Second Language Specialist Resume Example

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

Talented, foundations scholar with doctoral degree and extensive experience mentoring students of all ages. Delivered high-level academic English instruction to multicultural student populations and undergraduate teacher candidates. Exceptional communications skills and equity lens helped students to increase vocabulary, fluency, critical thinking, and cultural competencies.

  • Twenty years as an ESL instructor (K-16)
  • Bilingual, English and Spanish
  • Extensive knowledge of Second Language Acquisition and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
  • Curriculum Development
  • Experience supervising department staff and creating and maintaining schedules
  • Appointed to Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs
  • Oregon Teacher Exchange to Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Student teacher supervisor and University Liaison
  • Experience teaching undergraduate teacher candidates
Work History
Second Language Specialist, 08/2016 to Current
Metropolitan Education District San Jose, CA,
  • Facilitated positive learning environment by using enthusiastic and energetic instructional strategies and consistent classroom management.
  • Coordinated communication between students and school administration to create effective and culturally-sensitive learning environment.
  • Developed and taught ESL curriculum to improve students' language abilities.
  • Emphasized critical thinking through small group activities.
  • Employed diverse teaching approaches to help students of all abilities understand material.
  • Developed activities and integrated technology to diversify instruction.
  • Increased bi-lingual students' reading levels by integrating online curriculum and adapting lesson plans for students needing extra guidance.
English Language Teacher, 08/2015 to 06/2016
Woodburn School District City, STATE,
  • Developed overall yearly curriculum for teaching English-language learners based on school improvement plan, and state ELP requirements.
  • Established positive classroom management boundaries to create safe, known environment for behavior among students.
  • Implemented innovative teaching approaches for special needs students to meet requirements of individualized education plans.
  • Teamed with other faculty members and parents to outline IEPs for gifted, talented and special education students, addressing diverse teaching approaches for special learning requirements.
  • Developed culturally relevant lesson content for literature pieces including short stories, poetry, plays and non-fiction to meet diverse learning styles.
Teaching and Research Assistant, 08/2012 to 05/2015
Boise State University City, STATE,
  • Taught course, The Diverse Classroom to undergraduate teacher candidates.
  • Supervised and observed student teachers in the field, provided detailed written feedback for goal setting.
  • Coordinated and supervised service learning projects for teacher candidates.
  • Conducted meticulous research to identify information and answer multifaceted research questions.
  • Collaborated with leadership team to identify relevant questions and determine best methods of collection.
  • Summarized search results by preparing written reports, graphs, fact sheets and tables.
  • Prepared materials for reports, presentations and submission to peer-reviewed journal publications.
  • Worked with principal investigators to coordinate qualitative research into culturally relevant teaching practices.
  • Analyzed statistical data using both qualitative and quantitative methods.
English as a Second Language Teacher, 08/2002 to 06/2012
Lincoln County School District City, STATE,
  • Department head, established daily schedules, curriculum and ESL activities.
  • Developed and taught ESL curriculum to improve students' academic English.
  • Collaborated with teachers and department heads to meet quarterly and yearly educational goals.
  • Administered Woodcock-Munoz and ELPA state language assessments for placement and to evaluate student progress.
  • Coordinated communication between students and school administration to create effective and culturally-appropriate learning environment.
Ed.D.: Curriculum And Instruction, Expected in 05/2015
Boise State University - Boise, ID
Initial Administrator's License: Education Administration, Expected in 06/2005
Portland State University - Portland, OR
Master of Arts: Secondary Education, Expected in 05/2000
Boise State University - Boise, ID
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science, Expected in 12/1995
University Of Colorado Denver - Denver, CO,
No Degree: , Expected in
Community College Of Denver - Denver, CO

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School Attended
  • Boise State University
  • Portland State University
  • Boise State University
  • University Of Colorado Denver
  • Community College Of Denver
Job Titles Held:
  • Second Language Specialist
  • English Language Teacher
  • Teaching and Research Assistant
  • English as a Second Language Teacher
  • Ed.D.
  • Initial Administrator's License
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • No Degree