special needs educator resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success of special education program of the organization. Special educator with over twenty years of successful teaching experience. Case managing students with varied disabilities and writing IEPs that match the academic needs of students. Strengths in oral and written communication and backed by training in education. Special Educator with demonstrated command of special education process and law. Multilingual and fluent in Japanese and Tagalog, offering solid comprehension of cultural diversity. .Adept at managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes. Flexible hard worker ready to learn and contribute to team success. Organized and motivated employee eager to apply time management and organizational skills in various environments. Flexible hard worker ready to learn and contribute to team success.

  • Special Education
  • Professional Development
  • Evaluation
  • Communication
  • Conducting Research
  • Quantitative And Qualitative Analysis
  • Classroom Management
  • Evaluate Progress
  • Lesson Plan Implementation
  • Flexible & Adaptable
  • Computer Proficiency
  • Multicultural Education
  • Online Learning Tools
Work History
09/XXX1 to Current
Special Needs Educator PGCPS. Org City, STATE,
  • Encouraged student empathy of others to build confidence and improve self-image.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Facilitated functional life skills development in students with autism through explicit instruction and repetition to entrench skills.
  • Transitioned students across grade levels through careful planning and preparation.
  • Developed IEP to leverage developmental practices and educational theories to achieve educational objectives.
  • Eliminated learning gaps and instructed students by using teaching aids and motivational strategies.
  • Administered minor first aid to injured students and notified school nurse to render additional aid.
  • Collaborated with conventional education instructors across multiple departments to optimize student learning.
  • Delivered specialized classroom instruction to students with developmental disorders.
  • Implemented specialized tests to evaluate literacy performance.
  • Supervised field trips to local parks, fire stations and zoos to develop social skills and community awareness.
  • Developed interesting and interactive learning methods tailored to help students with individual needs.
  • Fostered positive and trusting relationships with students to increase engagement
  • Participated in week-long intensive leadership training and provided training to colleagues on applied behavior analysis
  • Established and communicated clear objectives for lessons, units and projects to students and parents
  • Enhanced lessons using Smart Board technology and computers
  • Collaborated with other educational personnel to provide inclusive activities or programs for children with disabilities
  • Developed individual educational plans designed to promote educational, physical and social development
10/2007 to 09/2012
Window Rock Unified School DIstrict #8 WRUSD#8 City, STATE,
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and services.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Improved operations by working with team members and customers to find workable solutions.
  • Created new programs that resulted in increasing productivity and customer satisfaction.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
  • Kept team on track by assigning and supervising their activities and giving constructive feedback.
  • Prioritized and organized tasks to efficiently accomplish service goals.
  • Recognized by management for providing exceptional customer service.
04/2001 to 09/2007
Assistant English Language Teacher Yoshinogawa City Board Of Education City, STATE,
  • Utilized technology resources to develop immersive, informative lessons.
  • Maintained and updated pedagogy notebooks and manuals.
  • Researched latest trends and topics in teaching English to Japanese students to add insight and excitement to class studies.
  • Evaluated student performance through tests, exams and projects.
  • Worked with students individually to address areas of concern.
  • Tutored students requiring extra assistance to help improve grades and better understand class material.
  • Attended and participated in staff meetings to learn new teaching strategies and brainstorm ideas to improve classroom presentations.
  • Participated in workshops and training sessions to extend knowledge and improve skills set in ESL (English as a Second Language.
  • Taught English classes to students of various levels.
  • Created exciting lessons on course material to educate and engage students in classroom.
  • Fostered positive, student-centered learning environments by incorporating gentle discipline and classroom discussions.
Expected in 05/XXX1
Doctor of Education-Leadership And Innovation: Doctor of Education
St. Thomas University - Miami Gardens, Florida,
  • Kappa Gamma Pi Member
  • Ranked in Top 5% of class
Expected in 04/2012
Master of Science: Education of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
Arkansas State University - State University, AR
  • Ranked in Top 10% of class
  • Member Golden Key Honor Society
Expected in 04/2004
Post Baccalaureate -Special Education: Special Education
University of Perpetual Help - Binan, Laguna Philippines,
Expected in
Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Maynila University - Intramuros, Manila , Philippines,
  • Relevant Coursework Completed: MBA 24 units
Expected in 04/1987
: Business Administration- Accounting
Lyceum of The Philippines University - Intramuros, Manila , Philippines,
  • Member of LSK (Lyceum Honor Society)
  • Elected to Presidency position for Lyceum Management Society, Secretary of the Student Government in 1986; and secretary of Tanghalang Batingaw Theatrical Group in 1985.
  • Member of the JPIA (Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants)
  • Awarded Most Outstanding Officer Tanghalang Batingaw

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School Attended

  • St. Thomas University
  • Arkansas State University
  • University of Perpetual Help
  • Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Maynila University
  • Lyceum of The Philippines University

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Needs Educator
  • Window Rock Unified School DIstrict #8
  • Assistant English Language Teacher


  • Doctor of Education-Leadership And Innovation
  • Master of Science
  • Post Baccalaureate -Special Education
  • Some College (No Degree)

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