Jessica Claire
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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.

Results-driven Professor committed to igniting passion for learning in students, using creativity and alternate thinking to expand students' knowledge. Created lively discussion-based learning environment to capture students' focus.

  • Brightspace
  • Blackboard
  • Data Analysis
  • Equity
  • Mentor
  • Supervision
  • Student performance evaluation
  • In-class lectures
  • Inspiring lectures
  • Motivation
  • Curriculum creation
  • Online class discussion
Visiting Instructor, 07/2019 - Current
Kipp Houston Public Schools Dallas, TX,
  • 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 - 07/2019
Soar Schools Denver, CO,
  • 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 - 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 - 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
Ed.D: Teacher Leadership, Expected in

Teacher Leadership Studies (Ed. D. in progress)

Currently finishing dissertation on teacher attitudes towards professional development in special education .

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

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