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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Thoughtful School Psychologist with Special Education Administrator license and 20 years of experience guiding students and consulting with teachers and administrators at all age levels through obstacles, managing treatment planning and program progress. Supportive listener with creativity and sensitivity when treating individuals with varying psychological concerns and in consultation with school staff. Supportive and tactful navigator of difficult family dynamics, leading parent meetings with cultural awareness and objectivity. Seeking to take these cumulative experiences to provide leadership as a Special Education Director.

Skills
  • Neuropsychological Evaluation Expertise
  • Expert in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developed cost effective and successful programs
  • Crisis intervention
  • Team collaboration and leadership
  • Data-driven decision making
  • Skilled presenter
  • Intervention planning
Work History
School Psychologist/504 Team Chairperson, 09/2003 - Current
Los Angeles County Los Angeles, CA,
  • Meet with students to conduct individual psychological assessments and determine academic and mental health needs.
  • Collaborate with educators, school administrators and external professionals in development of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).
  • Facilitate 504 evaluation and eligibility determination process, develop and monitor plans for students with qualifying disabilities.
  • Collaborate with Teacher Assistance Teams and Behavioral and Emotional Support Teams to develop Response to Intervention plans and progress monitoring.
  • Developed and facilitated training modules on special education eligibility determination for multidisciplinary district wide staff.
  • Supervise school and clinical psychology interns and participate in seminar training for internship program.
  • Lead district wide staff in development of assessment protocols for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Collaborated on development of two district wide ABA programs for children with severe disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Serve as district wide expert on children with Autism Spectrum Disorders including assessment and treatment planning, including serving as psychologist consultant for district ABA programs.
  • Created and led parent support group based on community feedback for families of children in ABA district programs.
  • Provide crisis intervention in response to emergencies, employing existing trust and rapport to deescalate situations.
  • Consult with teachers and parents to gain in-depth understanding of students.
  • Built positive and productive relationships with students, parents, educators and community resources.
  • Conducted group and individual counseling sessions for key issues.
  • Lead staff and faculty training and development to support program objectives.
  • Facilitate interdisciplinary meetings to assess goals and progress.
Out-of-District Specialist/School Psychologist, 09/1998 - 06/2001
New Jersey Institute Of Technology Newark, NJ,
  • Facilitated annual review and evaluation meetings to assess student goals and progress who were attending out of district placements.
  • Collaborated with district staff on out of district student progress to monitor potential return to in district placement.
  • Managed all transportation needs of students attending out of district placements.
  • Collaborated closely with Special Education Director on all students attending out of district placements.
  • Attended monthly Boston area Out of District Coordinator meetings to collaborate with colleagues in other districts about private placements.
Post Doctoral Fellow in Pediatric Psychology, 08/2001 - 08/2002
American Psychological Association Manhattan, KS,
  • Performed comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations, including report writing, for children referred to the Developmental Medicine Center as basis for advanced treatment planning.
  • Collaborated with attending Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians to complete evaluations and feedback meetings with families.
  • Diagnosed and treated pediatric populations for conditions such as learning disabilities with developmental or biological basis.
  • Participated in educational programs, in-service training or workshops to remain current in methods, interventions and assessments.
  • Developed expertise in assessment and treatment planning of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders including Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) administration.
Clinical Psychology Intern, 08/2000 - 07/2001
McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School City, STATE,
  • Linked clients to other programs and community agencies to enhance treatment processes.
  • Provided individual and group psychotherapy incorporating cognitive-behavioral, therapy to treat wide range of psychological problems in patients within partial hospitalization day treatment program.
  • Performed intake by conducting interviews to establish key information, as well as assessing patients' apparent mental state.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary treatment team to discuss treatment plans, progress and discharge decisions.
  • Scheduled, organized and delivered comprehensive presentations on effective treatment of depression, anxiety, anger and cognitive-behavioral skills to manage negative emotions.
  • Conducted psychological assessments, wrote comprehensive reports and completed family feedback meetings for children referred to Learning Evaluation Clinic to help address variety of clinical concerns.
Adjunct Instructor, 09/2001 - 08/2008
Tufts University, Department Of Education City, STATE,
  • Created and implemented course agendas, lesson plans and activities to successfully meet course objectives within key courses for the Graduate School Psychology Program.
  • Defined and articulated learning outcomes, including measurements, performance metrics and changes to improve student learning.
  • Engaged students with insightful and compelling classroom discussion of topics relevant to coursework to boost student learning and retention.
  • Improved student understanding by efficiently managing teaching materials and answering students' discussion inquiries.
  • Used lectures, discussions and demonstrations to increase learning and classroom success.
  • Integrated current events and clinical experiences into course materials to contextualize subject matter and facilitate lifelong learning.
  • Consistently communicated with students to acknowledge and reward positive strides and discuss areas of improvement.
School Psychologist, 09/1997 - 06/1998
Muskingham County Educational Service Center City, STATE,
  • Met with students in elementary, middle and high school levels across six rural county schools to conduct individual assessments and determine academic and mental health needs.
  • Collaborated with educators, school administrators and external professionals in development of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).
  • Provided crisis intervention in response to emergencies, employing existing trust and rapport to deescalate situations.
  • Reviewed and discussed new students' academic credentials, interests and educational goals.
  • Observed students in classroom and play environments.
  • Built positive and productive relationships with students, parents, educators and community resources.
  • Completed required documentation and reports for compliance and treatment planning.
  • Consulted with teachers and parents to gain in-depth understanding of students.
  • Utilized formal and established testing protocols to evaluate educational, emotional and behavioral needs of students.
  • Lead staff and faculty training and development to support program objectives.
  • Facilitated interdisciplinary meetings to assess goals and progress.
  • Conducted group and individual counseling sessions for key issues.
  • Assessed student's abilities and recommended degree programs to highlight strengths.
  • Collaborated with teachers to define therapy objectives and analyze progress.
Education
Ph.D.: School Psychology , Expected in 2002
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Northeastern University - Boston, MA,
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Master of Arts: School Psychology, Expected in 1996
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The Ohio State University - Columbus, Ohio ,
GPA:
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology , Expected in 1994
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The University of Rhode Island - Kingston, RI ,
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Accomplishments
  • Invited member by the superintendent to serve on a four person panel providing a webinar for families to support children in hybrid and remote learning.
  • Served on district wide crisis team at the request of the special education director during the spring school closure.
  • Selected as integral team member to develop district-wide programs, which serves over 40 students across two elementary schools.
  • Successful business owner for over 15 years completing independent neuropsychological evaluations and therapy for children, adolescents and young adults.
Certifications
  • Licensed School Psychologist, Professional, All Levels
  • Licensed Psychologist, Health Service Provider
  • Special Education Administrator License

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School Attended

  • Northeastern University
  • The Ohio State University
  • The University of Rhode Island

Job Titles Held:

  • School Psychologist/504 Team Chairperson
  • Out-of-District Specialist/School Psychologist
  • Post Doctoral Fellow in Pediatric Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology Intern
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • School Psychologist

Degrees

  • Ph.D.
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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