Program Specialist resume example with 13+ years of experience

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

Dynamic Educational Professional committed to fostering growth and inclusive practices within the educational setting ensuring all students receive a quality education that will allow them success throughout their educational journey. Energetic problem solver and collaborator who provides support, and mentorship to staff, and administration in sustaining accountability and compliance ensuring implementation of effective instructional programs for students with disabilities.

  • Group and individual instruction
  • Skill building
  • Performance assessments
  • Scheduling proficiency
  • Staff development expertise
  • Self-motivated
  • Human resources understanding
  • Interdisciplinary teamwork
  • Program coordination
08/2018 to Current Program Specialist Centene Corporation | Kunia Camp, HI,
  • Facilitates implementation of mandated special education programs for children with special needs.
  • Monitors compliance with special education program requirements through regular visits to special education classes in conjunction with principals, teachers, other staff and administrators.
  • Evaluates itinerant special education staff under the direction of the Special Education Director.
  • Assists site administrators in the evaluation of special education staff as needed.
  • Provides assistance and guidance to instructional personnel on appropriate instructional strategies designed to meet the specific needs of students in the special education program.
  • Participates in Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings as required to provide guidance and clarification of appropriate goals, objectives, strategies and resources to meet the needs of students in the special education program.
  • Facilitates all non-public school and non-public agency placements
  • Facilitates all special education placements in other SELPAs, county programs or other restrictive settings.
  • Plans, develops and presents in-service training regarding special education program guidelines and requirements.
  • Facilitates articulation and collaboration both within and across grade levels to ensure continuity of instructional practices for special needs students.
  • Collects, interprets and analyzes a variety of data that reflect both individual student and overall program effectiveness.
  • Prepares and provides analytical reports to site administrators regarding the effectiveness of the special education program at both the individual student and school-wide levels.
  • Participates in root cause analysis regarding disproportionality and significant disproportionality.
  • Assist in monitoring the implementation of the CCEIS regarding significant disproportionality.
  • Assists in the implementation of special education programs including extended school programs.
  • Coordinating LIF requests
07/2021 to 07/2021 Extended School Year Administrator Lhc Group | Menomonie, WI,
  • Collaborated with various departments to support and establish programs, lessons and student activities.
  • Resolved various situations to cultivate strong student and parent relationships.
  • Guided instruction by mentoring teachers to improve leadership and teaching effectiveness.
  • Facilitated staff meetings to convey policy changes and hear employee input.
  • Cultivated positive relationships with parents and staff to facilitate school operations and student success.
  • Partnered with teaching staff to develop and improve curriculum offerings for students.
  • Enforced school rules for attendance, discipline and honesty.
  • Observed teachers under classroom conditions to track professional abilities and identify areas in need of improvement.
  • Oversaw day-to-day work of classroom teachers, administrative staff and school personnel to expertly serve students' needs and meet district and state standards.
  • Visited classrooms to evaluate teacher instructional techniques as part of annual evaluation cycle.
08/2008 to 08/2018 Speech Language Pathologist Franklin McKinley School District | City, STATE,
  • Provided direct supervision to new Speech Language Therapist during their Clinical Fellowship Year.
  • Evaluated treatment goals and student progress on continuous basis.
  • Utilized appropriate testing and assessment protocols to evaluate students referred to program.
  • Rendered highest quality intervention when providing therapy to students.
  • Performed and documented initial evaluations and determined appropriate educational eligibility.
  • Assisted in IEP goal development and gave professional input determining student progress.
  • Detailed interventions taken and student progress in written reports.
  • Conducted regular IEP meetings to address educational concerns related to speech therapy.
  • Worked with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disabilities and Articulation and Phonological Processing Disorders.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2007 Master of Arts | Speech Language Pathology San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, GPA:
Expected in 05/2005 Bachelor of Arts | Communication Sciences And Disorders San Jose State University, San Jose, CA GPA:
Additional Information

Completed Sant Clara County Office of Education LEAP program 2015

  • Clear Administrative Credential 2021

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School Attended

  • San Jose State University
  • San Jose State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Program Specialist
  • Extended School Year Administrator
  • Speech Language Pathologist


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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