special education instructional assistant resume example with 1+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Organized Teaching Assistant focused on helping lead teacher with support and student instruction. Passionate about positively impacting students' lives and helping improve academic performance. Personable and kind with people of diverse backgrounds. Well-rounded and compassionate Special Education Teacher skilled at addressing each student's unique needs and creating effective lesson plans to accommodate special circumstances. Provides appropriate and individualized instruction to build foundations for lifelong learning. Develops, implements and acts as teacher of record of Individualized Education Plans for students with disabilities.

  • Spelling and reading instruction
  • Special education
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Progress reporting
  • Classwork oversight
  • Individual instruction
  • Activities oversight
  • Teacher assistance
  • Enrichment activities
  • Educational support
  • Special needs
Special Education Instructional Assistant, 11/2021 to Current
Winters Joint UnifiedWinters, CA,
  • Provided special attention to individuals needing extra academic or behavioral guidance during classes.
  • 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.
  • Worked with students with specialized needs to accomplish tasks and build practical skills.
  • Fostered positive and trusting relationships with students to increase engagement.
  • Assisted teachers in printing class handouts and worksheets and distributing to students during classroom sessions.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Participated in supervision of students during lunch, physical education and after-school extracurricular activities to maintain peaceful and productive environment.
  • Cleaned and organized classrooms, materials and supplies.
  • Encouraged student empathy of others to build confidence and improve self-image.
  • Established and communicated clear objectives for lessons, units and projects to students and parents.
  • Monitored students in class, hallways and cafeteria to enforce school rules.
  • Supervised students awaiting after-school transportation and assisted students boarding and exiting school bus daily.
  • Distributed textbooks, workbooks, papers and pencils to students.
  • Graded assignments and tests and documented results into filing systems.
Instructional Assistant, 07/2021 to 03/2022
Catapult LearningSeattle, WA,
  • Provided classroom support throughout planned instruction and individual lessons.
  • Delivered instruction individually or in small groups with support from instructor.
  • Evaluated individual student needs and assessed academic and social situations to address challenges and goals.
  • Cleaned and organized classrooms, materials and supplies.
  • Distributed classroom materials, pencils, paper and art materials.
  • Organized student performance and enrichment activities to facilitate learning.
  • Tutored and assisted children individually and in small groups to help master assignments and reinforce learning concepts.
  • Maintained organized and clean classroom and play areas.
Substitute Teacher, K-12, 08/2021 to 11/2021
Staff-EZCity, STATE,
  • 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.
  • Requested as substitute teacher based on excellent referrals and trusted performance.
  • Maintained student attendance and assignment records to prevent lapses during teacher absences.
  • Differentiated classroom and small group instruction to meet needs of students with various learning styles and abilities.
  • Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures to maintain order among students.
  • Monitored appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Remained up-to-date with emergency protocols and fire drill and lockdown procedures to keep students and staff safe in emergency events.
  • Delivered academic assistance to students and study aids to improve course material comprehension.
  • Facilitated activities and discussions to improve retention of course concepts.
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents and teaching staff.
  • Reported problem students to principal to maintain control of classroom.
  • Assisted fellow teachers with assignment development, special projects, tests, administrative updates and grading.
  • Engaged students and boosted understanding of material using focused instructional strategies and hands-on activities.
  • Followed lesson plans provided by classroom teacher to facilitate appropriate learning experience for students.
  • Taught students during teacher absences and kept up with lesson plans and student assignments.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science: Cosmetology, Expected in 05/2002 to Ravenscroft Beauty College - Fort Wayne, IN
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/1995 to Angola High School - Angola, IN
Massage Therapy: Nursing Education, Expected in to Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana - Indianapolis, IN
  • Certified CPR, Red Cross - 2021
  • CPI Training - 2021
  • Substitute Teaching, - 2021

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School Attended

  • Ravenscroft Beauty College
  • Angola High School
  • Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Instructional Assistant
  • Instructional Assistant
  • Substitute Teacher, K-12


  • Associate of Applied Science
  • High School Diploma
  • Massage Therapy

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