Paraprofessional resume example with 15+ years of experience

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

Creative Elementary Education Teacher and Special Education Paraprofessional skilled at developing a wide range of engaging activities appropriate for children and adults with special needs. Also, versed in crisis management and establishing direct, clear and helpful boundaries with children and adults of varying emotional and intellectual capacities. Experience using animals for therapy and behavior modification.

  • Animal therapy
  • Certified teacher
  • Quick problem solver
  • First aid and CPR certified
  • Experienced in crisis management
  • Detailed-oriented
  • Geriatric experience
  • Autism spectrum familiarity
  • Dysphagia knowledge
  • Experience with assistive technology devices
  • Experienced in behavior modification
  • Used animal therapy for children and adults.
  • Have worked with adults and children with special needs, including those with learning disabilities, mental challenges and physical impairment in a variety of settings including home, school, and community.
  • Developed and implemented programs using technology to enhance learning and daily living experiences.
  • Implemented a structured community based learning program.
  • Coordinated and managed adults and children in a work setting which included scheduling, conflict resolution, and supervision.
09/2009 to 08/2013 Paraprofessional Options For Youth - San Bernardino County | Los Angeles, CA,

Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.Supervised field trips to local parks, fire stations and zoos.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 the entire group.

08/2008 to 08/2009 Universal Pre-K Teacher Uhcs | Newark, NJ,

Created and implemented developmentally-appropriate curriculum that addressed all learning styles.Distributed quarterly educational assessments, similar to report cards, to each parent.Incorporated music, art and theater into lesson planning.Developed professional relationships with parents, teachers, directors and therapists.Collaborated with colleagues on developing new classroom projects and monthly themes.

08/2006 to 05/2008 Substitute Teacher K-12 and Paraprofessional Department Of Veterans Affairs | Allentown, PA,

Managed classrooms during the absence of assigned teachers.Implemented a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations.Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement.

07/1993 to 10/1996 First Grade Teacher Fairfax County School District | City, STATE,

Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning.Implemented remedial programs for students requiring extra assistance.Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards.Differentiated instruction according to student ability and skill level.Attended various workshops and coached peers in the latest developments in educational standards.

08/1990 to 07/1993 Second Grade Teacher/Summer Camp Supervisor Browne Academy | City, STATE,

Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement.Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards.Taught students in various stages of cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional development.Taught after-school and summer enrichment programs.

1990 to 05/1990 Animal Caretaker Beacon Hill Cat Hospital | City, STATE,

Adhered to high standards of safety, cleanliness and professionalism.Assisted veterinarians in examining animals.Restrained animals during veterinary procedures.

1985 to 1987 Animal Caretaker/Cashier Pampered Pets | City, STATE,

Managed quality communication, customer support and product representation for each client.Mentored less experienced staff on caring for and socializing animals.Worked as a team member performing cashier duties, product assistance and cleaning.Maintained up-to-date knowledge of store policies regarding payments, returns and exchanges.

Expected in | Special Education St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY GPA:
Expected in Bachelor of Science | Elementary Education/Early Childhood Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY GPA:

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School Attended

  • St. John Fisher College
  • Buffalo State College

Job Titles Held:

  • Paraprofessional
  • Universal Pre-K Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher K-12 and Paraprofessional
  • First Grade Teacher
  • Second Grade Teacher/Summer Camp Supervisor
  • Animal Caretaker
  • Animal Caretaker/Cashier


  • Bachelor of Science

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