special education a base paraprofessional resume example with 16+ years of experience

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

Energetic, engaging and multilingual Special Education paraprofessional with nine years of experience with the Albemarle Country Public School system. Experienced in lesson planning and the development of individualized learning strategies for middle school students and have helped create successful learning outcomes through use of behavior management and student engagement.

  • Social and group settings
  • Autism and spectrum disorders
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Educational assistance
  • Interdisciplinary team collaboration
  • Social development and integration
  • IEP compliance
  • Smartboard
Work History
08/2012 to Current Special Education A-Base Paraprofessional Leidos Holdings Inc. | Tacoma, WA,
  • Collaborated with teacher to create customized classroom environment integral to students' needs.
  • Supported teacher in development of individual learning strategies.
  • Maintained positive attitude and affirmatively communicated with each student.
  • Documented student behaviors, interventions and outcomes to enable lead teacher to address pertinent issues.
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes.
  • Oversaw class of students in absence of instructor.
  • Administered tests to class and graded papers.
  • Offered student support through special accommodations, extra assistance and assessments.
  • Interacted physically and verbally with students throughout each day.
  • Mentored staff in best practices for helping special education students excel.
  • Alerted instructor to student behavior or issues requiring intervention.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs while carrying out IEP goals.
  • Monitored student classroom and outdoors activities to promote student safety.
  • Increased proficiencies by attending professional developmental workshops on learning goals, classroom management, student motivation and engaging learning activities.
  • Helped special education teachers determine specific needs for individuals with exceptional needs.
  • Worked cooperatively with students of various culturally diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
  • Delivered individual services and instruction support to students and coworkers.
  • Prepared instructional materials for group and one-on-one use to comply with established curriculum.
  • Translated in Spanish during parent conferences and meetings.
  • Played essential role in delivering individualized services and supporting instruction.
  • Maintained student-centered, supportive environment in delivering learning experiences.
  • Assisted teachers with classroom management and document coordination to maintain positive learning environment.
  • Implemented lessons initiated by teacher or related services personnel.
  • Maintained inclusive learning environment to enable students to gain maximum benefit from lessons.
  • Aided special education teachers in delivering important services for individuals with exceptionalities.
  • Communicated with students, teachers, staff and parents to main effective relationships for student and program growth.
  • Assisted in instructional processes by communicating perceptions of student progress and needs to teacher.
  • Built and maintained effective communication and relationships with students, teachers, support staff and parents.
  • ESOL paraprofessional
08/2005 to 08/2012 Kids Zone Assistant ACAC Health & Wellness Center | City, STATE,
  • Delivered information and details of interest about facility to visitors.
  • Performed troubleshooting and routine maintenance to keep equipment in optimal working condition.
  • Issued tickets to customers and collected payment and fees for desired services.
  • Engaged safety devices and monitored attraction during operation to reduce safety risks.
  • Promoted safety of visitors and mitigated liability risks by monitoring recreation areas, enforcing rules and safety policies.
  • Latched safety gate after guests entered and exited to avoid unauthorized access to attraction area.
  • Resolved guest issues by identifying source of complaint and formulating corrective action with supervisor.
  • Assisted customers in entering and exiting rides, providing balance support and general directions.
04/2006 to 05/2009 Language Instructor Washington And Lee University | City, STATE,
  • Expanded student understanding of texts by spearheading in-depth discussions and assigning exploratory essays to help students articulate knowledge.
  • Sourced optimal curricula and developed lesson plans to fully cover target material for each course.
  • Coordinated special excursions to local points of interests and more extensive study trips to expand learning for Portuguese-language students.
  • Immersed students in unfamiliar cultures by devising hands-on activities.
  • Organized detailed list of resources to help students go beyond classroom environments and delve into topics of interest.
  • Employed diverse teaching approaches to help students of all abilities understand material.
  • Utilized curriculum which reflected diverse educational, cultural and linguistic background of student body.
  • Inspired academic success based on belief that all students can achieve excellence, regardless of background.
  • Created engaging lesson plans, fostered culture of discovery and provided well-organized classroom structure to help students succeed in program.
  • Selected and requisitioned appropriate books and instructional aids to complement lesson plans.
Expected in to to | Spanish University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA GPA:
  • Continuing education in Spanish - 30 credit hours
Expected in 01/2022 to to Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Licensure | Education Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA GPA:
  • Continuing education in Special Education - Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure – PBTL
Expected in 12/1987 to to Bachelor of Arts | Education Universidade Integrada Anglo-Americano, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, GPA:

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School Attended

  • University of Virginia
  • Mary Baldwin College
  • Universidade Integrada Anglo-Americano

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education A-Base Paraprofessional
  • Kids Zone Assistant
  • Language Instructor


  • Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Licensure
  • Bachelor of Arts

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