special education paraeducator resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Patient Special Education Paraprofessional supportive of instructors and skilled in implementing classroom activities. Experienced in classroom safety, learning processes and individualized learning. Hands-on and ambitious professional committed to accommodating students in learning processes.

Enthusiastic Assistant offers background in problem-solving while serving in multiple roles. Assists organizational efforts with attention to detail and courtesy. Brings organized attitude to completing tasks, entering data and answering phones.

  • Determining Appropriate Activities
  • Clear Communication
  • Team Collaboration
  • Progress Reporting
  • Clerical Support
  • Records Maintenance
  • De-escalation Techniques
  • Leading Group Discussions
  • Calm Under Pressure
  • Quick Thinking
  • Information Confidentiality
  • Teacher Assistance
  • Classwork Oversight
  • Educational Support
  • Activity Planning and Coordination
  • Team Leadership
  • Scheduling Events and Programs
  • Friendly, Positive Attitude
  • Problem-Solving
  • Staff Coordination
Special Education Paraeducator, 08/2016 - Current
Fort Sam Houston Independent School District San Antonio, TX,
  • Assisted special education instructors in identifying and meeting students' individual needs.
  • Supported students with personalized accommodations, extra assistance and educational assessments.
  • Escorted students to restroom cafeteria, outside to playground and on field trips.
  • Managed class of special education students in absence of lead teacher.
  • Handled clerical duties, managed classrooms and coordinated documents for teachers.
  • Worked in tandem with teacher to develop customized classroom environment conducive to students' needs.
  • Advised instructor on student behavior or issues requiring immediate attention.
  • Coordinated with teachers to support instruction implementation through students' specific needs and progress evaluations.
  • Offered students personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Instructed students with varying abilities and needs in alignment with IEP objectives while delivering personalized and small group lessons.
  • Created safe and nurturing environment focused on students to deliver quality learning experiences.
Home Daycare Provider, 08/2010 - 08/2016
Marten Transport Blacklick, OH,
  • Provided nurturing and appropriate environment for children ranging in age from 8 weeks to 10 years old.
  • Established and maintained safe, supportive and welcoming environments for children of all backgrounds.
  • Taught children how to complete basic crafts such as paintings, drawings and decorations.
  • Updated detailed records for each child with information such as daily observations, meals served and medications administered.
  • Maintained organized and clean classroom and play areas.
  • Communicated with parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors and upcoming events.
  • Sanitized toys and play equipment.
  • Instructed children in eating, resting and restroom habits.
  • Organized and stored toys and materials to maintain order in activity areas.
  • Observed and monitored children's play activities.
  • Dressed children and changed diapers.
  • Communicated with children's parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors and related issues.
  • Kept records of daily observations and information about activities, meals served and medications administered.
Preschool Teacher, 06/1999 - 08/2010
Primrose Schools Ashland City, TN,
  • Controlled classroom environments with clearly outlined rules and positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Taught children foundational skills in colors, shapes and letters.
  • Met with parents to discuss child behavior and academic progress.
  • Implemented hands-on, play-based strategies for experiential learning.
  • Administered and documented results of student assessments.
  • Created and implemented developmentally appropriate curriculum addressing learning styles.
  • Collaborated with colleagues on developing new classroom projects and monthly themes.
  • Developed professional relationships with parents, teachers, directors and therapists.
  • Directed and supervised children during field trips and special activities.
  • Encouraged children to be understanding of others, show good manners and instructed in other social development behaviors.
  • Adapted instructional techniques according to student learning styles and progress.
  • Incorporated music, art and theater into lesson planning.
  • Enhanced sensory abilities by giving children access to numerous textures and shapes.
  • Maintained student records according to rigorous confidentiality and privacy regulations.
  • Observed children for signs of illness, injury, emotional disturbance, learning disorders and speech problems.
  • Read stories to children and taught painting, drawing and crafts.
  • Maintained daily records of individual activities, behaviors, meals and naps.
  • Planned and implemented lessons using various teaching strategies to meet diverse student needs.
  • Organized creative and fun activities, enhancing children's physical, emotional and social well-being.
  • Instructed and assisted children in eating, toileting and resting to help develop healthy personal habits.
Education and Training
90 Hour Preschool Training Certificate: Early Childhood Education, Expected in 06/1997
Carroll County Career And Technology Center - Westminster, MD,
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High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/1997
Francis Scott Key High School - Union Bridge, MD
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: Early Childhood Education, Expected in
Carroll Community College - Westminster, MD
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School Attended

  • Carroll County Career And Technology Center
  • Francis Scott Key High School
  • Carroll Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Paraeducator
  • Home Daycare Provider
  • Preschool Teacher


  • 90 Hour Preschool Training Certificate
  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)

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