Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Dedicated Special Education Teacher focused on building each student's strengths and confidence. Committed to providing students with firm guidelines, regularity and dependability to foster social and academic growth. Attentive Special Education Teacher with three years of experience working in the public school system teaching students ranging in age 3 years to 3rd grade. Positive role model focused on supporting development and teaching new skills. Certified in first aid and CPR with dedication to creating safe, inclusive and engaging learning environments for all children.

  • Teacher assistance
  • Behavior modification
  • Technology-based strategies
  • Classroom management
  • Certified in Special Education-Learning Disabilities
  • Age-appropriate lesson planning
  • DIBELS knowledge
  • Orton Gillingham training
  • Lesson plan development
  • Early childhood knowledge
  • In-depth knowledge of Autism
  • Safe Schools Training
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • IEP familiarity
  • CPI Certified
  • Itenerint Teaching Training
  • Experience with Teach Town
  • Individual instruction
Special Education Teacher, 08/2021 to Current
Madison County SchoolsFlora, MS,
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Taught students ranging from grades k5-3rd grade in small group Resource instruction
  • Competed goal checks on each individual student served to monitor progress
  • Completed sight word tests to determine areas of instruction
  • Advocated for needs of the students with disabilities.
  • Developed IEP to leverage developmental practices and educational theories to achieve educational objectives.
  • Developed and maintained individualized skill-appropriate lesson plans to promote and build student confidence.
  • Developed interesting and interactive learning methods tailored to help students with individual needs.
  • Maintained consistent and timely contact with parents about student behavior and upcoming events.
  • Solved student behavioral issues according to building expectations and codes of conduct.
  • Incorporated interactive visual aids into student lesson plans to support learning objectives.
  • Supported diverse student populations through equitable instructional design and programming.
  • Enhanced lessons using Smart Board technology and computers.
  • Encouraged curiosity, exploration and problem-solving with tailored recreation programs.
  • Taught students ranging from 3-5 years in the Preschool Children with Disabilities (PCD) classroom
  • Experience with Teach Town curriculum including Encore and MetaPlay
  • Collaborated with general education teachers to include students in classroom activities.
Special Education Teacher Assistant, 01/2020 to 08/2021
The Boar's HeadCharlottesville, VA,
  • Special education teacher assistant in Preschool Child with a Disability (PCD) and Resource
  • Taught students ranging from 3 years to 3rd grade
  • Experience with disabilities such as Autism and Down Syndrome
  • Monitored preschool students as they played in the classroom
  • Acted as a shadow for a student with Autism, attending a general education preschool class
  • Experience with transporting children from wheelchairs to stander
  • Created lesson plans based on student’s IEP goals
  • Experience with challenging behaviors
  • Maintained communication with parents on child’s behaviors and learning progress
  • Worked with preschool children on learning shapes, letters and numbers
  • Worked with preschool aged children on building fine motor skills
  • Attended IEP meetings
  • Familiar with Enrich
  • Cleaned and organized classrooms, materials and supplies to support maximum efficiency.
Childcare Provider, 07/2014 to 12/2019
The Boar's HeadCharlottesville, VA,
  • Cared for children ages 3 months to 5 years in nurturing and age-appropriate way
  • Assisted school-aged children with daily homework
  • Lead three-year old summer teacher
  • Assistant one-year old summer teacher
  • Lead two-year old summer teacher
  • Lead four-year old summer teacher
  • Completed ITERS and ECERS training programs
  • CPR and First Aid certified
  • Created safe and engaging learning environment for groups of diverse children with various learning styles
  • Observed children to proactively identify issues with emotional or physical development and worked with parents and supervisors to address concerns
  • Set and enforced rules to maintain children's safety and created welcoming, caring environments for all children
  • Enforced rules and managed behavior through developmentally appropriate discipline
  • Maintained group discipline through positive reinforcement, behavior modeling and collaboration with parents
Childcare Provider, 08/2014 to 03/2015
City Of Copperas CoveCopperas Cove, TX,
  • Attended to children ranging in ages 3 to school aged on Wednesday nights during choir practice
  • Facilitated homework with school-aged children
  • Encouraged positive behaviors, including patience with teachers and fellow kids
  • Implemented and oversaw activities centered on promoting learning and imaginative play
  • ·Kept children safe and secure at all times
Camp Counselor, 07/2008 to 07/2013
Company NameCity, State,
  • Leader of summer camp called Kid Fuge
  • Implemented daily Biblical lessons
  • Cared for school-aged children ranging from 2nd-7th grade
  • Escorted children to and from various activities
  • Engaged children in arts and crafts, singing, sports activities, games and field trips while maintaining safe environment.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Special Education, Expected in 12/2019
University Of South Carolina Upstate - Spartanburg, SC
  • Minored in Elementary Education
  • Dean's List Fall 2017
  • Dean's List Fall 2018
  • Dean's List Spring 2019
  • Chancellor's List Spring 2019
  • Member of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society
  • Graduated with 3.67 GPA
  • Completed student teaching at New Prospect Elementary school
  • Completed student teaching at Landrum High School
  • Practicum experience at Cleveland Academy of Leadership Spring 2018
  • Practicum experience at Chesnee Elementary School fall 2018
  • Practicum experience at Cooley Springs-Fingerville Elementary School spring 2019
  • Buddy program with the McCarthy Teszler School
  • Honor graduate
  • Experience writing Individualized Education Plans
  • Experience using programs such as Power School, Hapara, Google Classroom and Enrich
Associate of Arts: Special Education, Expected in 05/2017
Spartanburg Community College - Spartanburg, SC,
  • 3.5 GPA
  • Dean's List Fall 2015
: Special Education, Expected in
Spartanburg Methodist College - Spartanburg, SC,
  • Field experience at Anderson Mill Elementary School
  • Field experience at Arcadia Elementary School

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School Attended

  • University Of South Carolina Upstate
  • Spartanburg Community College
  • Spartanburg Methodist College

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  • Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher Assistant
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