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Jessica Claire
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Summary
I retired from Township High School District 214 effective June 30, 2016, and taught at Prospect High School in Mount Prospect for the last 30 years. Before working at Prospect, I taught in the Special Education Department at Forest View High School in Arlington Heights from 1984-1986 when the school closed. My very first high school teaching and coaching position was at Eureka High School in Eureka, IL, in 1980, where I taught Physical Education and Health. Over the course of my career, I have coached football, wrestling, and softball and have received several awards from my school, my district, and the Illinois Council for Learning Disabilities in recognition of my skills as an educator. As a Special Education Teacher and as the Coordinator of the department, I had first hand experience in vocational and educational planning for 17 years. During the 1999-2000 school year, I joined the World Language/Social Studies Division at Prospect High School and taught a class that would later become Human Geography.
 
I believe the highlight of the legacy I left at Prospect will likely be my Law & The Individual course. In 1999, I was assigned to teach this course, which was entitled American Problems at the time. My Division Head described it as a one-semester, discussion-oriented, course designed for those students that couldn’t succeed in the more challenging electives such as Sociology or Psychology. He smiled sheepishly and handed me a sheet of paper with what he described as “the curriculum.” All it said was “talk about current events.” It was no wonder to me that there was only one section of the course being taught in those days. I immediately got to work and transformed the class into one that focused on Constitutional and Criminal Law, Crime, the Court System, Sentencing Systems, Prisons & Corrections, and Consumer Education. There are now 10 binders full of curriculum and Law & The Individual is easily the most popular elective at Prospect High School with 12 semester-long courses offered just this year. In fact, a few years ago, more students requested “Lni” than requested US History. And US History is a required course!
Highlights
  • Curriculum Design
  • Professional Educator
  • Relating to Students
  • Test construction
  • Able to work with colleagues
  • Caring & compassionate
  • Firm & Decisive
  • Open to new teaching ideas and strategies
Accomplishments
Publications  
 
1991: “Banking on Learning.” I authored an article published in the Journal of Learning Disabilities that detailed my efforts in designing and implementing a behavior modification and reward system that focused on intrinsic rewards and peer recognition in a special education resource room setting.
 
2004: “Street Law.” I was a reviewer for this text; a high school level textbook on criminal and consumer law for which I received a stipend and citation.  
 
Awards & Recognitions
 
1990: “Learning Disabilities Teacher of the Year Award” from the Illinois Council for Learning Disabilities
1991: “Excellence in Education Award” from Township High School District 214
 
2012: “Outstanding Contributions to Education Award” from Township High School District 214
 
2013: “RJ Hannon Award Winner” presented by the Prospect High School Student Council for leadership within the school.
Experience
Physical Education and Health Teacher, 07/1980 - 05/1982
Conval School District Peterborough, NH, Taught Physical Education, Health, and Science; coached wrestling and football.
Special Education Teacher, 07/1984 - 05/1986
Community Reach Center Commerce City, CO, Taught Special Education classes; coached football, wrestling, and baseball.
Special Education Teacher, 07/1986 - 05/1999
Crescent View South Charter School Fresno, CA, Taught Special Education: coached football, wrestling, and softball.
Special Education Department Coordinator, 07/1992 - 05/1999
Danbury Public Schools District Danbury, CT, Served as the Special Education Coordinator in charge of over 100 students and 10 staff; coached football, wrestling, and softball.
Social Studies Teacher, 07/1999 - 05/2016
Prospect High School City, STATE, Taught Human Geography (a freshman level class) and Law & The Individual (an elective course covering the Criminal Justice System and Consumer Education), and Head Softball Coach at Prospect High School
Education
A. Degree: Physical Education, Expected in 1980
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Western Illinois University - Macomb, IL. B.
GPA:
Physical Education
A: Learning Disabilities, Expected in 1984
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Northeastern Illinois University - Chicago, Illinois. M.
GPA:
Learning Disabilities
Type 75 Certificate in School Administration. I have teaching certificates in Administration, Special Education, and Secondary Teaching. I have State Approval from 1984 to teach Social Studies, including US History, and English. Professional Teaching and Coaching Experience: , Expected in 1992
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Northeastern Illinois University - Chicago, Illinois
GPA:
: Taught Physical Education, Health, and Science, Expected in 1982
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Eureka High School - Eureka, IL
GPA:
Taught Physical Education, Health, and Science
Taught Special Education classes; coached football, wrestling, and baseball.: , Expected in 1986
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Forest View High School - Arlington, IL
GPA:
Taught Special Education: coached football, wrestling, and softball.: , Expected in 1992
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Prospect High School - Mount Prospect, IL
GPA:
Served as the Special Education Director in charge of over 100 students and 10 staff; coached football, wrestling, and softball.: , Expected in 1998
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Prospect High School - Mount Prospect, IL
GPA:
Taught high school social studies: coached softball. 1986-2008: Township High School District 214's Upward Bound Program: I led 31 eleven-day summer high school outdoor adventure expeditions.: , Expected in 2016
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Prospect High School - Mount Prospect, IL
GPA:
Rolling Meadows High School Feeder Basketball Team: I was a Head Coach in the program and the program's coordinator for 3 years.
Skills
Banking, Coach, Coaching, Criminal Justice, Curriculum Design, English, Law, Director, Publications, Teacher, Teaching.
Additional Information
  • Awards & Recognitions 1990 "Learning Disabilities Teacher of the Year Award" from the Illinois Council for Learning Disabilities 1991 "Excellence in Education Award" from Township High School District 214 2012 "Outstanding Contributions to Education Award" from Township High School District 214 2013 "RJ Hannon Award Winner" presented by the Prospect High School Student Council for leadership within the school.

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School Attended

  • Western Illinois University
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Eureka High School
  • Forest View High School
  • Prospect High School
  • Prospect High School
  • Prospect High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Physical Education and Health Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Department Coordinator
  • Social Studies Teacher

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  • Type 75 Certificate in School Administration. I have teaching certificates in Administration, Special Education, and Secondary Teaching. I have State Approval from 1984 to teach Social Studies, including US History, and English. Professional Teaching and Coaching Experience
  • Taught Special Education classes; coached football, wrestling, and baseball.
  • Taught Special Education: coached football, wrestling, and softball.
  • Served as the Special Education Director in charge of over 100 students and 10 staff; coached football, wrestling, and softball.
  • Taught high school social studies: coached softball. 1986-2008: Township High School District 214's Upward Bound Program: I led 31 eleven-day summer high school outdoor adventure expeditions.

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