Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
  • C:
  • Date of Birth:
  • India:
  • :
  • single:
  • A problem solver that has over 12 years of experience across a variety of education settings; K-12 classroom, higher education and district administration.
  • Named one of Education Week's 2020 Leader to Learn From
  • Developed Georgia's only paid yearlong teacher internship to support district's teacher pipeline with 85% interns becoming first year teachers with the district.
  • Managed a program budget of $350,000 comprised of Title IIA government and general district funds.
  • Led 4 cohorts of career changers enrolled in alternative certification teacher residency.
  • Launched a national assessment, edTPA, at Spelman College leading education department to compliance.
  • Program Evaluation
  • Performance Management
  • Teacher Recruitment
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Strategic Planning
Program Manager, 12/2015 - Current
Lonza, Inc. Tampa, FL,
  • As a part of the district's strategic plan for recruitment and retention, designed, launched and am administering the first district sponsored yearlong teacher internship, First STEP, with stipend in Georgia.
  • This $350,000 program supports teacher candidates providing pre-career professional development, stipend and an early contract.
  • Hired 85% of First STEP Interns and increased number of interns for 2019-2020 school year.
  • Manage recruitment and selection process to identify appropriate schools and teachers to serve as hosts for interns.
  • Develop coursework for cooperating teachers to develop mentoring competencies.
  • Devise branding campaign to engage prospective teacher interns and cooperating teachers.
  • Maintain communication through weekly email and monthly newsletter.
  • Engage with local news outlets to cover significant events.
  • Design evaluation program to capture feedback from all program stakeholders at multiple points across the academic year using this data to drive program improvement.
  • Cultivate relationships with 5 local colleges of education to understand needs of teacher candidates.
  • Facilitate small group, focused problem-solving discussions to identify appropriate solutions.
  • Invited to serve on Advisory Committees of 3 First STEP partner institutions.
  • Collaborate with teacher candidates, mentor teachers, building administrators and other district leaders to provide learning opportunities, and critical feedback to develop candidate's teaching competencies.
EdTPA Coordinator & Instructor, 12/2013 - 12/2015
Spring Education Group Hillsboro, OR,
  • Guided department into compliance with national expectations of edTPA, a teacher education performance assessment while facilitating training and mentoring for candidates, faculty, staff, student teacher supervisors and cooperating teachers.
  • Presented at multiple statewide and regional conferences on the successes and challenges of programmatic change informed by program data from edTPA results.
  • Consulted with 3 Metro Atlanta nonprofits of varying size to support culturally responsive teacher training STEM instruction for underserved youth and program evaluation.
  • Teacher of Record for Curriculum and Instruction, Comparative Global Education and Methods for Teaching Elementary Mathematics and Science.
Graduate Teaching Assistant & Doctoral Student, 12/2010 - 12/2013
  • Dissertation "A Portraiture of the Lived Science Experiences of Black Female Elementary Teacher Candidates" Teacher of Record for Orientation to Early Childhood Education and Integrated Curricular Practices in Early Childhood Education Supervised teacher candidates in their placements, evaluating their performance against current teacher effectiveness measures to ensure success.
  • Evaluated impact of 2nd year initiative of Experience UGA, a partnership between University of Georgia and Clarke County School District working to increase student interest in STEM content and careers as well as increase college-going self-efficacy.
  • Designed a longitudinal study to explore the benefits of annual age appropriate, standards-based field trips to a post-secondary institution where few graduating high school students apply.
Elementary Teacher, 08/2006 - 05/2011
  • Provided rigorous instruction across multiple subjects in kindergarten, fourth and fifth grades.
  • Developed an afterschool science club to provide additional hands on science experiences for students.
  • Created `Sci-Fri/Science Friday' a monthly school-wide science initiative that allowed each student an opportunity to engage with science instruction.
Education and Training
PhD: Educational Theory & Practice, Expected in
University of Georgia - Athens, GA
MA: Curriculum & Instruction, Expected in
Central Michigan University - Mount Pleasant, MI
Bachelor of Art: , Expected in
Spelman College - Atlanta, GA
Activities and Honors
Association of Teacher Educators, Clinical Fellow Georgia State University, Professional Education Committee, Advisor Kennesaw State University, Early Childhood Education Advisory Committee, Advisor Spelman College, Professional Education Committee, Advisor Georgia Professional Standards Commission, Site Visitor Metro Atlanta P20 Steering Committee, Member and Co-Lead

By clicking Customize This Resume, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy


Resumes, and other information uploaded or provided by the user, are considered User Content governed by our Terms & Conditions. As such, it is not owned by us, and it is the user who retains ownership over such content.

How this resume score
could be improved?

Many factors go into creating a strong resume. Here are a few tweaks that could improve the score of this resume:


resume Strength

  • Length
  • Personalization
  • Target Job

Resume Overview

School Attended

  • University of Georgia
  • Central Michigan University
  • Spelman College

Job Titles Held:

  • Program Manager
  • EdTPA Coordinator & Instructor
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant & Doctoral Student
  • Elementary Teacher


  • PhD
  • MA
  • Bachelor of Art

By clicking Customize This Resume, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

*As seen in: