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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Gifted Art Educator with 4+ years of experience promoting student motivation, participation and creativity through differentiated instruction and positive reinforcement. Expertise in the art of drawing and acrylic painting. Well-versed in introducing art history and new art materials knowledge through engaging hands-on art projects. Dedicated to differentiating learning processes to promote individualized growth.

Skills
  • Lesson Planning
  • Painting
  • Sketching
  • Digital art knowledge
  • Self-motivated professional
  • Organization and Time management
  • Training & Development
  • Activity Planning
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Behavioral improvements
  • Classroom management
  • Visual art instruction
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Curriculum selection
Work History
Virtual Elementary School Teacher, 09/2020 to 05/2021
Multicultural Learning CenterCanoga Park, CA,

Designed and presented creative lesson plans in Second Grade English Language Arts and Fourth Grade Science using variety of teaching techniques to appeal to various learning styles. Monitored caseload of elementary students for progress toward grade level content mastery and course completion. Distributed bi-weekly student progress reports to school district liaisons and parents. Conferred with families on bi-weekly basis to discuss student progress via Zoom.

  • Provided warm, supportive environment for developing academic, social, and emotional growth by reinforcing positive behaviors and celebrating successes for 50 elementary students.
  • Supported at-risk students in improving knowledge of basic concepts by 1:1 remediation sessions in which 85% improved overall grades.
Lead Art Teacher, 10/2016 to 10/2020
Proviso Township High Schools District 209Forest Park, IL,

Inspired students and assisted in developing creativity and self-expression through various art forms and media. Documented student work in order to exhibit and celebrate learning process of each child. Developed and implemented various thematic lesson plans, utilizing age-appropriate material and focusing on relevant topics.

  • Initiated Drawing Club to provide youth ages 11+ with additional opportunities to further their artistic capabilities.
  • Prompted student motivation, participation, and effective listening skills through implementation of positive reinforcements.
  • Positively impacted classroom activities and increase student engagement by utilizing technology, videos, and local artisan presenters.
Elementary School Teacher, 09/2009 to 05/2016
North Kansas City Schools, Clardy ElementaryCity, STATE,

Sought innovative ways to employ technology to assess and address student needs, to support student learning, and to increase student engagement and excitement for learning. Designed and presented lesson plans in all academic subjects using variety of teaching techniques to appeal to various learning styles. Prepared and administered grade-specific assessments regulated by grade level team, school, and school district to monitor students' growth, develop, and implement interventions and remediation, and to report progress to parents.

  • Engaged students, facilitated peer collaboration, and prepared students for real-world application by integrating technology in 100% of lessons.
  • Improved students' Fountas & Pinnell reading levels by 3 or more from beginning to end of school year through explicit instruction within groups of readers with similar abilities and needs.
  • Tutored two groups of six fourth-grade math students for which 80% scored proficient on Missouri state exam (MAP).
Special Education Teacher, 09/2005 to 04/2008
New York City Department OfCity, STATE,

Collaborated with parents, teachers, and other school faculty support team members to develop Individualized Educational Plans, enabling all students to advance toward individual academic targets, grades first, second, and third. Modified general education curriculum for range of students with special needs using various instructional techniques and technologies.

  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to 12 students with diverse special needs in reading, writing, math, social studies, and science.
  • Collaborated with parents, teachers, and other school faculty support team members to develop Individualized Educational Plans, enabling all students with disabilities grades 1-3 to advance toward individual academic targets.
  • Modified general education curriculum using various instructional techniques and technologies with which 80% of students made adequate progress.
Education
Master of Science: Special Education, Expected in 05/2007
College of Staten Island of The City University of New York - Staten Island, NY
GPA:
Bachelor of Science: Art Education, Expected in 07/1999
Missouri Western State University - Saint Joseph, MO
GPA:
Certifications
State of Missouri: Special Education Teacher Certification (K-12), Elementary Teacher Certification (1- 6), Art Teacher Certification (Grades K-12) State of Pennsylvania: Elementary Education Teacher Certification (PK - 4) University of Missouri College of Education: eMINTS Certified Educator

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School Attended

  • College of Staten Island of The City University of New York
  • Missouri Western State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Virtual Elementary School Teacher
  • Lead Art Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher

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  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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