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

Paraprofessional offering 10+ years in preschool classrooms. Motivated to help children develop, learn and flourish. Strong background in child psychology and development, as well as expertise in classroom and crisis management.

Friendly and outgoing teacher/ caregiver/ nanny focused on comprehensive, life-based approaches to education. Energetic problem solver, skill-builder and conflict resolver.

Educational professional accomplished in organizing teacher curricula, assisting with lessons and collaborating with other professionals to provide highest level of education for each student. Motivational and encouraging attitude which supports students' self-empowerment. Driven to provide academic and emotional guidance for all students.

Many years experience teaching and caring for infants, children and adults.. Very dependable, attentive, patient and loving approach. Experience with teaching and caring for children who have special needs.

  • Room set up and preparation
  • Friendly and professional communications
  • At-home daycare professional
  • Professional caregiver
  • Tutor and help with learning difficulties
  • Patience and dependability
Work History
08/2015 to Current
Para Professional Friendship Schools Washington, DC,
  • Assisted and mentored students in groups of up to 5 by reviewing lesson teachings and doing small group learning activities based on individual needs.
  • Prepared instruction materials, including making copies, constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
  • Assisted teachers with classroom management and document coordination, including assessments to maintain positive learning environment.
  • Encouraged dynamic and positive educational environment by promoting both gentle discipline and redirection.
  • Organized classroom materials to help teachers prepare for daily instruction and activities.
  • Performed special tasks such as picture cards and hands on assistance to help students with special needs learn and grow.
  • Supported student learning objectives through personalized and small group assistance.
  • Led reading and arts and crafts lessons.
  • Planned and executed activities to promote social emotional, literacy, higher order thinking and logical reasoning skills, math, music,science, art, and physical health and coordination skills.
  • Maintained safety and security of all youth under care.
  • Maintained inclusive learning environment to enable students to gain maximum benefit from lessons.
09/2005 to 06/2012
Pre- School Teacher Primrose Schools Sandy Springs, GA,
  • Maintained student portfolios used for monitoring skills assessments and work samples needed for promotion and to monitor areas needing improvement.
  • Met and exceeded class-wide achievement and proficiency standards as established by state testing departments.
  • Eagerly established open communication and positive relationships with students, parents, peers, and administrative staff.
  • Worked one-on-one with students to determine strengths, weaknesses, and learning patterns.
  • Assessed and improved lesson plans through implementation and experimentation.
  • Reinforced positive behavior by encouraging efforts through affirmation statements and praising accomplishments.
  • Developed communicative relationships with students and parents to support learning.
  • Fostered positive and pleasant classroom culture while maintaining learning development goals.
  • Maintained positive and professional classroom environment throughout school year.
  • Developed problem-solving and critical-thinking skills by presenting challenges to boost self-esteem and performance.
  • Fostered student curiosity and interest in learning through hands-on activities and field trips.
  • Provided warm, supportive environment for developing academic, social and emotional growth.
10/1995 to 12/2005
Personal Care Assistant Regional Health Deadwood, SD,
  • Provided safe mobility support to help patients move around personal and public spaces.
  • Helped clients maintain optimal health by overseeing medication administration and all doctor's appointments.
  • Helped family members plan healthy meals, purchase ingredients and cook meals to provide adequate nutrition for client wellbeing.
  • Planned activities to encourage movement, stretching and strength building.
  • Kept patients mentally alert by entertaining, conversing and reading aloud to patients.
  • Assisted clients with daily living needs, including bathing and personal grooming, to maintain self-esteem and general wellness.
  • Performed household tasks such as laundry, dusting, washing dishes and vacuuming.
  • Assisted patients with personal requirements, including keeping spaces clean and helping with grooming.
  • Kept household areas clean and well-stocked, ran errands, managed laundry and completed weekly grocery shopping.
  • Maintained clean personal areas and prepared healthy meals to support client nutritional needs.
  • Built and maintained rapport with clients and family members to facilitate trusting caregiver relationship.
  • Provided assistance in daily living activities by dressing, grooming, bathing and toileting patients.
  • Helped clients manage money, pay bills and shop for groceries or personal items.
Expected in 01/2013
Bachelor of Science: Child Study, Special Education, Early Childhood Ed
Charter Oak State College - New Britain, CT
Expected in 05/1995
Associate of Science: Early Childhood Education
Greater Hartford Community College - Hartford, CT,

Pre school educator certification

First Aide and CPR Certified

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