special education teacher resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Versatile Special Education Teacher with focus on individual student needs across academia and emotional development. Empathetic and accommodating in design and implementation of hands-on lessons, catering to diverse learning abilities. Proficient in employing constant communication, patience and positive reinforcement in team efforts to deliver exceptional educational tools, fostering academic achievement. Resilient Special Education Teacher familiar with challenges associated with teaching special needs children. Remains positive under times of stress or conflict. Works well with classroom teachers to develop accommodations and special techniques for mainstream classroom inclusion. Dedicated Management professional with history of meeting company goals utilizing consistent and organized practices. Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to best enhance the organizational brand.

  • Learning Style Assessment
  • Competent in Smart Board Technology
  • De-Escalation Techniques
  • Data Management
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Behavior Modification
  • Conflict Resolution Techniques
Work History
Special Education Teacher, 10/2017 - 05/2022
Vertex Education Deer Valley, AZ,
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • 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.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Taught multiple subjects to students with intellectual or emotional disabilities.
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Communicated with parents 2 times a week to report progress.
Substitute Teacher, K-12, 11/2016 - 10/2018
Gold's Gym International, Inc. Dallas, TX,
  • Repeatedly requested as substitute teacher by teachers based on excellent past referrals and trusted performance.
  • Kept accurate and current attendance records and assignment sheets to maintain file compliance.
  • Administered and graded tests and quizzes and reported performance to primary teacher.
  • Took notes and prepared reports on school day activities to provide to primary teacher.
  • I worked one on one and as a group with 25 students.
Day Care Director, 06/2012 - 04/2014
Steak N Shake Co Brandon, FL,
  • Recruited, selected and retained quality administrators, teachers and support staff.
  • Organized and engaged in recreational activities such as games and puzzles.
  • Worked with teaching staff to evaluate individual progress and recommend appropriate learning plans.
  • Identified signs of potential emotional or developmental concerns in children and brought to parent or guardian attention.
  • Managed, observed and evaluated lead teachers, teacher assistants and kitchen staff.
  • Communicated with owners, board members and support team concerning personnel matters.
  • Brought center into full compliance with licensing and safety regulations for fire and disaster preparedness, Department of Public Health codes and USDA nutritional guidelines.
  • Engaged with parents and families to build positive relationships for children to thrive.
  • Interviewed 50 parents and 100 children for enrollment
Manager, 08/1997 - 06/2003
The Rehabilitation Institute Of KC City, STATE,
  • Accomplished multiple tasks within established timeframes.
  • Onboarded new 40 employees with training and new hire documentation.
  • Cross-trained 60 existing employees to maximize team agility and performance.
  • Maximized performance by monitoring daily activities and mentoring team members.
  • Adjusted job assignments and schedules to keep pace with dynamic business needs, factoring in processes, employee knowledge and customer demands.
  • Directed staff and managed annual capital budget.
  • Evaluated report data to proactively adjust and enhance operations. Managed over 20 customer calls per day
Master of Arts: Theological Studies, Expected in 05/2006
Central Baptist Theological Seminary - Shawnee, KS
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Bachelor of Arts: Business Management And Human Relations, Expected in 12/2002
MidAmerica Nazarene University - Olathe, KS
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I learned the aspects of running a business and managing employees. We looked at labor laws and employee rights.

I learned how to look for grants and how to write them.

I learned about ethical practices, and managing employee benefits. We also looked at employee training.

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School Attended

  • Central Baptist Theological Seminary
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher, K-12
  • Day Care Director
  • Manager


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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