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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary
Dedicated Special Educator with over 20 years' experience in public schools and community services agencies. Committed to providing a positive atmosphere and learning environment to students, families, and school personnel. Compassionate, team-oriented leader with proven multi-tasking abilities.
Skills
  • Trained in CPI
  • Differentiated Learning coursework
  • Sign Language/Exact Sign English
  • TIENET (IEP Computer Program) Training
  • Teachers as Instructional Leaders
    • Wilson Intervention
    • SOAR to Success
    • Voyager Passport
    • Fountas and Pinnell
    Work History
    Special Education Department Chair, 07/2010 - Current
    Lifescape Rapid City, SD,
    • Coached and assisted first year teachers with IEP writing, formal assessment administration (WJIII and IV and WIAT III), report writing, and collaborative lesson planning.
    • Provided ongoing guidance to department for positive interactions with other teachers, students, and parents.
    • Guided special and general education teachers during planning to develop differentiated lessons and assignments.
    • Conducted regular classroom visits using the Instruction Coaching Tool to provide feedback for improvement and encouragement of team teaching practices.
    • Lead monthly departmental meetings to relay important and relevant information relating to current best practices in special education.
    • Planned and provided staff development and after school workshops for building level staff related to differentiation and special education topics.
    • Collaborated with school-based administration and leadership teams as well as central office leadership teams using current data to develop best practices for school-wide instruction and scheduling of students with disabilities.
    • Assisted specialty classroom teacher and assistants with planning, activities, and materials of instruction to provide the best learning environment for students.
    • Supported training and supervision of teacher assistants and temporary support aides.
    • Provided assistance with IEP meeting scheduling and chaired meetings with complicated situations.
    • Collaborated with and used data to provide intervention teachers and program specialists with the best indicator of student achievement.
    • Planned and scheduled for students with and without IEP\'s to maximize the effectiveness of interventions.
    Special Education Teacher, 07/2000 - 05/2010
    Victor Central School District Victor, NY,
    • Co-taught and planned with content area teachers in all subject areas to differentiate instruction for students receiving special education services at the elementary and middle school levels.
    • Delivered differentiated curriculum material and content to special and general education students in co-taught settings.
    • Tested students using the Woodcock-Johnson and Wechsler Individual Achievement Test formal assessments to determine educational strengths and weaknesses.
    • Conducted and documented IEP meetings using computer or internet programs (TIENET) efficiently.
    • Presented formal test interpretation results, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) annual goals, and objectives during meetings with parents, advocates, and other school personnel.
    • Developed and maintained positive relationships with parents and other staff to provide the best possible education for all students.
    • Assisted less experienced special educators with the procedures of the IEP process, team teaching models, and differentiation strategies.
    • Provided accommodations to students on district and state assessments (MSPAP, Functional tests, MSA, and PARCC).
    • Monitored and helped all students gain self-help strategies for successful functioning in school and society.
    Mathematics Teacher, 07/2003 - 05/2004
    Lifescape Sioux City, IA,
    • Modified the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
    • Planned, implemented, monitored, and assessed a classroom instructional program which was consistent with Anne Arundel County Public Schools regulations and Board of Education goals.
    • Used various differentiated strategies to engage students during instruction.
    • Provided opportunities for students to interact with peers and work in cooperative groups on activities and projects.
    • Communicated regularly with parents to ensure students were working to their full potential.
    Special Education Teacher, 07/2005 - 05/2006
    Lifescape Sioux Falls, SD,
    • Tested students using the Woodcock-Johnson and Wechsler Individual Achievement Test formal assessments to determine educational strengths and weaknesses.
    • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
    • Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
    • Co-taught in a variety of settings and subjects at the elementary level.
    Special Education Teacher, 08/1997 - 06/2000
    Madison County Schools Flora, MS,
    • Co-taught and planned with content area teachers in all subject areas to differentiate instruction for students receiving special education services at the elementary and middle school levels.
    • Delivered differentiated curriculum material and content to special and general education students in co-taught settings.
    • Tested students using the Woodcock-Johnson and Wechsler Individual Achievement Test formal assessments to determine educational strengths and weaknesses.
    • Conducted and documented IEP meetings using computer or internet programs (TIENET) efficiently.
    • Presented formal test interpretation results, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) annual goals, and objectives during meetings with parents, advocates, and other school personnel.
    • Developed and maintained positive relationships with parents and other staff to provide the best possible education for all students.
    • Assisted less experienced special educators with the procedures of the IEP process, team teaching models, and differentiation strategies.
    • Provided accommodations to students on district and state assessments (MSPAP, Functional tests, MSA, and PARCC).
    • Monitored and helped all students gain self-help strategies for successful functioning in school and society.
    Special Education Teacher Assistant, 07/1996 - 05/1997
    Jevs Human Services Middletown, DE,
    • Supported 2 classroom teachers in implementing a developmentally-appropriate curriculum for a group of 8 students with cognitive and physical disabilities.
    • Instructed small groups of students in basic concepts such as the alphabet, shapes and color recognition.
    • Tailored lesson plans for students with physical and cognitive disabilities.
    • Provided physical and health support to severely disabled students with bathroom and feeding assistance.
    Employment Specialist, 06/1995 - 04/1996
    Community Services Group City, STATE,
    • Contacted local businesses and merchants to find employment for adults with developmental disabilities.
    • Secured employment for several individuals on my caseload and provided training to both employer and job coach on the responsibilities of the job.
    • Provided regular contacts and meetings with the employer and parents to ensure job satisfaction.
    Client Supervisor, 08/1994 - 06/1995
    Handi-Crafters, Inc City, STATE,
    • Implemented and taught a life skills program to high school students.
    • Instructed adults with developmental disabilities during supported employment and sheltered workshop activities.
    • Provided on-the-job training and supervision for off-site work crews of 5 individuals at various businesses.
    • Kept records of skills, abilities, and interests on individual clients when working outside of sheltered workshop setting.

    Education
    Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education, Expected in 1991
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    Millersville University of Pennsylvania - Millersville, PA
    GPA:
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    Master of Science: Special Education, Expected in 2000
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    Millersville University of Pennsylvania - Millersville, PA
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    Admistrator 1: Supervisory, Expected in 2008
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    Towson University of Maryland - Towson, MD
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    Status -
    Affiliations
    • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • National Education Association (NEA)
  • Maryland School Assistance Program Team
  • School Improvement Team
  • Equity Committee (school based)
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    Resume Overview

    School Attended

    • Millersville University of Pennsylvania
    • Millersville University of Pennsylvania
    • Towson University of Maryland

    Job Titles Held:

    • Special Education Department Chair
    • Special Education Teacher
    • Mathematics Teacher
    • Special Education Teacher
    • Special Education Teacher
    • Special Education Teacher Assistant
    • Employment Specialist
    • Client Supervisor

    Degrees

    • Bachelor of Science
    • Master of Science
    • Admistrator 1

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