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Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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  • Creative, resourceful and highly organized teacher with experience developing and leading classes that improve the skills and performance of diverse learners.
  • Exceptional communication skills combined with an in-depth understanding of traditional and modern solutions to student needs.
  • Skilled in analyzing student needs and developing customized approaches to unique learning styles.
  • Experience with working with a racially and culturally diverse student body.
  • Coordinator for the Extended School Year summer school program for students with special education needs.
  • Member of the RTI (Response to Intervention)/Teacher Assistance Team, partnering with fellow teachers to develop strategies and interventions for struggling students.
  • Partnered with the behavior interventionist to design and implement PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports) plans on individual and class-wide levels.
  • Mentor Teacher, providing leadership to new K-3 teachers in lesson planning, behavior management, classroom management and inclusion of academically diverse students.
  • Project Choices Coach, assisting regular education and special education teachers collaborate towards building inclusive classrooms.
  • FAIRMONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Lockport, Illinois 9/2001 to 6/2005
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Accountable for planning and implementing daily lessons and activities to stimulate the social, emotional, cognitive and large/small motor development of 20 at-risk PreK students.
  • Encouraged students to share ideas, interests and likes/dislikes, and developed lessons for writing, reading and other core subjects with games and music to build enthusiasm.
  • Conducted home visits concerning student discipline, attendance and classwork; encouraged parent participation in student progress.
  • Responsible for supervision and evaluation of student teachers and teacher aides.
  • Provided Mathematics tutoring to grade 5 students.
  • Highlights:
  • Wrote and administered state grants for PreK school supplies.
  • Academic
  • Basic
  • Coach
  • Content
  • Data Analysis
  • Documentation
  • Educator
  • Equity
  • Focus
  • Grants
  • Instruction
  • Leadership
  • Math
  • Mathematics
  • Meetings
  • Mentor
  • Policy Analysis
  • Progress
  • Reading
  • Staff training
  • Supervision
  • Teaching
  • Teacher
  • Time management
  • Tutoring
Visiting Instructor, 07/2019 to Current
State Of Louisiana Bastrop, LA,
  • Responsible for teaching graduate and undergraduate special education courses in person and online.
  • Create content that assesses and evaluates student learning outcomes, skills, and dispositions.
  • Create engaging lessons that focus on differentiated instruction, collaboration, assessment and identification and characteristics and methods of teaching students with exceptionalities.
  • Supervise candidates during their field experience.
  • Collaborate with fellow instructors to create course content and share ideas.
  • Demonstrate commitment to diversity and equity in education through teaching.
Coordinator of Services, 12/2018 to 07/2019
Crescent View South Charter School Fresno, CA,
  • Responsible for coordinating support services for students with disabilities and assisting in providing a successful educational experience.
  • Conduct intake meetings to discuss student needs, evaluate documentation and provide accommodations.
  • Coordinate testing accommodations.
  • Coordinate student workers.
  • Facilitate communication between students and faculty to ensure that students are provided appropriate accommodations and all have a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities.
  • Make appropriate referrals to other offices on campus when necessary.
  • Work with students on time management, study skills, acclimation to campus in relation to their disability.
  • Provide staff training sessions about disability services.
Educational Diagnostician, 07/2016 to 12/2018
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to asses and diagnose learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, autism, other health impairments, and cognitive disabilities in students grades K12.
  • Attend Response to Intervention meetings and collaborate with special and regular education teachers to develop strategies and interventions for students.
  • Case manager for students in grades K-12 for 3 school districts.
  • Vocational and career assessment, motor skills assessment, assess basic academic skills, adaptive behavior skills, perceptual skills, and social skills.
Special Education Teacher, 08/2006 to 05/2016
  • Implement learning strategies for cross-curriculum objectives within cross-categorical settings (co-teaching and self-contained).
  • Instruct students with special learning needs from socially and economically diverse backgrounds, teaching various subjects to grades 2-3 students.
  • Maintain a positive, encouraging classroom focused on creating independence via student-owned strategies.
  • Utilize positive reinforcement, behavior guidelines and other behavior modification strategies for students facing a broad range of educational and socio-emotional challenges.
  • Collaborate with teachers, learning specialists and other professionals to share feedback and differentiate instructional methods that maximize students’ ability to retain material.
  • Participate in IEP staffings and development meetings, and incorporate a variety of strategies to make gains in reading performance and level of independence.
  • Utilize Guided Reading and Math in collaboration with co-teacher for grades 2-3 classes.
  • Apply standardized testing to regularly assess student achievement and adapt the curriculum.
  • Design and implement behavior management strategies to individual students and groups.
  • Make special accommodations and integrate students within the least restrictive environment.
  • Provide guidance to student teachers in all areas of lesson planning and classroom management.
Education and Training
M.S: Special Education, Expected in 2006
GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY - University Park, Illinois
B.S: Early Childhood Education, Expected in 2001
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS - Champaign, Illinois
Professional Educator License > Endorsements in Special Education & Early Childhood Education: , Expected in
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY - River Forest, Illinois
Teacher Leadership Studies (Ed. D. in progress) Curriculum Highlights: > Policy Analysis > Organization & Community Partnerships > Advanced Qualitative Analysis > School/District Improvement Using Data Analysis > Ethics for Educational Leadership > School-Based Professional Learning Communities

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  • Visiting Instructor
  • Coordinator of Services
  • Educational Diagnostician
  • Special Education Teacher
  • M.S
  • B.S
  • Professional Educator License > Endorsements in Special Education & Early Childhood Education