teacher assistant resume example with 16+ years of experience

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

Dedicated Teacher Assistant with passion for working with children at multiple grade levels. Highly proficient in leading recreational and educational activities when providing head teachers support in all aspects of classroom management. Accomplished in building long-lasting relationships with students, parents, and colleagues. Attentive educator with 15+ years of experience guiding students in school setting. Successful at leading classroom activities, tutoring, and modeling. Maintain student interest using engaging teaching methods, friendliness and enthusiastic attitude. Motivated educator with deep passion for helping students excel by supporting teachers and enhancing classroom environments. Proficient in organizing supplies, cleaning rooms and planning fun activities. Good tutoring, recordkeeping and time management skills.

  • Classroom support
  • Stress management
  • One-on-one and small group instruction
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Maintaining safe environments
  • Special needs students
  • Positive student engagement
  • Effective listening
  • Team collaboration
  • Behavioral/cognitive skills development
  • Behavior modeling
  • Setting up activities
09/2013 to Current
Teacher Assistant California Connections Academy - Kern County Indianapolis Or Home-Based, IN,
  • Monitored students in class, hallways and lunch to supervise, enforce rules and support lead teacher.
  • Prepared bulletin boards, classroom materials and individual student portfolios to support teacher plans.
  • Drove social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development through age-appropriate enrichment activities.
  • Conducted special assessments and tutoring sessions to support individual student needs.
  • Used exercises and repetition to assist students in learning foundational educational concepts.
  • Graded assignments and tests using answer key, documented results and informed lead teacher of students' performance.
  • Participated in meetings with parents concerning child's progress and areas of concern during parent-teacher conferences.
  • Distributed classroom materials and supplies such as pencils, paper and art materials.
  • Contributed to positive, educational setting by delivering gentle discipline and promoting student success.
  • Attended in-services, workshops and seminars.
  • Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
08/2006 to 08/2013
Home Base Visitor Iowas Of Oklahoma Perkins, OK,
  • Supported parents in making key educational plans and decisions for children.
  • Set up and maintained monthly educational activity calendars.
  • Kept family and children assessments current and updated portfolios for each child on a daily basis.
  • Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
  • Designed compelling lesson plans focused on literature and writing learning goals for each individual student.
  • Worked one-on-one with students to create individualized lesson plans to increase progress.
  • Used children's literature to teach and reinforce reading, writing, grammar and phonics.
  • Taught students in various stages of cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional development.
  • Motivated students to be more engaged in home visits through applying positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Performed student background reviews to ascertain learning deficiencies and strengths to develop tailored lessons based on student needs.
  • Developed individualized lesson plans based on each student's IEP goals.
  • Incorporated technology into the homes to maximize student progress and understanding of certain activities.
  • Established weekly anecdotal records and portfolios to assess student progress.
  • Identified early signs of emotional, developmental and health delays or problems in students and followed up with parents.
  • Scheduled and held parent-teacher conferences to keep parents up-to-date on children's academic performance.
  • Observed children and recorded activities, maintained daily records and created safe environments during at home visits.
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents and teaching staff.
10/2003 to 12/2005
Coach Super Soccer Stars, Amazing Athletes & Jumpbunch Philadelphia, PA,
  • Checked equipment and monitored common areas to maintain neatness, organization and proper upkeep while remaining vigilant on safety.
  • Upheld safety of all team members during practice, exercise, game play and down times.
  • Applied evaluation techniques and personal knowledge to assess abilities to assign players to correct positions on team.
  • Mentored and encouraged youth to develop strong work ethic by being positive role model and practicing skills regularly.
  • Observed culture of good sportsmanship, cooperation and responsibility among athletes and coaching staff.
  • Observed consistent program of stretching and proper conditioning in effort to reduce injuries.
09/2003 to 06/2005
Substitute Teacher Muroc Joint Unified Edwards, CA,
  • Applied proactive behavior management techniques to facilitate classroom discipline.
  • Educated students in various subjects to provide seamless transition during absence of head teacher.
  • Implemented lesson plans assigned by classroom teacher to educate students about key concepts.
  • Engaged students in discussions to promote interest and drive learning.
  • Maintained student attendance and assignment records to prevent lapses during teacher absences.
  • Differentiated classroom and small group instruction to meet needs of students with various learning styles and abilities.
  • Enforced classroom routines to keep students on schedule and operating at consistent level.
  • Provided notes and reports on school day activities to primary teacher.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2021
Childhood Education MST B-6: Education
SUNY Potsdam - Potsdam, NY
Expected in 03/2020
Bachelor of Science: Education
SUNY Empire State College - Saratoga Springs, NY
Expected in 05/2003
Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts And General Studies
Jefferson Community College - Watertown, NY
Expected in 06/1999
High School Diploma:
Beaver River Central School - Beaver Falls NY,
Additional Information
  • Accomplished tenure as a Teacher Assistant at Beaver River Central School
  • Maintained a GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Teacher Assistant Certified

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School Attended

  • SUNY Potsdam
  • SUNY Empire State College
  • Jefferson Community College
  • Beaver River Central School

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  • Home Base Visitor
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  • Substitute Teacher


  • Childhood Education MST B-6
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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