paraprofessional resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

Organized planner, classroom manager and educational support professional with more than 20 years of related experience. Brings strong desire to positively impact students' lives. Knowledgeable about school processes and improvement strategies focused on struggling learners.

Friendly and energetic Paraprofessional with expertise in assistant teaching in public classroom environment. Motivated to help students learn and be happy, healthy and well-behaved. Calm and effective at mediating student conflicts.

Hardworking and reliable with strong ability in communication and motivation. Highly organized, proactive and punctual with team-oriented mentality.

Student-oriented vocational instructor highly trained in core functions and current on employer needs. Keeps students centered on career objectives and learning at good speed to meet course targets. Experienced in developing curricula and specific courses.

Inspiring Vocational Instructor committed to providing thorough Core Curriculum instruction while setting a great example for educational excellence and modeling acceptable social and work-related behavior.

  • Individual instruction
  • Classroom management
  • Social integration
  • Crisis intervention
  • Behavior modification
  • Behavioral improvements
  • Teacher assistance
  • Educational support
  • Enrichment activities
  • Crisis management
  • Patient
  • Interdisciplinary teaching
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Behavioral/cognitive skills development
  • Special needs students
  • Differentiated instruction specialist
11/2002 to Current
Paraprofessional Boys Town Atlantic, IA,
  • Applied positive reinforcement to redirect negative behaviors.
  • Supplied one-on-one attention to each student during group activities.
  • Customized small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Offered students personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Cleaned and organized classrooms, materials and supplies.
  • Observed students to help teachers identify potential learning blocks and opportunities for support.
  • Planned and led activities to develop students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Supervised students and maintained security throughout school buildings and on field trips.
  • Modeled and taught basic and advanced social skills, conflict management techniques and study approaches to students.
  • Assisted children at stations during small-group learning periods.
  • Tutored and supported students individually and in groups by reteaching and reviewing lesson concepts.
  • Attended in-services, workshops and seminars.
  • Backed up lessons with personal support, small group instruction and hands-on activities.
06/2017 to 09/2018
Cosmetology Student Teacher Stafford Healthcare Des Moines, WA,
  • Created lesson plans to incorporate mandated topics and include immersive activities for student engagement.
  • Accepted constructive criticism and feedback with positivity in areas requiring improvement.
  • Observed educators teaching various lessons, interacting with students and managing classrooms to gain insight and understanding of duties and responsibilities.
  • Offered students personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Observed teachers in classrooms to improve skills and communication.
  • Helped students build learning and study skills to achieve educational goals.
  • Adhered to school schedules, regulations, policies and dress codes to promote safety and learning.
  • Prepared visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to foster learning.
  • Worked one-on-one with struggling students to raise GPAs.
  • Worked with mentor teacher to plan instructional goals and lesson activities covering required topics.
  • Assisted classroom teachers with accomplishing instructional goals by mentoring students, leading activities and implementing lesson plans.
  • Worked with main classroom instructor to devise creative activities for students.
  • Adopted different strategies for managing classroom environments and maintaining student discipline.
07/1990 to 05/1997
Hairdresser Rumors Hairstyling City, STATE,
  • Fostered clean and sanitary work environment to protect customers and staff from infection.
  • Stayed up-to-date on current and emerging trends to increase professional value and meet diverse client needs.
  • Responded to customer inquiries by phone, email and in person.
  • Backed up reception desk by answering phones, scheduling appointments and processing payments.
  • Collected payment from customers and scheduled next appointments.
  • Selected hair colors, products and services based on customer preference and individually designed hair care plan.
  • Set up workstation and treatment room with products, equipment and supplies to facilitate services .
  • Washed, colored, cut and styled hair for high volume of clients daily.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/1988 to to
High School Diploma:
Colonia High School - Colonia, NJ
Expected in 06/1989 to to
: Cosmetology Education
Woodbridge Vocational/Technical School - Woodbridge , NJ
Expected in 09/2018 to to
: Cosmetology Teacher
Paul Mitchell The School - Jersey Shore - Laurelton, NJ

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School Attended

  • Colonia High School
  • Woodbridge Vocational/Technical School
  • Paul Mitchell The School - Jersey Shore

Job Titles Held:

  • Paraprofessional
  • Cosmetology Student Teacher
  • Hairdresser


  • High School Diploma

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