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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Resilient Special Education Teacher familiar with challenges associated with teaching special needs children. Remains positive under times of stress or conflict. Works well with classroom teachers to develop accommodations and special techniques for mainstream classroom inclusion. Versatile and dedicated special education teacher with focus on individual needs of special education students. Empathetic and accommodating in design and implementation of hands-on lessons. Exceptional skills working with teachers, parents and specialists to meet educational needs of students. Special education professional highly skilled in working with students by perceiving needs and supporting various functions. Extensive mentoring and tutoring experience. Special education teacher with over nineteen years of successful experience in teaching diverse learners in a secondary school setting.

Skills
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Student records management
  • Student Progress Reporting
  • Motivating Students
  • Classroom management
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Disability assessment testing
  • Student counseling
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Computer skills
  • Detail-oriented
Work History
Special Education Teacher, 08/2015 - Current
Thisway San Antonio, TX,
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students.
  • Instructed students in four academic areas and three reading groups.
  • Worked in self-contained and resource environments to teach students variety of skills.
  • Incorporated home activities to supplement classroom lessons.
  • Collaborated with numerous departments and six general education teachers.
  • Developed and managed instructional materials and reports.
  • Worked with students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs.
  • Collaborated with students with multiple degrees of special needs to accomplish various tasks.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Worked with students with moderate to severe autism to increase life skills.
  • Instructed students with specific learning disabilities and serious emotional disabilities.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Taught multiple subjects to students with intellectual or emotional disabilities.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout day.
  • Taught students in variety of settings, including self-contained and resource environments.
Education Coordinator-School Assessment Leader, 09/2012 - 06/2015
Bright Horizons Apex, NC,
  • Oversaw administrative functions such as schedule management and protocols for orientation, registration and related activities.
  • Trained teachers on effective testing administration utilizing paper/ pencil and computerized testing.
  • Coordinated CSAP, CMAS, District testing, English Learners testing, and reading tests, both paper and pencil and online computerized testing.
  • Built productive relationships with parents of students facing difficult situations at school or at home.
  • Administered standardized tests to evaluate student performance and progress.
  • Monitored and evaluated educational programs to maintain high-quality performance objectives and standards.
  • Served on School Leadership Team and established all school schedules around standardized testing and school procedures.
Special Education Teacher-Department Chair, 08/2002 - 06/2012
South High School Denver Public Schools City, STATE,
  • Led a department of six special education teachers and three paraprofessional across mild/moderate and cognitive learning disabilities.
  • Taught Alternative Cooperative Education Class and coached students transition classes into the work field.
  • Instructed students in four academic areas and three reading groups.
  • Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
  • Instructed Reading utilizing the Linda Mood Bell Reading System and the Language! method.
  • Instructed mathematics in a self contained class.
  • Co-taught earth science and biology.
  • Co-taught algebra 1, algebra 2 and geometry.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students.
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule.
  • Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
Substitute Teacher, 01/1999 - 07/2002
Denver Public Schools, Cherry Creek Public Schools City, STATE,
  • Leveraged classroom discussion strategies to engage students, promote topics and boost learning opportunities.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Upheld classroom routines to support student environments and maintain consistent schedules.
  • Diversified classroom instruction and group activities to successfully support students with unique strengths and learning styles.
  • Kept accurate and current attendance records and assignment sheets to maintain file compliance.
  • Implemented outlined grading and assessment techniques to document growth, development and knowledge advancements during teacher absence.
  • Administered standardized assessments with strict requirements and documented information in permanent records.
  • Assisted students of all ability levels develop life-long learning skills and good study habits.
  • Followed classroom plans left by class teacher to continue student education and reinforce core concepts.
  • Collaborated with teaching staff to devise and implement coordinated educational strategies and student support networks.
  • Developed rules and set goals to maintain order in classroom.
  • Utilized technology to enhance student education and grasp of materials.
Education
Bachelor of Arts: Physical Education And Sports Sciences, Expected in 07/1997
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Zinman College For Physical Education And Sports - Israel,
GPA:
Master of Arts: Special Education, Expected in 12/2005
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University Of Northern Colorado - Greeley, CO
GPA:
No Degree: High School Administration, Expected in
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University Of Denver - Denver, CO
GPA:

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School Attended

  • Zinman College For Physical Education And Sports
  • University Of Northern Colorado
  • University Of Denver

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Education Coordinator-School Assessment Leader
  • Special Education Teacher-Department Chair
  • Substitute Teacher

Degrees

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  • Master of Arts
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