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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary

Dedicated, highly competnent, compassionate bilingual Special Education Teacher specializing in individualized/differentiated instruction based on students' needs and interests. Strong educational foundation, who works diligently to learn and implement new teaching strategies. Resilient and familiar with challenges associated with teaching special needs children. Remains positive under times of stress or conflict. Works well with classroom teachers to develop accommodations and special techniques for mainstream classroom inclusion. Desires a long term teaching position.

Skills
  • Developed and implemented curriculum
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Proficient in SIRAS and IEP management
  • California Alternative Assessment Trained
  • Student records management
  • Behavior management through IEP and PBIS
  • First Aid and CPR certified
  • Technology integration
  • Collaboration with service providers
Work History
07/2018 to Current
Special Education Teacher Calhoun Intermediate School District Marshall, MI,
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to diverse range of developmentally challenged students.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Collaborated with students with multiple degrees of special needs to accomplish various tasks.
  • Taught students in variety of settings, including self-contained and resource environments.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Developed and managed instructional materials and reports.
06/2017 to 06/2018
Special Education Teacher Calhoun Intermediate School District Marshall, MI,
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide them with comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Created strategies to meet the needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
  • Taught reading, language arts, social sciences, science, and math in a self-contained classroom.
  • Implemented and taught a life skills program.
  • Designed and implemented a point system to encourage positive behavior.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with the master schedule.
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout the day.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
  • Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
10/2014 to 05/2017
Special Education Teacher Calhoun Intermediate School District Marshall, MI,
  • Implemented and taught a life skills program.
  • Developed and maintained IEPs with specific content that contains measurable goals and objectives based on assessment knowledge of child development, basic principles of learning and learning continuums.
  • Developed and implements curriculum activities that correlate to the pupils' objectives; utilizes a variety of materials and teaching techniques.
  • Evaluated pupils utilizing criterion and/or norm-referenced tests that are appropriate to determine the pupil's' functioning levels in the areas of communication, motor, social, self-help, academic, vocational education and cognitive skills.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
  • Supervised and/or assists pupils in all levels of the program including restrooming, feeding, transferring and lifting, use of communication boards.
  • Facilitated inclusion/mainstreaming in a high school setting.
  • Created district wide curriculum for Special Education- Moderate/Severe.
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with the master schedule.
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Designed and implemented a point system to encourage positive behavior.
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide them with comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Created strategies to meet the needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
  • Instructed students with disabilities, including orthopedic impairments, intellectual disability, visual impairment, autism, hearing impairment, and traumatic brain injury.
  • Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout the day.
  • Established a safe environment for the students.
06/2015 to 07/2015
Special Education Teacher Calhoun Intermediate School District Marshall, MI,
  • Implemented and taught a life skills program at elementary level.
  • Assisted students with serious emotional disturbances to fulfill their capabilities for mental, physical and social growth in a day treatment setting in conjunction with Monterey County Mental Health professionals.
  • Assessed students' needs; developed, implemented, evaluated and adjusted individual and group instruction.
  • Used teaching techniques, methods and procedures to stimulate their individual interests and abilities.
  • Implemented behavior and treatment plans developed by the multi-disciplinary team; maintains confidentiality.
  • Organized instruction material, including class curriculum and community based instruction.
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with the master schedule.
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
  • Designed and implemented a point system to encourage positive behavior.
  • Redirected poor behavior using the positive reinforcement method.
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide them with comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Instructed students with disabilities, including intellectual disability, orthopedic impairment, visual impairment, hearing impairment, traumatic injury, and autism.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout the day.
  • Established a safe play environment for the students.
Education
Expected in 05/2016
Master of Arts: Special Education
California State University - Monterey Bay - Seaside, CA
GPA:

MAE with an emphasis in special education affords candidates an opportunity to expand their skill and knowledge base through exploration, analysis, and discussions about the latest trends and theories in special education in

Expected in 05/2015
Moderate/Severe Credential : Special Education
California State University - Monterey Bay - Seaside, CA
GPA:

A combined pedagogical practice program, that centers around preparing teachers to serve students with moderate to severe disabilities and their families. Program emphasized in education curriculum and instruction tailored to students with moderate/severe disabilities.

Expected in 05/2013
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology
California State University - Monterey Bay - Seaside, CA
GPA:

A combined pedagogical practice program, that centers around preparing teachers to serve students with moderate to severe disabilities and their families. Program emphasized in education curriculum and instruction tailored to students with moderate/severe disabilities.

Expected in
Associate of Arts: Psychology
California State University - Monterey Bay,
GPA:
A solid understanding of human behavior and mental processes using a scientific approach; understanding of psychological, cognitive, emotional, biological and familial changes across lifespan.
Additional Information

"Jessica understands the needs of her students and is prompt in meeting their individual needs. She conducts her class with structure and enthusiasm. Jessica provides excellent learning activities that promote students working together and helping one another while providing a safe and loving atmosphere in her class both academically and socially. She uses excellent visuals, materials, technology and engages her students with fun educational activities. Additionally, Jessica conducts well-organized and informative IEP meetings and is a good communicator with students, parents, and staff." - Sheila Veltus, Speech Pathologist, SUHSD

"Lessons observed, both large group and individual, have been well prepared and incorporated current teaching techniques. She knows what level each student is able to participate in. She is extremely thorough and professional."- Julie Conner, Special Education Teacher, SUHSD

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School Attended

  • California State University - Monterey Bay
  • California State University - Monterey Bay
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