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

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

Self-starter proudly promotes positive educational environments. Offers strong background working with special needs students. Attentive to details and thorough in helping students complete assignments.

Resourceful Special Education Paraprofessional with [Number] years of experience assisting classroom teachers and promoting individualized learning techniques. Certified in first aid and CPR. Dedicated to encouraging and motivating students.

Hardworking [Job Title] helps teachers and staff with clerical or classroom needs. Brings focused and reliable approach with good technical knowledge and willingness to take on any task. Supportive and organized with good multitasking skills.

  • Group and individual instruction
  • Autism familiarity
  • Learning difficulties understanding
  • Mobility support
  • Safe positioning knowledge
  • Enrichment activities
  • IEP goals
  • Behavioral plan management
  • Special needs
  • Multidisciplinary team collaboration
  • IEP familiarity
09/2010 to Current
Special Education Teacher Assistant Madison County Schools Flora, MS,
  • Provided special attention to individuals needing extra academic or behavioral guidance during classes.
  • Helped students to develop good behavioral habits through positive reinforcement and encouragement in studies as well as discipline and careful use of physical intervention when required.
  • Helped students with limited mobility move around school areas and handle personal care tasks.
  • Observed student behaviors and utilized success intervention techniques to correct problems.
  • Assisted teachers in printing class handouts and worksheets and distributing to students during classroom sessions.
  • Assisted classroom teachers with accomplishing instructional goals by mentoring students, leading activities and implementing lesson plans.
  • Participated in supervision of students during lunch, physical education and after-school extracurricular activities to maintain peaceful and productive environment.
  • Worked with both groups and individuals to provide instruction in mathematics, reading, science and history.
  • Aided disabled students in using restroom facilities.
  • Cleaned and organized classrooms, materials and supplies.
  • Monitored students in class, hallways, and cafeteria to enforce school rules.
  • Prepared lesson materials and visual aids to reinforce lesson concepts.
  • Distributed classroom materials, pencils, paper and art materials.
  • Used lectures, discussions, or supervised role-playing methods to present subject matter to students under direction and guidance of teachers.
  • Supervised students awaiting after-school transportation and assisted students boarding and exiting school bus daily.
  • Provided continuous support by accompanying students to classes and in-school activities.
  • Prepared lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, and demonstrations to assist teachers in classroom preparation.
  • Lifted students in and out of wheelchairs, retrieved walkers or braces and helped students find comfortable and safe positions.
  • Communicated with parents to report on academic and behavioral performance and deliver suggestions to implement at home to reinforce positive habits developed at school.
  • Conducted special assessments and tutoring sessions to support individual student needs.
  • Graded assignments and tests using answer key, documented results and informed lead teacher of students' performance.
  • Transported non-ambulatory students throughout campus facilities.
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Led lessons on [Number] subjects to classes averaging [Number] special needs students with Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disorders and genetic disabilities.
08/2002 to 07/2009
Fitness Coach Owensboro Medical Health System Greenville, KY,
  • Worked with clients to set goals and track individual fitness progress and changes.
  • Provided thorough instruction on safe and correct equipment use.
  • Promoted member loyalty and engagement with friendly and open style.
  • Coached individuals and groups regarding successful exercise strategies and making healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Guided clients through safe workouts modified to match fitness levels and medical considerations, from obesity to hypertension, arthritis, sports injuries and post-surgeries.
  • Built strong client base by custom designing exercise, nutrition and strength and conditioning programs to promote weight reduction and help each person adopt healthier lifestyle.
  • Consulted with clients to define personal health needs, formulate effective fitness, nutritional or rehabilitation plans and improve overall well-being.
  • Managed exercise and classroom areas with close observation of member behaviors.
  • Encouraged members to continue attending group fitness classes.
  • Delivered new client assessment process and body fat composition testing.
  • Maintained working knowledge of basic theoretical concepts in fitness and retained certifications and membership in professional organizations.
  • Listened to class members and customers and adapted class content and instructions to meet needs and enhance fitness and engagement.
  • Created inviting fitness spaces that welcomed and included people with diverse backgrounds, abilities and orientations.
  • Communicated with management regarding fitness and training equipment and recommended specific replacements and upgrades for optimum safety and exercise value.
  • Prepared for classes in advance, selected and queued music beforehand and began and ended classes on time for maximum benefit to attendees.
06/1989 to 11/1991
Executive Secretary to the Vice President Hospice Care Chicagoland City, STATE,
  • Facilitated internal communication by distributing information and scheduling presentations.
  • Restocked office and break room supplies to maximize team productivity.
  • Oversaw executive schedules for team of company leaders.
  • Collected and analyzed information to produce concise reports.
  • Created and maintained computer- and paper-based filing and organization systems for records, reports and documents.
  • Participated in frequent communication with other administrative team members, human resources and finance department on special projects and events.
  • Wrote and distributed executive meeting agendas and minutes to department heads and executive team members.
  • Executed special objectives and projects in response to executive team and board member requests.
  • Managed director's calendar and prepared meeting agenda and materials.
  • Controlled and managed document processes by reviewing files, records and critical information to confirm accuracy and comply with company policies and procedures.
  • Opened, sorted and responded to routine correspondence on behalf of business leaders to facilitate communication and streamline processes.
  • Maintained office supplies inventory by checking stock and ordering new supplies.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/1985 to to
High School Diploma:
Warren High School - Downey, CA
Expected in to to
College of DuPage - Glen Ellyn, IL
Expected in to to
El Camino College - Torrance, CA
Expected in to to
Cerritos College - Norwalk, CA

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School Attended

  • Warren High School
  • College of DuPage
  • El Camino College
  • Cerritos College

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Teacher Assistant
  • Fitness Coach
  • Executive Secretary to the Vice President


  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Some College (No Degree)

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