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Jessica
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Summary

Well-rounded and compassionate Special Education Teacher skilled at addressing each student's unique needs and creating effective lesson plans to accommodate special circumstances. Provides appropriate and individualized instruction to build foundations for lifelong learning. Offers expertise in curriculum implementation and student assessment. Hardworking and kind professional commended for teaching and mentoring students to help them meet their individual goals. Strong communicator passionate about providing appropriate learning techniques and behavioral redirection for children with learning, intellectual and emotional disabilities.

Skills
  • Individual Education Plans IEPs
  • Behavior Modifications
  • Curriculum Adjustments
  • Social Skills Development
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Excellent Classroom Management
  • Data Management
  • Motivating Students
  • Job Readiness Training
  • Utilize a combination of visual, audio, and kinetic learning styles in the classroom
  • Able to relate and understand multicultural differences
  • Ability to develop and implement lesson plans that increase student performance and learning by effectively teaching concepts and strategies
  • Embed social skills in lessons as needed
  • Effectively communicate with parents, teachers, support staff, and administrators
  • Utilize data to drive instruction
  • Compile and analyze data as required for documentation and program planning
  • Maintain accurate data records for all special education students
  • Monitor student progress regularly
Education and Training
San Diego State University San Diego, CA Expected in Master of Arts : Special Education Mild/Moderate Disabilities - GPA :
San Diego State University , Expected in Level II Credential Mild/Moderate Disabilities Special Education Level : Special Education Mild/Moderate Disabilities - GPA :

I Credential Mild/Moderate Disabilities

San Diego State University San Diego, CA Expected in Bachelor’s of Arts Degree : Psychology - GPA :
  • Minor in Spanish
Grossmont College El Cajon, CA Expected in Associate’s Degree : Spanish - GPA :
Grossmont College El Cajon, CA Expected in Associate’s Degree : Cross-Cultural Studies - GPA :
Experience
Crescent View South Charter School - Special Education Teacher
Fresno, CA, 01/2015 - Current
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Developed interesting and interactive learning methods tailored to help students with individual needs.
  • Encouraged student empathy of others to build confidence and improve self-image.
  • Participated in adapted physical education activities with students to encourage overall health and instill positive routines.
  • Solved student behavioral issues according to building expectations and codes of conduct.
  • Incorporated interactive visual aids into student lesson plans to support learning objectives.
  • Developed and maintained individualized skill-appropriate lesson plans to promote and build student confidence.
  • Collaborated with general education teachers to include students in classroom activities.
  • Facilitated student operation of augmented communication devices.
  • Maintained consistent and timely contact with parents about student behavior and upcoming events.
  • Established and maintained dynamic working relationships with students and parents to support classroom objectives.
  • Employed cutting-edge teaching technologies to meet learning objectives and enhance student experience.
  • Collaborated with outside agencies providing services for students and families to deliver cohesive support.
  • Teamed with general education teachers to plan and implement curriculum, state and district-wide assessments.
  • Supported diverse student populations through equitable instructional design and programming.
  • Advocated for needs of the students with disabilities.
  • Developed IEP to leverage developmental practices and educational theories to achieve educational objectives.
  • Assisted with classroom observations to identify developmental delays and behavioral issues.
Primrose School - Master Teacher
Midland, TX, 08/2019 - 06/2021
  • Allowed student teacher to observe me teach each small group and met with them during my prep period weekly to discuss any questions they had about curriculum, instructional strategies and/or behavior management strategies.
  • Allowed student teacher to slowly take groups and teach them in front of me and provided them with feedback.
  • Showed the student teacher how to: create small groups, create schedule for teacher assistants, teach a variety of subjects at different ability levels ranging between TK-6th grade, complete progress reports, collect work samples, provide immediate feedback, and incorporate social skills throughout the day as needed.
  • Modeled how to write IEPs and run IEP meetings.
  • Showed student teacher how to assess students formally and informally.
Crescent View South Charter School - Special Education Teacher
Fresno, CA, 04/2010 - 12/2014
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Developed interesting and interactive learning methods tailored to help students with individual needs.
  • Participated in adapted physical education activities with students to encourage overall health and instill positive routines.
  • Solved student behavioral issues according to building expectations and codes of conduct.
  • Incorporated interactive visual aids into student lesson plans to support learning objectives.
  • Developed and maintained individualized skill-appropriate lesson plans to promote and build student confidence.
  • Collaborated with general education teachers to include students in classroom activities.
  • Maintained consistent and timely contact with parents about student behavior and upcoming events.
  • Established and maintained dynamic working relationships with students and parents to support classroom objectives.
  • Collaborated with outside agencies providing services for students and families to deliver cohesive support.
  • Led students on field trips to enhance educational programs.
  • Teamed with general education teachers to plan and implement curriculum, state and district-wide assessments.
  • Supported diverse student populations through equitable instructional design and programming.
  • Advocated for needs of the students with disabilities.
  • Developed IEP to leverage developmental practices and educational theories to achieve educational objectives.
  • Assisted with classroom observations to identify developmental delays and behavioral issues.
Crescent View South Charter School - Special Education Teacher
Fresno, CA, 08/1997 - 04/2010
  • Collaborated with general education teachers to include students in classroom activities.
  • Maintained consistent and timely contact with parents about student behavior and upcoming events.
  • Established and maintained dynamic working relationships with students and parents to support classroom objectives.
  • Led students on field trips to enhance educational programs.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Developed interesting and interactive learning methods tailored to help students with individual needs.
  • Solved student behavioral issues according to building expectations and codes of conduct.
  • Incorporated interactive visual aids into student lesson plans to support learning objectives.
  • Developed and maintained individualized skill-appropriate lesson plans to promote and build student confidence.
Youth Beacon Group Home - Group Home Staff Member
City, STATE, 06/2000 - 07/2000
  • Documented and filed patient health reports and charts.
  • Prepared patients for self-management and decision-making responsibilities.
  • Established long and short-term goals for therapeutic services to encourage patient progress.
  • Assisted clients with enhancing skills in areas such as job searching, interviewing and business and personal etiquette.
  • Managed load of multiple cases on consistent basis.
Certifications/Qualifications
  • State of California Certifications: RICA, CSET, CBEST
  • Proficient in Windows and Macintosh software including: Microsoft Office, Kidspiration 3, Inspiration 8, Boardmaker, Co: Write, Write: Out Loud, Draft Builder, and Earobics
  • School Site Council: 4 years
  • District Site Council: 1 year
  • Leadership Team Committee: 1 year
  • Student Study Team: 7 years (ongoing as needed)
Languages
Spanish :
Native/ Bilingual
Negotiated :

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego State University
  • Grossmont College
  • Grossmont College

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Master Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Group Home Staff Member

Degrees

  • Master of Arts
  • Level II Credential Mild/Moderate Disabilities Special Education Level
  • Bachelor’s of Arts Degree
  • Associate’s Degree
  • Associate’s Degree

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