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: - - : - -
Professional Summary

Paraprofessional offers 7 years in Behavior and Sub-Separate classrooms. Motivated to help children develop, learn and flourish. Strong background in child psychology and development combined with expertise in classroom and crisis management. An Educator successful at working with students from diverse backgrounds. Combines real-life experience with certified hours of student teaching experience to provide engaging and interactive learning environment. Multi-talented Woman with 20 plus years of experience directing students and assisting lead teachers. Expert at restating lesson information, tutoring, applying rules and working with struggling students. Team-minded when collaborating with teacher and implementing set lesson plans and classroom activities. Finally, Friendly and outgoing Professional focused on comprehensive, life-based approaches to education. Energetic problem solver, skill-builder and conflict resolver.

  • Filing and Classroom Organization
  • Instructional Exhibits and Displays
  • Facilitating Online Learning
  • Student Behavior and Progress Reporting
  • Reinforcing Learning Concepts
  • Communicating with Parents and Teachers
  • Lesson Planning and Preparation
  • Experience with Diverse Student Populations
  • Creating a Safe Learning Environment
  • Classroom Management
  • Organizational and Planning Skills
  • Some Computer and Microsoft Office Skills
  • Coordinating with Teachers and Specialists
  • Collaborative and Team-Oriented
  • Supervising Classroom Activities
  • Enthusiasm for Students and Teaching
  • Encouraging Participation and Inclusivity
  • Classroom Maintenance and Inventory
  • School Policy and Rules Enforcement
  • Small Group Support and Assistance
  • Organizing and Distributing Materials
  • No Child Left Behind Requirement
  • Special Needs Support
  • Appropriate Age Group Experience
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Special Education Background
  • Strong Work Ethic and Dependable
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Role Playing and Interaction Methods
  • Grading and Reviewing Student Work
  • Ensuring Safety and Injury Prevention
  • Promoting Social and Emotional Development
  • Motivating and Inspiring Students
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Caring and Empathetic Demeanor
Work History
09/2015 to Current
Paraprofessional State Of North Dakota Riverdale, ND,
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes.
  • Oversaw students in classroom and common areas to monitor, enforce rules and support lead teacher.
  • Prepared instruction materials, constructed bulletin boards and set up work areas.
  • Kept classrooms clean, neat and properly sanitized for student health and classroom efficiency.
  • Instructed small groups of students in basic concepts such as alphabet, shapes and color recognition.
  • Encouraged dynamic and pleasant educational environment by promoting both gentle discipline and cooperation.
  • Set up visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to support teacher's lesson delivery.
  • Relieved classroom teacher during breaks and maintained order and structure in classroom.
  • Reported on student progress, behavior and social skills to parents.
  • Monitored students on field trips, handling roll call and group movement to keep youths safe in public settings.
  • Organized and guided skills practice, research and memorization tasks for students.
  • Assisted classroom teacher in supervising snack time and indoor and outdoor play.
  • Implemented practice exercises and used repetition, enabling students to grasp new concepts quickly.
  • Collated classroom materials to help teachers prepare for daily instruction and activities.
  • Handed out classroom materials, like pencils, paper and crayons.
  • Graded tests and papers and recorded grades for teaching staff.
  • Maintained head count and attendance sheets.
  • Managed workflows of classroom volunteers and trained on school procedures.
06/2014 to 08/2022
Assistant Director and Team Leader Leona Group Llc Detroit, MI,

  • Organizing groups and instructing campers. Working with other counselors to plan various activities. Delegating tasks and drawing up rosters. Assisting with a range of administrative duties.
  • Motivated and encouraged campers to participate and make wonderful childhood memories.
  • Ensured the safety of the children in various situations and locations.
  • Delegated daily tasks, addressed employee questions, and resolved scheduling issues.
  • Managed team workload to reach targets for specific tasks.
  • Oversaw inventory supply to maintain fully stocked shelves.
02/2002 to 09/2015
Substitute Teacher New Bedford Public Schools City, STATE,
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Followed classroom plans left by class teacher to continue student education and reinforce core concepts.
  • Upheld classroom routines to support student environments and maintain consistent schedules.
  • Repeatedly requested as substitute teacher by teachers based on excellent past referrals and trusted performance.
  • Took over class for regular classroom teacher, managing assignments, student needs and recordkeeping.
  • Supervised lunchroom and recess activities.
  • Maintained day-to-day classroom management and discipline to promote learning initiatives.
  • Took notes and prepared reports on school day activities to provide to primary teacher.
  • Kept accurate and current attendance records and assignment sheets to maintain file compliance.
  • Organized and cleaned teaching areas after daily use to maintain high standards for returning teachers or other substitutes.
  • Provided instruction for students in core subject areas.
  • Helped students develop life-long learning skills and good study habits.
  • Developed rules and set goals to maintain order in classroom.
  • Diversified classroom instruction and group activities to successfully support students with unique strengths and learning styles.
  • Assigned, explained and graded homework.
  • Administered and graded tests and quizzes and reported performance to primary teacher.
  • Collaborated with teaching staff to implement coordinated educational strategies and student support networks.
  • Leveraged classroom discussion strategies to engage students, promote topics and boost learning opportunities.
  • Worked with principal's office on disciplinary and safety issues.
  • Integrated existing and new technology into classroom to help provide creative and fun learning environment.
  • Implemented outlined grading and assessment techniques to document growth, development and knowledge advancements during teacher absence.
  • Organized lesson plans using teaching software for long-term interim assignments.
  • Studied changing regional curriculums to maintain knowledge of lesson plans for short- and long-term substitute positions.
  • Administered standardized assessments with strict requirements and documented information in permanent records.
Expected in to to
Associate of Arts: Education
Bristol Community College - Fall River, MA
  • Magna Cum Laude
Expected in 05/2022 to to
Bachelor of Arts: History
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth - North Dartmouth, MA
  • Chancellor's List (Fall and Spring 2022)

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School Attended

  • Bristol Community College
  • University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

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  • Paraprofessional
  • Assistant Director and Team Leader
  • Substitute Teacher


  • Associate of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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