Special Education Teacher resume example with 10+ years of experience

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

Confident and detailed-oriented with dedication to organization and effective collaboration with various coworkers. Extensive knowledge of psychology and the process of education. Well-versed in breaking down academic and behavioral concerns through lens of established psychology approaches. Devoted to using strong oral and written communication, leadership and educational strengths to enhance student success.

  • Crisis Counselor
  • Disabilities expert
  • Classroom management
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Child development
  • Supervision
  • Problem resolution
  • MS Office
  • Assessment of students
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Student counseling
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Team management
  • Project organization
  • Relationship development
  • Class instruction
Work History
01/2019 to Current Special Education Teacher Sweetser | Brunswick, ME,
  • Provided instruction to students via e-learning consisting of ZOOM lessons, YouTube videos, utilized various electronic platforms to conduct meetings and obtain electronic signatures.
  • Utilized positive reinforcement to promote student behavior conducive to learning.
  • Taught students according to individual intellectual, physical, emotional and psychological needs.
  • Maintained records and progress reports for each student on caseload.
  • Developed differentiated lesson plans to address varying learning needs.
  • Provided support instruction for students with disabilities to guide participation and enhance day-to-day success and performance on tests.
  • Assessed learning needs and developed IEPs, FBAs and PBIPs for students with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities.
  • Evaluated student progress and compared to IEP goals.
  • Adhered to school policies and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Implemented and designed BrainSpring / Ortin-Gillingham multi-sensory lessons and activities to develop gross and fine motor skills.
  • Communicated with parents and faculty to develop strong sense of collaboration between teachers, students and parents.
  • Used Office 365 and Canvas to maintain proper documentation of student files, portfolios and records.
  • Organized learning resources and classroom environment to facilitate positive learning experience for over 16 students.
08/2014 to 12/2018 Itinerate School Psychologist Catholic Charities | Hudson, FL,
  • Lead staff and faculty training and development to support program objectives.
  • Consulted with teachers and parents to gain in-depth understanding of students.
  • Completed required documentation and reports for compliance and treatment planning.
  • Collaborated with social workers to help students grow in social and emotional capacities.
  • Met with students to conduct individual assessments and determine academic and mental health needs.
  • Utilized formal and established testing protocols to evaluate educational, emotional and behavioral needs of students.
  • Provided crisis intervention in response to emergencies, employing existing trust and rapport to deescalate situations.
  • Implemented prevention-oriented support groups for At-Risk students.
  • Facilitated interdisciplinary meetings to assess goals and progress.
  • Built positive and productive relationships with students, parents, educators and community resources.
  • Observed students in classroom and play environments.
08/2011 to 06/2012 Teacher Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District | Kingsburg, CA,
  • Efficiently managed classroom of 20 to 25 students; making best use of time and limited resources.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course content to facilitate and moderate classroom discussions and student centered learning.
  • Met with administrators and department team members to work on curriculum planning and assessment methods.
  • Encouraged creative thinking and motivated students by addressing individual strengths and weaknesses based on standardized testing results.
01/2008 to 06/2011 Special Education Preschool Teacher Iroquois Point Elementary School | City, STATE,
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • 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.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Worked with students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs.
  • Redirected poor behavior using positive reinforcement method, resulting in 75% decrease in tantrums in classroom.
Expected in 06/2014 Specialist Certificate in School Psychology | Capella University, Minneapolis, MN GPA:
Expected in 04/2010 MS | Psychology Capella University, Minneapolis, MN GPA:
Expected in 2005 BS | Interrelated Special Education Augusta State University, Augusta, GA GPA:
  • Grades: Preschool – Fifth Grade GRANT PROPOSALS Recipient of the Good Idea Grant 2009 Listening Center.
  • Collaborated with teams of 8 to 10 to more efficiently review data, target students for tiered systems of support in academic areas for Title 1 schools to prevent the over identification for exceptional student education in low income communities.

Certified and Licensed School Psychologist

Certified to teach Special Education P-12 and Early Education P-5

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School Attended

  • Capella University
  • Capella University
  • Augusta State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Itinerate School Psychologist
  • Teacher
  • Special Education Preschool Teacher


  • Specialist Certificate in School Psychology
  • MS
  • BS

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