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

Culturally responsive and compassionate educator with over twenty years plus of successful teaching, mentoring and supervising experience seeking an educational leadership role to advance socio-emotional and achievement growth for students, their families, and the community.

  • Self-Starter
  • Culturally Responsive Leader
  • Community-Based Advocate
  • Team Builder
  • Skilled Facilitator
  • Program Development Manager
  • Customer Success Professional
  • Sense of Humor
04/2021 to Current Professional Learning Specialist University Of Wisconsin Madison | Superior, WI,
  • Work with diverse urban and rural school districts to support the implementation of supplemental resources to advance student learning outcomes in reading
  • Support teams of educators in analyzing and understanding student data to plan for instruction
08/2019 to 12/2020 Integrated Instructional Architect New London Public Schools | City, STATE,
  • Developed a culturally responsive curriculum to support and extend the socio-emotional and academic growth of twenty-five students within an integrated classroom
  • Increased parental involvement with small group meetings yielding greater student confidence and ten percent gains in academic success in math and literacy
07/2010 to 08/2019 Implementation Specialist, Curriculum Specialist Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers | City, STATE,
  • Strategized with district leadership teams to identify asset-based solutions to enhance student learning outcomes in eleven counties in Western New York
  • Developed Instructional plans with district and building-based coaches that provide a blended learning approach for teachers through demonstration lessons and reflective coaching with students
  • Organized, developed and facilitated initial and follow up professional learning workshops to support multiple curriculum adoptions
  • Provided pre and post reflection with teachers using in-class demonstration lessons for whole group and small group instruction in multiple content areas.
08/1995 to 06/2010 Curriculum and Design Literacy Coach and Teacher Rochester City School District | City, STATE,
  • Designed and co-authored an instructional framework for writing (Prek-12) addressing NYS standards for thirty thousand students through the Office of School Improvement
  • Established a network of teachers-fifty who provided feedback and student writing samples for the Rochester City School District Literacy Handbook
  • Coordinated and facilitated ELA Focus Walks for the School’s Leadership team to collect and assess student-learning outcomes based on standards-based learning and teacher instructional practices
  • Utilized the Genesee River Valley Project to integrate NCEE standards and content areas in planning and instruction for all students
  • Model classroom for America’s Choice Design and provided workshops for grade-level teams for looking at data to plan for instruction based on their results
  • Developed workshops with a diverse team to support parents and teachers that addressed foundational needs
Education and Training
Expected in 12/2010 Master of Science | Educational Leadership St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY, GPA:
  • Village council member for the Baobab Cultural Center and spearheaded the Youth Voices initiative that provided a space and network for children ages 10-18 to present and discuss issues that were relevant to their lives while developing solutions to have a resolution.
  • Sought and received funding from 15 community partners and managed the budget that helped facilitate workshops
  • Designed and initiated student learning protocols at Franklin High School to support teachers and students within their ELA Block that were used as progress monitoring features for mid-year checkpoints.
Expected in 05/1995 Master of Science | Elementary Education University of Rochester, Rochester, NY GPA:
  • Partnered with our local PBS affiliate (WXXI) in a letter writing and visual media campaign with 30 Grade 5 students sharing their impact stories on how programming supported their growth as a global citizen
Expected in 01/1994 Bachelor of Arts | Anthropology University of Rochester, Rochester, NY GPA:
  • Vice-President of B.A.H.W.A (Black and Hispanic Womyn Alliance) and developed and maintained partnerships that extended across multiple student organizations and co-sponsored events that enhanced our shared vision and engagement on campus and in the community

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