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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary
Creative, dedicated and enthusiastic special education instructor skilled at developing a wide range of engaging activities appropriate for children with special needs at the elementary level (K-3rd), including those with Autism, Down syndrome, ADD/ADHD, speech impairments, emotionally disturbed, non-compliant behavior, learning disability, and physical challenges. I focused on building each student's strength and confidence, as well as giving students firm structure, regularity and dependability, in order to foster their social and academic growth, as well as independence. I have knowledge in crisis prevention, the Picture Exchange Communication System, Applied Behavior Analysis skills, and behavior modification through the implementation token economy and sensory integration.
Skills
  • Basic clerical skills
  • Microsoft office and MAC (word, excel, and power point)
  • Basic Board Maker
  • Level 1 Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Discrete Trial Teaching (STAR)
  • Communication Team Building
  • Brigance and Woodcock Johnson III Academic Achievement test.
  • Pivotal Response Training (PRT)
  • Crisis Prevention
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Managing classroom for diverse populations
  • Strong collaborator
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Handwriting Without Tears
Work History
Special Education Teacher, 07/2011 - Current
Garfield School District Re-2 , ,
  • Plan, schedule, develop and conduct individual educational plan (IEP) meetings designed to promote educational, physical and social development; establish and communicate clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects to instructional assistants, students and parents. 
  • Conduct small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs, supervise field trips to local parks, fire stations and zoos, teach discrete trial method, as well as Pivotal Response Teaching, develop individual visual schedules and communication books as per students needs, data collection for discrete trial teaching and behavior intervention goals; develop behavior intervention plans based on behavior analysis.
  • Consult with staff and parents via meetings or phone regarding the needs of students.
  • Coordinate with parents, teachers, instructional aides, and various service providers, including speech and occupational therapists, school psychologists, and school nurses, for students having High Functioning Autism, Asperger's syndrome, Developmental delays, speech impairment, or learning disabilities in the Autism Spectrum Related Disorders classroom (ASRD).
  • Guide, direct, and teach instructional aides in daily classroom activities and classroom program.
  • Assisted in developing student-led after-school tutoring program to teach under-privileged students.
  • Successfully improved student participation in the classroom through integration of creative multi-sensory lessons and sensory strategies
  • Assisted in after-school tutoring program to teach under-privileged students and lead the Saturday Academy for student recuperation of lost hours.
Special Education Teacher, 05/2008 - 05/2010
Garfield School District Re-2 Rifle, CO,
  • Develop IEPs designed to promote educational, physical and social development; established and communicate clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects to instructional assistants, students and parents, Taught Open Court and SRA Reading Mastery to seven students, wrote and presented documents for IEP conferences, administered the California Standardized test, Brigance and Woodcock Johnson III achievement assessments, conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs, supervised field trips to local parks, fire stations and zoos.
Special Education Assistant, 04/1999 - 05/2008
Calhoun Intermediate School District , ,
  • Instruct small group of students with mild to moderate disabilities in areas specified on student's IEP.
  • Supervise, direct and maintain classroom discipline.
  • Help develop lesson plans to meet student's individual needs.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all written and oral information.
Education
Bachelor of Arts: Liberal Studies, Expected in 2008
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California State University - Dominguez Hills Carson, CA
GPA:
  • Emphasis in Sciences
  • 3.5 GPA
  • Continuing education in Masters in Education
Bachelor of Arts: Science, Expected in 1 2008
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California State University - Dominguez Hills Carson, CA
GPA: GPA: 3.5
    Science GPA: 3.5

  • Continuing education in Masters in Education
Associates: Arts, Expected in 1 2001
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East Los Angeles Community College - Monterey Park, Ca
GPA: GPA: 3.5 Dean's List Award
Arts GPA: 3.5 Dean's List Award
Affiliations
Council for Exceptional Children 2008-2014
Nation Education of Special Education Teachers
Certifications
  • Mild Moderate clear credential 
  • CLAD
  • Autism Authorization
  • CPR Certified
Skills
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