special education teacher assistant resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Special Education Teacher Assistant
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - - -
Professional Summary

Dedicated Teaching Assistant focused on supporting faculty with classroom needs. Successful at maintaining clean and organized supplies, planning activities and leading field trips. Excellent tutor, record keeper and multitasker. Coordinated and diligent activity coordinator skilled in student behavior management and redirection. Supports faculty and classroom needs with proactive and diligent approach. Passionate about helping students and offers proven skills developed over 7 years of related experience. Versed in school standards and strategies to optimize learning for Autism, learning disabilities,and students without language and are wheelchair bound students and inclusion classroom. Dedicated Special Education Paraprofessional with a background in assisting teachers with classroom activities. Knowledgeable in school safety, learning processes and individualized expression. Offering a successful career history comprising more than 16 years. Forward-thinking individual with love of literacy and dedication to young students. Offering more than 23 years of facilitating positive learning environments. Compassionate Special Education Paraprofessional offering excellent skills in devising student strategies and monitoring classroom activities. Pursuing a similar position where a well-qualified individual with an understanding of autism spectrum disorder and learning disabilities is highly sought. Hands-on Volunteer, substitute teacher and assistant skilled in classroom support, activity management and student monitoring. Assists students with academic and personal needs such as grooming. Always ready to help teachers with any requirement.

  • Early childhood instruction
  • Inclusion education
  • Self-contained education
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Autism understanding
  • Personal care support
  • Learning difficulties experience
  • IEP compliance
  • Instructional support
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Educational assistance
  • Autism and spectrum disorders
  • Behavior improvements
  • Student Supervision
  • Social and group settings
Work History
09/2015 to Current
Special Education Teacher Assistant Madison County Schools Flora, MS,
  • Supported student learning objectives through personalized and small group assistance.
  • Used behavior modeling and specialized teaching techniques to share and reinforce social skills.
  • Collated classroom materials to help teachers prepare for daily instruction and activities.
  • Kept classrooms clean, neat and properly sanitized for student health and classroom efficiency.
  • Handed out classroom materials, like pencils, paper and crayons.
  • Escorted students to different school locations to provide ongoing assistance.
  • Monitored student actions and applied established interventions to redirect behavior and resolve conflicts.
  • Documented student behaviors, interventions and outcomes to enable lead teacher to address pertinent issues.
  • Maintained positive attitude and affirmatively communicated with each student.
  • Supported teacher in development of individual learning strategies.
  • Offered student support through special accommodations, extra assistance and assessments.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs while carrying out IEP goals.
  • Assisted teachers with classroom management and document coordination to maintain positive learning environment.
  • Monitored student classroom and outdoors activities to promote student safety.
  • Alerted instructor to student behavior or issues requiring intervention.
  • Worked cooperatively with students of various culturally diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
  • Played essential role in delivering individualized services and supporting instruction.
  • Oversaw students in classroom and common areas to monitor, enforce rules and support lead teacher.
02/2006 to 06/2015
Cafeteria Supervisor / Substitute Fourteen Foods Grayson, KY,
  • Supervise safety of 676 students in cafeteria and monitored logistics to ensure smooth-running schedule
  • Quickly and effectively solve customer challenges
  • Maintain quality control/satisfaction records, constantly seeking new ways to improve customer service
  • Engaged students to ensure behavior management

  • In addition to substitute teaching, volunteer daily in classroom setting as teacher assistant.
03/1998 to 02/2006
Domestic Homemaker Fury House Whole City, STATE,
  • Provided learning support for my son's learning delays.
  • Performed light cleaning duties such as dusting, vacuuming and wiping down bathrooms.
  • Completed laundry services with special attention to care instructions for hand-washing and dry cleaning.
  • Disposed of trash and recyclables each day to avoid waste buildup.
  • Fed and walked pets, cleaning up after pets indoors and outdoors.

01/1994 to 01/1998
Assistant Manager Taco Bell City, STATE,
  • Responsible for scheduling employees, money handling and implementation of opening and closing procedures
  • Instrumental in training new employees to exceed company standards in the area of customer service
  • Received Up selling and Superior Customer Service Awards from company corporate headquarters
  • Helped restaurant earn various sales awards through increased add on sales and employee incentives.
Expected in 07/2015 to to
Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood Development
Kaplan University - Davenport, IA
  • President's List [August 2013] [January and 2014] [April and 2014]
  • Relevant Coursework: [Observation and Assessment in Childhood] & [Children Literacy] [Teaching Across Content- Math, Sci. and Soc. for Young Children] & [Language Development in Young Children] [Intro to Autism Spectrum Disorders in Young Children] & [Language & Social Skills for Young Children with Autism] [Teaching Art and Music in Early Childhood] & [Learning Through Play in the Inclusive Classroom] [Teaching Young Children with Autism] & [Behavior Intervention and Strategies for Working with Young Children with Autism]
  • [3.92] GPA
  • [National Society of collegiate Scholars ] Member
  • summa cum laude graduate
  • Capstone Project: [Bachelor's Capstone in Early Childhood Development], [My role in this project was to take a look back on the class projects that I have done in the past 3 years and reflect on how I could improve the projects now that I was at the end of my degree and strategies to help students with disabilities to learn how to do their work and understand the lessons.. The projects that I did were Class 330 Unit 9 was about lesson plans for Math, Science and Social Studies I used the book I love My Hair to make out the lesson plans for these subjects. 320 Unit 9 was about Language Assessment in Young Children and 215 Unit 9 Curriculum Planning and I did it for Earth Day.
Expected in 05/2013 to to
Associate of Science: Educational Paraprofessional
Kaplan University - Davenport, IA
  • President's List Honors [August 2011] [November 2011][February 2012] [April 2012] [September 2012] [December 2012] [February 2013]
  • Relevant Coursework: [Preparing for Paraprofessional Career] & [Classroom Management] [Educational Development in School-age Students] & [Assisting English Language] [Introduction to Early Childhood Education] & [Early Childhood Development ]
  • [Young Children With Special Needs] & [Survey of Special Needs] [Early Childhood Curriculum Planning]

[3.92] GPA

  • summa cum laude graduate
  • [National Society of Collegiate Scholars ] Member
  • Capstone Project: [Associates Capstone for Educational Paraprofessional], [My role was to complete all the lessons and gather all the items that I needed each week. Once the Project was completed we would be able to use it as part of our work experience. It highlights the best work I did throughout my Associates Degree and what I have learned it life that has got me ready to work in the Education field. I learned a lot about the tools that are used in the Special Education field like using picture schedules and not everything would work with every student that I would work with.]
Expected in 1990 to to
Liberal Arts Diploma:
Encinal High School - Alameda, CA

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  • Kaplan University
  • Kaplan University
  • Encinal High School

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