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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

High-energy Teacher with solid background educating students in English, Language Arts. Social Studies and Science. Maintains organized and disciplined classroom environments devoted to student learning. Caring, compassionate and ambitious teacher in addressing individual student needs and promoting positive educational experiences. Forward-thinking Teacher, Data Specialists and Instructional Coach with 35 years of experience in education. Skilled in delivering scheduled lectures and collecting educational information for use in presentations. Committed to serving as mentor and liaison for students. Dedicated, motivated, attentive and adaptable Teacher skilled in management of classroom operations, effective in leveraging student feedback to create dynamic lesson plans that address individual strengths and weaknesses. Proven skills in classroom management, behavior modification and individualized support. Skilled at introducing new technologies into classrooms for optimized student interest and responsive. Comfortable working with students of all skill levels to promote learning and boost educational success. Serves as role model by using growth mindset to develop young minds and inspire love of learning. Committed to closely monitoring progress for long-term success. Strong communication skills and drive to excite students about learning. Specializing in creating stimulating environments that help students achieve full potential and enjoy learning. Communicates effectively and maintains strong relationships with scholars, families and colleagues. Knowledgeable about planning activities, field trips and projects to diversify instruction and immerse students in subject material. Enthusiastic Teacher with superb leadership and communication skills with strong desire to build positive student rapport and educate in complex subject matter. Develops and uses variety of assessment data to refine curricula and instructional practice. Skilled team player skilled at working with all levels of faculty, administrators and parents to resolve problems and conflicts professionally. Enthusiastic Teacher with superb leadership and communication skills. Easily cultivates trusting and productive relationships with students, parents, teachers and administration. Successful at working closely with students and parents for comprehensive education. Resourceful Teacher supporting variety of methods to instruct students in and outside classroom. Dedicated to motivating others and knowledgeable in safety procedures and IDOE testing requirements. Skilled in lesson-plan design, monitoring student progress and implementing modern systems to optimize learning. Dedicated to comprehensive student education and long-term success. Studious and passionate worker with extensive knowledge of teaching and updating teaching procedures. Committed to mentoring students to enhance participation and increase overall success. Outgoing and friendly with fantastic attention to detail. Practiced Teacher with 35 years of experience implementing English/Reading curriculum within multi-cultural classrooms. Recognized for excellence in supporting development of culturally diverse student population and developing individualized plans for various learning levels. Proven background improving student literacy and math levels through innovative activities and lesson plans. Strategic in blending organizational skills thorough educational background. Works well with children, parents, colleagues and supervisors. Compassionate with teaching. Skilled in lesson-plan design, monitoring student progress and implementing modern systems to optimize educations. Dedicated to comprehensive student education and long-term success. Systematic and driven with strong attention to detail and dedication to developing and managing successful analytical processes. Very experienced in technology and presenting Professional Development to staff and co-workers, Administrators, effective in Google Classroom/GSuite, and various other apps and programs.

