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

Trauma Informed Practices Coach who is passionate about doing education differently. Inventive and committed to improving education, I combine a mastery of special education and elementary education pedagogy with a love to teach and help, as well as keen insight into developing alternative, strength based, trauma-sensitive strategies to create a learning environment in which ALL students belong and feel safe to grow academically, socially and emotionally . My ability to provide positive constructive feedback with dignity helps others to create their own transformational change.

  • Experienced and knowledgeable in creating trauma-sensitive environments
  • Clear communicator/collaborator with all stakeholders; addressing needs of whole child
  • Project-based learning advocate
  • Classroom Management
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Excellent evaluation skills; experienced in assessing student development and mentoring new teachers
  • Well- versed in educational technology and best practices
  • Devoted to professional development and continuing education
  • Articulate and honest; exceptional at lending fresh insight and consistent reinforcement to learning
  • Conflict resolution techniques- Restorative Practices
  • Process Improvement
  • Team building/Relationship development
Work History
09/2018 to Current Trauma Informed Practices Coach Aleut Support Services Llc - Main | Fredericksburg, VA,
  • Establishes collaborative professional working relationships with school staff and community partners to implement comprehensive trauma-informed approach to address both preventative and responsible measures for students and staff
  • Engages school administrators and staff in ongoing consultation and coaching that is reflective, responsive and supportive and promotes sustainable trauma-informed practices
  • Provides individualized, classroom-based coaching to support teachers in building supportive relationships with students, and implementing and sustaining trauma-informed practices that promote student success
  • Identifies and facilitates opportunities to enhance positive relationships between school and families, including home visits
  • Designs and facilitates dynamic professional development that support consistent implementation of trauma-informed practices
  • Coaches additional school personnel to support in implementing and sustaining trauma-informed practices
09/2017 to 06/2018 Work Based Learning Coordinator Rutgers University | New Brunswick, NJ,
  • Developed and improved relationships with local business/industry/community organizations fostering work based learning opportunities
  • Created and maintained on online database of employers for student internships and apprenticeships
  • Reviewed student enrollment form and matched student with appropriate Community-based Work Experience, Job Shadow, Student Based Enterprise, Community Service, or Senior Projects
  • Developed CDOS Work Based Learning Advisory Group platform on Schoology for all Districts to utilize and obtain documents
  • Monthly check-ins with site supervisor and students assess progress or support focused area(s) of need
  • Complete WBL assessments, Student Evaluation Reports, Action Plans, and Employability Profiles and review all documents with student
  • Attended professional meetings, conferences, and workshops to maintain professional knowledge and skills and to create collaboration efforts through networking
  • Coordinated annual business and industry appreciation luncheon for work-based learning sites
2001 to 06/2017 Special Education Teacher Broome-Tioga BOCES | City, STATE,
  • Adept at integrating 21st century learning skills in various educational environments including 6:1:1, 8:1:1, self-contained programs
  • Up-to-date with new developments in field, as evidenced by involvement with new initiatives such as Schools That Matter, Restorative Practices, Cultural Responsiveness, Response Ability Pathways, Responsive Classroom, Project Based Learning, PBIS, NCI, CDOS, SEL/Second Step, Technology integration with ISTE Standards, and Life Space Crisis Intervention
  • Used variety of evidenced based instructional practices and assessment to meet needs of diverse learners
  • Developed methods for evaluating and defining instructional needs for all students through progress monitoring
  • Provided guidance (in all professional areas of field) to new teachers as part of mentor program
  • Evaluated practices and ensured compliance with IEP/FBA process and student BIPs
  • Assessed educational technology and provided staff training as part of Technology Team
  • Communicated and collaborated with all stakeholders as lead member of Child Study Team
  • Served on various committees and acted as Chair/Lead Teacher
  • Planned, evaluated and revised course content and course materials
  • Created accessible avenues to increase Family engagement and foster positive school/home relationships.

NYS Teacher Permanent Certification - 2005

NYS SBL Provisional Certification - 2017

Life Space Crisis Intervention Senior Trainer - 2018

Expected in 2017 Master of Science | Educational Leadership Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, Utah GPA:

Expected in 2005 Master of Science | Education SUNY Cortland, Cortland, New York GPA:

Expected in 2000 Bachelor of Science | Special Education Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona GPA:

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