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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Versatile Special Education Teacher with focus on individual student needs across academia and emotional development. Empathetic and accommodating in design and implementation of hands-on lessons, catering to diverse learning abilities. Proficient in employing constant communication, patience and positive reinforcement in team efforts to deliver exceptional educational tools, fostering academic achievement.

Skills
  • Teaching
  • Middle School Education
  • Behavior Modification
  • Individual Instruction
  • Special education
  • Classroom support
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Student records management
  • Schedule Management
  • Classroom management
  • Elementary education
  • IEP compliance
  • Lesson Planning
  • Teacher Support
  • Documentation
Work History
11/2020 to Current Paraprofessional Aveanna Healthcare | Fergus Falls, MN,
  • Supported student learning objectives through personalized and small group assistance.
  • Prepared instructional materials for group and one-on-one use to comply with established curriculum.
  • Set up visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to support teacher's lesson delivery.
  • Supported teacher in development of individual learning strategies.
  • Maintained positive attitude and affirmatively communicated with each student.
  • Alerted instructor to student behavior or issues that needed to be addressed.
  • Provided student support through special accommodations, extra assistance and assessments.
  • Documented student behaviors, interventions and outcomes to enable lead teacher to address pertinent issues.
  • Assisted in instructional processes by communicating perceptions of student progress and needs to teacher.
  • Communicated with students, teachers, staff and parents to main effective relationships for student and program growth.
  • Worked cooperatively with students of various culturally diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

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  • Monitored student classroom and outdoors activities to promote student safety.
03/2006 to 12/2019 Sales Consultant Hom Furniture Corporate Office | Fargo, ND,
  • Cold called and conducted face-to-face sales calls with C-level executives and directors in assigned sales territory.
  • Used prospecting and client development techniques to produce fresh leads and maintain solid conversion rate.
  • Oversaw diverse account portfolio, including daily outbound calls to identify services that address primary needs.
  • Helped customers locate products and checked store system for merchandise at other sites.
  • Engaged with customers to effectively build rapport and lasting relationships.
  • Trained and developed new sales team associates in products, selling techniques and company procedures.
  • Evaluated inventory and delivery needs, optimizing strategies to meet customer demands.
  • Implemented up-selling strategies such as recommending accessories and complementary purchases to boost revenue.
  • Answered customer questions regarding sizing, accessories and proper care for merchandise.
  • Increased sales by offering advice on purchases and promoting additional products.
  • Maintained records related to sales, returns and inventory availability.

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  • Solved customer challenges by offering relevant products and services.
  • Completed orders and organized product deliveries to meet customer timetables.
  • Maintained customer satisfaction while handling product returns quickly and professionally.
02/2003 to 06/2005 Special Education Teacher Payette School District | Payette, ID,
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout day.
  • Developed and managed instructional materials and reports.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Taught students in variety of settings, including self-contained and resource environments.
  • Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Conferred with educators to identify current classroom concerns and diversify instructional strategies.
  • Created plans and communicated deadlines to ensure projects were completed on time.
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes.
  • Prepared instructional materials for group and one-on-one use to comply with established curriculum.
  • Administered tests to class and graded papers.
  • Maintained inclusive learning environment to enable students to gain maximum benefit from lessons.
  • Supported teacher in development of individual learning strategies.

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  • Maintained positive attitude and affirmatively communicated with each student.
09/1997 to 06/2001 Special Education Teacher Payette School District | Payette, ID,
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule.
  • Used Microsoft Word and other software tools to create documents and other communications.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Completed all paperwork, recognizing any discrepancies and addressing them in a timely fashion.
  • Observed, monitored and recorded problem behaviors through accurate behavior-consequence data collection, graphs and anecdotal notes.
  • Promoted positive interactions of children with ADHD, Autism and oppositional defiance behavior by using visual supports, simplifying communication and utilizing stress scales to turn emotions into concrete concepts.
  • Monitored student progress and reviewed and revised IEP to meet emerging student needs.

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  • Maintained inclusive learning environment to enable students to gain maximum benefit from lessons.
Education
Expected in Bachelor Of Science | Elementary Education/Special Education Lesley University, Cambridge, MA GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Lesley University

Job Titles Held:

  • Paraprofessional
  • Sales Consultant
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher

Degrees

  • Bachelor Of Science

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