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

School Psychologist motivated to work as a MTSS Coordinator and provide assistance in all matters pertaining to the development and implementation of a consistent Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) model of tiered intervention processes and procedures across the district. Excellent communication, problem-solving , relationship building skills and life-long learner. Offering 15 years in education

  • Knowledge and implementation of a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) model in school settings.
  • Academic and behavior interventions to support high quality instruction for all students and to meet student's individual needs.
  • Measurement tools for various levels of assessment; including adaptive and curriculum-based measurement.
  • Effectively communicate findings of psychological testing with families and agencies
  • Background knowledge in principles of counseling
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrates a range of psychological skills, techniques, and assessments
  • Demonstrate professional growth and continuous improvement of professional knowledge and skills
  • Broad range of skills including capacity to develop rapport with students and families
  • Implement school-wide data driven plans collaboratively with 6-7 district school administrators.
  • Determine academic Data Drivin -Instruction needs and collaborate with school administrators for effective data - driven implementation.
Relevant Work History
Educational Surrogate Parent, 03/2023 - Current
Legacy Traditional Schools , , Chicago, IL Southland
  • Learns about the student’s educational needs by getting acquainted with the student, communicating with personnel involved in the student’s education and/or care, and observing the student at school;\
  • Acts as the student’s advocate for educational matters;
  • Provides or withholds consent for assessment and services/placement;
  • Attends educational meetings on the student’s behalf;
    Works with school staff to develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for the student;
  • Negotiates for appropriate services on behalf of the student;
  • Abides by the laws of confidentiality when sharing information about the student;
  • Requests complaint, mediation or due process procedures, if necessary.
    Reports services twice a year (also basis for reimbursement)

School Psychologist, 08/2006 - 04/2019
Company Name , , Matteson, IL
  • Served as Project Choices In-School Coach, facilitating team meetings to develop school-wide expectations and protocols for staff and teachers in regards to student special education inclusion in the general education setting.
  • Collect and analyze data to identify patterns where additional support is needed.
  • Collaborated with PBIS Team to develop lessons that are used by staff to teacher expectations in all locations of the school building to students.
  • Collect, organize, and analyze various forms of academic data to recognize trends about individuals or groups of students/teachers.
  • Conduct meetings with Individual Problem Solving Team to discuss students that are in need of additional supports, such as mentoring, small group social skill instruction, and Check-in, Check-out.
  • Communicate and collaborate with parents to crete strategies that can be implemented at home to further support students and families.
  • Maintained professional competence through professional reading and attending appropriate workshops, courses, and conferences in keeping with the needs of students and in accordance with district guidelines.
  • LEA representative for in and out of district meetings (Identification of Needed Assessments, Transition Planning, Manifestation Determination, Annual Review, Triennial Review, Individualized Education plan, 504 plans, Eligibility Determination)
  • Coordinated and scheduled annually approximately 200 IEP meetings and disseminated required documentation.
  • Conducted annually approximately 50 to 55 in and out of district initial evaluations, reevaluations and record reviews, which included interventions, social/emotional and academic components
  • Provided group or individual counseling in response to specific adjustment issues.
  • Collaborated with teachers, parents, and school personnel.
  • Provided field supervision for school psychology interns and practicum students.

Mental Health Technician, 04/1998 - 06/2001
Company Name , , Lockport , IL
  • Performed scheduled patient safety checks and documented results to establish patients' well-being.
  • Observed patient behaviors and mental status and notified of unusual or potentially dangerous occurrences.
  • Helped patients with meals, activities of daily living (ADLs) and facility transfers to promote security and patient well-being.
  • Assisted with patient restraint and seclusion scenarios to create safe environment for patient and medical personnel.
  • Identified behaviors that necessitated intervention and obtained assistance from qualified personnel to complete intervention.
  • Applied de-escalation and limit-setting techniques to promote patient cooperation.
Permanent Substitute Teacher, 08/2001 - 05/2002
Company Name , , South Holland, IL
  • Followed classroom plans left by class teacher to continue student education and reinforce core concepts.
  • Upheld classroom routines to support student environments and maintain consistent schedules.
  • Repeatedly requested as substitute teacher by teachers based on excellent past referrals and trusted performance.
  • Supervised lunchroom and recess activities.
No Degree: Paralegal Studies Certificate - in Progress, Expected in
South Suburban College of Cook County - South Holland, IL
Master of Arts: Education Administration, Expected in 08/2011
Lewis University - Romeoville, IL
Master of Arts: School Psychology, Expected in 08/2005
Governors State University - University Park, IL,
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Expected in 08/2001
Governors State University - Park Forest, IL

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School Attended

  • South Suburban College of Cook County
  • Lewis University
  • Governors State University
  • Governors State University

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  • Educational Surrogate Parent
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  • Mental Health Technician
  • Permanent Substitute Teacher


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