special education teacher resume example with 17+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Focused education professional with graduate certificate in special education administration and experience helping students achieve independence through structured education. Talented at building lasting relationships and partnering with others to meet objectives.

  • Able to work independently and collaboratively to achieve successful outcome for students
  • Develop strong relationships with parents and coworkers
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Crisis Prevention and Intervention
  • Understand IEP Development
  • Positive Reinforcement Methods
  • Classroom Management
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills
Work History
09/2014 to Current
Special Education Teacher Lighthouse Academies East Chicago, IN,

Utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, plan and provide small group and one-on-one direct instruction in a range of areas including core academic subjects for students in the district-wide autism program

Conduct academic testing for initial evaluations and re-evaluations

Write and present evaluation reports and progress reports at IEP meetings

Write IEP goals and objectives

Write and implement behavior guidelines

Collaborate with general education teachers, related service providers, and specialists to ensure appropriate accommodations and modifications are provided in the general education setting.

Oversee classroom paraprofessionals and create and provide trainings about programs, plans, data collection procedures, and classroom expectations.

Create curriculum to meet the learners in my classroom at their levels

Monitor program data collection and make changes in program implementation as needed

Foster strong home and school communication

Respond to crisis situations and utilize Safety Care Training to maintain student and staff safety

09/2009 to 06/2014
Special Education Paraprofessional Black Hills Special Services Cooperative Sturgis, SD,

Delivered personalized educational, behavioral, and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes

Educated students in a one-on-one or small group setting under the supervision of a special education teacher utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis

Implemented systematic programming based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis using Discrete Trial Training and Verbal Behavior Approach

Followed positive behavior support intervention plans

Collected and graphed data

Supported students in the inclusion setting

Maintained daily communication logs for families

Communicated effectively with special education teacher, general education teacher, BCBA, and related service providers

Utilized visual materials, including social stories and visual schedules

09/2012 to 09/2013
ABA Direct Service Provider (Part -Time) Nadaburg Unified School District No. 81 - Az Wittmann, AZ,

Utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, provided direct services, including parent education and training in home and community-based settings

Carried out individualized behavior plans as directed by the supervising BCBA

Ran discrete trials and collected empirical data to track child's progress

Modeled appropriate social and play skills

Completed required paperwork including, but not limited to, daily clinic notes and behavior tracking sheets

Attended training workshops

Organized and created learning materials including visual schedules, checklists, and social stories

Worked collaboratively with parents, teachers, and the Board Certified Behavior Analyst

12/2005 to 09/2009
Preschool Lead Teacher Knowledge Beginnings City, STATE,
  • Planned and implemented a developmentally appropriate bi-weekly curriculum to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs of the children in the program.

Observed children and made notes of progress

Reported on progress to parents and administrators

Developed activities that introduced math and literacy concepts

Provided safe and developmentally appropriate environment

Created and implemented behavior plan for classroom

Ensured that children were supervised at all times

Discussed children’s development with guardians and informed them of program expectations and activities

Met with assistant teachers to collaborate and ensure plans were followed appropriately

Ensured equipment and the facility were clean, well maintained and safe at all times

Expected in 05/2022 to to
Graduate Certificate: Special Education Administrator (All Levels)
Curry College - Milton, MA,
Expected in 05/2014 to to
Master of Arts: Teacher of Students With Severe Disabilities
Lesley University - Cambridge,
Expected in 05/2014 to to
Graduate Certificate: Autism Studies
Lesley University - Cambridge, MA
Expected in 05/2012 to to
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology
Lesley University - Cambridge, MA

MA Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities (All Levels), Professional ****479096

MA Special Education Administrator, All Levels, Initial ****479096

EEC Preschool Teacher Certification 9541270

QBS Safety Care Certification

Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification

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School Attended

  • Curry College
  • Lesley University
  • Lesley University
  • Lesley University

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Paraprofessional
  • ABA Direct Service Provider (Part -Time)
  • Preschool Lead Teacher


  • Graduate Certificate
  • Master of Arts
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Bachelor of Arts

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