teacher resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Enthusiastic, passionate and Well-rounded Special Education Teacher skilled at addressing each student's unique needs and creating effective lesson plans to accommodate special circumstances. Provides appropriate and individualized instruction to build foundations for lifelong learning. Develops, implements and acts as teacher of record of Individualized Education Plans for students with disabilities.

  • Speech Communications
  • Certified; MS Office
  • Strong communication skills
  • Engaging
  • Interpersonal Skills Development
  • Physical Condition Assessments
  • Mental Healthcare
  • Crisis Management
  • Active Listening
  • Behavior Observation
  • Data Collection
  • Group Therapy
  • Encouragement and Motivation
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent disposition
  • Social Skills Development
08/2022 to Current Teacher Ohioguidestone | Akron, OH,
  • Engaged students and boosted understanding of material using focused instructional strategies and hands-on activities.
  • Created and enforced child-based, hands-on curriculum to promote student interest and receptive learning.
  • Encouraged student critical thinking and discussion using variety of teaching techniques.
  • Created lesson plans and chose supporting materials to promote positive learning experiences.
  • Enhanced sensory abilities by giving children access to numerous textures and shapes.
  • Implemented hands-on, play-based strategies for experiential learning.
  • Identified children in need of extra support for emotional, health-related or developmental concerns and conceived improvement strategies.
  • Monitored children's play activities to identify additional learning opportunities or behavioral issues.
07/2021 to 02/2022 Grade ELA Teacher Diamond Ranch Academy | Saint George, UT,
  • Modified general education curriculum for regular and special-needs students (IEP/404) based upon a variety of assessments to enhance student learning and success
  • Perform technical and analytical functions by assessing, reassessing, and analyzing testing data to improve teaching practices and student learning
  • Developed curricula to engage student learning
  • Designed and implemented daily lesson plans in compliance with established curriculum
  • Both am/pm class reached Target scores for IReady Diagnostic progressively
  • Implementing technology in the classroom (RecordEx, Smartphones, Clickers, Laptops)
  • Helped develop strong verbal and written communication skills by leading students through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities.
  • Facilitated activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Observed fellow teaching professionals, gathering valuable techniques to use in classroom.
  • Adhered to district standards for reporting on academic progress, student attendance and assessment data.
  • Data growth for students in the following ELA development areas (Vocabulary,
  • Comprehension: Literature and Informational Text, Phonics, High- Frequency Words,
  • Phonological Awareness.
04/2016 to 02/2022 Special Education Teacher JAFCO, Jewish Adoption And Family Care Options, Group Center /Exceptional Children Care | City, STATE,
  • Worked with students age 3-18 with Autism and other developmental delays
  • Taught objectives on individual treatment programs using the principles of applied behavior analysis including discrete trial, shaping, natural environment training, verbal behavior, social skills, self-help, and behavior
  • Implemented ABA techniques including DTT, PRT, PECS to increase language and communication, appropriate play skills, cooperation skills, and daily living skills
  • Track each individual's progress with graphs and daily data collection
  • Educated family on effective strategies and techniques to involve them in their child's progress
  • Attended monthly team meetings with other team members to discuss child's progress and collaborated on techniques to further assist the success of the student.
  • Incorporated interactive visual aids into student lesson plans to support learning objectives.
  • Developed IEP to leverage developmental practices and educational theories to achieve educational objectives.
  • Identified and analyzed delays in student progression toward set goals and implemented, in collaboration with other team members, optimum changes to stimulate student success.
  • Provided psychiatric or personal care to emotionally disturbed or cognitively impaired patients.
12/2012 to 01/2021 Volunteer/Worker Woodhouse Cerebral Palsy Home | City, STATE,
  • Maintained detailed records of services performed on clients.
  • Helped clients communicate with loved ones by typing written messages and relaying verbal messages.
  • Collected and recorded patients' blood pressure, pulse and respirations (TPRs) to evaluate and note basic health status.
  • Partnered with registered nurses and physiotherapists to provide care to patients.
  • Aided with mobility and independence for disabled individuals and continually monitored safety.
  • Observed patients for changes in physical, emotional, mental or behavioral condition and injuries.
  • Created safe and positive living situations for clients by communicating with family and other staff about concerns or challenges.
  • Cooked meals based on nutritional requirements and special diets
  • Observed self-administration of medications to adhere to medication regimen
  • Conferred with multidisciplinary team to deliver optimal care for each client based on individual factors like physical abilities and specific limitations
  • Praise when new limits are achieved also when attempted
Education and Training
Expected in 12/2020 to to Bachelor's degree | Speech Communication, Minor Criminal justice Georgia State University, Atlanta, GPA:
Expected in 08/2016 to to Associates Degree | Nursing Georgia State University, Dunwoody, GPA:
Expected in 05/2014 to to | Norcross High School, Norcross, GPA:
  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
  • Parent Communication Training - 2022
  • Creating a Multicultural Environment License - 2022
  • CCDBG Health and Safety Basics License - 2022
  • Child Development 205/206/207 Training - 2022
  • CPR and FirstAid License - 2022

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School Attended

  • Georgia State University
  • Georgia State University
  • Norcross High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Teacher
  • Grade ELA Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Volunteer/Worker


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Associates Degree

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