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special education instructional aide resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
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Professional Summary
  • Paraeducator for 24 years in special needs and mainstream classrooms. Motivated to help children develop, learn and flourish. Strong background in child psychology and development combined with expertise in classroom and crisis management.
  • Multi-talented with years of experience directing students and assisting lead teachers.
  • Expert at restating lesson information, tutoring, applying rules and working with struggling students. Team-minded when collaborating with teacher and implementing set lesson plans and classroom activities.
  • Creative and well-versed in classroom education and support.
  • Organized and driven to teach with all my best efforts.
Skills
  • Lesson Modification
  • Differentiation Techniques
  • Reinforce lessons by reviewing material one-on-one and in small groups
  • Language Building Activities
Education
TEFL ACADEMY , Expected in 168 Hrs. TEFL & Grammar Course : - GPA :
Mindful School Oakland, CA, Expected in 2015 : Mindful Teacher - GPA :
CBEST California, Expected in 03/2015 Certificate : - GPA :
San Jose City College , Expected in 10/2020 Adobe Art ProgramAdobe Photoshop and Illustrator : Graphic Design - GPA :
South Delhi Polytechnic Delhi, India, Expected in Bachelor of Arts : Commercial Art - GPA :
Achievements

Passionate and effective educator with experience helping students to improve their language vocabulary, science, math, social studies, reading comprehension & writing.

Work History
Washington County School District - Special Education Instructional Aide
Abingdon, VA, 09/2000 - Current
  • Assisted teachers and worked individually with students with special needs, helping each navigate education system.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs while carrying out IEP goals.
  • Monitored classroom to observe students' progress in developing skills as well as manage distracting or inappropriate behavior.
  • Collaborated with teachers to help with classroom and workload management.
  • Verified classroom operations and curriculum complied with the district's IEP standards.
  • Developed and managed instructional materials and reports.
  • Supported teacher in development of individual learning strategies.
  • Offered student support through special accommodations, extra assistance and assessments.
  • Ready students for lifelong success by offering a rich educational experience in an engaged environment
  • Provide instructional, behavioral, and other support to students and peers, in and outside of the classroom
  • Support students to become independent learners so they no longer need individualized attention.
  • Maintained positive attitude and affirmatively communicated with each student.
  • Worked cooperatively with students of various culturally diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
  • Increased proficiencies by attending professional developmental workshops on learning goals, classroom management, student motivation and engaging learning activities.
Washington County School District - Special Education Instructional Aide
Abingdon, VA, 09/2000 - Current
  • Assisted teachers and worked individually with students with special needs, helping each navigate education system.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs while carrying out IEP goals.
  • Monitored classroom to observe students' progress in developing skills as well as manage distracting or inappropriate behavior.
  • Collaborated with teachers to help with classroom and workload management.
  • Verified classroom operations and curriculum complied with the district's IEP standards.
  • Developed and managed instructional materials and reports.
  • Supported teacher in development of individual learning strategies.
  • Offered student support through special accommodations, extra assistance and assessments.
  • Ready students for lifelong success by offering a rich educational experience in an engaged environment
  • Provide instructional, behavioral, and other support to students and peers, in and outside of the classroom
  • Support students to become independent learners so they no longer need individualized attention.
  • Maintained positive attitude and affirmatively communicated with each student.
  • Worked cooperatively with students of various culturally diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
  • Increased proficiencies by attending professional developmental workshops on learning goals, classroom management, student motivation and engaging learning activities.
Artandsoulpa.com - Private Business
City, STATE, 03/2015 - Current
  • Personal business www.artandsoulpa.com
  • Teaching Art, Mindfulness, Yoga & Cooking to adults and children
  • After School Enrichment program with
  • PAUSD and Private Summer Camps
  • Improve observational skills, develop drawing, painting and sculptural techniques
  • Teaching scriptwriting, creating & voice-over puppet show production along
  • Visual Art & Multicultural Culinary skills incorporating mindfulness.
Additional Information

I believe in No Child Left Behind policy. I take pride in my last 22 years of being an educator. When students return to see me or when they stop me inn the local grocery store to wish and hug, I feel I may have done my job well and made a mark in someone's life.

With all the training, certifications and years of working as a paraprofessionals has made me a better person as well. I am very passionate about my work and my one on one connection with my students. I am very creative in my ways of modifying and teaching, while in tune with the teachers and peers.

I am a single mother with two very accomplished daughters, working for multinational tech companies. I love to paint, cook, swim and hike. I have a dog, a cat and a garden that keep me good company in free time.


Languages
Hindi :
Native or Bilingual
Negotiated :
Punjabi :
Native or Bilingual
Negotiated :

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • TEFL ACADEMY
  • Mindful School
  • CBEST
  • San Jose City College
  • South Delhi Polytechnic

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Instructional Aide
  • Special Education Instructional Aide
  • Private Business

Degrees

  • 168 Hrs. TEFL & Grammar Course
  • Certificate
  • Adobe Art ProgramAdobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Bachelor of Arts

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