special education teacher resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Innovative teacher bringing nine-year background instructing students. Expertise in classroom oversight, course planning and behavior management. Successful at collaborating with teachers, administrative leaders and support specialists to meet individual student needs. Committed to encouraging higher-order thinking to increase student performance.

Certification Program: Educational Diagnostician, Expected in 04/2021
Lamar University - Beaumont, TX,
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Master of Science: Special Education, Expected in 08/2019
Western Governors University - Salt Lake City, UT,
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Bachelor of Science: Food Industry Management , Expected in 05/2011
Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI,
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Specialization in Latin America and the Caribbean Studies

Work History
Special Education Teacher, 08/2021 - Current
Travis Unified Fairfield, CA,
  • Modify general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for a caseload of 12-15 students.
  • Implement IEPs, assess students’ performance, and track their progress
  • Teach Critical Student Intervention (CSI) small groups consisting of students that are academically at risk in reading and/or math to include students in general education, 504, response-to-intervention, Special Education and English Language Learners.
  • Deliver effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students.
  • Cultivate connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Assist struggling students to maintain progress levels by designing individualized lesson plans focused on areas for improvement.
Grade Team Leader, 08/2021 - Current
IDEA La Joya CP City, STATE,
  • Build team culture and respond to breakdowns in team culture.
  • Empowers teachers to be the first responders for behavior management.
  • Maintain healthy relationships and communication with parents, team and lead team.
  • Provide coaching through observations, debriefs, and feedback.
  • Facilitate development-driven grade team meetings.

8th Grade Science Teacher, 08/2015 - 07/2021
Domingo Treviño Middle School City, STATE,
  • Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of the district’s curriculum program.
  • Prepare lesson plans that reflect accommodations for differences in learning styles.
  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies based on data to facilitate the learning of students.
  • Incorporate technology-based instruction to increase student engagement and student performance.
  • Encourage students to think critically using real-world scenarios align to content.
  • Work cooperatively with Special Education teachers to modify curriculum as needed for exceptional students according to guidelines established in their Individual Education Plans.
  • Diversified teaching techniques and learning tools help students with differing ability levels and varied learning modalities.

Team Leader for 8th grade Team 8.2

  • Coordinate and facilitate team conferences with staff and parents.
  • Collaborate with the administrative team to facilitate effective operation of the team.
  • Serve as a representative of grade level and campus in committee meetings at the district level.
  • Facilitate implementation of administrative directives across team and grade level.
6th Grade ELA Teacher, 11/2013 - 05/2015
South Middle School City, STATE,
  • Developed lesson plans that provide students with multiple opportunities to develop language skills to improve their English proficiency levels.
  • Evaluate and maintain the progress of students achieving their English standards based on their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
  • Collaborate with other teachers to ensure alignment of lessons to district curriculum and state assessment.
  • Maintain close communication with parents and staff about student progress.
Assistant Store Manager- Human Resources , 09/2011 - 01/2013
Kohl's City, STATE,
  • Developed and coached area supervisors to promotable levels or assume larger areas of responsibility.
  • Analyzed business operations, expense management, and general management of the store as a part of the store management team.
  • Lead store meetings as directed and ensured action plans were achieved as needed.
  • Interpreted, directed, and lead capacity and merchandise directives.
  • Managed store payroll projections, productivity, and controllable expenses in relation to sales trends.
  • Completed and administered annual associate reviews.
  • Primarily responsible for managing and coordinating all store remodeling and repair maintenance projects.
  • Provided weekly work schedules to employees to accommodate business demands and vacation requests.
  • Standard (4-8) Generalist
  • Special Education
Other Experience

Apple/Google Academy Trainer 2018-2019

  • Led professional development trainings focused on classroom technology integration at Domingo Treviño Middle School.

EdTech Institute presenter 2018

  • Presented on technology apps for classroom instruction to increase student engagement of ELs and exceptional students.


Kohl’s MIT Regional Competition Finalist 2012

  • Developed a marketing initiative towards the Hispanic consumer to increase market share. The project revolved around reinforcing the company’s exclusive brand portfolio, developing Kohl’s Cares program focused in urban markets with high concentration of Hispanics.

Kohl’s Cares Program Lead

  • District and store lead for the Associates in Action volunteer program -Kohl’s Cares by working with non-profit organizations the Rio Grande Valley.
  • Proficient in Spanish
  • Student records management
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Standardized Testing
  • Academic progress monitoring
  • Lesson plan development
  • Classroom management
  • Student engagement
  • Meeting Coordinator
  • Online classroom management
  • Team Leadership
  • Employee Training
  • Operations Oversight
  • Performance Appraisals

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Lamar University
  • Western Governors University
  • Michigan State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Grade Team Leader
  • 8th Grade Science Teacher
  • 6th Grade ELA Teacher
  • Assistant Store Manager- Human Resources


  • Certification Program
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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