special education paraprofessional 9 12 resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Special education paraprofessional at Darien High School in Darien, Connecticut with 2+ years’ experience within the district. Facilitating in both group settings and one-on-one daily in an attempt to guarantee that students’ educational and physical needs are met. Oftentimes including working with assistive technology to ensure that needs are fulfilled.

  • Lesson Planning
  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Technology-based strategies
  • Communication Skills
  • Building Relationships
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Academic Writing
  • Highly Organized
  • Patience
  • Cultural Competence
  • IEP goals
  • Social & Emotional Competence
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Teacher Assistance
08/2019 to Current Special Education Paraprofessional 9-12 Arcadia Home Care And Staffing | Belmont, CA,

Closely work with a wide variety of students with disabilities. Duties include working directly under a cooperating teacher in a special education classroom along with working with special education students in general education classrooms daily. Duties change day by day, but majority of time is spent working one-on-one with a student who has Cerebral Palsy (CP). The student uses an iPad as a communication device and a power wheelchair to get around. Working with this student allows recognition of the importance of assistive technology and how crucial such tools are for improving not only education, but his life in general.

06/2016 to 08/2020 Camp Counselor at Special Playgrounds Fairfield Parks And Recreation Department | City, STATE,

The Special Playground Program is held each summer for any child enrolled in a Fairfield Public Schools’ Special Education Program. Daily activities include quiet and active games, arts and crafts, beach days, movies, exercise, on-site special events and trips. Each day both head counselors and counselors working as one-on-one supports strive to meet the individual needs of camp participants using an enjoyable and nurturing approach.

06/2017 to 06/2020 Personal Care Assistant Patricia Harding | City, STATE,

Assisted a young adult with Cerebral Palsy (CP). The young adult is non-verbal and uses a Dynavox device to communicate. He also has trouble preforming fine motor skills and uses an adaptive wheelchair to maneuver. Such assistive technology and more was used each visit.

01/2019 to 05/2019 Substitute Teacher, K-12 Dover Public Schools | City, STATE,

Spent the majority time in general education classrooms which allowed for introduction to learning how to follow a lesson plan, how to successfully communicate with students, and develop an understanding of the importance of classroom management.

Education and Training
Expected in 08/2019 to to Bachelor of Arts | English Education University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH GPA:

Graduated from the College of Liberal Arts at the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Teaching.

Dean's List Honoree

  • Fall 2017
  • Fall 2018
  • Spring 2019
Expected in 08/2019 to to Minor | Special Education University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH GPA:


  • Mentoring Adolescents with Disabilities
  • Education for Exceptional Learners: Secondary
  • Introduction to Exceptionality
  • Supporting Families with Individuals with Exceptionalities
  • Curriculum for Young Children with Special Needs
  • Integrating Technology into the Classroom
Expected in 06/2015 to to High School Diploma | Fairfield Warde High School, Fairfield, CT GPA:

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School Attended

  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of New Hampshire
  • Fairfield Warde High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Paraprofessional 9-12
  • Camp Counselor at Special Playgrounds
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Substitute Teacher, K-12


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Minor
  • High School Diploma

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