special education teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Certified and Licensed, well-qualified Special Education Teacher with 5 years experience in Special Education with experience in Elementary, Middle School and High School. Is versed in developing and implementing a robust Resource Language Arts program with all learning styles. Regularly attends professional development seminars, faculty meetings, and parent-teacher conferences to remain connected to the needs of students and their parents. Practiced at incorporating each student’s unique needs and creating effective lesson plans to accommodate them.

A 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.

Behavioral assessments
IEP compliance
Parent relations
Compassionate nature
Continuous professional development
Scheduling proficiency
Fast learner
MS Office proficient

  • Student Progress Reporting
  • Motivating Students
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Program Development and Management
  • Student records management
  • Lesson Planning
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Secondary education
  • Special education
  • Flexible & Adaptable
Work History
Special Education Teacher, 07/2016 to Current
St Mary's Health SystemBrewer, ME,
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students.
  • 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.
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule.
  • Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout day.
  • Worked with students with moderate to severe autism to increase life skills.
  • Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
  • Instructed students in several academic areas in Elementary and High School and group and individual reading groups.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Collaborated with numerous departments and General Education teachers.
  • Worked with students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Coordinated, 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.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
Educational Assistant, 06/2004 to 06/2016
Intercept Youth ServicesWarsaw, VA,
  • Assessed student assignments to check quality and completeness before submission for grading.
  • Oversaw students in classroom and common areas to monitor, enforce rules and support lead teacher.
  • Collated classroom materials to help teachers prepare for daily instruction and activities.
  • Supported student learning objectives through personalized and small group assistance.
  • Partnered with teacher to plan and implement lessons following school's curriculum, goals, objectives and philosophies.
  • Oversaw groups of students at school and off-site locations, maintaining optimal safety and security.
  • Prepared instruction materials, including making copies, constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
  • Participated in lesson planning and curriculum implementation to promote quicker rollout and delivery.
  • Assisted teachers with classroom management and document coordination to maintain positive learning environment.
  • Implemented practice exercises and used repetition, which enabled students to grasp new concepts quickly.
  • Encouraged dynamic and pleasant educational environment by promoting both gentle discipline and cooperation.
  • Recorded grades for coursework and tests in online reporting system.
  • Created lesson materials, visuals and digital presentations to supplement lesson plans.
  • Organized and guided activities for students, including skills practice, research and memorization tasks.
  • Monitored student classroom and outdoors activities to promote student safety.
  • Organized activities to promote students' social, physical and emotional development.
  • Maintained inclusive learning environment to enable students to gain maximum benefit from lessons.
  • Identified warning signs of emotional or developmental problems and reported to parents.
  • Reported on student progress, behavior and social skills to parents.
  • Created, prepared and executed plans for activities and lessons daily.
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes.
  • Graded tests and papers and recorded grades for teaching staff.
  • Offered constructive feedback to minors under care regarding specific actions, behaviors and words.
  • Used behavior modeling and specialized teaching techniques to share and reinforce social skills.
  • Observed individual behaviors and suspect actions, and reported issues to supervisory staff.
Realtor Associate, 01/2002 to 04/2004
Lanai CompanyCity, STATE,
  • Coordinated appointments to show tenants and buyers prospective homes.
  • Increased home sales through persuasion, negotiation and ability to close.
  • Interviewed clients and generated lists of potential properties meeting specific requirements from available listings.
  • Increased project productivity by collaborating with builders, investors and developers.
  • Handled day-to-day happenings of real estate office, consistently growing client bases and increasing revenue.
  • Wrote contracts to outline sales and purchases of Condominiums, Estate Lots, Island Community Home properties.
  • Negotiated contracts with buyers and sellers to maximize customer savings.
  • Provided relevant real estate investments for customers based on close professional relationships and accurately defining customer needs.
  • Increased revenue opportunities by marketing real estate to various commercial and private clients.
  • Arranged for inspections and surveys of sold properties.
  • Verified payment and loan paperwork for all real estate property sales, working closely with banks, buyers and sellers.
  • Assisted buyers with finding ideal homes by assessing needs, requirements and budgets.
  • Maintained computer systems and provided technical assistance for computer operations for entire office.
  • Stayed up-to-date on property environmental regulations and inspected new properties for adherence to emerging codes.
  • Educated clients by delivering effective explanations, historical information, cultural information about the island and the residents.
  • Advised and informed prospective clients on current market activities and conditions.
  • Educated clients on changing or updating properties, buying and selling techniques, and processes to maintain curb appeal.
  • Collected fees and documented payment processes for property transactions.
  • Resolved client concerns related to home purchases to maintain high satisfaction ratings.
  • Verified payment and loan paperwork for Open Lot, Condominium and Single Family Home property sales, working closely with banks, buyers and sellers.
  • Studied property listings, interviewed prospective clients, accompanied clients to properties and discussed condition of sales.
Assistant Hotel Manager/Reservations Manager, 02/1998 to 03/2002
Four Seasons Hotel Aka Lanai ResortsCity, STATE,
  • Established internal databases and record management systems to enhance accuracy and integrity of all documentation and data.
  • Booked large groups for weddings, seminars, conferences and other events, providing best available room rates.
  • Handled guest complaints and offered complimentary services to maintain high guest satisfaction rates.
  • Greeted and assisted guests by gathering information pertaining to reservations or requests.
  • Supervised team of up to 12 front desk agents between both hotels and helped to resolve issues arising during shifts.
  • Oversaw day-to-day operations of brand new, 102 and 250-room hotel with staff of 100-200 front and back of the house employees.
  • Hired and trained new employees, demonstrating best methods for serving clients and guests.
  • Prepared bills for customers and delivered to rooms on day of check-out.
  • Offered appropriate reservation options based on expected attendees when coordinating events.
  • Provided exceptional service and assistance to guests upon check-in.
  • Provided services efficiently and with high level of accuracy.
  • Prepared monthly resort audits and assimilated to General Managers for both resorts.
  • Participated in financial activities such as setting room rates, establishing budgets and allocating funds to departments.
  • Created spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel for daily, weekly and monthly reporting.
Post-Baccalaureate Degree: Special Education- Mild To Moderate, Expected in 04/2018 to University Of Hawaii At Manoa - Honolulu, HI
  • Graduated with 3.9 GPA
Master of Science: Business Administration And Management, Expected in 02/2015 to University Of Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ,
  • Graduated with 3.87GPA

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School Attended

  • University Of Hawaii At Manoa
  • University Of Phoenix

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  • Special Education Teacher
  • Educational Assistant
  • Realtor Associate
  • Assistant Hotel Manager/Reservations Manager


  • Post-Baccalaureate Degree
  • Master of Science

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