Special Education Teacher resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Enthusiastic and highly qualified Social Sciences Teacher offering over nine years of experience in developing differentiated lessons and coursework for students of diverse ability levels. Experienced in collaborating with departmental staff to drive curriculum planning, implementation, and assessments through data revision and IEP planning. Dedicated to adapting methods and materials in an effort to maintain inclusivity, the implementation of a variety of instructional techniques that engage students and increase learning is the top priority. Hardworking, passionate, and dependable candidate successful in building student relationships to create an environment based on trust and mutual respect.

  • Relationship-Building
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Student Engagement
  • Individualized Education Programs (IEP)
  • Library Resources
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Program Curriculum Development
  • Higher Education
  • Individualized Lesson Plans
  • Faculty Collaboration
  • Differentiated Instructional Strategies
  • Classroom Instruction
Work History
Special Education Teacher, 08/2016 to Current
East Baton Rouge Parish School BoardBaton Rouge, LA,
  • Attended professional development seminars and workshops to maintain expertise in differentiated instructional strategies.
  • Maintained regular verbal and written communication with school administrators and parents to update with student progress, class schedules and important school dates.
  • 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.
  • Participated in school administrative meetings and parent-teacher conferences to give insight into student progress and IEP goals.
  • Partnered with standard education teachers from across academic departments.
  • Employed appropriate teaching methods to cater to individual educational needs of each student.
  • Participated in departmental curriculum development, program administration, and committee management.
  • Compiled, administered, and graded examinations to assess student progress and provide feedback to classroom teachers.
  • Served on Equity Committee, Leadership Committee, and Professional Development Committee.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
Historian/Museum Docent, 06/2016 to Current
Albany Charter School NetworkRochester, NY,
  • Answered questions, pointed out important features, and offered further details about special exhibits to educate visitors.
  • Built personal relationships with guests to promote positive experiences.
  • Conducted original research to further disseminate knowledge of Scott Joplin, his associates, and his St. Louis neighborhood.
  • Strong advocate for incorporating hard history into docent manual.
  • Assisted with triage process after large break-in left the museum in shambles.
  • Experience using PastPerfect and creating new archival systems from scratch.
  • Presented research at two annual history conferences.
History Teacher, 08/2012 to 08/2016
Logos SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Prepared various classroom activities and assessment methods to promote retention of study materials.
  • Initiated, facilitated and moderated classroom discussions to keep students engaged.
  • Participated in school district meetings and parent-teacher conferences to give insight into student progress and curriculum plans.
  • Acted ethically and professionally when conversing with students and delivering lectures to be positive role model for kids of all backgrounds.
  • Supervised youth in engaging environment to promote security and safety for all ages.
  • Communicated closely with other counselors to devise programs and activities based on developmental and academic levels.
  • Offered guidance and advice to help cultivate self-esteem and community involvement.
  • Performed in advocacy capacity for troubled youth to provide access to resources.
  • Interacted with troubled youth and offered resources and programs to surmount challenges.
  • Encouraged children to talk issues out with each other and without anger, which eased tense situations.
  • Supervised individuals in small group atmosphere to cultivate safety, independence and structure.
Master of Science: Library Science, Expected in 12/2022
University of Missouri - Columbia - Columbia, MO
  • summa cum laude graduate
  • National History Day judge for 10 years
Master of Arts: History, Expected in 05/2018
University of Missouri - St Louis - St Louis, MO
  • summa cum laude graduate
  • Annual Missouri History Conference presentation on the Historical Trajectory of Changing Demographics in the Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood of St. Louis, MO in 2016
  • Annual Missouri History Conference presentation on the early St. Louis automobile industry in 2015
Bachelor of Science: Education, Expected in 12/2012
University of Missouri - St Louis - St Louis, MO
  • summa cum laude graduate
  • Teaching Assistant from 2010-2012
  • Certified in Special Education mild-moderate cross-categorical for K-12 in 2012
  • Certified in Public History in 2018
  • Certification in middle school social studies education in 2022
  • Specialization in Archival Studies in 2022

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School Attended

  • University of Missouri - Columbia
  • University of Missouri - St Louis
  • University of Missouri - St Louis

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Historian/Museum Docent
  • History Teacher


  • Master of Science
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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