paraprofessional resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Caring Teacher with strong communication skills and drive to excite students about learning. Specializing in creating stimulating environments that help students achieve full potential and enjoy learning. Communicates effectively and maintains strong relationships with scholars, families and colleagues.

  • Tutoring and Mentoring
  • Helping Students with Special Needs
  • Calm and Patient Demeanor
  • Relationship Building
  • Reading and Writing Support
  • Organization and Prioritization
  • Supervising Student Activities
  • Small Group and Individual Assistance
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Classroom Management
  • Encouraging Participation and Inclusivity
  • Reinforcing Learning Concepts
  • Organizational and Planning Skills
  • Collaborative and Team-Oriented
  • Classroom Maintenance and Inventory
  • Creating a Safe Learning Environment
  • Curriculum-Based Lessons
  • Enthusiasm for Students and Teaching
  • Communicating with Parents and Teachers
  • Student Health and Safety
  • Friendly and Outgoing
08/2020 to Current Paraprofessional St. David's Center | Minneapolis, MN,
  • 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.
  • Supported students in developing strategies for individual and group learning.
  • Communicated and collaborated well with educators from various grade levels.
  • 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.
  • Handled clerical duties, managed classrooms and coordinated documents for teachers.
  • 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.
  • Graded assignments and tests using answer key, documented results and informed lead teacher of students' performance.
  • Assisted children at stations during small-group learning periods.
  • Tutored and supported students individually and in groups by reteaching and reviewing lesson concepts.
  • Implemented engaging programs to encourage student participation.
  • Provided classroom support throughout planned instruction and individual lessons.
  • Served as classroom aide to teachers and worked one-on-one with special needs students age 4 to 5.
  • Delivered instruction individually or in small groups with support from instructor.
  • Evaluated individual student needs and assessed academic and social situations to address challenges and goals.
  • Maintained focused, inclusive and supportive learning environments.
  • Complied with instructor-developed IEPs and made informed recommendations for adjustments.
  • 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, pencils, paper and art materials.
  • 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.
  • Prepared visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to foster learning.
  • Conducted special assessments and tutoring sessions to support individual student needs.
  • Met with parents about student needs to garner additional support.
08/2019 to 12/2020 School Bus Monitor Go Riteway Transportation Group | Clinton, WI,
  • Accompanied driver and children on bus route to keep students safe and protected.
  • Supervised safe and orderly entry and exit of bus riders and physically assisted those with special needs.
  • Communicated with bus drivers, teachers and guardians regarding problems or incidents impacting student riders.
  • Protected students from physical and verbal bullying.
  • Loaded, secured and unloaded wheelchairs, secured seatbelts and demonstrated knowledge of students' special needs.
  • Implemented process to make sure students exited at correct stop and to proper guardians.
  • Prevented loss of students' belongings on or adjacent to bus via visual monitoring and verbal reminders.
  • Spoke directly with each student to understand pressing needs, concerns or fears.
  • Monitored buses transporting up to 6 special education passengers.
  • Complied with state, local and federal laws regarding student confidentiality.
  • Exhibited expertise of safety and emergency laws and procedures and helped students evacuate quickly and safely upon emergencies.
  • Helped drivers monitor and manage student actions to maintain bus safety.
  • Assisted with loading and unloading of riders in need of extra support.
09/2012 to 08/2018 Correctional Officer Minnehaha County | Sioux Falls, SD,
  • Inspected cells and conducted random searches of common areas.
  • Monitored daily activities to identify and manage suspicious behavior, improper conduct and signs of conflict.
  • Monitored inmate behavior to prevent crime, escape attempts and other dangerous activities.
  • Employed de-escalation techniques, verbal commands and physical and mechanical restraints to address unruly inmates.
  • Detected potential threats and quickly defused conflicts.
  • Maintained clear and open communications with facility areas to support safe operations.
  • Informed inmates and visitors of rules, safety and security procedures and responsibilities.
  • Supervised residents during meal distribution and intake, recreation time and work-site performance.
  • Applied non-violent response tools and physical restraint during problematic situations.
  • Enforced resident behavior management protocols and drafted incident reports for infractions.
  • Received property from incoming inmates, provided receipts and inspected items for contraband.
  • Transported inmates to and from medical and dental appointments, funerals, work details and court hearings.
  • Reviewed housing assignments and reassigned inmates to meet allocation and safety needs.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2022 to to Bachelor of Science | Education EC-6 Stephen F Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX GPA:
Expected in 08/2020 to to Associate of Arts | Education EC-6 Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TX, GPA:

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School Attended

  • Stephen F Austin State University
  • Tyler Junior College

Job Titles Held:

  • Paraprofessional
  • School Bus Monitor
  • Correctional Officer


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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