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

Collaborative Education Specialist in Mild-Moderate disabilities and Educational Therapy. Providing 10+ years of experience scheduling and conducting IEP meetings, coordinating individualized education plans and reviewing student evaluations and progress reports. A professional who has in-depth knowledge of special education . Creates and maintains meaningful relationships with students, co-workers, and professionals. A team-player who possesses a high degree of integrity, dependability, and professionalism.

  • Differentiated instruction
  • IEP familarity
  • Lesson planning
  • Relationship development
  • Team management
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Student records management
  • Student counseling
  • Process improvement
  • Problem resolution
Work History
09/2014 to 06/2020 Resource Specialist Program Coordinator Catholic Health Initiative | Signal Mountain, TN,
  • Responsible for instruction and services for students with IEPs in grades 5-8 who have been assigned to a general education classrooms and require Resource Specialist support. Recorded weekly push-in and pull-out minutes served based on specifications of students' IEPs.
  • Provided consultation, resource information, and materials regarding students with disabilities to parents and general education staff members. Teachers were given current information on each student's IEP dates, accommodations, and annual goals.
  • Tracked timelines for 30-day, annual, and triennial IEPs. Worked with parents, teachers, administrators, and outside service providers to schedule meetings and have paperwork completed and returned by a given date. All IEPs were in compliance.
  • Collaborated with outside providers to schedule and facilitate student assessment in speech and language, occupational therapy, socio-emotional, and health.
  • Inputted data regarding service tracking and IEPs in Welligent, as well as any information required by the district. Completed quarterly Progress Towards IEP Goals reports which were mailed to parents.
  • Compiled and presented information for LAUSD's annual audits and District Validated Review meetings.
04/2011 to 08/2014 Educational Therapist Seven Hills Foundation | Mashpee, MA,
  • Served elementary and middle school special education students attending The Kelter Center, private and charter schools, as well as home settings.
  • Trained in research-based literacy programs such as Lindamood-Bell (LIPS, Seeing Stars, Visualizing and Verbalizing), Bernard Fluency, Step Up to Writing, Winston Grammar. Applied research-based educational principles to develop individualized instructional programs with measurable goals in Literacy and Mathematics.
  • Administered formal and informal assessments to determine areas of need and created prescriptive teaching plans.
  • Conducted weekly individual and small group Educational Therapy sessions for student with various disabilities. Instructed students in phonemic awareness, decoding, comprehension, fluency, spelling, writing, and math . Utilized multi-sensory techniques to actively engage clients in the learning process.
  • Recorded daily notes, and wrote individualized progress reports for Director of Special Education.
  • Developed positive relationships with students who were initially resistant by using structure, nurturing, praise, and positive reinforcement to increase motivation and self- esteem.
  • Recorded daily progress data, had conferences with students and parents, administered formal and informal assessments, and wrote monthly and quarterly progress reports.
08/2006 to 01/2010 Special Education Teacher VISTA DEL MAR CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES | City, STATE,
  • Instructed multi-age students (8 —14) with various learning, emotional, and behavioral disabilities in Special Day Class setting.
  • Planned and executed daily and long-range lessons plans for special education students with varying academic abilities and learning styles.
  • Implemented curriculum that fulfilled state & district-mandated requirements, while meeting IEP goals and objectives.
  • Developed a positive learning environment by exercising sensitivity to academic, emotional, and cultural needs.
  • Utilized effective behavior management system based on positive reinforcement principles.
  • Summarized present levels of performance and developed annual goals, functional behavior analysis reports, and behavior support plans for Individual Education Program ((IEP) meetings.
  • Active member of collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams.
Expected in Professional Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential | Elementary Education Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA GPA:
Expected in Bachelor of Arts | Psychology University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, GPA:
Expected in 07/2014 Education Specialist - Level 2 | Special Education National University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, GPA:
Expected in 08/2008 Masters of Arts & Credential in Special Education | Special Education California State University - Northridge, Northridge, CA, GPA:

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  • Loyola Marymount University
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • National University, Los Angeles
  • California State University - Northridge

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  • Professional Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
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