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Jessica Claire
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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
Professional Learning Specialist, 04/2021 to Current
University Of Wisconsin Madison Rhinelander, WI,
  • Work with diverse school districts to support implementation of supplemental resources in reading
  • Support teams of educators in analyzing and understanding student data to plan for instruction
Integrated Instructional Architect, 08/2019 to 12/2020
New London Public Schools City, STATE,
  • Developed culturally responsive curriculum to support and extend the socio-emotional and academic growth of twenty-five students within an integrated classroom
  • Increased parental involvement yielding greater student confidence and ten percent gains in academic success in math and literacy
Implementation Specialist, Curriculum Specialist , 07/2010 to 08/2019
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers City, STATE,
  • Strategized with district leadership teams to identify asset-based solution for eleven counties in Western New York
  • Developed and executed instructional plans with district and building-based coaches for teachers through demonstration lessons and reflective coaching
  • 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 multiple content areas
Curriculum and Design Literacy Coach and Teacher, 08/1995 to 06/2010
Rochester City School District City, STATE,
  • Designed and co-authored instructional framework for writing (Prek-12) addressing NYS standards for thirty thousand students through the Office of School Improvement
  • Established network of teachers who provided feedback and student writing samples for the Rochester City School District Literacy Handbook
  • Coordinated and facilitated ELA Focus Walks for the school leadership team to assess student-learning outcomes based on standards and teacher instructional practices
  • Utilized the Genesee River Valley Project to integrate NCEE standards in planning and instruction for all students
  • Model classroom for America’s Choice and provided workshops for grade-level teams for looking at data to plan for instruction based on their results
  • Facilitated workshops with a diverse team to support parents and teachers that addressed foundational needs
Education and Training
Master of Science: Educational Leadership SBL/SDL Certificates, Expected in 12/2010
St. John Fisher College - Rochester, NY,
  • 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 fifteen 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.
Master of Science: Elementary Education Permanent Certification, Expected in 05/1995
University of Rochester - Rochester, NY
  • 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
Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology, Expected in 01/1994
University of Rochester - Rochester, NY
  • 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
Character and Career References

Tyra Denee Lewis

Tyra Denee Lewis, LLC

585-698-7713 (o)

Savaria Calloway-Downs

Director of Professional Learning Initiatives and Outcomes

Rochester City School District

585-262-8000 x3150 (o) 585-208-7303 (c)

Carlos X. Leal

Director of Elementary Education

City School District of New Rochelle

914-576-4234 (o) 585-469-4731 (c)

Presentations and Conferences

Hudson-Mohawk Valley Area Mathematics Conference: Making the Mathematical Practices Come Alive: Implementing the Common Core Standards of Practice in Your GO Math! Classroom

New York City Schools: Go Math Summer Institute

Rochester Teacher Center: Teacher…Can You See Me? Addressing the Complex Lives of Adolescents in Response to Media Images and Print

Rochester Teacher Center: Follow My Footsteps: Using Newspapers to Instruct Students in Narrative and Persuasive Writing for Grades 4-10

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School Attended
  • St. John Fisher College
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Rochester
Job Titles Held:
  • Professional Learning Specialist
  • Integrated Instructional Architect
  • Implementation Specialist, Curriculum Specialist
  • Curriculum and Design Literacy Coach and Teacher
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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