Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Creative, dynamic, and effective Educator and Counselor, experienced in creating and fostering learning environments for students to expand knowledge base, raise confidence, and increase personal success.

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 03/2000
  • Psychology Teacher Certification grades 6-12
  • ESE Teacher Certification grades K-12
  • Guidance Counselor Certifications grades K-12
  • Positive Classroom Management
  • Lesson Planning
  • Curriculum Development
  • Student and Faculty Engagement
Work History
09/2000 to Current
Teacher /Counselor University Of Florida Gainesville, FL,
  • Provide personal and career oriented counseling for students ages 11-15
  • Teach lessons to students and faculty related to child safety and mental health concerns
  • Communicate frequently with parents, students and faculty
  • Implement school wide mental health, bully prevention, and substance abuse prevention programs
  • Resolve conflicts by performing in-time crisis intervention and enforcing discipline and behavior metrics.
  • Grade and evaluate student assignments, papers and course work.
  • Implement creative hands-on learning and planned activities.
  • Work cooperatively with teachers, administrators and parents to help students reach learning objectives.
  • Facilitate and attend IEP and 504 meetings for students and families.
June to 09/2000
Counselor Mississippi State University (Ms) Starkville, MS,
  • Supported behavioral and emotional needs of clients by providing therapeutic services through one-on-one sessions, group sessions, and family sessions
  • Facilitated therapeutic experiential activities
  • Utilized crisis intervention techniques to deescalate aggressive and hostile behavior of clients
  • Organized frequent summaries and treatment plans for clients
08/1992 to 06/1994
HIV/AIDS Educator University Of Central Florida City, STATE,
  • Educated UCF students about HIV / AIDS prevention, transmission, living with HIV, preventing further transmission, benefits and challenges of HIV care and treatment and access to resources.
06/2016 to Current
Teacher Ocps City, STATE,
  • Planned and implemented integrated lessons to meet national standards.
  • Collaborated with faculty to develop after-school tutoring program for struggling students.
  • Communicated frequently with parents, students and faculty to provide feedback and discuss instructional strategies.
  • Developed and implemented lesson plans that addressed general students as well as those with individualized 504 plans as part of integrated classroom.
  • Directed after-school tutoring and mentoring program serving elementary school students.
  • Reviewed curriculum and devised alternate approaches to presenting lessons to increase student understanding.
  • Devised and implemented strategies to create and maintain cohesive school community within virtual classroom setting.
  • Completed daily reports, meal count sheets and attendance logs.
  • Incorporated multiple types of teaching strategies into classroom.
  • Encouraged creative thinking and motivated students by addressing individual strengths and weaknesses based on standardized testing results.
  • Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course content to achieve student-centered learning.
  • Piloted program to address proposed state subject area competencies and standards.
  • Held conferences with parents to address questions, discuss academic progress and encourage learning goals.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Worked cooperatively with other teachers, administrators and parents to help students reach learning objectives.
  • Supported student teachers by mentoring on classroom management, lesson planning and activity organization.
  • Promoted physical, mental and social development using classroom games and activities.
  • Incorporated exciting and engaging activities to achieve student participation and hands-on learning.
  • Graded and evaluated student assignments, papers and course work.
  • Implemented and encouraged debate-style classroom environment to increase student engagement and promote critical thinking.
  • Designed dynamic lesson plans based on student interests to increase overall student GPA.
  • Developed fundraisers and completed grant documentation to raise money for district.
  • Implemented creative ways to foster curiosity for complex principles through hands-on learning and planned activities.
  • Supervised learning groups of students in classroom stations.
  • Instructed students in core educational principles, concepts and in-depth subject matter.
  • Maintained system required passing rate for years.
  • Attended and facilitated IEP meetings for students and families.
  • Fostered team collaboration between students through group projects.
  • Enhanced student knowledge of technology by integrating various web-based applications for research and assignments.
Expected in 06/1996
Master of Arts: Mental Health Counseling
Webster University - Orlando, Florida,
Expected in 06/1994
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology
University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL

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