secondary social studies teacher resume example with 15+ years of experience

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

Experienced Social Studies Teacher dedicated to inspiring students in their understanding of US history, world history and in an appreciation and awareness of rights, privileges and civic duties. Passionate about supporting students in developing sound opinions based on research of facts regarding national and global issues. Enthusiastic and eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of culture and diversity, including communication and training in problem solving and customer satisfaction. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in the airline industry.

  • Group Instruction
  • Creative problem solving
  • Culturally diverse and aware
  • Organizational abilities
  • Staff Development
  • Technology integration
  • Educational leadership
  • Collaboration and team oriented
  • Multi-Line Phone Talent
  • Customer Service Experience
  • Training Development Aptitude
  • Management
Work History
07/2020 to Current Secondary Social Studies Teacher Calhoun Intermediate School District | Marshall, MI,
  • Taught world history and geography to 6th and 7th grade's virtually and in person
  • Utilized technology to develop engaging and meaningful lesson plans and activities
  • Gave assignments, graded work and regularly discussed performance with students.
  • Maintained awareness of relevant current events and quickly incorporated study into curriculum.
  • Educated students regarding national and global social issues and influencing factors.
  • Conducted regular parent-teacher conferences in person and virtually to keep parents informed of student progress.
  • Established and supported positive educational environment for student learning.
  • Planned and implemented integrated Social Studies lessons to meet Common Core Curriculum Standards.
  • Encouraged consistent classroom attendance and managed student behavior using PBIS, parent communication and supports throughout the school.
  • Planned learning activities that provided students with opportunities to observe, question and investigate social studies topics.
  • Used computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment to supplement presentations.
  • Proctored quizzes, tests and standardized examinations.
  • Consulted with teachers in other disciplines to identify and adopt successful instructional strategies.
09/2018 to 06/2020 Secondary Social Studies Teacher & Learning Coach Calhoun Intermediate School District | Marshall, MI,
  • Taught Civics and Introduction to Law classes.
  • Chair of the Social Studies Department.
  • Assisted, supported, and coached staff members in effective instruction with emphasis in the curriculum areas of social studies to ensure student success and academic achievement.
  • Supported the new teacher induction program for first and second year teachers.
  • Promoted school improvement by facilitating training and by providing professional development.
  • Supported and trained teachers in effective instruction by providing ongoing coaching, evaluating and feedback.
  • Modeled direct, explicit systematic instruction including effective teaching techniques and strategies.
  • Attended, participated, and facilitated school improvement committees and meetings.
  • Increase and enhance own professional knowledge, skills, and expertise about effective instruction and school improvement.
09/2005 to 06/2018 Secondary Social Studies Teacher Denver Public Schools | City, STATE,
  • Taught 6th grade Geography, 7th grade World History, 8th grade US History, 9th - 12th grade Civics, US History, Economics and Psychology.
  • Taught Social Studies credit recovery classes for summer school program.
  • Civics team lead specialist responsible for establishing clear expectations, processes, and objectives for collaborative time.
  • Compliments the role of the Team Lead by leading collaborative meetings with clear objectives, solutions-oriented problem solving and actionable next steps.
  • Support a team of teachers that helps builds their capacity to effectively plan for and implement common core and state standards.
  • Support the development and execution of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs).
  • Improve teachers’ implementation of standards by focusing on analyzing data, calibrating on student work, planning and aligning instruction, and/or engaging in new learning to address complex instructional challenges.
  • Developed, designed, and adjusted curriculum resources and tools to assist content teachers in supporting student mastery of content-specific standards.
  • Strong knowledge of social studies content area, teaching methods, learning styles, and educational research related to second language learners.
  • Member of the ISA team.
  • Provided leadership in the development of ELD programming and scaffolded content instruction through data analysis of ELL performance and knowledge of current ELD research.
  • Supported the school with identification, placement, and annual progress monitoring of ELLs.
  • Provided support to the assessment department with annual assessments including placement and annual language proficiency assessments.
  • Respond to teacher, school, parent, and community needs including informal requests regarding policies, procedures, and programming for ELL students.
  • Maintained and developed professional skills and knowledge of ELL issues and techniques by attending district meetings, conferences, researching, networking, reading, and through continuing education.
  • Thorough understanding of WIDA rubrics and indicators.
  • Collaborated with appropriate district ELA partners in support of the ISA team and students.
  • Participate collaboratively in cross curriculum teaching teams to design lesson plans that differentiate instruction for all students.
  • Strong classroom management, communication, organization, and planning skills.
  • Utilize technology programs to maintain accurate student records, including attendance, grades, and homework assignments.
  • Applied and restructured a LDC (literacy design collaborative) module to effectively teach reading, writing, speaking, and listening for all my Civics classes.
  • Attend and participate in parent-teacher conferences, faculty meetings, professional development, and sophisticated professional learning communities within grade-level, departments, and schools across the district.
  • Organize and participate PAC meetings for George Washington High School.
  • Administered yearly Benchmark, PARCC, CMAS, and ACCESS exams.
  • Successfully mentor, monitor, and evaluate Metropolitan State College of Denver and University of Colorado at Denver teacher candidates.
Expected in 2008 to to MA | Educational, Instructional, And Curriculum Supervision University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, GPA:
Expected in 2006 to to Initial Teaching Licensure Program | University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, GPA:
Expected in 2005 to to BA | Political Science & Sociology University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, GPA:

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School Attended

  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Colorado Denver

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  • Secondary Social Studies Teacher
  • Secondary Social Studies Teacher & Learning Coach
  • Secondary Social Studies Teacher


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  • BA

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