reading specialist resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Accomplished Literacy Specialist successful in reading instruction and intervention, student evaluations, and data management. Proven history of improving student learning outcomes by implementing evidence-based lesson plans to address student needs. Dedicated to promoting academic performance and fostering active learning in whole class and small groups settings.

  • Completed APPEL Professional Educator Licensure.
  • Completed 70 hour Orton-Gillingham Training course through the Orton-GillinghamAcademy.
  • Performed research on Phonemic Awareness for improved early literacy skills.
  • Presented research findings to university professors.
  • Implemented the Science of Reading learning methods and resources to ensure explicit instruction for all students.
  • Regularly met with teachers in Professional Learning Communities to support and advise in best practices in literacy.
  • Increased student performance on state-mandated assessments to which the school was no longer in a required system of support.
  • Commended for exceptional teaching and support to students.
  • Initiated Reading Challenges to motivate students to read outside the classroom.
  • Directed MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) meetings to support student learning throughout Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 instruction and remediation.
  • LETRS for teachers trained
  • LETRS for administrators trained
  • USBE Reading Endorsement Level 1
  • USBE Literacy Specialist Endorsement
  • Orton-Gillingham tutor
  • Currently completing Orton-Gillingham practicum to become certified through the Orton-Gillingham Academy
  • Acadience Reading Assessment Director
  • KEEP Assessment Director
  • Science of Reading Advocate
  • Breast Cancer Survivor
07/2020 to Current Reading Specialist Rocketship Education | Fort Worth, TX,
  • .Responsible for the assessment of reading abilities of students, the identification of reading deficits, and the creation of interventions to address learning inadequacies.
  • Focus on leadership, coordination, collaboration, and innovation in reading curriculum and instruction, so that each student may drive maximum benefit from the K-4 reading curriculum.
  • Assessment Director for the administration of Acadience and KEEP benchmark assessments. Determine students’ reading readiness and evaluate instructional needs.
  • Plan data-driven interventions and instruction for students not performing at proficient levels.
  • Manage, train, and oversee reading tutors who provide reading interventions.
  • Instruct small groups of students in the “Big 5 of Reading”: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension.
11/2019 to 05/2020 Reading and Math Interventionist Rocketship Education | Bay Area, CA,
  • Designed and Implemented intensive interventional plans for students who struggle in reading and math due to learning deficits.
  • Collaborated with team members to apply various instructional plans to teach students skills they were lacking to prevent referrals to Special Education.
  • Instructed English Language Learners (ELLs) to improve language acquisition skills. Worked closely with the ELL specialist to monitor growth throughout the year.
  • Created and moved to remote learning platforms due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Collected and evaluated multiple data points. Through analysis developed goals and instructional plans to increase student performance.
08/2018 to 11/2019 Reading Specialist Indiana State University | Terre Haute, IN,
  • Provided leadership, coordination, collaboration, and innovation in reading curriculum and instruction, so that each student may drive maximum benefit from the K-5 reading curriculum.
  • Administered tri-annual DIBELS/Amplify testing. Evaluated students’ scores and assessed reading needs.
  • Developed and implemented an intervention plan from multiple assessments and data.
  • Trained and oversaw teacher aides and reading tutors who provide direct instruction.
  • Worked directly with students in small groups or individually to improve fluency, accuracy, and comprehension.
08/2015 to 06/2018 Reading Tutor Channing Hall Charter School | City, STATE,
  • Tutored kindergarten through second grade in the development of reading skills and enjoyment of reading.
  • Engaged in academic activities with selected students either one-on-one or with small groups.
  • Collaborated with the reading team supervisor and staff members to assess the student’s needs and how best to address them. Worked with students who are performing below their expected academic grade level.
  • Administered and recorded tri-annual DIBELS testing along with the Reading Specialist and Reading Team. Evaluated students’ scores and assessed reading needs.
  • Tailored phonics, comprehension, and phonemic awareness lessons to aid students to understand the basics of reading knowledge.
Expected in 05/2023 to to Master of Science | Reading Endorsement Utah Valley University, Orem, UT GPA:

Reading Emphasis

Expected in 06/1996 to to Bachelor of Arts | Sociology University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, GPA:
  • Honor Roll
  • Certificate in Gerontology

Expected in 06/1989 to to Associate of Science | Fashion Merchandising Weber State University, Ogden, UT, GPA:
  • Awarded National DECA 1st place in Fashion Merchandising

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School Attended

  • Utah Valley University
  • University of Utah
  • Weber State University

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  • Reading Specialist
  • Reading and Math Interventionist
  • Reading Specialist
  • Reading Tutor


  • Master of Science
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