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

Experienced Educational Leader, Licensed Learning Disability Teacher Consultant #738590, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst candidate. Core competencies include Applied Behavioral Analysis, behavior management, lesson planning, along with excellent communication and time management skills. Handles task with accuracy, efficiency, and sensitivity towards clients and families.

  • 15 years of experience teaching students from various backgrounds, grade levels and developmental abilities
  • Trained teaching staff on topics such as understanding and identifying diverse learners, accommodations and modifications, and classroom management techniques
  • Assessed and created learning strategies for students of diverse abilities
  • Reduced behavior issues in classroom and school by implementing positive reinforcement, and creating functional behavior assessments
  • Created IEP's for students on caseload
  • Participated in weekly staff meetings to analyze data to increase student achievement and decrease problematic behavior
  • New Jersey and Illinois Special Olympics Coach
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Student records management
  • Disability assessment testing
Work History
10/2021 to Current
Special Education Teacher and Case Manager State Of Montana Eureka, MT,
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Designed and implemented point system to encourage positive behavior.
  • Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
  • Worked with students with moderate to severe autism to increase life skills.
  • Provided life skills programming for students with moderate to severe autism.
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
09/2018 to 08/2019
Special Education Director DAUST - Dakar American University Of Science And Technology City, STATE,
  • Created Special Education department and resource room
  • Planned, developed, and monitored variety of behavioral services to meet needs of "diverse learners"
  • Developed modified curriculum to meet needs of "diverse learners" within school
  • Responsible for writing of IEPs, and conducting developmental and learning assessments
  • Case managed population of diverse learners on 6 different campuses
01/2017 to 07/2017
Adult ESL Teacher Chicago Public Schools City, STATE,
  • Taught lessons encompassing range of skill building activities in speaking, writing, reading and listening
  • Coached students individually in conversational skills, interview techniques, and critical thinking skills
  • Directed students in developing and using vocabulary as it pertains to field of science and technology
  • Taught students how to analyze and critique popular science journal articles
  • Taught college level Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening
08/2008 to 11/2015
Special education teacher/ Service provider Newark Public Schools City, STATE,
  • Taught hundreds of students on the Elementary and High school level in the culturally diverse city of Chicago, I.L
  • Effective at modifying general curriculum to meet individual student's needs
  • In depth experience teaching History, Reading & Writing, Mathematics, and Science at the elementary school level
  • In depth experience teaching History and English at High school level
  • Maintained a case load of between 15-20 students, making sure they were meeting their quarterly academic goals & benchmarks, ensuring that they were receiving the appropriate accommodations in the" least restrictive environment" ", as mandated by their I.E.P
  • Kept close contact with student's parents and other teachers in regards to the students social & emotional needs, academic progress and attendance. Advocated for additional services, such as social work services, and/or psychologist when needed
  • Create legal individualized education plan for each student on my case load, and facilitated a yearly child study team meeting with child's parents, teachers, case manager, and any other applicable persons
  • Taught Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies at elementary school level
  • Taught Language Arts, American History, and World History at high school level
07/2004 to 06/2007
Special education Teacher, Read 180 instructor Company Name City, State,
  • Offer whole group instruction in Reading, Writing, and Vocabulary
  • Assess and evaluate student performance; and offer differentiated instruction based on each students individual needs
  • Teach literacy, mathematics, reading, social studies and science to students who are classified as "learning disabled"
  • Offer differentiated instruction by modifying general education curriculum and exams to meet each students individual needs
  • Cultivate students behavioral, social, emotional, and academic development through poetry, breathing exercises, visualization techniques, and performances
  • Cultivate students behavioral, social, emotional, and academic development through poetry, breathing exercises, visualization techniques, and performances
  • Taught Language arts, Mathematics, Science, and History to Elementary School students
Expected in 2009
Master of Arts: Education
Montclair State University - Montclair, NJ,
  • Received a Masters in Education degree, and am a licensed "learning disability teacher consultant"
  • G.P.A 3.45
  • Emphasis on teaching students with learning and communication challenges
  • Emphasis on assessing students diverse strengths and areas of need
  • Emphasis on implemented "multiple intelligence" in the classroom setting
Expected in 2003
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and Africana Studies
Rutgers State University - New Brunswick, N.J,
  • Extensively trained in human development: birth through adulthood
  • Studied the relationship between motivation and learning
  • Used quantitative methods to analyze statistical data and make informed decisions
  • Post graduate certification in Learning Disabilities from Montclair State University.
  • Post graduate certification in Applied Behavioral Analysis from University of California Santa Barbara

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