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second grade teacher primary montessori teacher resume example with 18 years of experience

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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Enthusiastic Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, and Primary Montessori Teacher committed to fostering students' academic, social and emotional growth. Experienced teaching 18 years and four grades with differentiated instruction. Exceptional communication skills with parents, administrators and other educators.

Skills
  • Individual instruction
  • Test preparation
  • Curriculum development
  • Lesson planning
  • Parental communication
  • Adaptable style
  • Classroom management
  • Materials sourcing
  • Multitasking ability
  • Behavior management
  • Planning and coordination
  • Team building
  • Problem resolution
Experience
08/2015 to 08/2020 Second Grade Teacher; Primary Montessori Teacher Southwest Key Programs | Miami, FL,
  • Created and implemented developmentally-appropriate curriculum which addressed individual learning styles.
  • Prepared unit and lesson plans for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines and Common Core standards.
  • Incorporated technology into classrooms to maximize student progress and understanding of course material.
  • Taught students fundamental building blocks and advanced concepts.
  • Created and enforced child-based, hands-on curriculum to promote student interest and receptive learning.
  • Maintained office hours to discuss grades and projects and mentor students.
  • Worked outside normal hours to be available to answer parent and student questions.
  • Identified early signs of emotional, developmental and health delays or problems in students and followed up with parents.
  • Administered and graded class tests to evaluate student progress and comprehension.
  • Explored foundational learning concepts with students through hands-on activities, videos and class discussions.
  • Cultivated classroom environment focused on inclusion and growth, fostering both social and academic development.
  • Established and communicated clear learning objectives to foster student progress and academic performance.
  • Provided positive feedback with emphasis on learning from mistakes to establish solid foundation for progress.
  • Instructed students individually and in groups using varied teaching methods.
  • Utilized diverse teaching methods to address curriculum objectives.
  • Created collaborative environment in classroom where students worked together to support everyone's learning.
  • Maintained positive classroom culture through behavior management techniques.
  • Improved student engagement by implementing student-centered classroom management techniques to foster academic curiosity.
  • Built relationships with students and guardians through active communication, positive feedback, emails, and newsletters.
  • Oversaw class field trips to keep students safe and educate about related topics.
  • Integrated variety of educational programs to develop strong academic foundation.
  • Evaluated student performance and progression by administering tests, quizzes and research projects.
  • Developed lesson plans and facilitated instruction to educate students in all areas of learning.
  • Taught linguistically diverse students in English and Spanish.
  • Embraced teaching children of diverse educational, cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Offered hands-on learning opportunities to develop student self-esteem and life skills.
  • Guided students' guardians to various local resources.
  • Formed deep relationships with parents and students by engaging groups through conferences, emails, texts and phone calls.
  • Helped students learn to persevere with challenging tasks and build resilience for later educational efforts.
  • Prepared environment where furnishings and materials corresponded to class needs and paid careful attention to maintaining clean, orderly and attractive Montessori learning area.
  • Devised lesson and unit plans to support instructional outcomes, reflect important discipline concepts and accommodate prerequisite relationships among concepts and skills.
  • Used various assessment tools to evaluate each student's capabilities.
  • Established powerful and inspiring classroom culture where children had high self-expectations with strong self-motivation and self-direction.
  • Developed instructional units to meet individual educational needs of each student.
  • Maintained classroom supplies, inventory and stock.
  • Used Montessori philosophy, curriculum and techniques to develop student's full potential and treated each child with dignity and respect.
  • Delivered Montessori lessons with aim of promoting coordination, concentration, independence and order in safe and positive learning environment.
  • Introduced audio and visual tools and technology to facilitate learning and delivered individualized instruction to each student by promoting interactive learning.
08/2006 to 08/2015 Special Education Teacher Woodland School District 50 | Gurnee, IL,
  • Developed individual educational plans designed to promote educational, physical and social development.
  • Fostered positive and trusting relationships with students to increase engagement.
  • Organized and prepared instructional materials, communiqués and reports to facilitate student learning.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Developed IEP to leverage developmental practices and educational theories to achieve educational objectives.
  • Delivered specialized classroom instruction to students with developmental delays.
  • Delivered specialized classroom instruction to students with developmental delays.
  • Enhanced lessons using Smart Board technology and computers.
  • Encouraged student empathy of others to build confidence and improve self-image.
  • Promoted language development skills through reading and storytelling.
  • Supervised field trips to local parks, fire stations and zoos to develop social skills and community awareness.
  • Transitioned students across grade levels through careful planning and preparation.
  • Administered minor first aid to injured students and notified school nurse to render additional aid.
  • Worked with students with specialized needs to accomplish tasks and build practical skills.
  • Established and communicated clear objectives for lessons, units and projects to students and parents.
