reading specialist resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Reading Specialist devoted to promoting student learning and enhancing individual potential. Skillful in directing classroom environments and enhancing student behavior through positive and forward-thinking approaches. Caring relationship-builder with analytical mindset and good decision-making skills. Accomplished veteran teacher successful in classroom management, student evaluations and test preparation. Proven history of improving student learning outcomes by adapting lesson plans to student needs. Dedicated to promoting academic performance and fostering social skills and character development. Multi-Subject Teacher for 31 years in both rural and urban settings. Proven history of creating engaged classroom environments supporting diverse educational styles. Versatile student-oriented approach consistently supporting optimum performance and advancement.

  • Improved test scores by 30% by reworking approaches.
  • Facilitated critical thinking skills by implementing a STEAM curriculum.
  • Commended for exceptional teaching and support to students.
  • Spearheaded grand writing project focused on STEAM.
  • Oversaw 28students per class.
  • Earned "Teacher of the Year Nomination " in Harrison County in 2020.
  • Supervised team of 15 staff members.
  • Achieved Take One success by completing 1 part of the NATIONAL BOARD process with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Used Microsoft Excel and other parts of Microsoft Office to develop student data tracking spreadsheets.
  • Collaborated with team of 5 in the development of the STEAM Room .
  • Achieved Lead Team honor through effectively helping with staff professional development for middle school teachers.
  • Behavioral improvements
  • Standardized tests
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Activity Planning
  • Curriculum selection
  • Time management
  • Team collaboration
  • Relationship building
  • Lesson Planning
  • Classroom management
Work History
05/2016 to Current
Reading Specialist Invo Healthcare Associates Inc Hagerstown, MD,
  • Built positive and productive relationships with teachers to drive improvements to reading programs.
  • Wrote and delivered customized instruction to individual students and groups.
  • Developed goals and realistic plans for achieving each target.
  • Used approaches such as small group Guided Reading to achieve dramatic results with students.
  • Performed assessments and analyzed results to spot students in need of further help.
  • Promoted memory, cognition and language development with hands-on activities and individualized instruction.
  • Planned daily activities to keep students engaged and on track with learning goals.
  • Worked closely with parents and guardians to address students' issues on multiple fronts.
  • Improved behavior by modeling positive choices and teaching socially-acceptable options.
  • Coordinated regular meetings to share and analyze student performance data and success plans with colleagues and parents.
  • Used coordination and planning skills to achieve results according to schedule.
05/1990 to Current
Elementary Grade Teacher Aos Staffing Edwardsville, IL,
  • Drove student learning by establishing clear classroom plans and group objectives, as well as actionable strategies to achieve each goal.
  • Created and led various field trips and hands-on activities to foster creativity.
  • Tutored numerous students each year in Reading.
  • Helped students develop self-esteem and life skills by fostering healthy conflict-resolution, critical thinking and communication.
  • Established and enforced rules of behavior to drive social development and maintain positive interactions.
  • Assessed student learning progress and comprehension with routine tests and standardized examinations.
  • Built positive relationships with parents to involve families in educational process.
  • Prepared materials for lessons, assignments and assessments and evaluated, corrected and graded student performance to identify gaps in skills or knowledge and set realistic goals.
  • Collaborated with administrators on classroom policies, management strategies and discipline.
  • Liaised with other faculty and staff to monitor halls, bathrooms, playgrounds and lunchrooms.
  • Included multicultural awareness in class discussions to meet state standards.
  • Worked one-on-one with students to determine strengths, weaknesses and learning patterns.
  • Led discourse on Reading and Math to accomplish educational objectives and deliver individualized education to students.
  • Boosted individual perseverance and resilience by setting challenging goals and providing realistic support.
  • Reinforced positive behavior by encouraging efforts through affirmation statements and praising accomplishments.
  • Maintained student portfolios to monitor learning progress and completion of work required for promotion to next grade level.
  • Organized classroom supplies and decorated walls to create fun, nurturing settings and meet learning needs.
  • Evaluated individual student abilities and created action plans based on current level and desired growth goals to support preparedness for transition to next grade level.
  • Communicated student progress, academic difficulties or behavioral concerns to parents, guardians and administration using tact and professionalism to improve student academic performance.
05/1986 to 11/1997
Substitute Teacher Jccs Of North America West Hartford, CT,
  • Filled in for regular classroom teacher to take over any and all duties while out.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Upheld classroom routines to support student environments and maintain consistent schedules.
  • Took over class for regular classroom teacher, managing assignments, student needs and record keeping.
  • Followed classroom plans left by class teacher to continue student education and reinforce core concepts.
  • Administered and graded tests and quizzes and reported performance to primary teacher.
  • Kept accurate and current attendance records and assignment sheets to maintain file compliance.
  • Took notes and prepared reports on school day activities to provide to primary teacher.
  • Assigned, explained and graded homework.
  • Supervised lunchroom and recess activities.
  • Repeatedly requested as substitute teacher by teachers based on excellent past referrals and trusted performance.
  • Organized lesson plans using teaching software for long-term interim assignments.
  • Maintained day-to-day classroom management and discipline to promote learning initiatives.
  • Worked with principal's office on disciplinary and safety issues.
  • Organized and cleaned teaching areas after daily use to maintain high standards for returning teachers or other substitutes.
  • Leveraged classroom discussion strategies to engage students, promote topics and boost learning opportunities.
01/1990 to 01/1994
Head Teacher Harrison County School District City, STATE,
  • Responsible for overseeing preschool program, adult computer class, homework help, GED classes, and recreational program for elementary and middle school age kids in low income housing project community center.
  • I also was grant writer where I received full funding for 3 years for operation of these programs which was collaboration between Harrison County Schools and Clarksburg Housing Authority.
  • I had to also complete mid and final reports including financial reports.
  • Communicated frequently with parents, students and faculty to provide feedback and discuss instructional strategies.
  • Monitored students' academic, social and emotional progress and recorded in individual files.
  • Consulted with parents to build and maintain positive support networks and support continuing education strategies.
  • Promoted physical, academic and social development by implementing diverse classroom and outside activities.
  • Supported student teachers mentoring on classroom management, lesson planning and activity organization.
  • Piloted program to address proposed state subject area competencies and standards.
  • Incorporated exciting and engaging activities to achieve student participation and hands-on learning.
  • Incorporated multiple types of teaching strategies into classroom.
  • Completed daily reports, meal count sheets and attendance logs.
  • Directed after-school tutoring and mentoring program serving elementary school students.
  • Reviewed curriculum and devised alternate approaches to presenting lessons to increase student understanding.
  • Collaborated with faculty to develop after-school tutoring program for struggling students.
  • Supervised learning groups of students in classroom stations.
  • Worked cooperatively with other teachers, administrators and parents to help students reach learning objectives.
  • Fostered team collaboration between students through group projects.
Expected in 12/2001 to to
Master's: Reading Specialist
Marshall University - Huntington, WV
Expected in 05/1990 to to
Bachelor's: Elementary Education K-8 Multi-Subject
Fairmont State University - Fairmont, WV

Skills Behavior Management Childcare Classroom Management Curriculum Development


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  • Marshall University
  • Fairmont State University

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