paraprofessional educator resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Motivated Teacher's Assistant with deep passion for helping students excel by supporting teachers and enhancing classroom environments. Proficient in organizing supplies, cleaning rooms and planning fun activities. Good tutoring, recordkeeping and time management skills. Attentive Paraprofessional Educator adept at supporting classroom operations to facilitate welcoming and positive learning atmosphere for all students. Well-versed in addressing student emotional, academic and social needs, illustrated over 20 years in similar roles. Seasoned Paraprofessional excited to help students of different ability 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. Versatile paraprofessional with 20 years of experience instructing students and supporting lead teachers. Highly skilled at reinforcing lesson information, tutoring, enforcing rules and preparing materials. Team player well-versed in coordinating with teacher and carrying out established lesson plans and activities. Personable paraprofessional focused on comprehensive, life-based approaches to education. Energetic problem-solver, skill-builder and conflict resolver. Talented at de-escalating situations to provide optimal outcomes. Personable paraprofessional focused on comprehensive, life-based approaches to education. Energetic problem-solver, skill-builder and conflict resolver. Talented at de-escalating situations to provide optimal outcomes. 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 ESE 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. Successful paraprofessional brings top-notch observational, student relations and multitasking abilities. Helps classes run smoothly by assisting with everything from materials preparation to hands-on activities. Versed in electronic recordkeeping and certified in First Aid and CPR.

  • Group and individual instruction
  • Progress reporting
  • special needs instruction
  • parapro test education
  • Faculty collaboration
  • Classroom support
  • Curriculum development
  • Social integration
  • Educational support
  • Behavior modification
  • Student learning support
  • Reporting requirements
  • Technology-based strategies
  • Classroom inclusion
  • Enrichment activities
  • Learning modality knowledge
  • Individual instruction
  • Teacher assistance
  • Multidisciplinary team collaboration
  • IEP familiarity
08/2001 to Current
Paraprofessional Educator Salvation Army Usa Minneapolis, MN,
  • Provided classroom support throughout planned instruction and individual lessons.
  • Delivered instruction individually or in small groups with support from instructor.
  • Evaluated individual student needs, including academic and social situations to address challenges and goals.
  • Cleaned and organized classrooms, materials and supplies.
  • Maintained focused, inclusive and supportive learning environments.
  • Handled diverse tasks for teachers, including clerical support, classroom management and document coordination.
  • Monitored students in class, hallways and cafeteria to supervise, enforce rules and support lead teacher.
  • Prepared lesson materials and visual aids to reinforce lesson concepts.
  • Distributed classroom materials and supplies such as pencils, paper and art materials.
  • Completed documentation on student behaviors, interventions and results.
  • Supervised students and maintained security throughout school buildings and on field trips.
  • Prepared bulletin boards, classroom materials and individual student portfolios to support teacher plans.
  • Created and distributed instructional materials for group and one-on-one use.
  • Modeled and taught basic and advanced social skills, conflict management techniques and study approaches to students.
  • Prepared visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to foster learning.
  • Liaised with team of professionals to implement comprehensive educational action plans for special needs and at-risk students.
  • Distributed and collected tests and homework to collate and prepare for grading.
  • Arranged and led academic and study activities for students.
  • Utilized curriculum with life-based approach.
10/1999 to 01/2001
Assistant Store Manager Arkansas State Highway Transportation Department Blytheville, AR,
  • Assisted in overall day-to-day operations of store, including continuous development of effective store associates to achieve desired sales and results.
  • Completed frequent walk-throughs and directed team members to correct issues impacting store appearance or professionalism.
  • Oversaw aspects of maintenance, inventory and daily activity management.
  • Collaborated with staff to maximize customer satisfaction, streamline procedures and improve bottom-line profitability.
  • Handled scheduling for store shifts across 7-day work weeks to achieve adequate staffing.
  • Supervised cashiers in processing credit, debit, and cash payments to streamline sales.
  • Monitored supplier operations to verify quality, delivery schedule and conformance to contract specifications.
  • Oversaw daily operations of store, including inventory and supply restocking, cash-handling and assisting customers.
  • Assisted customers, answered questions and resolved problems for stellar customer service.
  • Oversaw daily operations by delegating tasks, managing shift changes and conducting keyholder duties to open and close business.
  • Oversaw inventory receiving, stocking, pricing and returns by coordinating with vendors and directing employees.
  • Boosted sales through attractive merchandise presentation, competitive pricing and adequate inventory.
  • Measured goal achievement by evaluating daily cash flow, reviewing sales reports and producing financial statements.
  • Analyzed inventory trends to guide product ordering and develop sales promotions to minimize overstock.
04/1994 to 06/1999
Office Assistant Little Wheels Trucking City, STATE,
  • Greeted visitors or callers daily to handle questions or direct to appropriate staff.
  • Managed office paperwork, including scanning documents and routing business correspondence.
  • Organized files, developed spreadsheets, faxed reports and scanned documents to bolster organizational workflow.
  • Collected payments, issued receipts and updated accounts to reflect new balances.
  • Made orders for new office supplies based on demand and budgetary restraints.
  • Offered diverse clerical support to office team members, including managing correspondence, answering telephone calls and tracking documentation.
  • Maintained business records by updating customer information.
  • Updated financial, customer and business records with accurate information each day, preventing data loss and keeping files current.
  • Dispersed incoming mail to correct recipients throughout office.
  • Tracked office stock and maintained inventory in neat and organized fashion.
  • Received and screened high volume of internal and external communications.
  • Monitored calendars and scheduled appointments based on availability and established load limits.
  • Automated office operations to manage client correspondence, record tracking and data communications.
  • Improved productivity initiatives, managing office support tasks and coordinating itinerary and scheduling appointments.
  • Served as central point of contact for all outside vendors needing to gain access to building.
  • Created PowerPoint presentations used for diverse business needs.
  • Routed agreements, contracts and invoices through signature process.
  • Posted open positions on company and social media websites.
  • Prepared presentations and proposals, assisted in bookkeeping and produced budget reports.
  • Mitigated risk, accurately managing daily employee benefits programs.
Education and Training
Expected in 04/1990 to to
Auburndale Senior High School - Auburndale, FL
Expected in 06/2009 to to
: Medical Assisting
Everest University - Lakeland, FL,

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School Attended

  • Auburndale Senior High School
  • Everest University

Job Titles Held:

  • Paraprofessional Educator
  • Assistant Store Manager
  • Office Assistant


  • GED

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