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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Enthusiastic Educator focused on supporting faculty with classroom needs. Team-minded when collaborating with teacher and implementing set lesson plans and classroom activities. Skilled in student behavior management and redirection. Proactive and diligent approach. Successful at maintaining clean and organized supplies, as well as leading activities. Excellent record keeper and multitasker.


observation, collaboration, reports, conferences

providing custodial and emotional care

backup coverage

arts & crafts

establishing and maintaining clean, organized classroom environment

safety monitoring


playground activities and supervision

Work History
Transitional Preschool Teacher Assistant, to
Carle Foundation Hospital, ,
  • Assisted classroom teacher with developing center-based proprietary-approach program suitable for group of ten 2- to 3.5-year-old children.
  • Worked with teaching staff to evaluate individual progress and recommend appropriate learning plans.
  • Used classroom observations to create written and photographic documentation of student performance.
  • Consulted with parents to build and maintain positive support networks and support continuing education strategies.
  • Maintained tidy and clean classroom consistent with safety and health standards.
  • Maintained well-controlled classrooms by clearly outlining standards and reinforcing positive behaviors.
  • Promoted physical, academic and social development by implementing diverse classroom and outside activities.
  • Applied play-based strategies, including crafts and games, to provide diverse approaches to learning.
Substitute Teacher, 09/2004 to 06/2005
Ymca Of Dane CountyMadison, WI,
  • Followed classroom plans left by class teacher to continue student education and reinforce core concepts.
  • Taught diverse subjects for grades 5-8, successfully delivering seamless teaching in absence of regular teacher (including special education teacher/classroom).
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
Summer Recreation Teacher, 06/1991 to 08/1994
Herricks School DistrictCity, STATE,

Acted as Teacher for 1st-grade group of 20-25 students.
Employed team teaching, ongoing project planning, created thematic activity-based lesson plans and bulletin boards.

Conducted ongoing informal parent conferences at drop off and pickup, supplying written communications to home as relevant regarding classroom schedule and upcoming events.
Delegated duties to 2-3 personal teacher assistants and volunteers and provided supervision/mentorship.
Executed field trips (walking and bus transport), talent shows, field days, and carnival days.

Facilitated program's swim instruction program off site; bus transport to/from and participation in water with students; close monitoring of students during free swim.

Resource Room Assistant Teacher, 09/1990 to 06/1994
Searingtown Elementary SchoolCity, STATE,

Provided instruction and remediation to individuals and small groups in two in-house Resource Rooms for grades K-2 and 3-5.

Provided classroom coverage for all grades in building.

Experienced in team teaching, creating lesson planning, performing long-term project planning, generating progress reports, conducting standardized testing, conducting parent conferences, and maintaining budget.

Served on Pupil Personnel Team, Kindergarten Screening Team, Math and Science Curriculum Development and Implementation Committees, Conflict Resolution Committee (overseeing the 4th and 5th grade hall monitors).

Chaperoned lunch room, field trips, concerts, plays, field days.

After-School Teacher, 09/1990 to 06/1994
School Life PlusCity, STATE,
  • Acted as Teacher for grade K-3 group (ranging from 15 to 20 students at a time); Employed team teaching approach in collaboration with grade 3-6 teacher (approximately 40 students in program combined); Oversaw and delegated duties to shared assistant teacher.
  • Maintained budget for purchase of program materials including snacks and ingredients for cooking activities.
  • Supplied reports to program director; maintained consistent communication; escalated ongoing behavior issues.
  • Provided safe, secure, warm, supportive environment for developing academic, social and emotional growth of the students.
  • Reinforced positive behavior by encouraging efforts through affirmation statements and praising accomplishments; deescalated problematic behaviors accordingly, providing intervention (conflict resolution, assistance with self-regulation) while maintaining effective discipline of group.
  • Maintained positive and professional environment both indoors in classroom and gymnasium and outdoors on school property/playground throughout school year.
  • Developed communicative relationships with parents and the regular school staff (principal, teachers, and office staff).
Master of Arts: Elementary Education, Expected in 05/1990
Hofstra University - Hempstead, NY,
Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education , Expected in 05/1989
Hofstra University - Hempstead, NY,
  • Observation field placements in 2 Kindergarten classrooms (Hewlett, NY) and 1 First grade classroom (Uniondale, NY)
  • Methods field placement for teaching science and social studies in 4 Third grade classes in open wing (Floral Park, NY)
  • Student Teaching year in Fourth grade classroom in Searingtown Elementary School (Albertson, NY)
  • Undergraduate courses in Spanish and Latin (basic level)
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Expected in 05/1989
Hofstra University - Hempstead, NY,
  • Major concentration in Child Development
  • Field Placement in Little Village School for developmentally disabled children (Garden City, NY) - observation in classrooms & assistance in gym classes; designed and executed behavior modification programs in gym classes for boy with autism (interaction) and girl with cerebral palsy (gross motor skills)

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School Attended

  • Hofstra University
  • Hofstra University
  • Hofstra University

Job Titles Held:

  • Transitional Preschool Teacher Assistant
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Summer Recreation Teacher
  • Resource Room Assistant Teacher
  • After-School Teacher


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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