Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:

I am a middle aged female with a variety of past experience. I have dabbled in many self employment ventures in my lifetime. Among these are: Mexican Restaurant, Daycare Center, Real Estate Broker, and Insurance Broker. Currently, I am beginning a career in comedy including skits I have written, comedic dance, portraying numerous characters, along with traditional stand up comedy.

I am self confident, yet always willing to learn from others. I firmly believe that each person has something to teach and something to learn.

I raised three successful sons. I am at a point in life now where I am ready to focus on my lifelong dream of teaching. I was a single parent of three boys and had to work numerous jobs and try various self employment opportunities to adequately provide their needs. I am now ready to focus on my inner most desire of teaching. I am open to teaching general studies for elementary students, however, my ultimate dream job is middle school math (grades 5 - 9).

As a young child, I attended a Montessori school and learned that there are many different ways and methods to teach every concept. I was labeled a "gifted" child. At the age of 7, I tested as a college sophomore. My parents did not want me in college at the age of 7, so I was advanced three grades. More than anything, this showed me the importance of enhancing lessons for those that feel the work is too easy, along with added help (tutoring) or presenting material in a different manner for those struggling.

I was bullied and ridiculed most of my childhood for being the "smart" kid and for being so much younger than my peers. This taught me to pay attention to each and every student and look for warning signs of depression, being bullied, abuse, or needing to talk. I believe that students must feel comfortable not only at home,, but in the classroom, in order to fully succeed.

I believe in being friendly and fair, but firm when needed. I absolutely do not condone name calling, yelling ,or belittling any student, for any reason.

I am very motivated and excited to finally enter the world of teaching.

I am open and willing to take on extra activities, tutoring, clubs, assistance with games, etc. as needed.

I am anxious to learn from experienced teachers. I would like to hear what has worked best in instruction and management, as well as what hasn't worked well.

I am very professional in attitude, dress, and appearance.

I have always been complimented on my organizational skills, as well as giving 100% in anything I am doing.

I have decent computer skills and excellent typing skills.

I am extremely proficient in mathematics.

I have written many short stories, poems, skits, etc.

I have worked in a wide variety of jobs, allowing me to learn a wide variety of skills.

I believe a job at a retail store or fast food establishment is equally as important as a doctor, lawyer, teacher, etc.

I will give 100% effort at any job or task I am given.

I am anxious and willing to learn something new each day.

