special education teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Motivated Students
  • Reported Student Progress Accurately
  • Executed Conflict Resolution Techniques
  • Managed I.E.P. and Student Records Properly
  • Utilized Effective Classroom Management and Discipline Techniques
  • Aligned I.E.P. Goals and Objectives for Individual Instruction.
Work History
09/1988 to Current
Home Instructor Akron Public Schools Akron, OH,

Provided Home Instruction for classified and general education students throughout her 31 year tenure with the Belleville Board of Education. Many of these students were not able to attend school due to surgeries , emotional and behavioral issues within his/her classrooms, and, at times, while the school district was finding alternate placements for some learners .

  • Communicated frequently with parents, students and faculty to provide feedback and discuss instructional strategies.
  • Completed student progress reports on weekly basis to notify students and parents of strengths and areas of improvement.
  • Participated in I.E.P. meetings to provide input to colleagues about student achievement and improvement.
09/1988 to 01/2020
Special Education Teacher Ascension Health Plover, WI,

Self Contained Teacher Sept. 1988- June XXX8

Resource Teacher September, XXX8- December 22, 2020

  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom to fully engage learners with neuro diversity.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Organized instructional material, constructed bulletin boards and set up work areas.
  • Worked with students with moderate to severe autism to increase life skills.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Taught students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of fully engage learners with neuro diversity.
10/2003 to 03/2020
Interpretive Associate/ Welcome Desk Associate Liberty Science Center (L.S.C.) City, STATE,

Interpretive Associate: Front- Line staff: Communicated and interpreted all museum exhibits, art activities and guest experiences during this part-time position. Worked weekends, school vacations, and during the summers. A great opportunity was given to experience exciting and popular exhibits and deal with all types of guests on a daily basis. Coached museum visitors in successful interactive experiences.

Welcome Desk Associate: Answered phones from internal and external individuals, point -person as guests entered the Science Center: answering questioning, assisting in designing a plan for their visit (exhibits, planetarium, 3D movies, membership, etc.), communicating with managers : employees who called out of his/her shifts, issues at Box Office, security concerns, etc.

Science Camp Behaviorist: In charge of camper conflicts/ behavior issues from July to end of August. Communicated with camp leaders , manager, assistant manager, campers, and parents for a smooth camp transition and attending weeks. Many issues dealt with included social, emotional, learning, behavioral, and gender dysphoria. Kept daily behavioral and science camp records in" Camp Minder."

Expected in to to
Kean College - Union, NJ,

1982- 1986: B.A.- Special Education

1986- 1989: M.A. - Learning Disabilities

1989- 1991 : L.D.T.-C. (Learning Disabilities Teacher- Consultant )

1991- 1993: Supervisor Certificate


In summary, I would be a great fit for the Wanaque /Haskell School District. This teacher brings varied experience from her teaching career that she would like to share with your learners. I look forward to hearing from you soon !

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School Attended

  • Kean College

Job Titles Held:

  • Home Instructor
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Interpretive Associate/ Welcome Desk Associate


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