Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Work History
Special Education Teacher 3rd -5th Grade Mild/Mod, 08/2016 to Current
Spring Education GroupHillsboro, OR,
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals
  • 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
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to diverse range of developmentally challenged students
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
  • Taught reading, language arts and social sciences in self-contained ED and LD classroom
  • Developed and managed instructional materials and reports
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies
  • Designed and implemented point system to encourage positive behavior
  • Worked with students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on entire group
  • Attended monthly staff training sessions
Special Education Aide Middle School Mild/Mod, 08/2010 to 06/2015
Coalinga Huron Unified School DistrictCity, STATE,
  • Provided teacher support with curriculum delivery and student behavior management
  • Supported students in completing classwork and applying academic concepts
  • Implemented behavior redirection methods to address problematic issues
  • Assessed student needs and reported to instructor
  • Managed classroom activities and redirected problematic behavior
  • Supported instructor with test administration, curriculum development and assignment grading
  • Oversaw students in classroom and common areas to monitor, enforce rules and support lead teacher
Intervention Aide 2nd and 3rd Grade, General Ed., 08/2007 to 05/2010
Coalinga Huron Unified School DistrictCity, STATE,
  • Gathered, organized, and analyzed data on student needs and progress
  • Developed interventions for students currently struggling or at risk of falling behind
  • Collaborated with teachers to assess needs, set objectives, and discuss strategies
  • Implemented tracking tools to evaluate successes and areas in need of improvement
  • Taught Phonetics to individual and small groups
Kindergarten Teacher, 08/2003 to 05/2006
Crossroads KindergartenCity, STATE,
  • Encouraged and prepared students to become independent readers through systematic, multi-sensory instruction in phonemic awareness and decoding skills.
  • Instructed children between ages 4 and 6 on mathematical basics.
  • Assessed comprehensive student growth including academic, social and personal skills.
  • Cultivated language skills through use of traditional poems, nursery rhymes and riddles to help students develop comprehension, vocabulary and love of language.
  • Delivered structured lessons on readiness skills by emphasizing phonics, language skills, literature and handwriting.
  • Reported to parents and administration about student progress.
  • Played games with students to increase understanding of subjects.
Associate of Arts: Missions And Elementary Education, Expected in 05/2001
Baptist Bible College And Graduate School of Theology - Springfield, MO
Associate of Arts: Early Childhood Education, Expected in 05/2003
Manchester Community College - Manchester, NH
Bachelor of Science: Special Education/ Elementary Education, Expected in 05/2016
Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ
Special Education/ Elementary Education Credential: Special Education/Elementary Education Credential, Expected in 05/2016
Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ
CTEL / CLAD Credential: CTEL, Expected in 05/2018
Brandman University - Irvine, CA
Awards and Recognition

I graduated with my bachelors degree as well as Special education/general education credential Summa Cum Laude.

I was Teacher of the month September 2018, and again October of 2019.


I am a member of the School Site Counsel.

I am on the leadership team at my school site.

I lead a ministry in my church with over 100 children and 40 volunteers. I train the volunteers, as well as oversee the program each week. I have done this for 12 years, and the children range in age from 3 years old to 18 years old.

I have run a summer program at our church for the last 15 years, with over 150 children ranging from kindergarten to 5th graded and 80 volunteers. I trained the volunteers as well as oversaw the entire program.

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School Attended

  • Baptist Bible College And Graduate School of Theology
  • Manchester Community College
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Brandman University

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Teacher 3rd -5th Grade Mild/Mod
  • Special Education Aide Middle School Mild/Mod
  • Intervention Aide 2nd and 3rd Grade, General Ed.
  • Kindergarten Teacher


  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Special Education/ Elementary Education Credential
  • CTEL / CLAD Credential

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