  • Greeting guests
  • Recordkeeping
  • Product organization
  • File/records maintenance
  • Concept development
  • Patron relations
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Sales and marketing
  • Display set up
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Character development
  • Employee scheduling
  • Staff training
  • Business development
  • Interior and exterior cleaning
  • Staff leadership
  • Customer assistance
Sales Associate, 10/2015 to 01/2020
Spruce FinanceBoulder, CO,
  • Kept apprised of emerging trends and provided informative customer service to assist in product selection.
  • Arranged new merchandise with signage and appealing displays to encourage customer sales and move overstock items.
  • Answered incoming telephone calls to provide information about products, services, store hours, policies and promotions.
  • Built and maintained effective relationships with peers and upper management to drive team success toward common sales, service and operational goals.
  • Helped average of thirty customers per day by responding to inquiries and locating products.
  • Helped average of [Number] customers per day by responding to inquiries and locating products.
  • Assisted customers by finding needed apparrel items and checking inventory for items at other locations.
  • Assisted customers by finding needed [Type] items and checking inventory for items at other locations.
  • Stocked shelves and supplies and organized displays to focus customer attention on specific items.
Eligibility Specialist, 10/2007 to 06/2018
Maricopa Integrated Health SystemTempe, AZ,
  • Conversed with people from different cultures daily, providing high level of respect and patience with each interaction.
  • Performed careful reviews of applicant data to ascertain compliance with eligibility criteria for economic assistance.
  • Called applicants to set up appointments and explain benefits processes.
  • Conducted interviews with applicants, explaining benefits process and which programs were available.
  • Processed benefits applications, which included documents for food stamps and medical assistance.
  • Reviewed criteria for different aid programs to determine eligibility for various applicants.
  • Analyzed information from interviews, educational, and medical records, consultation with other professionals, and diagnostic evaluations to assess clients' abilities, needs, and eligibility for services.
  • Fielded an average of fifty customer service calls per day.
Substitute Teacher /Paraprofessional Aide, 08/2003 to 05/2005
Thayer Elementary SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Filled in for fourth grade teacher over two months, including handling all assignments, special projects, tests, administrative updates and grading.
  • Filled in for [Type] teacher over [Timeframe], including handling all assignments, special projects, tests, administrative updates and grading.
  • Differentiated classroom and small group instruction to meet needs of students with different learning styles and ability levels.
  • Engaged students in discussions to promote interest and drive learning.
  • Proctored standardized tests, maintaining strict requirements and complete student records.
  • Enforced classroom routines to keep students on set schedule and operating at consistent level.
  • Applied proactive behavior management techniques for classroom discpline.
  • Taught students fundamental building blocks and advanced concepts.
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents and teaching staff.
  • Worked with fellow teachers to develop cohesive educational plans and improve support for diverse students.
  • Implemented lesson plans outlined by classroom teacher to educate students about key concepts.
  • Assigned, explained and graded homework.
  • Cleaned classroom and teaching areas after daily use, maintaining high standards for organization.
  • Managed classrooms of twenty to thirty students during absence of assigned teachers.
  • Provided instruction for thirty + students in all subject areas.
  • Developed rules and set goals to maintain order in classroom.
  • Used diverse technologies to help students grasp materials and enhance overall education.
  • Administered and graded tests and quizzes and reported performance to primary teacher
  • Took notes and prepared reports on school day activities to provide to primary teacher.
  • Educated elementary school students in various subjects to provide seamless transition during absence of head teacher.
  • Mentored, tutored, and instructed students in need of additional support after school and during planning times.
  • Communicated with parents regarding lesson plans and upcoming activities and provided feedback on student performance.
  • Supervised lunchroom and recess activities.
  • Repeatedly requested as substitute teacher for all Thayer elementary classrooms by teachers based on excellent past referrals and trusted performance.
  • Integrated existing and new technology into classroom to help provide creative and fun learning environment.
  • Promoted learning by leveraging range of traditional and modern instructional strategies.
  • Oversaw pop quizzes, material exams and standardized tests.
Daycare Owner/Operator, 05/1997 to 05/2003
All About Kids Daycare And Learning CenterCity, STATE,
  • Set and enhanced program schedules to meet expected demands and enhance student learning opportunities.
  • Worked with parents and staff to improve student behavioral and learning issues with proactive approaches.
  • Achieved budgetary targets by monitoring expenses and resource utilization, cutting waste and strengthening revenue streams.
  • Maintained current knowledge of applicable codes and required procedures to optimize learning environments.
  • Recruited and trained top-quality educators and support staff to maximize program success.
  • Developed unique, theme based curriculum using a variety of learning styles to enhance learning for all children.
  • Maintained weekly progress notes to discuss with parents.
  • Maintained open communication with parents to ensure any and all concerns were being addressed and/or solved.
  • Developed unique behavioral strategies focused on positive reinforcement / reward system.
  • Maintained open communication with state of Missouri daycare licensing department to ensure inspections were passed.
  • Maintained positive relationships with local businesses as a way to advertise the business.
  • Earned an excellent reputation among citizens of Thayer, including many school teachers due to the proper care given to children, the loving atmosphere, clean facility, educational activities, nutritious food, etc provided to all children. I was and still am known as one of the most respected and trusted child care providers in Oregon County. I went above and beyond to ensure parental satisfaction, along with creating a safe, comfortable, and happy atmosphere for all children.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/1989
Willow Park High School - Apple Valley, CA 92308,
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education And Middle School Math, Expected in 05/2003
Missouri State University - Springfield, MO
  • Dean's List Honoree - National Dean's List - Spring Semester 2000.
  • Magna cum laude graduate
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.8
: Graduate Courses in Instructional Media Technology, Expected in
Missouri State University - Springfield, MO

After receiving a Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary Education, I took the Praxis test. It was passed for elementary education. I completed the Praxis test for middle school math (grades 5-9) and passed this, as well. I have taken 29 hours of graduate courses, in the area of educational administration and instructional media technology. I have not completed my master's degree because at the time, I had three children at home and the courses I needed to complete my degree were not available on the West Plains campus. Therefore, I completed all of the available online graduate courses available. I am very interested in completing my master's degree in the near future.

Cumulative GPA for graduate courses is: 3.59

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School Attended

  • Willow Park High School
  • Missouri State University
  • Missouri State University

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  • Sales Associate
  • Eligibility Specialist
  • Substitute Teacher /Paraprofessional Aide
  • Daycare Owner/Operator


  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Some College (No Degree)

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