Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Special Education Teacher 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. Engaging personality and enthusiasm for promoting hands-on learning with children. Highly qualified and certified in AZ with experience teaching special education at elementary level. Special education professional highly skilled in working with students by perceiving needs and supporting various functions. Extensive mentoring and tutoring experience. Helpful Resource Teacher extensively trained in helping students with special needs. Equipped to provide appropriate learning techniques and behavioral redirection for children with learning disabilities.

  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Student progress reporting
  • Student records management
  • Fluent in Spanish and English
  • Lesson planning
  • First Aid and CPR certified
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Elementary education
  • Special education
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Reading, Writing and Math instruction
  • Learning difficulties experience
  • Classroom management
  • Experience with special-needs students
  • Punctual
  • Student motivation
  • Effective time management
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Documentation and reporting
  • Identifying problems
  • Teaching/tutoring
  • Creative learning strategies
  • Classroom discipline
Work History
Special Education Teacher, 08/2018 - Current
Bridgeport Public Schools Bridgeport, CT,
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule.
  • Instructed students in 27 academic areas and 6 reading groups.
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
  • Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to diverse range of developmentally challenged students.
  • Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout day.
  • Worked in self-contained and resource environments to teach students variety of skills.
  • Designed and implemented point system to encourage positive behavior.
  • Taught reading and language arts.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Established safe play environment for students.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Developed and managed instructional materials and reports.
  • Collaborated with students with multiple degrees of special needs to accomplish various tasks.
  • Instructed students with SLD, OHI and Autistic disabilities.
Special Education Teacher Assistant, 08/2008 - 08/2018
The May Institute Inc Boston, MA,
  • Organized classroom materials to help teachers prepare for daily instruction and activities.
  • Assessed student assignments to check quality and completeness and assign grades.
  • Oversaw groups of up to 15 students at school and off-site locations, maintaining optimal safety and security.
  • Supported student learning objectives through personalized and small group assistance to support classroom instruction.
  • Assisted and mentored students in groups of up to 3 by reviewing lesson teachings and behavior.
  • Handed out classroom materials, like pencils, packets, worksheets, glue and crayons.
  • Evaluated student progress through analysis of test scores and homework completion.
  • Took attendance, graded assignments and maintained student records to assist teachers with administrative tasks and maintain smooth daily operations.
  • Supported instructor with test administration, curriculum development and assignment grading.
  • Enhanced learning plans and quantified student progress using quizzes, essays and projects.
Educational Coordinator, 01/2003 - 01/2012
Brooklyn Community Services Brooklyn, NY,
  • Developed and executed targeted relationship and account development strategy.
  • Collaborated with materials purchasing specialist to meet production requirements and quality standards.
  • Monitor students ages 5-12 years old.
  • Worked with students to help them with their class assignments to improve in their academics.
  • Supervised students and planning activities to gain educational knowledge.
  • Maintained regular contact with parents and identified students behavior.
  • Maintained material and stock levels consistent with students school requirements material.
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2002
Kofa High School - Yuma, AZ
Associate of Arts: Elementary Education, Expected in 05/2008
Arizona Western College - Yuma, AZ
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Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ
  • Student Motivation - Developed materials for after-school book club to motivate student to read classic novels and increase literacy among middle school students.
  • Curriculum Implementation - Taught reading, language arts and mathematics.
  • Curriculum Development - Tailored educational curriculum to students with range of learning styles, disabilities, strengths, and weaknesses.
  • Targeted Development - Met with parents and guardians to discuss children's progress and to determine priorities and resource needs.
  • Student Progress Conferences - Conducted conferences with parents, administrators, testing specialists and social workers to discuss educational plans designed to promote students' educational/social development.
  • Interactive Learning - Introduced and encouraged debate-style classroom setting to increase student active participation and critical thinking.

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  • Arizona Western College
  • Grand Canyon University

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