special education assistant resume example with 18+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Goal-oriented Elementary/Middle School Education teacher with expertise teaching young children. Upbeat when engaging with students and driven to maintain positive parent-teacher relationships. Focused on advancing student success resulting in academic excellence and social development.

  • Classwork Oversight
  • Teacher Assistance
  • IEP Goals
  • Special Needs
  • Activities Oversight
  • Educational Support
  • Individual Instruction
  • IEP Familiarity
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Reliable & Trustworthy
  • Microsoft Office
  • People Skills
  • Friendly, Positive Attitude
Special Education Assistant, 04/2016 to Current
Shelby County School DistrictCordova, TN,
  • Provided special attention to individuals needing extra academic or behavioral guidance during classes.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Offered students personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Helped students to develop good behavioral habits through positive reinforcement and encouragement in studies as well as discipline and careful use of physical intervention when required.
  • Developed interesting and interactive learning methods tailored to help students with individual needs.
  • Maintained focused, inclusive and supportive learning environments.
  • Promoted language development skills through reading and storytelling.
  • Participated in supervision of students during lunch, physical education and after-school extracurricular activities to maintain peaceful and productive environment.
  • Assisted teachers in printing class handouts and worksheets and distributing to students during classroom sessions.
  • Aided disabled students in using restroom facilities.
  • Prepared visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to foster learning.
  • Supervised students awaiting after-school transportation and assisted students boarding and exiting school bus daily.
  • Worked with both groups and individuals to provide instruction in mathematics, reading, science and history.
  • Encouraged student empathy of others to build confidence and improve self-image.
  • Transported non-ambulatory students throughout campus facilities.
  • Coached students on speech patterns using augmentative/alternative communication methods.
  • Enhanced lessons using Smart Board technology and computers.
  • Supervised field trips to local parks, fire stations and zoos to develop social skills and community awareness.
  • Interacted professionally and positively with other members of school staff to foster well-rounded educational community.
  • Supervised students and led classroom instruction during head teacher's absence to keep children motivated and on schedule.
  • Fostered positive and trusting relationships with students to increase engagement.
  • Delivered specialized classroom instruction to students with developmental disorders.
  • Facilitated functional life skills development in students with autism through explicit instruction and repetition to entrench skills.
  • Worked with students with specialized needs to accomplish tasks and build practical skills.
Substitute Teacher, 11/2015 to 04/2016
Easton, Redding & Region 9 Public School DistrictsEaston, CT,
  • Enforced classroom routines to keep students on schedule and operating at consistent level.
  • Implemented lesson plans assigned by classroom teacher to educate students about key concepts.
  • Provided notes and reports on school day activities to primary teacher.
  • Educated students in various subjects to provide seamless transition during absence of head teacher.
  • Maintained student attendance and assignment records to prevent lapses during teacher absences.
  • Maintained rules of conduct that encouraged self-discipline and responsibility.
  • Monitored appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Maintained classroom order and enforced school and class rules.
  • Followed established lesson plans to continue learning trajectory.
  • Supervised students during recess, break times and dismissal periods to prevent injuries and fights.
  • Took attendance and maintained attendance records during period as substitute.
  • Explained assignments and relayed information from lead teacher.
  • Left notes for head teacher about notable students, events and problems.
  • Distributed worksheets and homework assignments from head teacher to assist with classroom operations.
Owner/Operator, 09/2011 to 04/2015
Lineage LogisticsKingwood, TX,
  • Promoted business on social media platforms to maximize brand identity and generate revenue.
  • Supervised performance of workers with goals of improving productivity, efficiency and cost savings.
  • Led startup and creation of operational procedures and workflow planning.
  • Oversaw project execution, phase progress, workmanship and team performance to drive on-time completion of deliverables.
  • Oversaw staff hiring, initiating new training and scheduled processes to streamline operations.
  • Negotiated with vendors to gain optimal pricing on products resulting in substantial increase in profit margin.
  • Enhanced operational performance by developing effective business strategies, systems and procedures.
  • Employed and managed vendors by negotiating deliverables, cost and expected quality.
  • Hosted special events to boost brand awareness and increase community engagement.
  • Prepared weekly schedules to verify proper floor coverage within fiscal guidelines.
  • Created and implemented employee onboarding and training programs to promote employee retention and team collaboration.
  • Kept records for production, inventory, income and expenses.
  • Determined pricing for products or services based on costs and competition.
  • Managed operations budgeting, accounts payable and accounts receivable and payroll.
  • Interviewed, trained and supervised employees.
  • Reconciled daily sales, prepared bank deposits and assessed financial transaction reports.
  • Analyzed financial statements and trends to manage cash flow and make business decisions.
  • Developed business from ground up and prepared records and operations for smooth handover to new owners.
Restaurant General Manager, 02/2004 to 08/2011
Hooters Of America, LlcDenton, TX,
  • Managed busy and highly popular restaurant with professional, well-trained staff.
  • Motivated staff through acknowledgment of hard work, achievements and instilling accountability while leading by example.
  • Optimized profits by controlling food, beverage and labor costs by establishing portion control and quality standards.
  • Priced and ordered food products, kitchen equipment and food service supplies.
  • Scheduled and directed staff in daily work assignments to maximize productivity.
  • Performed accurate monthly inventories of supplies and equipment, including food, beverage, glassware and utensils.
  • Upheld restaurant standards for food and beverage quality, team member engagement, financial goals, standard operating procedures and guest experiences.
  • Emphasized customer-focused approach, delivering local neighborhood restaurant environment centered on building customer loyalty.
  • Reduced food waste by overseeing and planning ingredients, anticipated customers and popularity of items.
  • Monitored and trained service team members on suggestive selling practices and continuous sales growth of beverage, appetizer, add-on and desserts.
  • Prepared and led food service training programs to teach staff various tasks.
  • Prepared strategic and annual forecasts and budgets, analyzed variances and implemented corrective actions to increase average meal checks and customer visits.
  • Encouraged patron loyalty by emphasizing customer-focused approach by staff.
  • Trained workers in food preparation, money handling and cleaning roles to facilitate restaurant operations.
  • Prepared employee schedules to maintain appropriate staffing levels during peak periods.
  • Completed thorough opening, closing and shift change functions to maintain operational standards each day.
  • Created detailed reports on weekly and monthly revenues and expenses.
  • Communicated well and used strong interpersonal skills to establish positive relationships with guests and employees.
  • Maintained safe working and guest environment to reduce risk of injury and accidents.
  • Resolved and investigated complaints regarding service, food quality and accommodations.
  • Optimized profits by controlling food, beverage and labor costs.
  • Managed accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.
  • Counseled and disciplined staff to address issues promptly and provide constructive feedback.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education, Expected in 05/2023 to Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS
  • Spring 2021 - President's List
  • Fall 2021 - President's List
  • Spring 2022- President's List
  • Fall 2022- Dean's List
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Recipient
  • 3.97 GPA
  • Senior Class Rank: 910 / 9625
  • College of Education Class Rank: 161 / 1606
  • Graduating magna cum laude
Associate of Arts: Elementary Education, Expected in 12/2020 to Northeast Mississippi Community College - Booneville, MS
  • 3.82 GPA
  • Adult, Child and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED Training -2022

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  • Mississippi State University
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College

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