paraeducator special education resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Based on my experience, I am a dynamic employee with 6 years of classroom experience working with disabled and special needs students. I assisted in administering lessons and academic materials and maintained safe and productive environment throughout daily activities. I am a compassionate worker dedicated to securing well-being for individuals and cultivating personal growth and development. I am well-organized and compassionate with good relationship-building abilities. I am a seasoned paraprofessional excited to help students of different skill levels excel. Thrilled to assist teachers with needs to facilitate best possible educational environment. Ready to help students grow and learn through any type of support.

  • Effective listening
  • Social skills development
  • Effectively work with parents
  • Calm and patient
  • Arts and crafts aptitude
  • Excellent classroom management
  • Schedule creation and maintenance
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Planning
  • Project coordination
  • Multimedia presentations
  • Group instruction
  • Materials maintenance
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Problem-solving and reasoning
  • IEP familiarity
  • Enrichment activities
  • Technology-based strategies
  • Special needs
  • Behavior modification
  • Social integration
  • Activities oversight
  • Educational support
  • Classwork oversight
  • Individual instruction
  • Multidisciplinary team collaboration
  • Reporting requirements
  • Behavioral improvements
  • Activity oversight
  • Behavioral coaching
  • Classroom monitoring
  • Basic clerical knowledge
  • MS Office proficient
Paraeducator, Special Education, 08/2022 - Current
Davis Joint Unified School District Davis, CA,
  • Offered students personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Served as classroom aide to teachers and worked one-on-one with special needs students.
  • Monitored students' progress in skill and personal behavioral development and reported on findings to teachers and parents.
  • Maintained focused, inclusive and supportive learning environments.
  • Prepared visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to foster learning.
  • Helped teachers manage classroom and workload
  • Managed distracting or inappropriate classroom behavior
  • Used vast number of teaching strategies in coordination of lesson creation and planning to meet diverse group of students' specific needs.
  • Worked cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula for special education students according to Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
  • Applied positive reinforcement to redirect negative behaviors.
  • Supplied one-on-one attention to each student during group activities.
  • Assisted with implementation of student's individualized IEP at discretion and direction of teachers and administrators.
  • Assisted children at stations during small-group learning periods.
Media Specialist, 07/2019 - 05/2020
Hamden Public Schools Hamden, CT,
  • Directed catalog, media and instructional services in the library.
  • Provided modern and successful educational experience for students by incorporating range of media and technology options.
  • Organized all aspects of library, including media supplies, main catalog, special equipment and permanent records.
  • Helped teachers incorporate literacy skills and build love of education in students of all backgrounds.
  • Used library and scholarly databases to locate reliable resources.
  • Sourced materials that met current needs, drove curiosity and supported learning.
  • Documented all movement of library media materials and equipment.
  • Taught group and individual instruction sessions to impart knowledge of library and research practices.
  • Organized library equipment and collections.
Special Education Paraprofessional, 12/2017 - 05/2019
Calhoun Intermediate School District Marshall, MI,
  • Collaborated with teacher to develop effective, individualized learning strategies.
  • Supervised test taking and graded papers.
  • Met one-on-one with autism students, utilizing customized behavioral plans.
  • Escorted students to restroom cafeteria, outside to playground and on field trips.
  • Managed class of 30 students when teacher stepped out of room.
  • Worked in tandem with teacher to develop customized classroom environment conducive to students' needs.
  • Spoke with parents to discuss student progress and coordinate meetings.
  • Affirmatively communicated and promoted positive attitudes with every student.
  • Provided support to the students through specialized accommodations, extra assistance and educational assessments.
  • Supervised students and maintained security throughout school buildings and on field trips.
  • Advised the instructor regarding student behavior or issues that required immediate addressing.
  • Performed diverse tasks for teachers, including clerical support, classroom management and document coordination.
  • Provided students with personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Observed students to supply teachers with feedback regarding potential learning blocks and opportunities for support.
  • Communicated effectively with educators from various grade levels.
  • Modeled and taught basic and advanced social skills, conflict management techniques and study approaches to students.
  • Promoted language development skills through reading and storytelling.
  • Cleaned and organized classrooms, materials and supplies to support maximum efficiency.
  • Graded assignments and tests using answer key, documented results and informed lead teacher of students' performance.
  • Supported students in developing strategies for individual needs and classroom group dynamics.
  • Supplied one-on-one attention to each student while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Applied positive reinforcement for performance to redirect negative behaviors.
  • Encouraged students to be understanding of and helpful to others.
  • Planned and led activities to develop students' physical, emotional and social growth.
Preschool Assistant Teacher, 06/2015 - 11/2017
Primrose Schools Ashland City, TN,
  • Evaluated student's progress and documented in reports.
  • Set up for special events, including parties and parent meetings.
  • Arranged classroom furniture and learning materials to keep areas neat.
  • Made and distributed nutritious snacks by preparing and dividing into portions.
  • Identified early signs of emotional and developmental problems in children and brought up problems to parents.
  • Maintained daily records of activities, behaviors, meals and naps.
  • Assisted with or led story time by reading books to children.
  • Helped facilitate indoor and outdoor play, parent-teacher conferences and keeping classroom clean with diligent attention to each support task.
  • Supported lead teacher with daily classroom activities.
  • Organized student items by labeling and documenting collection.
  • Monitored students to observe behavior, enforce rules and maintain safety.
  • Supervised students outside classroom during recess, lunch and breaks.
  • Maintained and cleaned nap mats by making minor repairs and wiping down.
  • Instructed and assisted students during craft activities.
  • Created and assembled classroom displays and decorations.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts Educational Studies : Mild To Moderate Exceptionalities, Expected in 04/2023
Western Governors University - Salt Lake City, UT
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High School Diploma: , Expected in
Chattahoochee County High School - Cusseta, GA
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Columbus State University - Columbus, GA
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School Attended

  • Western Governors University
  • Chattahoochee County High School
  • Columbus State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Paraeducator, Special Education
  • Media Specialist
  • Special Education Paraprofessional
  • Preschool Assistant Teacher


  • Bachelor of Arts Educational Studies
  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)

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