special education teacher 5th 9th resume example with 18+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Versatile and dedicated educator with focus on educational needs of students, including both special education and gifted education. Accommodating in design and implementation of standards based assessments. Exceptional skills working with teachers, parents and specialists to meet educational needs of students in curriculum design, implementation, and assessment.

  • Arkansas Teaching License: 7-12 Life/Earth/Physical Science, 4-8 Math, 7-12 Agriculture Science and Technology
  • Alternative Licensure Program Special Education K-12 – upon completion of coursework July 2023
  • College Board Advanced Placement Chemistry and Biology
  • Data analysis and management
  • Organization, communication, and facilitation
  • Adaptability
  • Work ethic
  • Leadership – Supervisory and Mentoring
  • Ability to instruct students at multiple intelligences
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and district educational policies and curriculum standards for general and special education
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with students, parents, stakeholders, and staff
  • Time Management
  • Effectively provide appropriate and rigorous educational experiences remotely while developing and maintaining communication and records among students and stakeholders during unprecedented event for an extended time period
Work History
Special Education Teacher 5th-9th, 08/2021 - Current
Canon City Schools Canon City, CO,
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Partnered with standard education teachers from across academic departments.
  • Developed Individual Education Plans for students with special needs.
  • Communicated frequently with parents, students, and faculty to provide feedback and discuss instructional strategies.
  • Worked cooperatively with other teachers, administrators, and parents to help students reach learning objectives.
  • Taught students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs in math and science.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Taught multiple subjects to students with intellectual or emotional disabilities.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Served as Class Sponsor with duties including organizing and carryout out student activities such as fundraisers and Junior/Senior Prom.
  • Currently enrolled in Arkansas Alternative Licensure Program completing coursework for Special Education K-12 licensure.
Secondary Science Teacher, 08/2004 - 05/2021
Central Maine Medical Center Topsham, ME,
  • Taught science courses using lab-based learning model to deepen subject mastery - Biology, PreAP Biology, Anatomy, Physical Science, Chemistry, Accelerated Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Physics
  • Developed and implemented ACT Boot Camp and ACT Aspire Boot Camp for 10th and 11th grade students.
  • Implemented College Board Advanced Placement test review
  • "Grasping Phenomenal Science: Physical Science Assessment" - 3 year professional development with Arkansas Science Specialists (2019-2021)
  • Kept classroom environments consistent and focused on learning by establishing and enforcing clear objectives.
  • Leveraged diverse learning strategies to meet needs of students of all academic learning abilities.
  • Communicated with students and parents regarding academic progress, assignments, and behavior.
  • As Science Department Chair, collaborated with science department to create common assessments, identify students for RTI interventions, develop science lab budget, pacing guides, and develop and implement curriculum based on Next Generation Science Standards and Arkansas Science Standards.
  • As member of the Building Leadership Team, work with administration and other team teachers to address building level needs regarding ESSA indices and indicators, and others.
  • Served as Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Coach five years for high school.
  • Remote teaching in chemistry and AP Chemistry during 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years.
  • Organized Girls in STEM field days and other STEM related activities.
Education Coordinator, 06/2007 - 07/2008
Arkansas Game And Fish Commission City, STATE,
  • Create, budget, and implement educational designs to facilitate development of cost-effective educational programs for visiting patrons and school groups of the Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center.
  • Attended professional, educational, and developmental meetings to support program creation, curriculum development and alignment, and grant writing.
  • Developed community education programming events and other activities designed to increase and improve educational outcomes.
  • Developed and implemented biology based professional development aligned with Arkansas Curriculum Standards and goals of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Education Division for teachers in the Northeast Arkansas area.
No Degree: Special Education K-12, Expected in 07/2023
Harding University - Searcy, AR,
Status -
  • Arkansas Alternative Licensure Program Coursework for Special Education K-12 Endorsement
Master of Science: Biology Education, Expected in 12/2017
Arkansas State University - State University, AR
Status -
  • Awarded Biology Program Achievement Award
  • 4.0 GPA
Bachelor of Science: Agriculture - Plant Science, Expected in 05/2002
Arkansas State University - State University, AR
Status -
  • University Honors
  • Thesis: Efficiency of Potassium Uptake by Soybean Cultivars
  • 3.81 GPA

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School Attended

  • Harding University
  • Arkansas State University
  • Arkansas State University

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  • Special Education Teacher 5th-9th
  • Secondary Science Teacher
  • Education Coordinator


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  • Bachelor of Science

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