Special Education Teacher Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
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Compassionate teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching special education. Skilled in lesson-plan design, monitoring student progress and implementing modern systems to optimize learning. Dedicated to comprehensive student education and long-term success. Proven ability to develop and monitor comprehensive Individualized Education Plans for grades 4-12.

Worked with children since the age of 16 in a variety or settings.

  • Mastery of [teaching method]
  • Behavioral/cognitive skills development
  • Motivating students
  • Competent in Smartboard technology
  • Social skills development
  • In-depth knowledge of autism
Special Education Teacher, 08/1999 to Current
Rawhide Boys Ranch Milwaukee, WI,
  • Eliminated learning gaps and effectively instructed students by using teaching aids and motivational strategies.
  • Developed IEP to leverage developmental practices and educational theories to achieve educational objectives.
  • As Consulting Teacher, implemented a unique and inclusive plan for the instruction of the Special Education students.
  • Transitioned students across grade levels through careful planning and preparation.
  • Fostered positive and trusting relationships with students to increase engagement.
  • Wrote and presented documents for Individual Education Plan conferences.
  • Worked with students with specialized needs to accomplish tasks and build practical skills.
  • Developed interesting and interactive learning methods tailored to help students with individual needs.
  • Established and communicated clear objectives for lessons, units and projects to students and parents.
  • Promoted language development skills through reading and storytelling.
  • Collaborated with conventional education instructors across multiple departments to optimize student learning.
  • Developed individual educational plans designed to promote educational, physical and social development.
  • Implemented specialized tests to evaluate literacy performance.
  • Encouraged student empathy of others to build confidence and improve self-image.
  • Delivered specialized classroom instruction to students with developmental disorders.
  • Organized and prepared instructional materials, communiqués and reports to facilitate student learning.
  • Developed and implemented behavior plans for a variety of student needs.
Teacher/counselor, Teacher and Trainer, 01/1991 to 08/1999
Jccs Of North America San Francisco, CA,
  • Differentiated instruction according to student ability and skill level.
  • Prepared unit and lesson plans for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines.
  • Created and enforced child-based, hands-on curriculum to promote student interest and receptive learning.
  • Attended and participated in department staff meetings to brainstorm ideas on treatment issues.
  • Developed individualized lesson plans based on each student's IEP goals.
  • Taught students in various stages of cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional development.
  • Assisted students dealing with abuse trauma realities and helped develop coping skills.
  • Directed emergency response in crisis situations to diffuse tensions and prevent violence.
  • Partnered with teachers to outline therapy goals and monitor progress against objectives, including active participation in CSE meetings.
  • Recorded comprehensive patient histories and coordinated treatment plans with multi-disciplinary team members.
Youth Program Director, 10/1988 to 11/1990
First United Methodist Church Little Rock, AR,
  • Maintained participant safety at all times.
  • Administered finances, documentation and permissions for activities.
  • Promoted the development of social, emotional and athletic abilities through diverse programs.
  • Planned and implemented before and after school programs, sports and outdoor activities for school age children.
  • Coordinated outside resources such as athletic facilities, swimming pools and camp grounds to facilitate activities.
  • Organized and scheduled exercise programs and recreational activities to facilitate physical and emotional health of participants.
  • Improved profit margins by streamlining operations and workflow.
  • Defined strategies and created a plan to achieve ambitious operational objectives.
  • Handled all delegated tasks, including concession stands and base festivals.
  • Recruited and trained volunteers for coaching and chaperone duties.
  • Trained the aquatic staff to include swim lessons and a swim team.
Youth Director, 01/1985 to 11/1988
NAS New Orleans City, STATE,
  • Prepared and distributed flyers, press releases and brochures to gain interest in established programs and events.
  • Scheduled summer activities, including field trips, visits to cultural institutions and recreational swimming pools.
  • Collaborated with community agencies and city departments to create youth program opportunities.
  • Maintained inventory of supplies and equipment with established sign-out procedures.
  • Coordinated team-building group activities, including Ropes Courses to promote socialization.
  • Directed weekly youth meetings, special group events and overnight excursions.
  • Recruited, trained and oversaw lay teachers and volunteers to support program operations.
Education and Training
Master of Science: Special Education, Expected in
University of Memphis - Memphis, TN
Associate of Science: Recreation Administration, Expected in
Memphis State - Memphis, TN,

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  • Memphis State
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  • Special Education Teacher
  • Teacher/counselor, Teacher and Trainer
  • Youth Program Director
  • Youth Director
  • Master of Science
  • Associate of Science

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