Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Profile

Goal-oriented individual with strong leadership capabilities; organized, highly motivated, reliable, driven, passionate and committed contributor; ability to foster and encourage teamwork among colleagues.

Professional Highlights
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish
  • NYS Teaching Certificate with Early Childhood Education endorsement
  • Title I knowledge
  • Curriculum development
  • Standardized testing techniques
  • Learning Assessments
  • In-depth IEP knowledge
  • Flexible and adaptive
  • Member of United Federation of Teachers
  • knowledge of autism
  • Competent in Smartboard technology
  • Excellent classroom management
  • Experience working with special needs students
  • SUccessful work with parents
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Behavior modification
  • Experience with grant writing
  • Experience administering psychological batteries: TEMAS, WISC-IV, WJ, WPPSI, TAT, TPT, SRI, STRANDS, RCMAS, CAR, CELF, BASC...

Material Development/ Professional Growth

  • Created materials, curriculum targeting different types of learners to create an engaging educational experience.
  • Mentored new teachers
  • Responsible for developing curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards
  • Member of the hiring committee, (school principal, two assistant principals, the head of the general education department) in charge of hiring 17 teachers.
  • Led a comprehensive summer school program at PS/MS 218x
  • Promoted to Lead Teacher after 10 months of employment

Education Strategies

  • Employed special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory/perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
  • Trained a number of teachers to work with students with special needs, differentiate instruction and scaffold skills
  • Implemented pilot programs designed to improve reading and comprehension skills in students of various learning capabilities
  • Founded the "Data Driven Committee" designed to empower teachers and inform parents; led it for two years.

Parent Communication

  • Regularly met with parents to discuss student-related concerns and course of weakness areas.
  • Designed and conducted a series of professional development workshops in reading, writing, math and special education for parents and teachers at PS/MS218x s in September, October and November of 2014

08/2010 to Current Special Education Teacher- Integrated Classroom Albuquerque Public Schools | Albuquerque, NM,
  • Provide direct services to students with special needs* Administer tests and conduct evaluations to understand level and type of disability* Provide differentiated instruction for all students* Use Common Core State Standards to create tailored instruction Conduct weekly team meetings to ensure Create curriculum goals and present to the Kindergarten through second grade teams Create in-house Assessment and analyze ELA, writing, math, science and social studies data Provide workshops and lead team discussions.
05/2006 to 08/2010 Special Education Teacher AHRC Howard Haber ELC | City, STATE,
  • Generate and execute instruction and activities using Creative Curriculum Practices.
  • Liable for evaluating students, developing IEPs and managing their development.
  • Convey monthly staff development conferences to promote accurate teaching methods.
  • Individualize lessons to ensure IEP goals are integrated into each student's daily activities.
05/2008 to 07/2010 Early Intervention- Special Education Instructor Therapeutic Resources | City, STATE,
  • Implement developmental assessments to conclude level of performance in the various domains.
  • Provide special Instruction to enhance cognitive and social development.
  • Asses students and develop activities based on individual needs and capabilities.
  • Provide family training to assure collaboration in accomplishing IFSP objectives.
02/2014 to 06/2014 Behavioral Trainer AHRC Howard Haber ELC | City, STATE,
  • Encourage social, physical, and fundamental academic skills to children of different ages.
  • Responsible for keeping track of consistent action plans to correct inappropriate behavior.
  • Perform Applied Behavior Analysis (Behavior modification program-ABA).
  • Perform one to one discrete trials, using techniques such as positive reinforcement, prompting and stimulant strategies to promote appropriate behavior.
Expected in 2015 School Building Leader | Educational Leadership College Of Saint Rose, Manhattan, NY GPA:
Expected in B.S. Degree | Speech Language Pathology Spanish Lehman College, Manhattan, NY GPA:

Speech Language Pathology, Minor Spanish Literature and language Development

Expected in Masters of Science, Early Childhoos Development: Birth-2nd grade | Education Touro College, Manhattan, NY GPA:

General and Special Education Masters of Science

Expected in Fully certified, NYS- Professional Certificate Special/General Education, Birth -grade 2; BEA-Spanish | , , GPA:
Professional Learning Communities

Curriculum Development Committee, multicultural populations and ELLs, Grant Writing, Program Development COmmittee, Community Involvement Association, Team Building and Collaboration, NSEAI: National Special Education Advocacy Institute, SBL: School Building Leadership Program, School Cabinet member, Data Driven COmmittee

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School Attended

  • College Of Saint Rose
  • Lehman College
  • Touro College

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Teacher- Integrated Classroom
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Early Intervention- Special Education Instructor
  • Behavioral Trainer


  • School Building Leader
  • B.S. Degree
  • Masters of Science, Early Childhoos Development: Birth-2nd grade
  • Fully certified, NYS- Professional Certificate Special/General Education, Birth -grade 2; BEA-Spanish

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