Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary
Mindful Middle School Teacher accomplished in preparing students for the future through the use of new technologies and project based learning. Much of my focus lately is  to develop and promote interactive learning within a group environment. Encouraging students to engage in group work and to solve problems as a team will allow them to develop skills required for this digital age. Most of my students will work in jobs not even invented yet. By attending professional development in district, in state and out of state, I am able to be up-to-date on the latest curriculum and resources and implement new teaching methods.  I continue to review and upgrade my computer skills in the classroom to maximize the learning experience and convey subject material in an accessible and compelling manner.
  • Curriculum development
  • Technology 
  • Project Based Learning
  • National Education Association
  • Arkansas Education Association
  • Arkansas Science Teachers Association

STEM education

eMINTS Certification

English As A Second Language certification

Work History
Middle School Science Teacher, 07/2002 - Current
John Glenn School Corporation Walkerton, IN,

During the last ten years of my teaching career, I have acquired new knowledge and skills  related to English Language Learners and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Through district sponsored professional development I have become an ESL and eMINTS certified instructor. 

130-150 students on average visit my classroom daily. Science activities are engaging, innovative, hands-on and enhanced with 1-1 computer technology. 

9th Physical Science Teacher, 07/1993 - 05/2002
Fayetteville Public Schools City, STATE,

 After working with high school students, I quickly had to acclimate myself to junior high students. I really had to work hard to keep their attention and keep them engaged.  Foldables and lecture guides helped keep their focus; however, my teaching style really needed to improve to provide meaningful instruction.  I began using graphing calculators and probes from Texas Instruments to ramp up the curriculum. Take-Home projects each nine weeks helped give students a choice in their learning and allowed their creativity and uniqueness to shine through.  The usual teacher responsibilities were part of my daily routine:

  • Instructed between 140-150 students through lectures, discussions, group activities and demonstrations.
  • Planned and supervised class projects, field trips and visits by guest speakers.
  • Prepared daily lesson plans for activities.

Science & Technology, Biology Teacher, 07/1987 - 05/1993
Little Rock Public Schools City, STATE, The infamous Little Rock Central High School is where I began my teaching career.  Fresh out of college, I began teaching 11th & 12th grade students a course called "Science and Technology." My training at the time was more geared towards life sciences. When a Biology position came open the following year, I was happy to change content areas. I learned a lot while teaching in Little Rock.  Thinking fast on my feet kept me one step ahead of my students. Building relationships with my students came easy for me and  made up for my lack of experience in teaching.  
Master of Arts: Secondary Education emphasis on Science, Expected in 1998
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Coursework in Secondary Education 
  • Coursework in Child Development and Psychology, Statistics, Middle School Methods, Higher Order Thinking in Science, Foundations of Teaching and Learning, Curriculum Development, Analysis of Teaching, Professionalization of Teaching, Computer Technology

Bachelor of Science: Secondary Science Education, Expected in 1987
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas

1 of 2 teachers in Arkansas selected to attend Monterrey Bay Aquarium Teacher Institute July – August 2016

University of Arkansas Math and Science Engineering Outreach 2009-2016: presented a variety of STEM activities I developed while participating in program

GK-12 5 years 2006- 2012 funded by the National Science Foundation. I mentored PHD candidates while they worked on their advanced degree. They in-turn visited my middle school classroom twice a week and together we planned STEM activities for my students to do during their visits.                               

Presented lessons developed while attending the summer workshops and selected to  present a STEM lesson designed by my team at the National GK12 convention in Washington DC in 2009

San Diego Zoo Conservation Workshop summer 2011- selected as 1/25 nation wide applicants to attend this 5 day workshop focusing on conservation. 

San Francisco Exploratorium Teacher Institute summer 2010 - 1 of 6 teachers from Arkansas selected to attend month long workshop for teachers .  presented STEM activities developed while there to science teachers in my district

eMINTS 2008-2009 school year -2010-2011 school year

Monterrey Bay Aquarium July – August 2016

University of Arkansas Math and Science Engineering Outreach

GK-12 5 years  

San Diego Zoo Conservation Workshop summer 2011

San Francisco Exploratorium summer 2010 eMINTS 2008-2009 school year -2010-2011 school year Presented in Washington DC at the National GK-12 Convention March 2009  Presented at the NSTA in Boston Massachusetts 2005

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School Attended

  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Arkansas

Job Titles Held:

  • Middle School Science Teacher
  • 9th Physical Science Teacher
  • Science & Technology, Biology Teacher


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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