Social Studies Department Chair Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:

Engaging social studies teacher and department chair experienced with diverse and at-risk populations in a variety of grade levels and content courses. Strong management skills in classroom and department. Specializing in differentiation of curriculum and use of data to meet the needs of all learners.

  • Certified in secondary social studies (having taught all courses grades 6-8)
  • Experience with most high school course including Government and AP US History
  • Extensive experience with inclusion classes, including ALS and BLS students
  • Excellent classroom management
  • Effective use of data to inform instructional decisions
  • Experience in some administrative roles
  • Well-versed in infusing reading and writing strategies into instruction
  • Experience with new and struggling teachers
  • Consistent use of AVID strategies
  • Current GT Facilitator
  • PBIS Committee Member
  • Team builder and team player
  • Pro-active problem solver

Have facilitated department and school-wide initiatives to address deficits in social studies content and skills and reading skills required for county and state assessments

Revised the school policy for reviewing students for GT placement

Secured a $2000 grant through the Gettysburg Foundation for field trip and classroom materials for teaching the Civil War

Effective implementation of co-teaching model

Social Studies Department Chair, 07/2007 to 03/2013
Kingman Unified School DistrictKingman, AZ,

currently teaching grades 7 and 8; have recently taught grade 6; working with department members to analyze and use data to inform instructional decisions; locating resources for teachers; observing department members formally and informally (some experience with the Danielson model); providing professional development for department and faculty; analyzing and compiling data for principal, department, and others; lead person on lunch shift

Social Studies Teacher, 07/2005 to 05/2007
Kingman Unified School DistrictKingman, AZ,

teaching grade 9 American government and AP US History; preparing students for the Government HSA (80+% pass rate for my students); increased participation for AP exam from 9 to 26 students

Social Studies Teacher, 07/2002 to 05/2005
Kingman Unified School DistrictKingman, AZ,

teacher and team leader for grade 7 inclusion team; worked with team members to establish team discipline policy

Social Studies Teacher, 07/1999 to 05/2002
Hamilton MiddleCity, STATE,
: , Expected in 2011
Master's Equivalent +30 - MSDE, MA

Variety of post-baccalaureate courses including 15 credits in reading, 12 credits in leadership

Bachelor of Arts: History and Secondary Education, Expected in 1999
UMBC - Baltimore, MA

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