school age lead teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Creative Lead Teacher trained at Pensacola Christian College teaching Abeka Curriculum in a teacher-lead classroom for preschool, Kindergarten, and second-grade students in alignment with diverse learning styles and abilities. Attended several continuing education classes on site and online at Cross Creek Christian Academy. Experience in teaching Bible, Phonics, ASL sign language, and directing preschool and Kindergarten holiday and graduation programs. Goal-oriented and upbeat when engaging with students while driven to maintain positive parent-teacher relationships. Creatively applying curriculum objectives to promote excellence in education and guide students towards success in accomplishing academic and personal goals. Comfortable with teaching classes in excess of twenty students, adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills. Seasoned teacher of young children with experience in teaching Sunday School and Children's Church, and, in addition, assisting three months in a public school second-grade classroom, one year as a Kindergarten teacher's assistant in public school, one year as a second grade lead teacher, over twenty years' teaching four-year-old preschool, and three years as the Lead Kindergarten teacher in a Christian school. Teaching across a broad range of subjects, seeking to utilize background to take next career step with respected school.

  • Social Development
  • Audio-Visual Aids
  • Creative Instruction Style
  • Documentation and Reporting
  • Standardized Testing
  • Test Proctoring
  • Positive Learning Environment
  • Group Learning Mechanics
  • Multi-Subject Instruction
  • Interpersonal and Social Skills
  • Problem-Solving
  • Creative and Resourceful
  • Behavior Modification Techniques
  • Phonics Fluency
  • Classroom Safety Practices
  • Test Preparation
  • Field Trip Organization
  • Classroom Management
  • Lesson Planning
  • Learning Assessments
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Schedule Management
  • Student Motivation and Engagement
  • Parent Communication
  • Teaching and implementing lessons during COVID-19 shelter-in-place.
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Positive Reinforcement
  • Instructional Materials Creation
  • Play-Based Learning
  • Organizational Skills
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Friendly, Positive Attitude
  • People Skills
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Good Work Ethic
  • Team Building sessions at Carvel Imaging
  • ASL sign Language classes at Deaf Connect of Memphis, TN.
  • Working in the Deaf ministry at Eastside Baptist Church of Memphis, TN
  • Teaching Children's Church, Assisting in the Awana program, Vacation Bible school, and Sunday School to elementary-age students.
School-Age Lead Teacher, 08/2011 - 05/2021
Excel Learning Centers Morehead City, NC, East Side Baptistlum.
  • Used technology to drive instruction and maximize student achievement.
  • Devised lesson plans in alignment with Abeka curriculum standards and followed balanced instructional programs, demonstrations and work time to meet educational and instructional goals.
  • Preschool Teacher, 08/1998 - 05/2010
    Canon City Schools Canon City, CO,
    • Followed lesson plans consistent with established guidelines and goals.
    • Created and maintained safe learning environment for students.
    • Monitored, documented and reported students' progress and performance.
    • Assessed each child's developmental needs on continuous basis.
    • Adapted teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
    • Coordinated conferences with parents to discuss student progress and establish goals for improvement and advancement.
    • Implemented focused lessons for literacy readiness highlighting phonics, language comprehension and writing abilities.
    • Documented and shared important milestones with each student's parents and guardians.
    • Supervised students on school grounds, field trips and during various school functions.
    • Attended educational conferences and teacher training workshops to improve professional competence.
    • Used wide range of instructional strategies to meet and enhance needs of diverse student population.
    • Established and reinforced rules for behavior policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
    • Fostered language development, comprehension and vocabulary using traditional poetry, nursery rhymes and riddles.
    • Guided reading aloud to spark imagination and foster reading comprehension and vocabulary development.
    • Improved students' reading independence using methodical sensory lessons on phonemic awareness and strategies for decoding by sounding out words.
    • Employed evidence-based methods of classroom teaching and direction.
    • Referred students with suspected learning problems to appropriate support personnel.
    Teacher's Assistant, 08/1997 - 05/1998
    Trudeau Memorial Center Warwick, RI,
    • Taught daily life skills and behaviors to students to build practical knowledge.
    • Backed up lessons with personal support, small group instruction and hands-on activities.
    • Supervised students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, gymnasiums and field trips.
    • Assisted in preparing bulletin board displays.
    • Took class attendance and recorded absences.
    • Distributed pencils, paper, textbooks and workbooks to students.
    • Instructed students on usage and care of equipment to prevent injuries.
    • Distributed tests and collected homework assignments after completion.
    • Observed student performance and recorded attendance.
    • Attended in-services.
    • Organized and labeled student materials when setting up classrooms.
    • Collected money from students for school-related projects and field trips.
    Teacher's Assistant, 03/1996 - 05/1996
    Trudeau Memorial Center Coventry, RI,
    • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
    • Tutored and assisted children individually and in small groups to help master assignments and reinforce learning concepts.
    • Prepared lesson materials to assist teachers in classroom preparation.
    • Monitored students in class, hallways and cafeteria to enforce school rules.
    • Organized student performance and enrichment activities to facilitate learning.
    • Conducted special assessments and tutoring sessions to support individual student needs.
    • Supervised children and participated with children in activities.
    • Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
    Education and Training
    Bachelor of Arts: English, Expected in 03/2023
    University of Phoenix - Tempe, AZ
    Status -
    • 3.8 GPA
    • Dean's List
    • Magna Cum Laude
    Associate of Arts: Elementary Education, Expected in 05/2000
    Northwest Mississippi Community College - Southaven,
    Status -
    High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/1984
    Bartlett High School - Bartlett, TN,
    Status -
    • Participated in Choir
    • Art classes

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    School Attended

    • University of Phoenix
    • Northwest Mississippi Community College
    • Bartlett High School

    Job Titles Held:

    • School-Age Lead Teacher
    • Preschool Teacher
    • Teacher's Assistant
    • Teacher's Assistant


    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Associate of Arts
    • High School Diploma

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