Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Educated substitute with distinguished knowledge of Elementary Education and Special Education. Skilled at working closely with students to maintain progression in transitional periods. Committed to keeping up with lesson plans while keeping classrooms fun. I have worked in Special Education for two years as a long term substitute. I have learned IEP writing and modifications of assignments. I worked as an aide in an Autism classroom before receiving my degree.

I am currently in the process of receiving my Master's in Special Education through the University of Phoenix. I have completed all but 5 of my required courses and my graduation date will be 12/07/2020.I have also passed the required PRAXIS for Special Education (5543) for the State of West Virginia (03/06/2020) and have the credentials to be hired on permit in the State of West Virginia.

  • Classroom management
  • IEP documentation
  • IEP understanding
  • Elementary education
  • Special education
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Lesson implementation
  • Group instruction
  • Parent communication
  • Secondary education
  • Student progress reporting
  • Job readiness training
  • Behavioral/cognitive skills development
  • Social skills development
  • Motivating students
  • Competent in Smartboard technology
  • In-depth knowledge of autism
  • Certified coach for WV
  • Trained in Ring Central for Online Work
Work History
Special Education Teacher, 08/2017 to Current
University Of North Carolina GreensboroFort Collins, CO,
  • Enhanced student learning by optimizing wide range of instructional approaches and innovative classroom activities
  • Leveraged classroom discussion strategies to engage students, promote topics and boost learning opportunities
  • Modified homework assignments based on daily progress and regional curriculum regulations
  • Developed rules and set goals to maintain order in classroom
  • Communicated with parents regarding lesson plans and upcoming activities and provided feedback on student performance
  • Repeatedly requested as a substitute teacher for Special Education classrooms by teachers based on excellent past referrals and trusted performance
  • Utilized technology to enhance student education and grasp of materials
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals
  • Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to diverse range of developmentally challenged students
  • Provided life skills programming for students with moderate to severe autism
  • Worked with students with moderate to severe autism to increase life skills
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on entire group
  • Implemented and taught life skills program, enabling students to master such tasks as checkbook balancing, cooking, cleaning, and laundry
  • Worked in self-contained and resource environments to teach students variety of skills
  • Worked with students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs
  • Collaborated with numerous departments and standard education teachers
  • Taught reading, language arts and social sciences in self-contained ED and LD classroom
  • Trained in IEP writing through Raleigh County Schools
  • Trained in Dynamic Learning Maps through Raleigh County Schools
  • Trained in Ring Central through Raleigh County Schools
Teacher's Aide, 02/2011 to 05/2017
Country ManorSartell, MN,

Assisted students in Kindergarten.

Assisted students in Special Education grades K-12

  • Conducted special assessments and tutoring sessions to support individual student needs
  • Drove social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development through age-appropriate enrichment activities
  • Assisted teachers with instruction and provided clerical support for diverse needs
  • Distributed and collected tests and homework to collate and prepare for grading
  • Assisted teacher in monitoring students' progress by reviewing test scores and classwork
  • Graded assignments and tests using answer key, documented results and informed lead teacher of students' performance
  • Promoted student learning by providing individualized and small group support to reinforce classroom topics
  • Assisted teachers with lesson preparation and curriculum implementation
Autism Classroom Aide, 08/2015 to 06/2016
Raleigh County SchoolsCity, STATE,

Assisted Autism students in a self contained classroom.

Bachelor of Arts: Regents Bachelor of Arts, Expected in 12/2016
Concord University - Athens, WV,
Master of Arts: Special Education, Expected in 12/2020
University of Phoenix - Tempe, AZ
  • Graduating with a 4.0 GPA
  • Majored in Masters in Special Education
  • Will graduate magna cum laude December 7, 2020
  • Specialized in substituting for Elementary and Special Education classes
  • Recognized by multiple schools as an excellent substitute
  • Will graduate with a Master's in Special Education December, 7, 2020
Additional Information

I am currently working as a substitute teacher in Raleigh County Schools as a High School Special Education teacher. I am in the process of completing my Master's Degree in Special Education through the University of Phoenix. I have completed all but 5 courses of my curriculum in the Special Education field, and am in the process of completing that as of today. Working in a special education classroom, and having my own classroom for two years, I feel I have the knowledge needed to obtain my own classroom while completing my program in Special Education. I have worked with all levels of Special Education Students including Autism. I am confident in writing IEP's and have had training through our county for this task. I am confident in speaking with parents during IEP meetings and am able to maintain such a positive atmosphere for my special needs students. I will be graduating with a Masters in Special Education on December, 7, 2020. I feel my education has more than prepared me to work in the classroom and make a positive impact on my students. I now have the credentials to be hired on permit and continue my education to graduation in December 2020.

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