Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary
Reform minded public school administrator with more than 13 years of school leadership expertise and 8 years of teacher experience.
  • Experience with instructional design
  • Experience with special-needs students
  • Experience with American Indian students and families.
  • Managing at-risk schools
  • Title 1 grant writing and budgeting.
  • Planning Special Education efforts
  • Strong collaborator
  • Tailoring curriculum plans for Title 1 schools
  • Critical thinking and strategizing.
  •  Teacher evaluation accountability
Work History
06/2007 to Current
Principal and District Title 1 Coordinator Department Of The Interior Los Banos, CA,
  • Implemented reading and writing workshops based on the state standards to increase student literacy and support school reading programs.
  • Improved student academic test scores on state tests over the last three years.
  • Provided instruction leadership and crafted the instructional strategy for our Title 1 school.
  • Overhauled Special Education services at the school including a reworking of the Level 3 Emotional and Behavioral Disability rooms.
  • Supervised Special Education teachers and related services including due process paperwork.
  • Wrote the Title 1 grant for the District and filled the role of Title 1 Coordinator for the District managing the grant and interfacing with the Minnesota Department of Education.
06/2003 to 06/2007
Assistant Principal Fullbloom Pine Bluff, FL,
  • Served as Assistant Principal at Anishinabe Academy a school focusing on American Indian students by infusing language and culture into the curriculum.
  • Helped hire and staff Anishinabe Academy and developed procedures and systems to ensure academic success.
  • Supervised staff and Special Education programs as well as after school cultural programming.
  • Sat on school council and helped draft Site Improvement Plan highlighting the strategies and programs to be sued for academic success.
  • Assisted in student discipline and positive recognition programs including cultural events and family dinners.
06/2000 to 06/2003
Teacher Minneapolis Public Schools City, STATE,
  • Classroom teacher focusing on fifth grade and Special Education.
  • Delivered curriculum and devised lesson plans based on the Minnesota State Standards.
  • Supervised students and paraprofessionals.
  • Managed Special Education assessments, IEP creation, and evaluation meetings.
  • Engaged students in meaningful activities and learning opportunities.
08/1989 to 06/1992
Director of the All Nations program at South High School Minneapolis Public Schools City, STATE,
  • Coordinated all American Indian support programs at South High School with the goal of reducing the drop out rate for American Indian students by infusing culture into their academics.
  • Created meaningful relationships among students through both academic and cultural events.
  • Provided counseling to students in order top help them stay on track to graduate from high school.
  • Created after school support programs and college awareness events for American Indian students.
Expected in 2004
School Administration License: School Administration
University of Saint Marys - Minneapolis, MN
  • Post-Masters degree in School Administration resulting in K-12 Administration license with the State of Minnesota. 
Expected in 2000
Master of Arts: Education
University of Saint Thomas - Saint Paul, MN
  • Recipient of Ethel Curry American Indian Scholarship.
Expected in 1988
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration
University of Wisconsin-River Falls - River Falls, WI
  • Majored in Business Administration and minored in Speech Communications.
  • Recipient of UW-River Falls American Indian Scholarship award for two years.
  • Graduated with Senior Honors.
  • Served as President for the UW-River Falls Native American Council for two years.
Additional Information
  • Enrolled member of the White Earth band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe.
  • Worked in Marketing Management between the years 1991 and 1998 before coming back to teaching.

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School Attended

  • University of Saint Marys
  • University of Saint Thomas
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Job Titles Held:

  • Principal and District Title 1 Coordinator
  • Assistant Principal
  • Teacher
  • Director of the All Nations program at South High School


  • School Administration License
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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