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Jessica Claire
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Summary

I have been an elementary school teacher for over 20 years in a variety of grades from Kindergarten to 5th grade. In recent years I have become increasingly active in addressing issues of equity and inclusion in education. From giving a speech at a Black Lives Matter march , to teach introduction to Anti-Bias Education professional developments, and researching and implementing diverse core literature for all grades at my school. It is my goal to work in a position where these issues are my main focus. I believe my experience and interests make me a good candidate for equity position.

I grew up as a biracial child of a Black father and German mother. I directly experienced implicit and explicit biases. I was one of only three Black students in my middle school and one of only five in high school. Currently I am the only tenured teacher in my school district who is Black. I know how harmful microaggressions can be for both students and faculty in a school setting. My goal is ensure no student or faculty feels alone in dealing with racism on any scale. Through training, practice and accurate language we can tackle these problems and dismantle the system that has for too long not allowed BIPOC members of the global majority to take up space in our communities. My main concern is that cultural, racial, class and social biases continue in our educational system. Explicit biases are more obvious and potentially easier to address but implicit biases can be just as harmful. Teaching staff need to undergo a well thought out program of anti-bias training to address these issues. Representation matters from counselors to administrators to our teachers.

Skills
  • Presenting
  • Motivating students
  • Effectively work with parents
  • School improvement committee
  • Curriculum development
  • Public speaking
  • Parent and student communication
Experience
08/2005 to Current
Teacher Community Teamwork Lowell, MA,
  • Multiple subject teaching that connects to the Common Core.
  • Teach core literature books and create units of study around books that mirror our students and offer a window to other cultures and perspectives.
  • Ensure all the curriculum and classroom activities are taught through an anti-bias educational lens.
  • Ensure that the curriculum is accessible to all those who enter my classroom.
08/2004 to 06/2005
Certificated Tutor Goleta Union Elementary Goleta, CA,
  • Provided extra support for students who were under-resourced.
  • Assisted in assessments, planning, grouping of students, and provided direct instruction.
08/2001 to 02/2003
Title 1/ Intervention Specialist Multicultural Learning Center Canoga Park, CA,
  • Taught reading, fluency, and comprehension to children needing extra support in the area of language arts.
08/1998 to 06/2001
Elementary School Teacher Fifth & Fourth Grade, Santa Barbara Charter School City, STATE,
  • Multiple subject teaching that was connected to the State standards to ensure a well-balanced program that reached all students.
Education & Credentials
Expected in 02/2022
Administrative Credential:
San Mateo County Of Education - San Mateo, CA,
GPA:
Expected in 07/1998
M. Ed: Master's Thesis On Human Rights Education
University Of California, Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA,
GPA:
Expected in
Multiple Subject Credential:
University Of California, Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA
GPA:
Expected in 06/1995
Bachelor of Arts: Community Studies, Sociology
University Of California Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA,
GPA:
Activities

Co-Leader of the African American Affinity Group at Burlingame Intermediate School, Co-Leader and Co-Founder of Families of African American Students Organization in the Burlingame School District, San Mateo Union High School District Equity Advisory Committee Member, San Mateo Unified School District Black Parents Association Member, Amnesty International Member, Burlingame United Hate Member.

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School Attended
  • San Mateo County Of Education
  • University Of California, Santa Barbara
  • University Of California, Santa Barbara
  • University Of California Santa Cruz
Job Titles Held:
  • Teacher
  • Certificated Tutor
  • Title 1/ Intervention Specialist
  • Elementary School Teacher
Degrees
  • Administrative Credential
  • M. Ed
  • Multiple Subject Credential
  • Bachelor of Arts