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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary
I am a highly experienced elementary school teaching professional with a strong dedication to the total development of children.  I have an excellent parent-teacher communication record and over 22 years experience teaching meaningful curriculum plans and developing young minds.
My continued goals are to positively impact lives through my professional and personal skills and experience; to  be a team member in a professional, effective, caring environment; to challenge and motivate students; to support, assist, and encourage parents; to nurture my own professional and personal growth as well as to be a strong supporter for colleagues.  
Skills
  • Managing classroom for diverse populations
  • Expertise in thematic units, Zoophonics, hands-on and cooperative learning strategies 
  • Strong collaborator
  • Teaching/tutoring
  • Tailoring curriculum plans
  • Positive learning environment
  • Creative questioning
  • Critical thinking
  • Varied lesson plans
  • Student-centered learning
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Effective time management
  • Experience with English Second Language students
Work History
09/2013 to 04/2014
Substitute teacher/tutor Stanford University Redwood City, CA,
  • As a tutor I communicated regularly with parents to ensure awareness of skills addressed in sessions and student progress.
  • Met with parents of students being tutored when requested to resolve conflicting educational priorities and issues.
  • Regularly worked in collaboration with teachers to ensure best student needs assessment and skills covered in tutoring sessions.
  • Served as a regular substitute in all grades of Collegiate Lower School.
06/2011 to 04/2013
Program and Events Coordinator Southwest Key Programs Warner Robins, GA,
Direct all aspects of "Prairie Voice Youth Performance Choir" including auditions, music selection, scheduling performances, writing programs and themes 
Write script, obtain performers and participants, and publicize a Prairie Voice community event honoring veterans called, "The Price of Freedom" 
Teach and write themed units involving music, drama, and art for the After School Program collaboration with USD 470.
Teach a music class for children in grades 1-3
Coordinate and assist arts council class instructors with schedules, enrollment, publicity, etc.
Coordinate fund raising events and work with volunteers
Publicize classes and events through newspaper, internet, radio, invitations, flyers, etc.
Promote art center programs and events through public speaking and visitations to schools or community organizations
07/2010 to 05/2011
ESOL tutor/After School Program Teacher Southwest Key Programs Arlington, VA,
  • Assist instruction of all students in 3rd grade and 5th grade classrooms
  • Monitor, test, tutor, and document progress of English Second Language students
  • Work with teachers to facilitate effective learning strategies for particular students
  • Select and facilitate/teach educational activities to reinforce and pre-teach concepts for 5th grade students in the After School Program
  • Contact and keep parents informed of progress for selected students
  • In June 2011 taught adult English classes for English Second Language learners.
  • Fostered meaningful relationships among students and peers
  • Provided key support for classroom teachers
08/2005 to 04/2010
Christmas Music Director and Substitute Teacher Sacred Heart Catholic School City, STATE,
  • Write or select and direct the Christmas Program each year for grades K-5
  • Teach music October through December, and February to April
  • Drama coaching and staging for musicals
  • Substitute teacher for all grades PK-5, Sept through May
  • Fostered meaningful relationships with students, parents, and faculty
07/2005 to 11/2009
Director of Christian Growth Redeemer Lutheran Church City, STATE,
  • Direct and coordinate a Christian education program for those with developmental disabilities 
  • Develop and teach lessons using Power Point visuals 
  • Lead music implementing sign language and movement
  • Assist/support volunteer teachers 
  • Schedule lessons and establish curriculum needs 
  • Direct the High School Youth Group 
  • Generate and coordinate weekly youth activities through a variety of ongoing Bible studies, discussion/study topics, fun and fellowship activities, guest speakers, social and service activities in the community 
  • Involve youth in worship services and in the Developmental Disability Ministry
  • Coordinate financial fundraising for youth trips--such as the National Youth Gathering in Orlando, Florida and various camps-as well as accompany the youth on trips and obtain adult volunteers to attend
  • Direct and write or select Christmas programs involving youth of all ages 
  • Write or select youth drama/plays for worship services or fundraising events 
  • Play the organ, keyboard, sing, and coordinate special music for worship services 
  • Select or write curriculum for Vacation Bible School, obtain and support teachers, and schedule sessions.
06/1986 to 04/2005
Teacher Trinity Lutheran Church And School City, STATE,
  • Fostered meaningful relationships among students, parents, faculty and staff throughout my 19 years at Trinity
  • Taught all subjects and developed curriculum units for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd grades
  • Directed choirs for grades 1-6 
  • Write or select and direct Christmas programs working in collaboration with faculty, staff, parents, and students
  • Select and direct Spring Musicals working in collaboration with  faculty, parents, and students
  • Serve on various boards as a liaison, school representative, and advisor 
  • Select school curriculum as part of a faculty team for Gr.1-6
  • Selected and developed Kindergarten curriculum  
  • Organize many and various field trips
  • Initiate Kindergarten readiness testing.
  • Consistently received positive teacher evaluations from students, parents, and peers.
  • Played organ, keyboard, and sang for worship, etc... 
08/1985 to 05/1986
Teacher First Lutheran School City, STATE,
  • Teach 3rd grade.
  • Teach classroom music for grades 1-8.
06/1984 to 05/1985
Teacher/Organist/Choir Director St. John's Lutheran Church/School City, STATE,
  • Teach 1st-2nd Grade  
  • Write curriculum and teach classroom music for Grades 1-8
  • Direct Spring Musical 
  • Direct two children's choirs
  • Direct  adult choir 
  • Play the organ for worship services.
Education
Expected in 1984
Bachelor of Science: Teacher Education
St. John's Lutheran College - Winfield, KS
GPA: Dean's List GPA: 3.42
    Dean's List GPA: 3.42 Cumulative undergraduate hours 145 Sang and traveled all over U.S. and Canada in 9-person contemporary Christian band Played in Handbell Choir Sang in Choir ADDITIONAL EDUCATION/INFORMATION 
  • Continuing education, approximately 60 graduate hours, in various areas: Exceptionalities in Learning, Technology, Counseling, Motivational Techniques, Music, Spanish, Writing, Issues in Education, Research Based Instructional Strategies, BAL-A-VIS-X, Vision and Critical Learning, Semple Math, and Hands-On Equations   
Certifications
Fall 2009/Spring 2010-took Spanish I and Spanish II to further communication skills Maintain my KS Teaching Certificate, certified in Grades K-9 Certified Holy Yoga instructor
Skills
bachelors, coaching, communication skills, Counseling, English, financial, fund raising, fundraising, instruction, instructor, keyboard, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, Word, newspaper, Piano, Presenting, progress, publicity, radio, scheduling, script, sign language, Spanish, Spanish I, Spanish II, teacher, Teaching
Additional Information
  • HOBBIES Playing organ for church, singing, piano, leading worship/Bible studies, yoga, writing, son's activities and sports, devotional topics/studies, traveling (Letters of recommendation and references available)

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School Attended

  • St. John's Lutheran College

Job Titles Held:

  • Substitute teacher/tutor
  • Program and Events Coordinator
  • ESOL tutor/After School Program Teacher
  • Christmas Music Director and Substitute Teacher
  • Director of Christian Growth
  • Teacher
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  • Teacher/Organist/Choir Director

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  • Bachelor of Science

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