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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Versatile and dedicated ECSE teacher with focus on individual needs of students with developmental delays.

Empathetic and accommodating in design and implementation of hands-on lessons.

Exceptional skills working with teachers, parents and specialists to meet educational needs of students.

Enthusiastic Special Education Coach, eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.

Skills
  • Classroom Management
  • Student records management
  • Providing guidance to special education teachers in current building (mentoring, training on IEP software, individual training)
  • Differentiated instruction/Group and individual instruction
  • Developing and providing monthly professional development opportunities for special education teachers in current building
Work History
Special Education Coach/Lead SPED Teacher, 08/2017 to Current
Encore Rehabilitation ServicesGrand Rapids, MI,
  • Reviewed school-wide IEP's for compliance, grammar, and over-all effectiveness in addressing student needs.
  • Planned and led monthly special education meetings/ professional development sessions.
  • Performed compliance-related duties in order to ensure that IEP meetings were scheduled, held and finalized according to VDOE guidelines (ran IEP end-date reports, check for unfinalized documents,
  • Mentored new special education teachers/teachers new to Suffolk Public Schools.
  • Review of records/file review/end of the year check-out/review of VAAP binders.
  • Special Education transfer intake meetings for students transferring in with a current IEP and ensuring that records were received from the sending school.
  • Developed team communications and provided information from district-wide SPED Coach meetings to building special education staff.
Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, 08/2009 to Current
Suffolk Public SchoolsCity, STATE,
  • Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of students with intellectual, and physical disabilities (Developmental Delay).
  • Assisted in developing a division-wide Early Childhood Special Education curriculum (August 2017).
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.
  • Conferred with parents about student progress to boost family involvement and enhance student support.
  • Planned and implemented different daily activities to enhance overall development and growth of every student.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Enhanced student learning by optimizing wide range of instructional approaches and innovative classroom activities.
Special Education Teacher- Grades 2-5, 08/2006 to 07/2009
Suffolk Public Schools/MBESCity, STATE,
  • Instructed students in all content academic areas (Reading, Writing, Math, Science and History) for grades 2-5.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to diverse range of developmentally challenged students.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
  • Attended monthly staff training sessions.
  • Instructed students with Intellectual Disabilities, Specific Learning Disabilities and Emotional Disabilities.
  • Taught students in variety of settings, including self-contained and resource environments.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
Education
Endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education: Early Childhood Special Education, Expected in 05/2012
Old Dominion University - Norfolk, VA,
GPA:
Master's Degree: Education, Expected in 08/2007
Cambridge College - Cambridge, MA (Chesapeake, VA Branch),
GPA:
Bachelor of Arts: Multi-disciplinary Studies, Expected in 06/2006
Cambridge College - Cambridge, MA (Chesapeake, VA Branch),
GPA:
: Elementary Education, Expected in
Houghton College - Houghton, NY
GPA:
: Elementary Education, Expected in
Roberts Wesleyan College - Rochester, NY
GPA:
Accomplishments

Chosen as the Teacher of the Year for Booker T. Washington Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year.

Collaborated with team of three special educators in the development of Suffolk Public Schools Early Childhood Special Education Curriculum and pacing guide.

Served as the LEA for 6 weeks during administrator's absence (continues to fill in as LEA, as needed).

Served as the LEA and/or Educational Diagnostician for Early Childhood Resource Center (Child Study Team), as needed.

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School Attended

  • Old Dominion University
  • Cambridge College
  • Cambridge College
  • Houghton College
  • Roberts Wesleyan College

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Coach/Lead SPED Teacher
  • Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher- Grades 2-5

Degrees

  • Endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education
  • Master's Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Some College (No Degree)

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