special education lead teacher resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Devoted educator with 10+ years of expertise in Special education in which I provided a warm, supportive environment for developing academic, social, and emotional growth. Engaged with students with a wide range of disabilities, including learning, mental, emotional, and physical. Adapted and met the special education students’ needs, and teaching various subjects to students with mild to moderate disabilities. Maintained high standards with uncompromising dedication to the fulfillment of quality education. Highly flexible, collaborates well with others for the advancement of student goals. Displayed expertise in leading and supporting children overcoming challenges by continually assessing students formally and informally, identifying behavior issues and adapting lessons in creative ways to highlight learning strengths. Committed to providing orderly atmosphere, calm environment, safety and structure in classroom while teaching children how to adapt to surroundings.

  • Education builds confidence, minimizes setbacks, and fosters parental responsibility through support, positive assessment, establishment of reasonable but clear expectations and mutual respect.
  • Possessed keen sensitively to student needs with special attention to cultural diversity and manages behavior and fosters student and parental trust and participation.
  • Technology Integration
  • Facilitated learning through state of art technology including Smart Board Technology and related tools and applications.
  • Whole/ Small group instruction
  • Creative lesson planning
  • Classroom Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Time Management
  • Positive Parent-Teacher Communication
  • Special education curriculum
  • Educational leadership
  • IEP (Individualized Education Plan) implementation and development
  • Life Skills Instruction
  • Self-Contained Classrooms
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Behavior Modeling
  • Assessment Administration
Work History
02/2019 to 04/XXX3
Special Education Lead Teacher Calhoun Intermediate School District , , Washington, DC
  • Assumes responsibility for direction, coordination, and supervision of special education process in assigned building from screening through identification, IEP development, and placement to ensure: (1) appropriate identification and placement of students with disabilities, and (2) district compliance with state and federal requirements for implementation of individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Identify individual needs of each child and create healthy, inspiring and supportive learning environment
  • Teaching small group of students and individuals inside and outside of classroom
  • Preparing and executing lessons and resources
  • Assessing students' work done in class
  • Developing and adapting individualized teaching methods that are suitable for each of their students
  • Using special tools and equipment provided to stimulate interesting learning environment
  • Collaborating with classroom team and parents to build better learning environment for children
  • Updating parents on their kids' progress and giving recommendations to promote better learning environment at home.
  • Developed team communications and information for meetings.
08/2016 to 01/2019
1st Grade Teacher Assistant Bridges Public Charter School , ,
    • Create classroom culture and environment that develops and nurtures emotional, cognitive and social abilities of students, implementing Responsive Classroom techniques
    • Work with Lead Teacher in planning and management of classroom
    • Support planning and teaching of students for core subjects of reading, math, science, social studies
    • Engage parents and families in their student's learning and acting as ambassador for school in community.
    • Prepared variety of different written communications, reports and documents.
    • Worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.
    • Managed and supported classroom of over 20 students successfully.
    • Developed and maintained courteous and effective working relationships
    • Proved successful working within tight deadlines and fast-paced atmosphere
    • Carried out day-to-day duties accurately and efficiently
    • Learned new skills and applied to daily tasks to improve efficiency and productivity
    • Developed and implemented performance improvement strategies and plans to promote continuous improvement
    • Worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately
03/2014 to 06/2016
Inclusion Dedicated Aide Bridges Public Charter School , ,
  • Collaborate with Lead Teacher in planning and management of non-categorical self-contained/inclusion classroom for high level special needs students
  • Implement prescribed behavioral strategies and positive behavior support
  • Maintain safety of students and act as positive role model
  • Support creation of classroom culture and environment that develops and nurtures emotional, cognitive and social abilities of students.
  • Increased educational satisfaction by resolving issues.
08/2012 to 02/2014
Special Education Paraprofessional St. Coletta Of Greater Washington INC , , Washington, DC
  • Assists assigned students with physical care, feeding, medication, mobility or other skills as designated by teacher or therapist.
  • Reinforces skills introduced by teacher and provides instruction to students as prescribed by teacher; may utilize games, stories or other construction activities to enhance learning skills.
Expected in 05/2008 to to
Bachelor of Arts: Communications
Trinity University - Washington DC,
Additional Information

Bridges Public Charter School

Awarded Staff of the Month- February XXX0

Awarded Staff of the Month - March XXX2

St. Coletta of Greater Washington, INC.

Awarded Staff of the Month- Focus Award 2013 (Appreciation of Excellent work Ethic)

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School Attended

  • Trinity University

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Lead Teacher
  • 1st Grade Teacher Assistant
  • Inclusion Dedicated Aide
  • Special Education Paraprofessional


  • Bachelor of Arts

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