Jessica Claire
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Veteran Mount Vernon special education professional with proven skills in classroom management, behavior modification, and individualized support. Seeking transition as a special education teacher in a resource room class at the Edward Williams Elementary School.


  • New York State Professional Certification in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2)
  • New York State Professional Certification in Students with Disabilities (Birth-Grade 2)
  • New York State Professional Certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)
  • New York State Professional Certification in Students with Disabilities (Grades 1 - 6)
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certification by the American Red Cross
Professional Experience
Special Education Teacher, Tenured, 08/2013 - Current
Catholic Charities, Archdiocese Of Hartford Waterbury, CT,
  • Plan, conduct, and assess activities for balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with oppotunityto observe, question, and investigate
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports and data on children and activities as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations
  • Meet with parents to discuss progress and determine priorities for individualized educational needs
  • Modify the general education curriculum for students with disabilities based on a variety of instructional techniques and technologies
  • Collaborate with school administrators, teachers, service providers, and parents
  • Create IEP's and implement goals and objectives for students with special needs with an overall positive behavioral support system
  • Actively organize and participate in professional development, committees, activities, and multidisciplinary teams
Assistant Teacher, 09/2009 - 10/2010
Kids Peace Mesabi Academies Bowdon, GA,
  • Conferred with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals to develop IEP's designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social/emotional development
  • Led instruction after-school and summer enrichment programs
  • Provided crisis intervention
  • Assist in preparation of data for local, state, and federal reports
Special Education Teacher, 05/2010 - 07/2010
Rockland BOCES City, STATE,
  • Combined discipline plan with effective measures and various lesson plans to increase concentration, participation, progress, and student accountability
  • Developed plans for effective communication, monitoring, and follow-up of students in inclusive classroom settings
  • Identified early signs of emotional, developmental, and health problems in students and followed up with parents
  • Employed special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory-and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory
Professional Certification Extension: Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 2), Expected in 2011
Touro College - Manhattan, New York

Coursework in Early Childhood Development and Child Psychology

Master of Science: Students with Disabilities (Grades 1- 6), Expected in 2010
Manhattan College - Riverdale, New York

Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society

STAAR Academic Achievement Award

Dean's List

Bachelor of Science: Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), Expected in 2009
Manhattan College - Riverdale, New York
Minor in English and Psychology
Skill Highlights

    Orton-Gilligham trainied

    Title I knowledge

    Behavior and classroom management strategies

    Employee training

    Accurate record keeping

    Cultural sensitivity

    Urban public schools background

    Data-driven curriculum development

    Standardized testing techniques & scoring

    IEP expertise

    Differentiated instruction specialist

    Crisis management

Professional Development

ABA & Autism


Curriculum & IEP Development

Behavior Management

Standardized Testing

Core Subjects


Parent Communication

Educational Assessments

Reader's & Writer's Workshop

Professional Affiliations

Member of The American Federation of Teachers

Member of the New York State Union of Teachers

Council for Exceptional Children

International Literacy Association

National Educational Association

Kappa Delta Pi

PTA Member

Best Buddies

First Book

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