self contained special education teacher resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Versatile Special Education Teacher with focus on individual student needs across academia and emotional development. Empathetic and accommodating in design and implementation of hands-on lessons, catering to diverse learning abilities. Proficient in employing constant communication, patience and positive reinforcement in team efforts to deliver exceptional educational tools, fostering academic achievement.

  • Student records management
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Classroom management
  • Lesson Planning
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Philosophy
  • Schedule Management
  • Verbal And Written Communication
  • Safety Understanding
  • Recruitment Strategies
  • Team Assignments
  • Skill Development
  • Game Strategy Planning
Work History
Self-Contained Special Education Teacher, 08/2018 to Current
Harris County Dept Of EducationHouston, TX,
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students.
  • Taught reading, language arts and social sciences in self-contained ED and LD classroom.
  • Assisted struggling students to maintain progress levels by designing individualized lesson plans focused on areas for improvement.
  • Worked with students with moderate to severe autism to increase life skills.
  • Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
  • Taught students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
Assistant High School Football Coach/Offensive Coordinator, 06/2013 to Current
Bullitt Central High SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Worked with offensive and defensive coaches to develop cohesive football program.
  • Cultivated community and media relations through social media and other communication channels to support program.
  • Maintained equipment, facilities and inventory to avoid accidents, mishaps and damage.
  • Instilled discipline and principles of good sportsmanship in players.
  • Recruited athletes by attending games, meeting with prospective players and their families, and volunteer coaching at the middle school level to establish relationships.
  • Promoted stretching, mobility work and proper form to help athletes safely build strength.
  • Prepared athletes for special competitions and tournaments.
  • Established clear benchmarks for performance and monitored individual and team progress.
  • Coordinated with parents, boosters and other resources to meet team needs involving
  • Equipment and travel arrangements.
  • Held special events to promote camaraderie among teammates, families and community members.
  • Motivated athletes to become stronger, more agile and more effective through training habits and proper nutrition.
  • Trained athletes in proper use of equipment for safety and maximum results.
  • Increased player strength, agility and game skills through successful practices.
  • Promoted proper stretching, warmups and conditioning exercises to prevent sports injuries.
  • Developed game plans and adjusted to meet various game situations.
  • Educated players on nutrition and positive life choices for better health and performance.
  • Regularly visited middle schools to bring awareness to our middle school and high school programs.
  • Coached high school and middle school football simultaneously in one season in an effort to bridge the gap between the two programs.
Substitute Teacher, 08/2015 to 08/2018
Bullitt County Public SchoolsCity, STATE,
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Upheld classroom routines to support student environments and maintain consistent schedules.
  • Followed classroom plans left by class teacher to continue student education and reinforce core concepts.
  • Took over class for regular classroom teacher, managing assignments, student needs and recordkeeping.
  • Diversified classroom instruction and group activities to successfully support students with unique strengths and learning styles.
  • Repeatedly requested as substitute teacher by teachers based on excellent past referrals and trusted performance.
  • Kept accurate and current attendance records and assignment sheets to maintain file compliance.
  • Developed rules and set goals to maintain order in classroom.
  • Worked with principal's office on disciplinary and safety issues.
  • Leveraged classroom discussion strategies to engage students, promote topics and boost learning opportunities.
  • Maintained day-to-day classroom management and discipline to promote learning initiatives.
  • Organized lesson plans using teaching software for long-term interim assignments.
  • Provided instruction for students in core subject areas.
Master of Arts: Special Education LBD K-12, Expected in 05/2021
University of The Cumberlands - Williamsburg, KY

GPA 3.9

Bachelor of Science: Organizational Leadership And Learning, Expected in 12/2017
University of Louisville - Louisville, Ky,

LBD- K-12

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School Attended

  • University of The Cumberlands
  • University of Louisville

Job Titles Held:

  • Self-Contained Special Education Teacher
  • Assistant High School Football Coach/Offensive Coordinator
  • Substitute Teacher


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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