Middle School Writing Teacher resume example with 14+ years of experience

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

I am a highly qualified, experienced, and permanently certified NYS Secondary Social Studies teacher looking to join a middle school educational community like yours with authentic dedication to the holistic growth and development of every student.


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 GPA:
Expected in 05/1998 Bachelor of Arts | Secondary Education in Social Studies Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY GPA:

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School Attended

  • Niagara University
  • Niagara University

Job Titles Held:

  • Middle School Writing Teacher
  • 6th Grade Teacher/Tutor
  • Professional Tutor
  • Social Studies 7-12 Teacher


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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