Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Career Focus
Experienced teacher seeking a new career where I can creatively utilize my people skills while employing the strong professional skills that I gathered in my years as a senior art director prior to teaching. I am considered to be a responsible, enthusiastic, highly organized, and caring individual with excellent communication skills, and these traits have earned me the trust and respect of my students, their parents, colleagues, and the school administration for the past 16 years.
What sets me apart:
  • Creative and artistic thinker
  • Great organizational skills
  • Quick learner
  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter)
  • Active listening skills
  • Advanced problem-solving
  • Strong design sense
  • Conceptual thinker
  • Excellent time management
  • Enthusiastic people person
  • Socially Perceptive 
  • Collaborative team player
  • Effective work with parents and colleagues
  • Excellent classroom management
  • Active, experiential teaching style
  • Certified in CPR and First Aid
  • Software: InDesign, QuarkXPress, Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Word 
  • ...and my super power is removing splinters almost painlessly!
Work Experience
Wellness Advocate, 04/2015 - Current
Banner Health Fort Collins, CO,

Avid essential oil user with a passion to teach families simple and effective ways to use essential oils to boost energy, reduce the effects of stress, increase sleep quality, manage pain, eliminate seasonal threats, ease discomfort, resolve digestive issues, improve focus, increase productivity, increase emotional well-being, all while saving time and money on healthcare through the use of doTERRA products.

  • Teaching group classes and one-on-one consultations about the benefits of essential oils.
  • Advising customers about product usage to support their health issues.
  • Creating DIY recipes for my own children's line of oil products, Ladybug Natural.
  • Maintaining a social media presence to educate customers in ways to use their oils.
  • Supporting my growing team.
Lead Kindergarten Teacher, 08/2000 - Current
Primrose School Cornelius, NC,

Created a warm and inviting mixed-aged kindergarten class for children 3-6 years old, with an atmosphere of ample time for daily free play and exploration using natural open-ended playthings and materials to nurture a young child's imagination and interconnectedness with the outer world. Class is taught using a play-based non-academic curriculum, and the children engage their imagination and will as they learn artistic and practical life skills through bread baking, soup making, watercolor painting, handcrafts, and woodworking. Their creativity is inspired through story telling, puppet shows, and an active and imaginative daily circle time. 

  • Collaborated with current assistant teacher of eight years to implement daily rhythm, activities, seasonal themes, and festivals.  
  • Supported parents through private conferences (twice a year, and as needed).
  • Presented informational parent evenings, 3 per year. 
  • Member of various faculty/board committees over the years, including Accreditation, Professional Development, Teacher Search, Student Support, Agenda, Social Inclusion, Community Life, and Marketing.
  • External Mentor and Evaluator for teachers/schools in the North American Waldorf movement, 2012–2016. 
  • Internal Mentor for new Early Childhood teachers at WSA, 2007–2008 and 2012–2013.
  • SE Regional Representative for the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America, 2010–2013.
  • Early Childhood Representative to the Core Leadership Team at WSA, 2005–2010.
  • Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees and Finance Committee, 2006–2007.
  • Principal graphic designer for WSA creating handbooks, brochures, t-shirts, marketing materials, ads, banners, fliers, etc., 2002–2010.
  • Graphic designer/editor for the WSA Yearbook, 2004–2005, 2010–2016.
Partner/Publication Design, 01/1997 - 08/2000
Publicis Groupe San Luis Obispo, CA,
  • Co-launched Stateless Design, a freelance design studio offering services in design, content creation, and repurposing of existing media for book and software publishers and other copyright owners.
  • Art directed/designed/project managed the following titles: Birth Flowers of the Landscape, Coral Gables, and Cherokee Town and Country Club.
Senior Art Director, 06/1990 - 01/1997
Exponent, Inc. Bellevue, WA,
  • Art directed/designed/project managed the following art-driven, visual books with an emphasis on good design and illustration (including the cover design and the creation of marketing materials for each title): St. Petersburg • Gettysburg • Looking at Earth • MGM Posters • Casablanca As Time Goes By • Censored Hollywood • Gettysburg • America's Dream Team-the Quest for Olympic Gold • Hoop Dreams: A True Story of Hardship & Triumph • America's Kitchen Cookbook • 50 Greatest Cartoons • Elvis Up Close • Tesla • Movies We Love • The Pagemaster (classic version, children's book) • Pagemaster Audiobook • Dinotopia Audiobook • The Illuminated Christmas Songbook • The Holy Bible with Illustrations from the Vatican Library.
  • Worked closely with authors, editors, production managers, and marketing professionals; hired illustrators; art directed photo shoots; and attended some of the press checks.
  • Turner Publishing was dissolved when TBS merged with Time Warner in 1997.
Senior Graphic Designer, 10/1989 - 11/1990
Communication Arts Company City, STATE,
  • Responsible for the complete project design and production of identity programs, brochures, and annual reports. 
  • Provided Macintosh computer training and support for designers and office personnel.
Assistant Director of Public Relations, 08/1987 - 10/1989
Millsaps College City, STATE,
  • Responsible for the design and production of all college publications, including the student catalog, alumni publications, annual reports, brochures, posters, and event programs.
: Teaching Certificate in Waldorf Early Childhood Education, Expected in 2004
Sunbridge College - Spring Valley, NY
: , Expected in 1991
Portfolio Center - Atlanta, GA
Dates attended: Jan 1991 – July 1991
Bachelor of Science: in Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design, Expected in 1987
Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS
  • Landmark Forum, Atlanta, GA, March 2017 
  • Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN), Aug 2002 - Present
  • Peer Partner volunteer at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Jun 2010 - Jun 2011 

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