Skills
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Teaching, tutoring and counseling
  • Emergent curriculum
  • Differentiated learning techniques
  • Standardized testing techniques
  • Interdisciplinary teaching
  • Tutoring and after school help
  • Student assessment and achievement
  • Mastery of English/Language Arts
  • Title I knowledge
  • School improvement committee
  • Classroom management
  • Special needs students
  • Parent and student communication
  • Student rapport
  • Quizzes, tests and exams
  • Clear public speaking skills
  • Course material development
  • Calm under pressure
  • English, Reading and Data/Instructional Coach teaching qualification
  • Interactive teaching/learning
  • Innovative lesson planning
  • Positive atmosphere promotion
  • Instructional best practices
  • Learning assessments
  • Effectively work with parents
  • Effective listening
  • Curriculum development
  • Reporting and documentation
  • Excellent classroom management
  • CPR/First-aid certified
  • Organizational development knowledge
  • Indiana Teaching Certification with MS/HS Education endorsement
  • Parent/teacher conferences
  • Performance assessments
  • Excellent reading comprehension
  • Urban public schools
  • Essay writing technique development
  • Differentiated instruction specialist
  • Behavior modification
  • Creative lesson plan development
Experience
08/2017 to Current Teacher Lutheran Services | Waterloo, IA,
  • Engaged students and boosted understanding of material using focused instructional strategies and hands-on activities.
  • Helped students build learning and study skills to achieve educational goals.
  • Assisted fellow teachers with assignment development, special projects, tests, administrative updates and grading.
  • Taught students to exercise problem solving methodology and techniques during tests.
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents and teaching staff.
  • Combined discipline plan with effective measures and lesson plans to increase concentration, participation and progress student accountability.
  • Encouraged student critical thinking and discussion in Reading/English course using variety of teaching techniques.
  • Monitored student progress using exams and assignments to check for thorough understanding.
  • Applied proactive behavior management techniques to facilitate classroom discipline.
  • Created and enforced child-based, hands-on curriculum to promote student interest and receptive learning.
  • Differentiated instruction according to student ability and skill level.
  • Developed interesting course plans with multimedia learning tools to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students.
  • Scheduled and held parent-teacher conferences to keep parents up-to-date on children's academic performance.
  • Established course websites to make updated handouts and other resources available to students at all times.
  • Attended and participated in department staff meetings to brainstorm ideas on Reading/English curriculum issues.
  • Attended and participated in department staff meetings to brainstorm ideas on Reading/ Staff Development issues.
  • Designed lesson plans for 7/8th grade students to increase interest in English and Reading classes.
  • Met with parents and guardians to discuss students' progress and areas requiring improvement.
  • Implemented assessment tools to evaluate student progress and identify weak points.
  • Maintained safe classroom to enable students to learn in conducive environment.
  • Designed compelling lesson plans focused on literature and writing learning goals for Reading/English level classes.
08/2016 to Current Speech Teacher New Story Schools | Deltaville, VA,
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Enhanced lessons using Smart Board technology and computers.
  • Worked with students with specialized needs to accomplish tasks and build practical skills.
  • Fostered positive and trusting relationships with students to increase engagement.
  • Established and communicated clear objectives for lessons, units and projects to students and parents.
  • Encouraged student empathy of others to build confidence and improve self-image.
Current to 06/2016 Data/Building Instructional Coach Lutheran Services | Dubuque, IA,
  • Facilitated and executed strategies to educate customers on Technology and English areas.
  • Developed and deployed structured testing and research processes among English/Language Arts and Math groups.
  • Gathered English/Language Arts and Math information using IDOE and Teachers data.
  • Assessed IDOE Math and English Data data processes to identify opportunities for productivity enhancement throughout the year.
  • Built collection, analysis and reporting frameworks from scratch and devised techniques for maximizing system usefulness.
  • Set up structures for producing weekly English/Language Arts and Data Wall reports.
  • Implemented Color Coded Scheme algorithms to evaluate and solve diverse school/grade level performance problems.
  • Created quarterly plans centered on meeting short-and long-term objectives by maximizing impact and coordinating tests in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Worked alongside team members and leaders to identify analytical requirements and collect information to meet State and School demands.
  • Used IDOE and School wide data and various techniques to break down, interpret and model data.
  • Reviewed several grade level weaknesses to strengthen State and District Scores on Standardized Testing, and enhanced strategic planning and support decision-making processes with solid data.
09/1986 to 06/2013 Teacher Gary Community School Corporation | City, STATE,
  • Engaged students and boosted understanding of material using focused instructional strategies and hands-on activities.
  • Helped students build learning and study skills to achieve educational goals.
  • Assisted fellow teachers with assignment development, special projects, tests, administrative updates and grading.
  • Taught students to exercise problem solving methodology and techniques during tests.
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents and teaching staff.
  • Combined discipline plan with effective measures and lesson plans to increase concentration, participation and progress student accountability.
  • Encouraged student critical thinking and discussion in Language Arts/English course using variety of teaching techniques.
  • Monitored student progress using exams and assignments to check for thorough understanding.
  • Applied proactive behavior management techniques to facilitate classroom discipline.
  • Worked outside normal hours to be available to answer parent and student questions.
