiry-based science curriculum focused on Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, and Chemistry to ensure students follow all key science concepts and guidelines
  • Accomplished goal of over 70% NGSS Standard Mastery on all regionwide science summative assessments
  • Integrated digital platforms, software and websites such Canvas, Nearpod, Khan Academy, Newsela Pear Deck, BrainPOP, PhET Simulation,, Quizizz, Kahoot, Amplify Simulations, and more into traditional and virtual curriculums
  • Developed and adapted materials for daily virtual learning and collected data for analysis to maximize effectiveness of virtual teaching
  • Worked in conjunction with Learning Specialists to ensure that all IEPs and students are met both inside and outside of the classroom and differentiate for all levels to ensure measurable progress
  • Lead meetings with parents, therapists, social workers, and psychologists to support student success
  • Adapted and implemented a coding curriculum focused on web development to aid students in creating personalized web pages accessible to the public
  • Directed grade wide science fair event with multiple modals of scientific thinking
  • Planned and implemented daily pullout reading groups for struggling readers and analyzed formative assessments to modify daily instruction
  • Collaborated with grade team members to strategize on how to best support struggling ELA test-takers. Developed individualized student goals and trackers to utilize different techniques in preparation for the New York State ELA exam
Grade Level Chair, 08/2019 to 07/2020
KIPPNYC – KIPP Infinity Middle SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Lead a team of veteran teachers. Drove student achievement, set and met grade level goals. Worked closely and cooperatively with the principal and leadership members to facilitate team problem solving and student success
  • Collaborated cross-functionally with Grade Level Dean to implement a school-wide restorative justice system and improved structures that strengthen students’ pro-social skills, resiliency, personal accountability, and student-teacher relationships while pivoting away from inherently problematic zero-tolerance policies that adversely affect student of color
  • Analyzed grade-level culture data to identify strengths and areas of growth in student leadership, behavior, and character development. Lead grade-level community meetings for all in response
  • Assisted and integrated digit platforms, software, and websites into virtual learning curriculums for the team, along with providing technology support to staff, and families
  • Conducted and ran weekly grade level meetings and data analysis that centered on instructional and behavioral strategies that meet the needs of all students
  • Participated in collaborative decision-making and provided opportunities for meaningful feedback from both the teaching team and students
  • Cooperated with appropriate personnel in the recommendation and placement of students to levels and special programs
  • Assisted grade level team in analyzing students’ results and assessing proficiencies according to standards-based concepts and skills
  • Curriculum design
  • Policies and procedures
  • Strategic planning
  • Staff Management
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Classroom Facilitation
  • Improvement initiatives
  • Schedule optimization
  • Student records management
  • Progress tracking
Master of Arts: Science, Expected in 05/2018 to Relay Graduate School of Education - New York, NY
Master of Science: Biology, Expected in 05/2016 to Manhattan College - The Bronx, NY

New York State Professional Certificate: Biology (Grades 5-9) - October 2021

California Preliminary License - August 2021


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School Attended

  • Relay Graduate School of Education
  • Manhattan College

Job Titles Held:

  • Manager, Teacher Leadership and Development
  • 5th and 8th Grade Science + 7th and 8th Grade Int
  • Founding 5th Grade Science and Coding Teacher
  • Grade Level Chair


  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Science

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