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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Successful Training Specialist skilled at developing, implementing and optimizing various training programs. Data-driven leader with hardworking approach and clear focus on strengthening companies from inside out. Successful integrating multimedia strategies to diversify instruction and maximize success. Skilled Specialist with proven success closing gap between company needs and employee abilities. Forward-thinking, motivated and passionate about aligning teams with objectives. Highly organized, analytical and skilled at managing all administrative needs. Well-qualified and astute trainer experienced preparing lesson plans targeted to specific group strengths and training needs. Talented public speaker and relationship-builder with results-driven and enterprising mindset.

Skills
  • Orton Gillingham expertise
  • HCS Coach Leadership Team
  • Coordinator New Teacher Induction
  • Title 1 compliance
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Teacher collaboration
  • Intervention planning
  • Course material design for virtual learning
  • Implementation support
  • Industry best practices
  • Curriculum selection and design
  • Cultural awareness (SEL curriculum design
  • Administer, analyze, and report Psychoeducational Testing
Work History
Reading Specialist, 08/2016 to Current
Invo Healthcare Associates IncBurbank, CA,
  • Created district wide ELA curriculum (alternative learning plan ) for Hampton City School during school closure due to pandemic (Grade 3 and Grade 5)
  • Developed online Summer School curriculum for Tier 2 students in Grade 3
  • Built positive and productive relationships with teachers to drive improvements to reading programs
  • Performed assessments and analyzed results to drive targeted instruction to best meet those students in need
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration
  • Partnered with teacher to plan and implement lessons following school's curriculum, goals, objectives and philosophies
  • Retained interest and maximized receptive learning by educating students using hands-on instructional techniques
  • Alleviated learning gaps and effectively instructed students using district wide curriculum format (DRA, Benchmark Literacy, Voyager, DSDI (Dyslexia Program), SIPPS (Phonics), PALS, Reading Inventory) and various other practices using cutting edge educational tools and teaching aids
  • Created lesson materials, visuals and digital presentations to supplement lesson plans to provide increased rigor
  • Built positive relationships with parents to involve families in educational process
  • Planned lessons according to district standards to cover all requirements and prepare for standardized tests
  • Developed text-dependent writing curriculum resources for HCS grades 3-5 that are aligned to Virginia Standards of Learning
  • Ensure ongoing curriculum and instruction support to teachers including staff development, mentoring, and technical support that is student centered
  • Provide content area expertise to improve instructional practices
  • Coached K-5 grade teachers on guided reading implementation using balanced literacy model
  • Improved below-grade level students reading proficiencies to appropriate grade level
  • Family Engagement Activities: Topcat Bedtime Adventures, Kindness Rock Garden, Book Bus, SOL Trivia Boards, Literacy Night, Summer Reading Program, School-wide Literacy programs
  • Driving team leader for Hampton Reads One Book - program that provides free book to 7,000 PK-5 elementary students each semester. During month all students are reading same book, answering trivia questions, and working together as one community fostering love of reading.
  • Enhanced lessons using Smart Board technology and computers
  • Held online and conference call training session to accommodate off- site employees.
  • Collaborated with management to identify company training needs and scheduling.
  • Developed effective training manuals, modules and teaching aids.
  • Conducted evaluations and observed employee performance to identify areas of needed improvement.
  • Prepared educational materials such as module summaries, videos and informational packets.
Special Education Teacher, 08/2013 to 06/2016
Wayne ResaDetroit, MI,
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals
  • Employed diverse techniques to promote active learning including individualized instruction, problem-solving assignments, and small-group work. Exercised flexibility within classroom addressing students needs through special accommodations
  • Modeled, trained, and consulted teachers on modification and accommodations to instruction and materials ensuring diverse needs of every student are successfully realized
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule
  • Attended monthly staff training sessions
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies
  • Worked with students with moderate to severe autism to increase life skills
  • Worked with students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs
  • Outstanding results on standardized testing when small group instruction was implemented
  • Mentor Teacher
  • Created and implemented district wide record keeping system to monitor progress of Special Education students to ensure compliance with IEP's
  • All 3rd grade Special Education students passed Virginia Reading SOL which secured continued accreditation for school
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs
  • Developed individual educational plans designed to promote educational, physical and social development
  • Transitioned students across grade levels through careful planning and preparation
  • Participated in week-long intensive leadership training and provided training to colleagues on applied behavior analysis
  • Administered, analyzed, and reported results psychoeducational testing

PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL TESTING
Wechsler Intelligence Scale (WISC-III)
Woodcock-Johnson III (WJ-R Cog)
Test of Written Language (TOWL)
Conners Rating Scale (CRS)

Special Education Teacher, 08/2011 to 06/2013
Wayne ResaDetroit, MI,
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals
  • Incorporated home activities to supplement classroom lessons
  • Designed and implemented point system to encourage positive behavior
  • Maintained Title 1 compliance throughout caseload
  • Developed and managed instructional materials and reports
  • Attended monthly staff training sessions
  • Taught students in variety of settings, including self-contained and resource environments
  • Completed intensive leadership training and provided training to colleagues on applied behavior analysis
  • Taught multiple subjects to students with intellectual or emotional disabilities
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies
  • Worked with students with moderate to severe autism to increase life skills
  • Managed large caseload across several grade levels (20-28 students)
  • Administered, analyzed, and reported results psychoeducational testing

PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL TESTING
Wechsler Intelligence Scale (WISC-III)
Woodcock-Johnson III (WJ-R Cog)
Test of Written Language (TOWL)
Conners Rating Scale (CRS)

Education
Master of Arts: Reading Specialist, Expected in 06/2014 to Regents University - Virginia Beach, VA,
GPA:
Master of Arts: Special Education - General Curriculum K-12, Expected in 05/2014 to Regents University - Virginia Beach, VA,
GPA:
Bachelor of Arts: English, Expected in 12/2010 to University of Maryland - College Park - College Park, MD
GPA:
Additional Information
  • Named Teacher of Year 2015-2016
  • District Literacy Leader
  • District Literacy Coach
  • Member of Hampton City Schools Professional Leadership Team
  • Coordinator New Teacher Induction Team
  • Member Virginia Best Practice Network - Clinical Faculty/New Teacher Mentor program
Certifications

State of Virginia Postgraduate Professional Teaching License (expires: June 2029)

Reading Specialist

Special ED - General Curriculum K-12

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School Attended

  • Regents University
  • Regents University
  • University of Maryland - College Park

Job Titles Held:

  • Reading Specialist
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher

Degrees

  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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