special education teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Special educator with talent for the design and implementation of hands-on lessons, catering to diverse learning abilities. Strong knowledge of the IEP process and special education law. Communicative and team-oriented with proficiency in Microsoft and Google software. Proven history of fostering constant communication, patience and positive reinforcement in team efforts to deliver exceptional educational tools, fostering academic achievement to meet team, individual and management objectives.

  • Records management
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Personnel Management
  • Preparing Written Reports
  • Key Relationships
  • Document Control
  • Schedule And Calendar Management
  • Communication
  • Oral Presentations
  • Data Collection
  • Evaluation And Assessment
  • Research And Analysis
  • Planning
  • Designing
Work History
Special Education Teacher, 09/2012 to Current
Payette School DistrictPayette, ID,
  • Assisted three students in changing special education placement through proper documentation in students’ BIP (Behavior Intervention Plan) and IEPs (Individualized Education Plan).
  • Mentored student-teacher with double degree in elementary and special education from Northern Arizona University.
  • Facilitated district-wide in-service training in Singapore Math for K-2nd elementary teachers.
  • Served as portfolio evaluator for Career Ladder Program Window Rock Unified School District.
  • Served as Grade Level Chair for Special Education Tse'hootsooi' Elementary School, now Tse'hootsooi' Primary Learning Center, assisted two students to change placements through Prince George’s County level IEP process.
  • Helped facilitate proper implementation of students’ Behavior Intervention Plans, data collection on behavior, and data collection on academic, including IEP goals and objectives.
  • Assisted new special education teachers in using IEP software to write students’ IEP.
  • Collaborated with paraprofessionals, parents, specialists, PE teacher, special education teachers, and administrators in implementing students’ IEPs (Individualized Education Plan).
  • Instructed students in core academic areas and specialized reading groups.
  • Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
  • Taught multiple subjects to students with intellectual or emotional disabilities.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Taught reading, language arts and social sciences in self-contained ED and LD classroom.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Taught students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs
Special Education Teacher, 10/2007 to 09/2012
Payette School DistrictPayette, ID,
  • School District in Navajo Reservation, Fort Defiance AZ), assisted a nine-year-old student with ED (Emotional Disability) transfer to a residential facility with proper documentation.
  • Assisted one second- grader to exit special education services in another state through proper documentation in the IEP.
  • Provided personal one-on-one training for new teachers for the use of new IEP software.
  • Served as a committee chairperson for the re-certification of the school and handled collection evidence needed for the process.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to a range of diverse students with disabilities.
  • Assisted struggling students to maintain progress levels by designing individualized lesson plans focused on areas for improvement.
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule.
  • Created and managed 15 IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, besides applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies
Elementary Assistant Language Teacher, 04/2000 to 09/2007
Yoshinogawa City Board Of EducationCity, STATE,
  • Implemented varied and fun strategies in teaching English lessons to elementary students (grades 1 to 5) in (7) seven elementary schools in Kamojima Town.
  • Facilitated summer English Lessons for children to two different towns in Yoshinogawa City.
  • Researched new teaching methods for ESL students.
  • Instructed Japanese students ages 6 to 12 in English Language, Filipino culture and history by assigning reading material, written assignments and hands-on projects.
  • Facilitated extracurricular activities centered on English Language
  • Improved relations with schools and community through consistent hard work and dedication to work assigned by Yoshinogawa City Board of Education.
  • Worked closely with school administrators to maintain optimum levels of communication to effectively and efficiently complete projects
Doctor of Education: Leadership and Innovation, Expected in 05/XXX1 to Saint Thomas University - Miami Gardens, FL,

GPA: 4.0

  • Member of Kappa Gamma Pi
Master of Science: Special Education, Expected in 2012 to Arkansas State University - Jonesboro, Arkansas

GPA: 4.0

  • Member of Golden Key Honor Society
Post Baccalaureate: Special Education, Expected in 2003 to University of Perpetual Help Laguna - Binan, Laguna Philippines,
MBA Units: business administration, Expected in 10/1996 to Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Maynila University - Intramuros, Manila , Philippines,
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration- Accounting, Expected in 04/1987 to Lyceum of The Philippines University - Intramuros, Manila , Philippines,
  • 19 years of teaching experience 8 years in public elementary schools in Tokushima Prefecture Japan and 11 years in special education teaching students with different disabilities from Learning Disabilities, Mild to Moderate Cognitive Disabilities, Speech Language Impairment, High-Functioning Autism, Low-Cognitive Level Autism, Multiple Disabilities, and Other Health Impairment.
  • In a capacity as a Grade-level leader for Special Education, helped the Special education program in the school function regularly by collaborating with administrators, regular education teachers, specialists, parents, and other special education teachers and through proper implementation of well-scheduled IEP meetings for all students with special needs.
  • Individualized Education Plans, Applied Behavior Analysis Techniques, Structured Teaching Model, Multi-sensory lessonsDifferentiated Instruction, Parent and Teacher ConferencesData Analysis and Inferential Statistics, and Technology Integration.

Maryland Educator Certificate: Generic Special Education1-8/6-Adult

Business Education 7-12

Arizona Teaching Certificate: Cross-Categorical Special Education

Approved Areas: Structured English Immersion

K-12 English as a Second Language

Early Childhood

Texas Educator Certificate: Special Ed Pre-k to 12

New Mexico Teacher Certificate: Special Ed K-12 with TESOL Endorsement

Certificate of Attendance Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention (April 25-28, 2011), National Harbor, Maryland

Autism and Structured Teaching Model (Arizona Education Cadre, LLC) June 3, 2011 Differentiated Instruction: Tried and Tiered Instruction (2008 )

National Conference on Singapore Math Strategies Certificate of Teacher Training (Staff Development for Educators Program) July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas NVA

Differentiated Instruction: Tried and Tiered Instruction –


Oxford University Press (Certificate in Teaching English to Japanese Students) (2006)

Takamatsu Regional Trial Court, Kagawa Ken, Japan (Court Interpreter Training) (2005)

  • Elected Delegate- National Educator Association RA Convention (XXX1)
  • Elected Delegate- Mayland State Educator Association RA Convention (XXX0, XXX1)
  • Prince George's County Educator Association
  • Council for Exceptional Children
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School Attended

  • Saint Thomas University
  • Arkansas State University
  • University of Perpetual Help Laguna
  • Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Maynila University
  • Lyceum of The Philippines University

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  • Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Elementary Assistant Language Teacher


  • Doctor of Education
  • Master of Science
  • Post Baccalaureate
  • MBA Units
  • Bachelor of Science

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