Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Well-qualified, enthusiastic, dynamic, compassionate entry-level elementary teacher with over 6 years experience in the Lafayette Parish School System.

Seeking a position as an elementary special needs teacher that will allow me to utilize my experience, promote a positive learning environment, and expand my knowledge of academic success of students with special needs.

  • Proficient in the Unique Learning System
  • Experienced in working with children with special needs
  • Understand and meet expectations of LPSS in all areas
  • Member of the National Society Leadership and Success
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Embraces teamwork
08/2019 to Current Resident-Live Oak Elementary Community Action Organization | Aloha, OR,
  • Created collaborative environment in classroom where students worked together to support everyone's learning.
  • Maintained positive classroom environments by reinforcing rules for behavior and relationship-building actions.
  • Utilized diverse teaching methods to address curriculum objectives.
  • Helped students learn to persevere with challenging tasks and build resilience for later educational efforts.
  • Instructed students individually and in groups using varied teaching methods.
  • Instructed students in standardized subjects, as well as general learning strategies and skills for social development and character.
  • Delivered reading and writing experiences to students commensurate with respective stages of development.
  • Evaluated student performance and progression by creating and administering a variety of tests, quizzes and projects.
  • Provided positive feedback with emphasis on learning from mistakes to establish solid foundation for progress.
  • Cultivated classroom environment focused on inclusion and growth, fostering both social and academic development.
08/2014 to 05/2019 Paraprofessional - Mild/Moderate Autism LPSS - J Wallace James Elementary | City, STATE,
  • Assisted in development of Individual Education Programs (IEP) to establish student outcome goals and define educational strategies; leveraged developmental practices and educational theories to achieve educational objectives.
  • Eliminated learning gaps and effectively instructed students by developing IEPs and using wide variety of teaching aids and motivational strategies.
  • Delivered specialized classroom instruction to broad range of students with developmental disorders, including the use of the Unique Learning System.
  • Attended professional development courses to enhance my understanding of classroom procedures and children with special needs.
  • Worked in tandem with teacher to develop customized classroom environment conducive to students' needs as well as effective, individualized learning strategies.
  • Worked collaboratively with the classroom teacher, fellow paraprofessionals and school staff.
  • Provided support to the students through specialized accommodations, extra assistance and educational assessments.
  • Fostered relationships with students to increase engagement, and periodically reported student progress to parents/guardians and school leadership.
  • Met one-on-one and with groups of with students with autism, utilizing customized behavioral plans as well as incorporate activities based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Spoke with parents to discuss student progress and coordinate meetings.
  • Collected data relevant to individual student goals, focusing on students strengths and weaknesses and building on them.
08/2013 to 08/2014 Substitute Teacher LPSS - J Wallace James | City, STATE,
  • Kept detailed records of student progress, attendance and assignments using jpams/webpams.
  • Developed rules and set goals to maintain order in classroom.
  • Implemented lesson plans outlined by classroom teacher to educate students about key concepts.
  • Educated elementary school students in various subjects to provide seamless transition during absence of classroom teacher.
  • Integrated existing and new technology into classroom to help provide creative and fun learning environment.
  • Differentiated classroom and small group instruction to meet needs of students with different learning styles and ability levels.
  • Supervised lunchroom and recess activities.
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents and teaching staff.
  • Requested as substitute teacher by several classroom teachers based on excellent past referrals and trusted performance.
  • Engaged students in discussions to promote interest and drive learning.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2020 Bachelor of Science | Elementary Education 1-5 University of Louisiana At Monroe, Monroe, Louisiana, GPA:
  • Member of the National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Maintained a 3.8 throughout my educational career at ULM
Activities and Honors

Volunteer with the Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana

Organize and attend sensory friendly nights for those in our community

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