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Jessica Claire
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Summary

Dedicated and compassionate Special Education Teacher focused on building students' confidence and independence utilizing a relational-based approach. Passionate about providing appropriate individualized instruction and supports to all students. Over six years of experience working with a variety of diagnoses; Smith-Magenis Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Seizure Disorder, Expressive/Receptive Language Disorder and so on.

Skills
  • IEP development and implementation
  • BSP familiarity and implementation
  • ISP familiarity and implementation
  • Progress monitoring and data collection
  • Extensive experience working with complex needs and challenging behaviors
  • Excellent classroom management
  • Calm under pressure
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Interdisciplinary teamwork
  • Effectively work with parents
  • Prior training and familiarity with Safety Care Training, Crisis Prevention Institute Training, and Safe and Positive Approaches Training
Certifications
  • Special Education PK-8 Pennsylvania Teacher Certification
  • Special Education 7-12 Pennsylvania Teacher Certification
  • Early Childhood Education Grades PK-4 Pennsylvania Teacher Certification
  • Autism PK-12 Endorsement
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Experience
Itinerant Special Education Teacher - Early Interv, 10/2022 - Current
Basis.Ed Flagstaff, AZ,
  • Performed intervention visits to collect data and assess developmental needs
  • Assessed students to identify obstacles and goals and plan IEPs accordingly
  • Developed, wrote, and implemented annual Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
  • Communicated with parents and general education teachers regarding progress, setback and future plans
  • Assisted with classroom observations to identify developmental delays and behavioral issues
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary team to determine effective treatment plans
  • Managed caseload of up to 30 students
  • Teamed with general education teachers to plan and implement curriculum and individual student IEPs
  • Collaborated with general education teachers to include students in classroom activities
  • Observed students to help general education teachers identify potential learning blocks and opportunities for support
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents and teaching staff
Special Education Teacher, 05/2021 - 10/2022
Strive Prep Denver, CO,

· Delivered specialized classroom instruction to students with receptive/expressive language disorders, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, etc.

· Supervised two assistant teachers and up to six paraprofessionals while overseeing a caseload of up to seven students

· Adapted teaching methods and instructed students with varying abilities and needs in alignment with IEP objectives while delivering personalized and small group lessons

· Developed, wrote, and implemented annual Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)

· Scheduled and lead parent-teacher conferences to discuss student progress and areas for improvement as reflected in their quarterly progress report

· Collected and analyzed student data

· Collaborated with various members of an IEP team

· Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents and teaching staff

Long-Term Substitute Teacher, 01/2021 - 05/2021
Melmark City, STATE,
  • Worked with individuals 11-21 years of age who had significant challenging behaviors
  • Oversaw a caseload of up to eight students
  • Used Safety Care Training techniques effectively, safely, and correctly when needed
  • Implemented individualized education plans (IEPs) and behavior support plans (BSPs)
  • Collaborated with various members of an IEP team
  • Implemented function based interventions for the reduction of challenging behaviors
  • Trained staff on academic teaching plans and data taking procedures
  • Worked in tandem with Behavior Analyst to develop a classroom environment conducive to students' academic, social, and behavioral needs
  • Presented at bi-weekly reviews on student academic and behavioral progress
  • Documented client progress and services performed, reporting changes in client condition to supervisor
  • Compiled and entered data
  • Assisted with building life and social skills useful for everyday activities and interactions
Applied Behavior Analysis Counselor, 06/2020 - 01/2021
CareGivers America City, STATE,
  • Worked with individuals 15-20 years of age who had significant challenging behaviors
  • Used Safety Care Training techniques effectively, safely, and correctly when needed
  • Implemented individualized education plans and behavior support plans
  • Implemented function based interventions for the reduction of challenging behaviors
  • Documented client progress and services performed, reporting changes in client condition to supervisor
  • Worked in tandem with teacher to develop a classroom environment conducive to students' needs
  • Compiled and entered data
  • Assisted with building life and social skills useful for everyday activities and interactions
  • Became Medication Administration certified through the Pennsylvania Medication Administration Training
Therapeutic Support Staff, 08/2018 - 02/2020
Company Name City, State,
  • Supported clients one-on-one in line with treatment plan and individual emotional needs
  • Taught self-care and life skills
  • Set personal goals with each client
  • Collaborated with client's family/care team
  • Helped develop individual's physical, emotional and social growth through community engagement, social outings/gatherings, work placement/volunteering, etc.
Education and Training
Master of Education: Special Education, Expected in 05/2021
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Temple University - Philadelphia, PA
GPA:
Status -
  • Autism Concentration
  • Completed Graduate Student Teaching Practicum at Melmark (Spring 2021)
Bachelor of Science in Education: Early Childhood Education, Expected in 05/2020
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Temple University - Philadelphia, PA
GPA:
Status -
  • Completed Undergraduate Student Teaching Practicum in a Kindergarten Classroom (Alexander Adaire School - Spring 2020)
  • Practicum Experience in a 1st Grade Classroom (Fox Chase Elementary School - Fall 2019)
  • Practicum Experience in a 2nd Grade Classroom (Juniata Park Academy School - Fall 2018 - Spring 2019)
  • Practicum Experience in a Kindergarten Classroom (J. Hampton Moore School - Spring 2018)

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Temple University
  • Temple University

Job Titles Held:

  • Itinerant Special Education Teacher - Early Interv
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Long-Term Substitute Teacher
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Counselor
  • Therapeutic Support Staff

Degrees

  • Master of Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Education

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