Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Enthusiastic Teacher with 15 years of experience instructing students with wide range of learning disabilities. Committed to creating motivational and collaborative learning environments that encourage social and emotional growth. Strategic in blending organizational skills, thorough educational background and ability to work well and communicate effectively with children, parents, colleagues and supervisors.

  • Behavioral/cognitive skills development
  • Emergent curriculum
  • Tutoring and after school help
  • Differentiated learning techniques
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Student rapport
  • CPR certification
  • Title I knowledge
  • Creative lesson plan development
01/2020 to Current Teacher Onward Behavioral Health | Fletcher, NC,
  • Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards.
  • Mentored and counseled students with social adjustment and academic problems.
  • Strengthened parent-teacher and parent-child communication by holding regular parent-teacher conferences.
  • Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement.
  • Created and enforced child-based hands-on curriculum to promote student interest and receptive learning.
  • Identified early signs of emotional, developmental and health delays or problems in students and followed up with parents.
  • Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
  • Set and communicated ground rules for classroom based on respect and personal responsibility.
  • Performed student background reviews to ascertain learning deficiencies and strengths to develop tailored lessons based on student needs.
  • Maintained office hours to discuss grades and projects and mentor students.
  • Promoted collaboration and problem-solving skills by facilitating group projects and class discussions.
  • Observed children and recorded activities, maintained daily records and created safe environments during activities, meals and naps.
  • Differentiated instruction according to student ability and skill level.
  • Worked one-on-one with struggling students to design individualized lesson plans to increase progress.
  • Combined discipline plan with effective measures and lesson plans to increase concentration, participation and progress student accountability.
  • Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among class of twenty-four students.
  • Modeled lesson planning strategies and classroom management techniques to student teachers.
  • Utilized technology resources, including SMART Boards and Osmo applications to develop lesson plans.
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents and teaching staff.
  • Attended and participated in department staff meetings, brainstorming ideas to alleviate reading, writing, and science issues.
  • Worked with fellow teachers to develop cohesive educational plans and improve support for diverse students.
  • Entered data into online student information system to report SLO information.
  • Applied proactive behavior management techniques for classroom discipline.
  • Leveraged diverse instructional strategies and hands-on activities to engage students and boost understanding of material.
  • Created and implemented developmentally-appropriate curriculum which addressed individual learning styles.
  • Planned and implemented lessons using various teaching strategies to meet diverse student needs.
  • Introduced and encouraged debate-style classroom setting to increase student active participation and critical thinking.
  • Taught early education to diverse class of 24 students.
  • Implemented assessment tools to evaluate student progress and identify weak points.
  • Supported students outside of classroom by mentoring clubs and supervising Science Olympiad events.
  • Developed individualized lesson plans based on each student's IEP goals.
  • Established weekly anecdotal records and portfolios in order to assess student progress.
  • Met with parents and guardians to discuss student progress and increase participation for comprehensive and long-term student success.
  • Helped learners of all abilities build learning and study skills to promote life-long educational goals.
  • Taught students fundamental building blocks and advanced concepts.
05/2011 to 12/2013 Tutor Metropolitan State University Of Denver | Denver, CO,
  • Provided test preparation support for routine, standardized and college entrance examinations.
  • Instructed small groups of students in key subject concepts.
  • Instructed students and supported understanding of math concepts.
  • Attended training and development courses to improve service offerings.
  • Helped students with subject knowledge as well as general abilities in learning, studying and retaining information.
  • Worked closely with students in grades prekindergarten through 12th grade, helping to develop math and essay writing skills.
  • Completed logs and updated student documents for institutional and personal recordkeeping.
  • Obtained feedback from parents to develop tutoring sessions focused on enhancing student learning.
  • Assessed educational needs and incorporated fun and exciting activities to improve students' reading skills.
  • Delivered effective math tutoring for students in grades first through 12th.
  • Gave early intervention support to students just beginning to struggle with materials.
  • Developed handouts, study materials and quizzes.
  • Recorded student progress and tutoring session details.
  • Kept session and student information confidential.
  • Engaged students and made lessons entertaining to hold interest and encourage learning.
  • Used ipads technology in tutoring sessions to diversify and enhance learning.
  • Instructed students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds to help to improve writing skills and excel in school.
08/2010 to 05/2013 Instructional Assistant Bloomington, Mn Public Schools | Bloomington, MN,
  • Promoted student learning by providing individualized and small group support to reinforce classroom topics.
  • Prepared bulletin boards, classroom materials and individual student portfolios to support teacher plans.
  • Provided classroom support throughout planned instruction and individual lessons.
  • Supervised students and maintained security throughout school buildings and on field trips.
  • Monitored students in class, hallways and cafeteria to supervise, enforce rules and support lead teacher.
  • Collaborated with teacher to devise and implement developmentally appropriate lessons aligning with school's philosophy and mission.
  • Tutored and supported students individually and in groups of up to four by reteaching and reviewing lesson concepts and differentiation.
  • Distributed classroom materials and supplies such as pencils, paper and art materials.
  • Cleaned and organized classrooms, materials, and supplies for maximum efficiency.
Education and Training
Expected in 10/2016 M.D. | Early Childhood Education University of Portland, Portland, OR GPA:
  • Named “ Teacher of the Quarter” in [2019].

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