  • Created and enforced child-based, hands-on curriculum to promote student interest and receptive learning.
  • Differentiated instruction according to student ability and skill level.
  • Developed interesting course plans with multimedia learning tools to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students.
  • Scheduled and held parent-teacher conferences to keep parents up-to-date on children's academic performance.
  • Attended and participated in department staff meetings to brainstorm ideas on IDOE assessment issues.
  • Designed lesson plans for 7th-11th grade students to increase interest in English/Language Arts classes.
  • Scheduled tutoring sessions (Saturday & After School) to help students improve grades and gain better grasp course material.
  • Met with parents and guardians to discuss students' progress and areas requiring improvement.
  • Implemented assessment tools to evaluate student progress and identify weak points.
  • Maintained quiet, safe classroom to enable students to learn in conducive environment.
  • Provided and participated in workshops, trainings and conferences to improve educational skills.
  • Designed compelling lesson plans focused on literature and writing learning goals for English/Language Arts 7th-11th grade level classes.
  • Prepared and graded English within a 2 day period subject tests for students.
  • Used various methods, including Acuity, Plato and IXL to teach students with different learning abilities.
  • Tutored 35-75 students per week before, after school and on Saturdays to enhance knowledge and abilities.
  • Mentored students needing extra assistance in understanding lessons or concepts.
  • Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among class of 30 students.
  • Performed student background reviews to ascertain learning deficiencies and strengths to develop tailored lessons based on student needs.
  • Received IDOE recognition for contributions to innovative concepts in classroom instruction.
  • Implemented student discipline measures, decreasing classroom disruptions.
  • Identified and documented learning achievements by reporting outcomes, performance information and program adjustments used to boost comprehension.
  • Introduced and encouraged debate-style classroom setting to increase student active participation and critical thinking.
  • Completed English/Language Arts progress reports with individualized notes and improvement strategies.
  • Tested students' comprehension of subject matter through quizzes, tests and projects.
  • Applied effective teaching principles to directly impact students, improving standardized tests scores
  • Tutored students requiring extra help and gave additional practice work to help improve concept understanding.
  • Researched new teaching tools and resources to use in classroom.
  • Motivated students to be more engaged in classes through applying positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Taught Language Arts students how to improve grasp of material and test performance.
  • Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards.
  • Created positive learning atmosphere by incorporating Reward of Point System items into classroom.
  • Closely monitored and recorded student progress to create detailed learning plans for struggling students.
  • Developed and implemented lesson plans that addressed general students as well as those with individualized 504 plan as part of integrated classroom.
  • Remained calm and patient in all student interactions to support individual growth and development.
  • Developed individualized lesson plans based on each student's IEP goals.
  • Interacted with parents, teachers and State and Building Level Administrators to maintain productive communication throughout program participation.
  • Planned and implemented lessons using variety of teaching strategies to meet diverse student needs.
  • Participated in educational workshops to learn new techniques to bolster student participation in class.
  • Held conferences with parents to address questions, discuss academic progress and encourage learning goals.
  • Tutored children individually and in small groups to help with difficult subjects.
  • Tested students with quizzes, essays and exams to gauge learning effectiveness.
  • Employed wide variety of fiction and non-fiction textual materials to encourage students to read independently.
  • Planned and implemented lessons using various teaching strategies to meet diverse student needs.
  • Assessed students' understanding of subject matter through examinations and in-depth essay writing.
  • Implemented creative ways to foster curiosity for complex principles through hands-on learning and planned activities.
  • Met with administrators and department team members to work on curriculum planning and assessment methods.
  • Strengthened parent-teacher and parent-child communication by holding regular parent-teacher conferences.
  • Evaluated students on same day basis and adjusted lessons accordingly to incorporate improvements.
  • Led students through safety procedures, including active shooter and fire drills.
Education and Training
Expected in Master of Arts | English/Computer Science Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN GPA:
Expected in 06/1986 Bachelor of Arts | Education National College of Education, Evanston, Illinois, GPA:
Websites, Portfolios, Profiles
  • My Educational Productions via Facebook
  • Newspaper articles available upon request
  • DVD'd of Youth Empowerment Summits available upon request.
Athletic Coaching

I coached Boys' Basketball 6th-8th grade at Tolleston Middle School for 13 years winning 12 City Champioship Titles and 12 undefeated seasons.

Coached 8th Grade Girls Basketball and Volleyball to City Championships and undefeated seasons at Tolleston.

Youth Empowerment Summits

Provided two Youth Empowerment Summits at West Side Leadership Academy and at Tolleston Middle School. Brought in a Gary native and Horace Mann graduate (currently a TV producer in Floridia via B.E.T. in New York) to host the program and radio station WGCI.

Activities and Honors
  • National Education Association (NEA), 1990-Present
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Member
  • Received Teacher of the Year and awarded a Golden Apple
  • Received Coach of the Year

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School Attended
  • Indiana University Northwest
  • National College of Education
Job Titles Held:
  • Teacher
  • Speech Teacher
  • Data/Building Instructional Coach
  • Teacher
Degrees
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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