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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Accomplished district level educational administrator with specialized knowledge in special education and leadership. Committed to the development, coordination and implementation of instructional services for all students with disabilities. Focused on ensuring compliance with established policies, procedures and/or regulations as mandated by state and federal laws.

Skills
  • Educational staff supervision
  • Relationship building and networking
  • Policy and procedure adherence
  • Process improvements
  • Staff Development
  • Instructional leadership
  • Community Relations
  • Policy development and enforcement
Work History
07/2013 to Current
Special Services Coordinator Grand Canyon School District Grand Canyon, AZ,
  • Plan, implement and work with staff in the evaluation of special services programs and services.
  • Act as a liaison with other district staff and parents.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of operating guidelines and procedures that are appropriate in relation to policies required by state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Developed an alternate curriculum based on the state standards for students with disabilities.
  • Monitor and oversee specialized programs and services for 14 elementary, middle, and high school campuses.
  • Oversee the development and delivery of special education services and instructional programs that incorporate district goals and support student achievement.
  • Ensure that curriculum renewal is continuous and responsive to student needs.
  • Establish procedures for the placement, evaluation, assignment, and reassessment of students with special needs.
  • Plan and implement staff development and in-service programs.
  • Consult with school personnel and parents of children with disabilities regarding appropriate programming and/or follow-up services and assure appropriate reporting to parents.
  • Ensure campuses are complying with federal and state rules/regulations pertaining to students with disabilities.
  • Coordinate and monitor students' files for compliance.
  • Facilitate meetings that may frequently involve a range of issues for the purpose of evaluating situations, identifying appropriate actions, developing recommendations, and/or implementing desired program changes.
  • Serve as District representative in special education mediation and due process hearings.
  • Provide administrative support to principals, assistant principals, and counselors.
  • Direct supervision of district special services support staff.
  • Serve as a resource to district personnel and as a liaison to various agencies for the purpose of explaining procedures and conveying and/or receiving information as needed for the planning, developing, and evaluating of services related to special education.
  • Planned, formulated, and assessed goals, policies, and activities designed to implement educational objectives and performance standards.
  • Observed, evaluated, and coached special education staff through classroom observation, feedback, and recommendations to improve teaching techniques.
  • Collaborated with families to provide resources for children outside of the school district.
  • Facilitated IEP meetings by using a family-centered, strength-based approach.
  • Coordinated with outside state agencies to acquire services for special needs children, including local and state agencies.
  • Supported general education teachers and administrators in implementing strategies to meet the needs of students with IEPs.
  • Oversee the training and monitoring of the STAAR Alternate 2.
  • Oversee the IEP Development Process for all Special Education Teachers.
  • Collaborate with the Social-Emotional Learning, Bilingual ESL, Migrant, Evaluation, and RDSPD to ensure the seamless provision of services for students.
10/2020 to Current
Online Adjunct Professor Grand Canyon School District Grand Canyon, AZ,
  • Probed, encouraged, and facilitated class discussions by building discussions into lessons, asking open-ended questions, and using techniques to track student participation and actively solicit input.
  • Used a variety of learning modalities and support materials to facilitate the learning process and accentuate presentations, including visual, aural, and social learning modalities.
  • Graded quizzes, tests, homework, and projects to provide students with timely academic progress information and feedback.
  • Taught a diverse student population by employing various learning styles and abilities.
  • Applied innovative teaching methods to encourage student learning objectives.
  • Built strong rapport with students through class discussions and academic advisement.
  • Conducted engaging in-class discussions to facilitate learning and encourage participation.
  • Evaluated and supervised student activities and performance levels to provide reports on academic progress.
  • Created a positive and safe learning environment for students by setting and enforcing the classroom code of conduct.
07/2009 to 06/2013
Special Education Teacher Lubbock ISD, Evans Middle School City, STATE,
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to a range of neurodiverse students.
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with the master schedule.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Taught students in a variety of settings, including self-contained and resource environments.
12/2004 to 06/2009
Special Education Teacher Wichita Falls Independent School District City, STATE,
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to a range of neurodiverse students.
  • Taught multiple subjects to students with significant cognitive disabilities.
  • Provided life skills programming for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
  • Taught students in a variety of settings, including self-contained and resource environments.
Education
Expected in 04/2022
Doctor of Education: Organizational Leadership
Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ
GPA:
  • Cultural Diversity, Theories of Leadership, Ethics, Strategic Planning, Change Management, Fiscal Management, Special Education Law, Supervision and Administration in K-12
  • Dissertation: A Correlational Study of the Relationship between Well-being, Self-efficacy, and Resilience among Special Education Teachers
Expected in 09/2011
Master of Arts: Special Education
Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ
GPA:
Expected in 05/1997
Bachelor of Arts: Human Services
Ottawa University - Ottawa, KS
GPA:
Accomplishments
  • Developed Instructional Framework Curriculum.
  • Developed Teacher Incentive Allotment Plan for Self-Contained Special Education Teachers.
  • Developed a Comprehensive Administrator Walk-through Form for Specialized Programs
Certifications
  • Special Education EC-12
  • Generalist 4-8
  • Principal Certification
  • Instructional Leadership Development
  • T-TESS Certified Appraiser

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School Attended

  • Grand Canyon University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Ottawa University

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