CANDACE X. JONES
Dear Hiring Authority:
I would like to express my interest in working as a certified teacher. I am currently working as an Instructional Paraprofessional at Bethune Elementary School where I primarily serve kindergarten; however, I often work with grades first through fifth as needed. As part-time employment, I work with Club Z! Tutoring. My current assignment is with Testament House Group Home where I tutor at-risk teenage boys. Working with students of all ages has allowed me to see the importance of early intervention. Therefore, it is my sincere desire to use the skills and knowledge that I have acquired to serve students of all ages.
I am confident that my work experience in diverse environments will allow me to make a significant contribution to the growth of your students. I look forward to answering any questions that you may have. Please feel free to contact me at 678-***-**** or by email at email@example.com. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Candacē X. Jones
Atlanta, GA 678-***-**** firstname.lastname@example.org EXPERIENCE
§ Instructional Paraprofessional Mary M. Bethune Elementary Atlanta, Georgia August 2017 - Current
As an instructional paraprofessional, I implement strategy instruction for students with disabilities and non-disabled students in a general classroom setting to provide differentiated instruction for kindergarten through fifth grade. Duties include but are not limited to:
-Preparing educational materials for students.
-Working individually with students with and without Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and/or in small groups to help reinforce learning objectives.
-Teaching lessons, administer tests and maintaining progress monitoring data record.
§ Tutor Club Z! Tutoring Services Atlanta, GA June 2017 - Current As a tutor, I foster a positive learning environment by implementing strategy instruction and support based on student needs for adult and child learners grades 9-12 to expand their capacity in grammar, reading comprehension, writing, and understanding of a text and other English Language Arts skills. Duties include but are not limited to:
-Providing assessments to the student to determine the area of need.
-Giving instructional support and mentorship to male students grade 9-12 in a group home setting who have been identified as having learning disabilities and behavioral issues.
-Providing adult learners with grammar and reading skills in preparation for various testing such as G.E.D. and job readiness testing.
§ Student Teacher Elm Street Elementary/ Babb Middle School Georgia August 2016 - May 2017
As a student teacher under the Master of Arts in Special Education program at the University of West Georgia, I accommodated students in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade with Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP), 504 Plans, Individual Education Plans (IEP) and other behavior management plans for students. Duties included but were not limited to:
-Differentiating assignments for students with disabilities on oral fluency, sight word fluency, phonics, basic math facts mastery, and writing skills.
-Providing small group intervention services in core academic subjects. 3
-Administering class tests; monitor individual student performance; maintain performance chart registers.
§ Lead Officer/Training Assistant Transportation Security Administration Atlanta, GA July 2008 -October 2016
Identified, distributed, balanced workloads according to levels of expertise and need. Trained incoming and veteran team members on new and recurrent security measures. Prepared reports for administrative team providing input regarding employee performance, promotions, reassignments, and awards.
University of West Georgia
Master of Arts in Teaching, Special Education 2017 Clayton State University
Bachelor of Arts, English, 2014
SP ED SOCIAL SCIENCE COGNITIVE LEVEL (P-5, 4-8)
SP ED SCIENCE COGNITIVE LEVEL (P-5, 4-8)
SP ED READING COGNITIVE LEVEL (P-5, 4-8)
SP ED MATH COGNITIVE LEVEL (P-5, 4-8)
SP ED LANGUAGE ARTS COGNITIVE LEVEL (P-5, 4-8)
SP ED GENERAL CURRICULUM (P-12) CONSULTATIVE