pod teacher 1st grade resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Passionate Teacher with experience developing and implementing diverse curriculums covering wide range of subjects. Highly skilled at motivating students through positive encouragement and reinforcement of concepts via interactive classroom instruction and observation. Successful in helping students develop strong literacy, numeracy, social and learning skills.

  • Student-centered learning
  • Group learning mechanics
  • Classroom management
  • Special education
  • Lesson Planning
Work History
Pod Teacher (1st Grade), 09/2020 - 06/2021
Self-employeed City, STATE,
  • Facilitated scheduled zoom calls with classroom instructors.
  • Communicated frequently with parents, students and faculty to provide feedback and discuss instructional strategies.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Promoted physical, mental and social development using classroom games and activities.
  • Instructed students in core educational principles, concepts and in-depth subject matter.
  • Completed daily reports and attendance logs.
  • Worked cooperatively with other teachers, administrators and parents to help students reach learning objectives.
  • Reviewed curriculum and devised alternate approaches to presenting lessons to increase student understanding.
Substitute Teacher (Pre-K Through 5th Grade), 09/2012 - 06/2018
NYC Department Of Education City, STATE,
  • Filled per diem and long term vacancies for absent teachers.
  • Followed classroom plans left by class teacher to continue student education and reinforce core concepts.
  • Took over class for regular classroom teacher, managing assignments, student needs and recordkeeping.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Upheld classroom routines to support student environments and maintain consistent schedules.
  • Administered and graded tests and quizzes and reported performance to primary teacher.
  • Kept accurate and current attendance records and assignment sheets to maintain file compliance.
  • Provided instruction for students in core subject areas.
  • Developed rules and set goals to maintain order in classroom.
  • Supervised lunchroom and recess activities.
  • Worked with principal's office on disciplinary and safety issues.
  • Leveraged classroom discussion strategies to engage students, promote topics and boost learning opportunities.
  • Took notes and prepared reports on school day activities to provide to primary teacher.
  • Organized and cleaned teaching areas after daily use to maintain high standards for returning teachers or other substitutes.
  • Assigned, explained and graded homework.
  • Administered standardized assessments with strict requirements and documented information in permanent records.
  • Maintained day-to-day classroom management and discipline to promote learning initiatives.
  • Repeatedly requested as substitute teacher by teachers based on excellent past referrals and trusted performance.
  • Collaborated with teaching staff to implement coordinated educational strategies and student support networks.
  • Diversified classroom instruction and group activities to successfully support students with unique strengths and learning styles.
Paraprofessional (Pre-K Through 8th Grade), 09/2008 - 06/2011
NYC Department Of Education City, STATE,
  • Oversaw students in classroom and common areas to monitor, enforce rules and support lead teacher.
  • Relieved classroom teacher during breaks and maintained order and structure in classroom.
  • Encouraged dynamic and pleasant educational environment by promoting both gentle discipline and cooperation.
  • Monitored students on field trips, handling roll call and group movement to keep youths safe in public settings.
  • Reported on student progress, behavior and social skills to parents.
  • Kept classrooms clean, neat and properly sanitized for student health and classroom efficiency.
  • Handed out classroom materials, like pencils, paper and crayons.
  • Maintained head count and attendance sheets.
  • Tailored lesson plans for students with emotional and cognitive disabilities.
  • Instructed small groups of students in basic concepts such as alphabet, shapes and color recognition.
  • Collated classroom materials to help teachers prepare for daily instruction and activities.
  • Assisted classroom teacher in supervising snack time and indoor and outdoor play.
  • Graded tests and papers and recorded grades for teaching staff.
  • Prepared instruction materials, including making copies, constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
  • Prepared reports and paperwork for parent-teacher conferences.
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes.
Master of Science: Early Childhood Special Education, Expected in 06/2016
Touro College - Brooklyn, NY,
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Master of Science: Childhood Education, Expected in 04/2014
Touro College - Brooklyn, NY,
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Bachelor of Arts: Childhood Education, Expected in 02/2011
Brooklyn College of The City University of New York - Brooklyn, NY
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School Attended

  • Touro College
  • Touro College
  • Brooklyn College of The City University of New York

Job Titles Held:

  • Pod Teacher (1st Grade)
  • Substitute Teacher (Pre-K Through 5th Grade)
  • Paraprofessional (Pre-K Through 8th Grade)


  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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