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

"In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn." Phil Collins, Singer

To continue growth in the field of Special Education by expanding my experience to outside of the classroom. By furthering my education and receiving multiple certificates, I hope to educate and inform staff, students, and parents about recent trends and educational strategies that will benefit all involved.

Core Qualifications
  • Active participation in groups, plans and events
  • Teaching, tutoring and counseling
  • Experience working special needs students
  • Effectively work with parents
  • Motivating students
  • Classroom management
  • Learning style assessment
  • Effective listening
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Parent/teacher conferences
  • Behavior modification
  • Active listening skills
  • Providing professional development to staff on multiple topics
  • Urban classroom environments
  • Implementation and creation of an I&RS Committee
  • LDT-C Certificate-Testing of students for at-risk students
  • Instructional best practices
  • Interdisciplinary teaching
  • Positive atmosphere promotion
  • Behavioral/cognitive skills development

  • Material Development:
  • Created materials, curriculum and IEP processes targeting Special Education students to create an engaging educational experience.
  • Process Improvement:
  • Developed a two week progress report that resulted in students not falling behind in class.
  • Developed power points on how to write a proper PLAFFP as well as how to use the I&RS committee.
  • Team Building and Leadership:
  • Created collaborative classroom experience through giving model lessons, providing appropriate accommodations/modifications and by pulling students when teachers stated they were falling behind.
  • Training:
  • Delivered training modules to inter-departmental teams to ensure smooth adoption of new program.
  • Education Strategies:
  • Employed special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory/perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
  • Counseling/Case Management:
  • Served as student case manager, mentor and counselor for students when academic problems and personal adjustments arose, meeting with guardians to reach solutions.
  • Parent Communication:
  • Regularly met with parents to discuss student issues and course weakness areas.
Professional Experience
09/2014 to Current Resource Teacher Coordinator Montclair Public Schools | Montclair, NJ,

Worked with students and teachers on development of Special Education best practices, gave accommodations and modifications to teachers to use in their general education classroom. Routinely met with teachers to provide professional development on Special Education topics. Case Manager for 25 students across grades 9-11. Created and implemented I&RS Committee, tested students as needed. Pulled students out and instructed them on their level using Springboard materials as well as provided in-class support with the general education teachers. Use of Oncourse student management system and Easy IEP special education program. Coordinated after school tutoring hours with other teachers to help students in need of extra attention.Coordinated after school tutoring hours with other teachers to help students in need of extra attention. Earned positive verbal/written feedback from parents regarding classroom instruction and student learning success.

11/2012 to 03/2013 Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant Bancroft | Twin Oaks, PA,

Acted as a liasion between our private residential facility and the public school of the students for grades 5-12. Checked IEP's for compliance and held IEP 30 day transfer and annual reviews for each student. Attended discharge planning meetings and contacted home district on results of meeting. Investigated IEP programs and gave professional development to staff on Special Education topics.

08/1994 to 05/2012 Special Education Teacher Neptune Township Public Schools | City, STATE,

Have taught in Resource, Self-Contained and In-Class Support settings across grades 6-8 as well as being a Home Instructor and tutor for general and special education students. Highly qualified in Math, LA, and SS. Proficient in READ 180, Accelerated Reader, Collins Writing, Cornell Note taking, Study Island and Literature Circles. Have experience with TIENET and Easy IEP programs. Have administered the Woodcock Johnson, WIAT 2 and 3, and the Beery Test of Visual Motor Integration and found academic strengths and weaknesses in students. Have been a Coordinator and teacher in an after-school program, been a member of many school-based committees and have written curriculum for Middle School Language Arts, Life Skills and Science.

Education and Training
Expected in 2011 Master of Science | Principal/Administration Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ GPA:


Have almost finished a third Masters in Autism. I only have 4 classes left to complete.

Expected in 2010 Supervisor's Certificate | Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ GPA:
Expected in 2009 LDT-C CERTIFICATE | Certificate Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ GPA:
Expected in 2004 Master of Arts | Special Education Teaching National University, LaJolla, CA GPA:
Expected in 1991 Bachelor of Science | Special Education East Carolina University, West Long Branch, NC GPA:

Award: College Chairperson of the Year- Coffeehouse Programs 1990

Teacher of the Handicapped Certificate

Expected in | , West Long Branch, GPA:

I have acquired 3 certificates:

Teacher of the Handicapped



Community Involvement

I have completed 180 hours of volunteer work at Camp Oakhurst in NJ. This is a year-round program for adults with disabilities. I organized the library and worked in the kitchen.


Council for Exceptional Children, 1994-present

National Education Association (NEA), 1994-2012

New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) 1994-2012

Association of American Educators (AAE) 2015

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