middle school special education teacher resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
Professional Summary
Special Education Teacher equipped with the positive attitude and patience necessary to teach special education. Extensive experience working with students who require self-contained and resource programming. 
  • First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Trained in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Trained in the Wilson Reading Program. 
  • Trained in ABA Instructional Strategies and Program Development
  • Trained in Physical and Psychological Management (PMT) 
  • Differentiating Instruction 
  • Creating Multi-Sensory Supports
  • Collaboration
  • Knowledge of Basic Sign Language Applicable to Total Communication
  • Developing Social Skills Based on the Teachings of Michelle Garcia Winner  
Work History
07/2012 to Current
Middle School Special Education Teacher Canon City Schools Canon City, CO,
  • Worked in collaboration with parents, school personnel, and outside agencies in order to develop and implement individualized education programs.  
  • Used researched based instructional techniques such as discrete trials, task analysis, peer modeling, & multi-sensory instruction.
  • Piloted and co-taught social theater arts social skills class. Helped peer assistants to develop prompting techniques and trained them to manipulate assistive technology that is utilized by their special needs peers. 
  • Created a learning environment with clearly established routines and expectations that facilitated opportunities for independence in academic, life skill, and communication, and vocational areas. 

06/2013 to Current
Extended School Year Special Education Teacher The Learning Lamp Johnstown, PA,
  • Planned summer academic, life skill, social, and vocational activities and field trips in collaboration with a special education colleague.  
  • Implemented a breakfast program in order facilitate opportunities for daily life skills. 
  • Corresponded with community members to visit and demonstrate the functionality of their employment including fire fighters, a police officer, and an author. 

10/2010 to 05/2012
Long Term Elementary Substitute - Grades K, 2 and 3 Enfield Public Schools City, STATE,
  • Conducted Tier II intervention groups and collaborated with Tier III interventionists on strategies to implement with Tier I, II, and III.  
  • Monitored student progress on district wide benchmarks, DRA 2, and AIMSweb. 
  • Maintained communication with parents on academic and behavioral progress by utilizing behavior plans and communication logs. 

07/2004 to 01/2017
Swim Team Assistant Coach, Head Lifeguard, Swimming Lesson Instructor, Lifeguard Enfield Recreation Department City, STATE,
  • Developed visual instructional techniques for swimmers 5-18 years old that stemmed from their prior knowledge to assist in stroke development. 
  • Amended an existing swimming lesson program and evaluation system to increase swimmer success in progression through the swim levels. 
  • Developed clear routines and expectations for swimmers 5-8 years old during competitive swim meets.

Expected in 2009 to to
Bachelor of Arts: English; Elementary Education
Eastern Connecticut State University - Willimantic, CT
Expected in 2013 to to
Master of Science: Special Education
Central Connecticut State University - New Britain, CT

013 - Connecticut Elementary Teacher Certification K-6

165 - Connecticut Special Education Teacher Certification K-12

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School Attended

  • Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Central Connecticut State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Middle School Special Education Teacher
  • Extended School Year Special Education Teacher
  • Long Term Elementary Substitute - Grades K, 2 and 3
  • Swim Team Assistant Coach, Head Lifeguard, Swimming Lesson Instructor, Lifeguard


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Science

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