  • Collaborated with conventional education instructors across multiple departments to optimize student learning.
  • Wrote and presented documents for Individual Education Plan conferences.
  • Developed interesting and interactive learning methods tailored to help students with individual needs.
  • Facilitated functional life skills development in students with autism through explicit instruction and repetition to entrench skills.
  • Encouraged children to be understanding of others, show good manners and instructed in other social development behaviors.
  • Developed professional relationships with parents, teachers, directors and therapists.
  • Kept records of students' progress, detailing behavioral, emotional, academic and social growth.
  • Controlled classroom environments with clearly outlined rules and positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Updated rules, safety and behavioral guidelines and disciplinary protocols to clarify and share with ages 3 through 9year-old students.
  • Supervised children on field trips to local parks, fire stations and zoos.
  • Promoted good behaviors by using positive reinforcement methods.
  • Implemented hands-on, play-based strategies such as games and crafts for experiential learning.
  • Organized and led activities to promote physical, mental and social development.
  • Taught children foundational skills such as colors, shapes, letters, phonological awareness, math skills through tactile, hands-on lessons
  • Enhanced sensory abilities by giving children access to numerous textures and shapes.
  • Collaborated with parents to develop and maintain strong support networks and build rapport to foster seamless communication.
  • Maintained daily records of individual activities, behaviors, meals and naps.
  • Communicated with parents regularly to maintain student progress, schedule meetings and increase overall student happiness.
  • Identified children in need of extra support for emotional, health-related or developmental concerns and conceived improvement strategies.
  • Distributed quarterly progress assessments and milestone reports to each parent.
08/2003 to 08/2006 Early Reading First Teacher Marion School District 1 | City, STATE,
  • Identified children in need of extra support for emotional, health-related or developmental concerns and conceived improvement strategies.
  • Collaborated with parents to develop and maintain strong support networks and build rapport to foster seamless communication.
  • Implemented hands-on, play-based strategies such as games and crafts for experiential learning.
  • Established indoor and outdoor safe play environments for toddler-age children.
  • Controlled classroom environments with clearly outlined rules and positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Organized and led activities to promote physical, mental and social development.
  • Created and implemented developmentally appropriate curriculum addressing all learning styles.
  • Developed professional relationships with parents, teachers, directors and therapists.
  • Distributed quarterly progress assessments and milestone reports to each parent.
  • Kept records of students' progress, detailing behavioral, emotional, academic and social growth.
  • Planned, budgeted for and executed field trips through meaningful, authentic experiences.
  • Encouraged children to be understanding of others, show good manners and instructed in other social development behaviors.
  • Conducted home visits monthly with developed lesson plans reaching the needs of students' literacy and reading skills.
  • During the home visits, modeling for the parent was also performed with any questions or concerns answered.
  • Data driven assessments conducted, which drove instruction individually for each child in a group of 20 students multi-aged from 3 to 4 years of age.
08/2002 to 08/2003 Kindergarten Teacher Florence School District 1 | City, STATE,
  • Monitored student progress to ensure cooperation and growth.
  • Designed lesson plans based on comprehensive teaching of academic, social and personal skills.
  • Developed assessments to test student growth.
  • Instructed students in standardized subjects as well as general learning strategies and skills for social development and character.
  • Integrated technology into lesson plans.
  • Referred to district standards to plan lessons and prepare students to take standardized assessments.
  • Formed deep relationships with parents and students by engaging groups through conferences and phone calls.
  • Improved student engagement by implementing student-centered classroom management techniques to foster academic curiosity.
  • Worked closely with peers to devise and utilize pacing guides embedded with State Standards.
  • Motivated and supported students in growing reading independence using methodical, sensory lessons on phonemic awareness and decoding by sounding out words.
  • Fostered language development, comprehension and vocabulary using traditional poetry, nursery rhymes and riddles.
  • Guided reading aloud to spark imagination and foster reading comprehension as well as vocabulary development.
  • Monitored, documented and reported students' progress and performance.
  • Coordinated conferences with parents to discuss student progress and establish goals for improvement and advancement.
  • Coordinated and deployed training programs to drive academic, intellectual and emotional development.
  • Provided focused lessons for readiness highlighting phonics, language, writing and reading.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2002 to to Bachelor of Science | Early Childhood Education Francis Marion University, Florence, SC GPA:
Expected in 06/2010 to to Master of Arts | Divergent Learning Columbia College, Columbia, SC GPA:
Expected in 09/2012 to to Bachelor of Arts | Early Childhood Special Education Grandfathered In Through Years Of Experience, PRAXIS II/ Early Childhood Special Education, GPA:
Expected in 05/2018 to to Bachelor of Science | Primary Montessori Education Palmetto Montessori Institute, Florence, SC GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Francis Marion University
  • Columbia College
  • Grandfathered In Through Years Of Experience
  • Palmetto Montessori Institute

Job Titles Held:

  • Second Grade Teacher; Primary Montessori Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Early Reading First Teacher
  • Kindergarten Teacher

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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