practice based coach resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Compassionate, creative and effective Teacher/Mentor with valuable skills and experience in:

  • Head Start Guidelines
  • Program planning (routines, lesson planning)
  • Creative ideas and activities for classroom and outside
  • Classroom management
  • Professionalism
  • Organizational abilities
  • People skills based on respect, communication, confidentiality, quality services and the human connection.
Work History
Practice Based Coach, 06/2016 to Current
Chickasaw Nation IndustriesReno, NV,
  • Annually, work with assigned Teachers to support and improve Teacher knowledge, skill and teaching practices.
  • Focus on Teacher interest, goals and program guidance.
  • Complete regularly scheduled classroom observations of Teachers and Assistants to include; classroom management, communication skills, daily routine, lesson planning , classroom layout, environment, organization and materials.
  • Complete regularly scheduled follow up meetings with Teachers to provide feedback and discuss instructional strategies.
  • Implement ways to foster Teacher understanding of principles through hands-on learning and planned activities.
  • Shift between formal and informal methods of Teacher observation.
  • Participate in Administrative meetings to provide information regarding Teacher achievement and improvement.
Quality Assurance Specialist, 06/1994 to 11/2012
Central Maine Medical CenterOakland, ME,

Quality Assurance Specialist September 2009- November 2012

· Developed the Quality Assurance Department for agency Early Childhood Programs.

  • Plan and execute audits of the early childhood programs, including documentation of audit approach and findings. To include, but not limited to:
  • Routine Classroom Inspections/Pre-licensing Inspections/Staff & Child Site Licensing File Checks/Playground Inspections/Food Monitor Reviews/Bus Inspections
  • Monitor compliance of Head Start and Early Head Start Program Performance Standards, Day Care Licensing requirements and agency Policies and Procedures
  • Take the lead in the annual Head Start Self Assessment process. Complete required reports to be filed with grant request to Head Start Regional Office in Chicago.

Education Manager June 1994 - August 2009

  • Member of Head Start Management Team.
  • Responsible for compliance with Head Start Program Performance Standards, State of Ohio Guidelines, through research, development and facilitation of staff training regarding federal and state program initiatives.
  • Provided guidance and supervision to the work of four Education Specialists who were responsible for classroom observations, implementation of chosen methodology, agency philosophy and staff development and training.
  • Lead in assuring the development, update and effective use of a developmentally appropriate curriculum and assessment tool for agency preschool programs.
  • Provide leadership and technical support to the preschool staff in developing and carrying out the educational program for the children and families in a nine county rural service area.

Education Coordinator, 08/1989 to 06/1994
CarleBrocton, IL,

· Responsible for supervision of Head Teachers in the classroom and Home Visitors working with children in the families’ homes.

· Supported Head Teachers in supervision of line staff. Conducted staff conferences as necessary.

· Observed centers and made recommendations on classroom arrangement, the implementation of the chosen methodology and developmentally appropriate practices.

· Monitored sites to ensure agency Policies and Procedures and Head Start Service Plans were implemented.

· Advisor for Child Development Associate Credential candidates.

Head Teacher, 02/1977 to 08/1989
Council On Rural Service Programs, Inc.City, STATE,

Head Teacher February 1977-August 1989

· Responsible for planning and implementing the Head Start Program including day to day operations, creating a safe, healthy and stimulating learning environment, implemented a consistent daily routine, wrote and implemented weekly lesson plans, conducted parent/teacher conferences and home visits, completed child screening and ongoing assessments to ensure positive learning outcomes for the children in my care. Supervised Teacher Assistants, Bus Driver, Cook, Custodian.

· Transferred at request of Management Staff to another site within the agency to ensure compliance and quality programming for the children and families enrolled at the location. Re-organized existing center, implemented new methodology, trained and supervised five staff members in developmentally appropriate practice, record keeping and recording of children’s progress. Implemented agency policies and procedures, day care licensing regulations and Head Start Program Performance Standards. Completed all other related Head Teacher tasks. Worked effectively with Home Visitors, Parents and Community Volunteers.

Associate of Applied Science: Early Childhood Education, Expected in 06/1976 to Sinclair Community College - Dayton, Ohio,

Center for Child and Family Studies - West Ed- San Diego, California March 1997 - December 1997

Certified Trainer in the Program for Infant/Toddler Caregiving

University of Cincinnati March 2005 - September 2005

Coursework toward Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education

Related Training-

  • Practice Based Coaching
  • Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies Gold

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School Attended

  • Sinclair Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Practice Based Coach
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Education Coordinator
  • Head Teacher


  • Associate of Applied Science

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