Special Education Paraprofessional Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Friendly and energetic Paraprofessional with 15 years in delivering exemplary support and assistance to teachers and students in public classroom environment. During my 12 years in Kindergarten and 3 years in a Self Contained EBD class - grades 3rd-5th, I have always been motivated to help students learn and be happy, healthy and well-behaved. Calm and nurturing but firm and effective at mediated student conflicts and deescalating. I have both passion and compassion, and display exceptional ability to multi-task, and facilitate positive educational environments through initiation of learning about each student and their needs, and developing trust to build relationship.

08/2017 to Current
Special Education Paraprofessional Lakeville Area Public Schools Lakeville, MN,
  • Worked in tandem with teacher to develop customized classroom environment conducive to students' needs.
  • Managed class of 10 students when teacher stepped out of room.
  • Met one-on-one with autism students, utilizing customized behavioral plans.
  • Provided support to the students through specialized accommodations, extra assistance and educational assessments.
  • Collaborated with teacher to develop effective, individualized learning strategies.
  • Advised the instructor regarding student behavior or issues that required immediate addressing.
  • Supervised test taking and graded assignments.
  • Escorted students to restroom cafeteria, outside to playground and on field trips.
  • Spoke with parents to discuss student progress and coordinate meetings.
  • Provided students with personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Performed diverse tasks for teacher, including clerical support, classroom management and document coordination.
  • Supplied one-on-one attention to each student while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Applied positive reinforcement for performance to redirect negative behaviors.
  • Supported students in developing strategies for individual needs and classroom group dynamics.
  • Encouraged students to be understanding of and helpful to others.
08/2008 to 08/2017
Kindergarten Paraprofessional Bensenville School District Bensenville, IL,
  • Performed diverse tasks for teachers, including clerical support, classroom management and document coordination.
  • Taught children basic reading and alphabetical skills, coupled with instruction in math, science, social studies, basic rules and social skills.
  • Promoted language development skills through reading and storytelling.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Cleaned and organized classrooms, materials and supplies to support maximum efficiency.
08/2005 to 08/2008
Kindergarten Paraprofessional Bensenville School District Bensenville, IL,
  • Supported students individually and in groups by reteaching and reviewing lesson concepts.
  • Applied positive reinforcement for performance to redirect negative behaviors.
  • Assisted teacher in monitoring students' progress utilizing charts/graphs to record and track.
  • Planned and led activities to develop students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Implemented rewards programs to encourage student participation.
  • Helped students reach IEP goals.
  • Facilitated small reading and writing groups, phonics groups and math groups for 3rd grade students.
  • Recognized as Promise of Gwinnett recipient for outstanding performance and team contributions.
  • Chaperoned all field trips with the Special Ed students.
  • Developed relationships with parents via Google Voice messages delivered on behalf of the classroom teacher as instructed.
  • Teacher assistance
  • Activities oversight
  • Behavioral plan management
  • IEP goals
  • Special needs
  • Classwork oversight
  • Crisis intervention
  • Crisis management
  • Social integration
  • IEP familiarity
  • Individual instruction
  • Behavioral improvements
  • Classroom management
  • Educational support
  • State and NCLB Approved Paraprofessional
  • Multidisciplinary team collaboration
Education and Training
Expected in
: Joint Enrollment (Eng) As A Sr At Shamrock HS
DeKalb Community College - Clarkston, GA,
Expected in
: Elementary Education
Toccoa Falls College - Toccoa Falls, GA
  • Attended 3 years
Expected in
: Enabled Me To Complete Over 90 Hrs Collectively
Grand Canyon University (Online) - Phoenix, AZ
Activities and Honors

Sycamore Elementary

Received the Above And Beyond Award, 2012 - 2020

Principal's Advisory Committee, 2012-present

PBIS Committee, 2017-present

RTI Committee, 2014-2017

SST Committee, 2008-2013

Yearbook Advisor & Editor, 2018-present

Dance Team Co-Instructor, 2012-present

Paraprofessional Team Leader, 2009-2014

Norcross Elementary

Literacy Committee, 2005-2008

Dance Team & Step Team Co-Instructor, 2005-2008

Paraprofessional Team Leader, 2006-2008


Georgia Professional Standards Commission

Certification ID: 700077

Validity Period: 7/1/2020-6/30/2025

Federal Hiring Qualifications: Completed 4 Years of College

*Grade/Step 04/26


Sycamore Elementary:


Jonathan Goodson, EBD Teacher Grades 3-5



Theresa DeBold, Retired Kindergarten Teacher



Sewa Fields, Former Kindergarten Teacher


Norcross Elementary:

Peggy Gilchrist, Retired Kindergarten Teacher


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Resume Overview

School Attended
  • DeKalb Community College
  • Toccoa Falls College
  • Grand Canyon University (Online)
Job Titles Held:
  • Special Education Paraprofessional
  • Kindergarten Paraprofessional
  • Kindergarten Paraprofessional
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Some College (No Degree)