Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

I am a highly qualified, experienced, and permanently certified NYS Secondary Social Studies teacher looking to get back into the professional atmosphere and help students during this very trying time.


Preventative Classroom Discipline

Unit & Daily Lesson Planning

Assessing specified objectives

Co-Teaching/Integrated Teaching

Vertical & Horizontal Teaming

Parent/Teacher Communication

Work History
09/2017 to 01/2020
Middle School Writing Teacher Wayne Community College Goldsboro, NC,
  • Created and implemented direct and leveled writing instruction to 5th-8th graders on the basics of sentence structure through the complete writing process for paragraphs, essays, and research papers
09/2015 to 06/2017
6th Grade Teacher/Tutor Regina Caeli Academy City, STATE,
  • Planned and guided small group, classical education discussions for ELA, math, science, history, and Latin twice weekly
  • Utilized eight to ten historical documentaries and/or historical fiction novels yearly to promote in-depth understanding of cultural norms in ancient times
  • Developed an Ancient Egypt research project that highlighted the writing process and included proper MLA citations & bibliography
02/2009 to 06/2009
Professional Tutor Leaps & Bounds Home Tutoring Of Albany City, STATE,
  • Tutored 8th/9th grade mathematics and social studies students
  • Created weekly lesson plans based on teacher, student, and parent requests giving notes with step by step examples for mathematics and DBQ writing
  • Suggested a variety of review strategies that focused on finding out and studying what one doesn't know to promote repetition of needed information only
09/1998 to 06/2008
Social Studies 7-12 Teacher Pavilion Central School District City, STATE,

Social Studies 8th Grade Teacher

  • Created unit and daily lesson plans for social studies 8 for ten years
  • Maintained a structured classroom with preventative discipline that stressed mutual respect, procedures, positive reinforcement, active learning, and individual as well as group three strikes policies
  • Co-taught with integrated special education teacher, modifying teaching style for diverse student needs
  • Utilized PP lessons, note-packets, review packets, old state tests, DBQs, projects, games, creative writing, and partner/small group work
  • Developed an in-depth writing workshop to teach & reinforce the correct process for solid DBQ writing to include CRs, creative introductions, body paragraphs with document and outside information, and strong summaries
  • Coordinated mastery steps for the DBQ writing process vertically with all 7-12 social studies teachers to promote high level state test scores and future preparation for Regents Exams
  • Identified students in need of AIS intervention in conjunction with the guidance department and team teachers to put at risk students in targeted AIS review
  • Communicated with parents via team meetings, telephone calls, emails, parent teacher conferences, CSE/CST meetings, positive notes, website interaction, and involvement in the community
  • Team taught a joint social studies and English research unit and paralleled content when possible
  • Analyzed past years of 8th grade social studies state tests to create "Top Ten" lists on each major unit of study to guide state test review prep
  • Co-created and followed team policies for both academic and behavioral success, discussing issues and concerns at daily team meetings
  • Co-planned and participated in 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip choosing locations to match curriculum, creating pre-trip preparation activities for parents and students, compiling trip assignments & journals, and implementing four major fundraising activities per year

High School Social Studies Teacher

  • Created unit plans and taught daily lesson plans for Senior Participation in Government for 7 years, Senior Economics for 3 years, and 11th grade Regents for 1 year
  • Focused highly on individual responsibilities and evaluation of them for preparation and participation in discussion, activities, and projects
  • Mentored and tutored Seniors at risk of not graduating

Activities/School Involvement, Special Trainings

  • Advised: School Newspaper, Volunteer Club, Social Club, Review Club, Geography Club, Close UP, Freshman & Sophomore Class
  • Chaperoned: Athletic events, all 8th grade fundraising activities, & various middle school social events
  • Attended: Yearly NYS Middle School & Social Studies Conferences, Skillful Teacher, Reading in the Content Areas, Six Traits of Writing, Differentiation in Learning, Study Skills, Project Alert & Second Step
  • Co-ran onsite boot camp for at risk students coordinated through the STAR program


  • 2005 Pavilion Jr./Sr. High Teacher of the Year Award
Expected in 05/2003
Master of Arts: Educational Foundations: Multicultural Education
Niagara University - Niagara Falls, NY
Expected in 05/1998
Bachelor of Arts: Secondary Education in Social Studies
Niagara University - Niagara Falls, NY

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