rti reading specialist resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

History of successfully planning, delivering and assessing reading intervention plans. Compliant with Title 1 guidelines and knowledgeable about a wide range of successful strategies. Skilled educator with a hands-on approach to enhancing student literacy. Collaborative and hardworking team player with a student-focused mentality and exceptional organizational, planning and communication skills. Credentialed in Missouri. Experienced Reading Specialist well-versed in developing individual and group instructional plans to improve reading skills in below level students. Ready to offer 8 years of related experience to a challenging new position. Versatile Teacher with focus on individual student needs across academia and emotional development. Empathetic and accommodating in design and implementation of hands-on lessons, catering to diverse learning abilities. Proficient in employing constant communication, patience and positive reinforcement in team efforts to deliver exceptional educational tools, fostering academic achievement. Resilient Teacher familiar with challenges associated with teaching special needs children. Remains positive under times of stress or conflict. Works well with classroom teachers to develop accommodations and special techniques for mainstream classroom inclusion. Special education professional highly skilled in working with students by perceiving needs and supporting various functions. Extensive mentoring and tutoring experience. Versatile and dedicated with focus on individual needs of special education students. Empathetic and accommodating in design and implementation of hands-on lessons. Exceptional skills working with teachers, parents and specialists to meet educational needs of students. Excellent reputation for resolving problems and improving customer satisfaction. Enthusiastic and eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Motivated to learn, grow and excel.

  • Improvement plans
  • Intervention planning
  • Assessments understanding
  • Group facilitation
  • Teacher collaboration
  • One-on-one support
  • Title 1 compliance
  • Student records management
  • Classroom management
  • Student counseling
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Child development
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Lesson Planning
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Microsoft Office
  • Leadership
  • Basic math
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Orton Gillingham expertise
Work History
07/2017 to Current RTI Reading Specialist Region One School District | Falls Village, CT,
  • Wrote and delivered cusJessicazed instruction to individual students and groups.
  • Developed goals and realistic plans for achieving each target.
  • Built positive and productive relationships with teachers to drive improvements to reading programs.
  • Performed assessments and analyzed results to spot students in need of further help.
  • Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule.
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students.
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Used coordination and planning skills to achieve results according to schedule.
  • Managed quality assurance program, including on-site evaluations, internal audits and customer surveys.
05/2019 to 07/2019 Summer Site Director K-5 SJSD - Saint Joseph School District | City, STATE,
  • Facilitated effective communication between internal and external stakeholders.
  • Recruited and hired top-quality staff to fill important positions.
  • Accurately documented all onsite issue.
  • Generated reports to inform stakeholders and management of financial and production statuses.
  • Supervised crew.
  • Scheduled staff and volunteers to cover all necessary duties during planned events.
  • Coordinated site investigations, documented issues and escalated to executive teams as needed.
  • Oversaw multiple programs and functions simultaneously by leveraging strong organizational and project management skills.
08/2013 to 07/2017 First Grade Classroom Teacher Clinton County R3 - Ellis Elementary | City, STATE,
  • Incorporated technology into lesson planning to create engaging, multi-dimensional lessons.
  • Taught lessons encompassing skill-building activities in speaking, writing, reading and listening.
  • Established and enforced rules of behavior to drive social development and maintain positive interactions.
  • Piloted iReady program to address state Reading and Math standards.
  • Organized classroom supplies and decorated walls to create fun, nurturing settings and meet learning needs.
  • Drove student learning by establishing clear classroom plans and group objectives, as well as actionable strategies to achieve each goal.
  • Assessed student learning progress and comprehension with routine tests and standardized examinations.
  • Taught students subject-specific material, learning strategies and social skills.
  • Instructed students individually and in groups.
  • Implemented classroom management improvements to enhance class morale and engagement.
  • Assessed student progress by administering tests and evaluating results.
  • Collaborated with administrators on classroom policies, management strategies and discipline.
  • Built positive relationships with parents to involve families in educational process.
  • Boosted individual perseverance and resilience by setting challenging goals and providing realistic support.
  • Kept classroom clean, organized, and safe for students and visitors.
  • Chaperoned field trips to maintain safety and encourage learning.
  • Promoted exploration of building blocks of learning by leading diverse, hands-on activities.
  • Helped students develop self-esteem and life skills by fostering healthy conflict-resolution, critical thinking and communication.
  • Stayed abreast of changes to school and district policies as well as new trends in education by attending professional development courses and in-service trainings.
  • Planned lessons according to district standards to cover all requirements and prepare for standardized tests.
  • Sourced supplies to fill gaps in student activities.
12/2012 to 08/2013 Lead Teacher, Two-Year-Olds Classroom Just Like Home Learning Center | City, STATE,
  • Instructed students in principles, concepts and in-depth subject matter.
  • Chose optimum curriculum for each class and devised creative daily lesson plans to meet requirements and needs of different learners.
  • Conferred with parents about student progress to boost family involvement and enhance student support.
  • Maintained patience and level-headedness in diverse situations to continuously support student development and personal growth.
  • Organized rooms in line with current educational thinking to maximize educational opportunities.
  • Assisted students of all ability levels develop life-long learning skills and good study habits.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Planned and implemented different daily activities to enhance overall development and growth of every student.
  • Developed and optimized rich learning environment by capitalizing on diverse engagement strategies and enriching teaching techniques.
  • Maintained well-controlled classrooms by clearly outlining standards and reinforcing positive behaviors.
  • Consulted with parents to build and maintain positive support networks and support continuing education strategies.
  • Promoted sensory development by providing access to different textures.
  • Promoted physical, academic and social development by implementing diverse classroom and outside activities.
  • Dressed and changed infant and toddler diapers to maintain hygiene.
  • Observed children to identify individuals in need of additional support and developed strategies to improve assistance.
  • Assisted struggling students to maintain progress levels by designing individualized lesson plans focused on areas for improvement.
  • Established and enforced rules related to respect and personal responsibility in classroom.
  • Guided student teachers and teaching aides in classroom management, leading by example and thoroughly answering questions.
  • Planned and prepared activities for students.
  • Communicated with parents through enrollment, tours, newsletters, conferences and direct personal communication.
  • Provided open and loving environment where children direct learning process.
  • Communicated frequently with parents about student growth and progress, recommending at-home reinforcement to support struggling students.
  • Educated students in foundational concepts such as shapes, numbers and letters.
  • Improved academic performance by diversifying teaching techniques.
  • Established guidelines for teacher performance, lesson planning and compliance with established procedures.
  • Worked one-on-one with students and student teachers to increase overall classroom effectiveness.
  • Adopted technological advancements that engaged and empowered children.
  • Applied play-based strategies, including crafts and games, to provide diverse approaches to learning.
  • Completed documentation on individual children and teachers for recordkeeping.
  • Reviewed facility environment, removed concerns and optimized for children's safety.
  • Administered assessments for each child and tracked results.
Expected in 07/2020 to to Specialist of Education | Elementary And Secondary Administration Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO GPA:
Expected in 02/2017 to to Master of Education | Curriculum And Instruction Concordia University, Portland, OR GPA:
Expected in 07/2020 to to Specialist of Education | K-12 Special Reading Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO GPA:
Expected in 12/2012 to to Bachelor of Science | Early Childhood Education Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO GPA:

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School Attended

  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Concordia University
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Missouri Western State University

Job Titles Held:

  • RTI Reading Specialist
  • Summer Site Director K-5
  • First Grade Classroom Teacher
  • Lead Teacher, Two-Year-Olds Classroom


  • Specialist of Education
  • Master of Education
  • Specialist of Education
  • Bachelor of Science

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