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

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Versatile Special Education Teacher with focus on individual student needs across academia and emotional development. Empathetic and accommodating in design and implementation of hands-on lessons, catering to diverse learning abilities. Proficient in employing constant communication, patience and positive reinforcement in team efforts to deliver exceptional educational tools, fostering academic achievement. Extensive mentoring and tutoring experience. 10+ years of applied behavior analysis in the home environment. Skilled at blending new technologies into standard special education curriculum. Works well with classroom teachers to develop accommodations and special techniques for mainstream classroom inclusion.

  • Behavioral and Life Skills Training
  • Technology integration
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Student Records & Schedule Management
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Lesson Planning
  • Student Progress Reporting
  • Motivating Students
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Classroom management
  • Special education
Work History
Special Education Resource Teacher, 08/2020 - Current
Fullbloom Broward County, FL,
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students in reading, math, and writing in pull-out special education setting.
  • Modified general education curriculum related to reading, math, and writing using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Designed and implemented point system to encourage positive behavior and redirected poor behavior using positive reinforcement resulting in 60% decrease in tantrums in classroom.
  • Attended monthly staff training sessions.
  • Collaborated with numerous departments and 5 standard education teachers from 2nd-5th grade level.
  • Worked with students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs.
  • Developed and managed instructional materials, progress reports and schedules.
  • Coordinated special education students' and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule.
  • Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
  • Administered assessments and standardized tests to evaluate student progress.
  • Prepared and implemented lesson plans covering required course topics.
  • Worked with other teachers to support struggling students and provide thorough help to rectify comprehension issues.
  • Worked with administrators on behavioral issues to support needs of all students.
Paraprofessional Educator, 12/2018 - 06/2020
Niles North Highschool City, STATE,

Aided lead teacher in creating and implementing meaningful lessons related to life skill such budget earnings, make purchases, behaving appropriately in different settings and following directions.

  • Created content, implemented learning strategies and organized learning activities which strategically aimed at developing students' skills based on their individual needs and IEP goals.
  • Set up work stations though use of "Work Boxes" aimed at developing interactive and meaningful lessons.
  • Provided one-on-one educational support through creating tailored lessons in classroom and also extended lessons through modification for practice in community.
  • Integrated technology to diversify instruction through creation of Power Points, Youtube Videos, Google Classroom and other technological aids.
  • Helped to plan, implement and support student's transition goals by developing and supporting students in organizing their vocational work schedules.
  • Attended two Training Conferences for NEXT STEPS Transition Program; trained in PEATC curriculum, NEXT STEPS: Transition Series. Prepared and presented information for NEXT Steps to Parents during NEXT Steps after school Meetings.
  • Developed functional and life-skill goals for students with high regards to their unique needs and abilities while recording and analyzing student data in regards to behavior goals, academic goals, as well as functional and life-skill goals.
  • Worked as Vocational Coach at multiple sites such as Skokie Public Library, Todd Hall Elementary Pre-school and Kiddie Kingdom.
  • Created and implemented lessons in teaching students how to budget earnings, make purchases, behave appropriately in different settings and follow directions. Trained students to use public transportation in community.
  • Documented student behaviors, interventions and outcomes to enable lead teacher to address pertinent issues.
  • Used behavior modeling and specialized teaching techniques to share and reinforce social skills.
Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapist, 01/2005 - 01/2013
Jeanne Fontellera City, STATE,
  • Provided direct client care in 1:1 settings utilizing combination of intensive teaching and natural environment training arrangements
  • Followed prescribed behavioral skill acquisition and behavior reduction protocols
  • Followed and recorded data for prescribed toilet training protocols
  • Collected, recorded, and summarized data related to behavior, academic and functional skill development
  • Effectively communicated with parents regarding progress as instructed by Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Assisted Lead Behavioral Technician, Behavior Analysts, and ABA Interns in preparing student materials as instructed
  • Collaborated with treatment team including client, parents and caregivers, outside professionals and Lead Behavioral Technician
  • Maintained and acquired knowledge by attending required trainings
  • Defined core problems and determined key strategies for investigating and remediating concerns.
  • Developed and implemented performance improvement strategies and plans to promote continuous improvement.
: Special Education , Expected in 05/2020
Northeastern Illinois University - Chicago, IL
Status -
  • Learning Behavior Specialist Endorsement
Bachelor of Arts: Secondary Education , Expected in 05/2014
Northeastern University - Chicago, IL,
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  • Minored in History
Bachelor of Arts: Islamic Studies, Expected in 05/2010
DePaul University - Chicago, IL
Status -
  • Majored in Islamic World Studies
High School Diploma: , Expected in 2006
Niles West Highschool - Skokie IL,
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Language Proficiency

Fluent in Serbo-Croatian & Bosnian


Learning Behavior Specialist


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School Attended

  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Northeastern University
  • DePaul University
  • Niles West Highschool

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Resource Teacher
  • Paraprofessional Educator
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapist


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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