Jennifer Jordan

Jennifer Jordan


I would like to obtain a teaching position at an Elementary School in the Polk County area where I can share my passion for teaching children a lifelong love of learning, as well as demonstrate my ability to apply effective teaching strategies in a well-managed classroom. 


  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Cooking
  • Photography

Work History

Work History
Aug 2008 - Jun 2009

Substitute Teacher

Berkley Accelerated Middle School
  • Substituted for a variety of subjects for grade 6, 7 and 8 for classes ranging from 7 to 30 students including Algebra, Geometry, Honors Biology, Technology, Intensive Math, Language Arts, Dance and Media 
  • Developed and implemented  lesson plan for an 8th Grade Honors Biology Class using a 3-tiered lesson plan on Darwin's theory of Evolution.  Utilized cooperative learning and use of Frayer diagrams to maximize student participation and understanding
  • Developed lesson plans for 6th,7th, and 8th grade Intensive Math using hands-on equations
  • Participated as parent representative for school's SACS accreditation  
  • Completed 30 hours field experience for EPI Program
Aug 2004 - May 2008

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Berkley Charter School
  • Developed and implemented lesson plans focusing on social, emotional, physical and academic growth to meet  and exceed Florida's Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Standards for 18-20 three- and four-year-old children
  • Maintained individual student portfolios including skills checklists, work samples and narrative reports of areas needing improvement
  • Interacted with parents to provide regular progress reports
  • Displayed children's work in creative and fun ways to boost self-esteem and maintain motivation
  • Designed and distributed regular newsletters to promote parent involvement
  • Used hands-on activities and use of manipulatives to accommodate different learning styles
  • Incorporated use of Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures on regular basis for student exploration of concepts
  • Integrated technology as a part of daily lessons (use of computers, LCD projector, Smartboard, etc.)
  • Maintained a classroom environment that recognized and encouraged diversity 
  • Designed and utilized learning centers on a daily basis 
Sep 2001 - Jun 2004

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

St. John's Christian School
  • Developed and implemented lesson plans for classroom consisting of 12 4-year-old children
  • Responsible for class performances for Winter and Spring Programs (song choice, costume design, practices, etc)
  • Designed and utilized learning centers on daily basis
  • Maintained skills checklists for student progress
  • Designed and distributed regular newsletter to enhance parent communication
  • Responsible for monthly chapel lesson to be presented by class to all students in school
Apr 1999 - Sep 2001

Stay-at-Home Mom

Apr 1994 - Apr 1999

Human Resource/Operations Manager

Norrell Staffing
  • Managed day-today operations of workforce management company employing up to 400 employees at various client locations
  • Responsible for all hiring, counseling, training and dismissal of employees including recruiting and interviewing of potential candidates
  • Published employee literature including handbooks, training materials, and newsletters
  • Processed payroll
  • Performed regular visits to client locations to insure customer satisfaction
  • Responsible for company adherence to all applicable Florida employment and worker's compensation laws


Sep 2008 - Apr 2009

Completion of EPI Program

Polk Community College
Mar 2007 - May 2007

Nova Southeastern University Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies

Completed 6 credit hours of on-line coursework including Administration of Childcare and Education Programs; and Creative Arts in the Early Childhood Classroom 

Aug 1986 - May 1989

Bachelor of Arts

Jan 1985 - Aug 1986

Associate of Arts

Attended Early Admissions Program during senior year in high school beginning in January 1985

Aug 1982 - Jun 1985


Winter Haven Senior High School



Teaching WIth Love and Logic

Berkley Charter School

Professional Educator's Certificate K-6

State of Florida Department of Education
Aug 2001 - Present

Behavioral Observation and Screening

Florida Department of Children and Families
Jun 2007 - Present

Staff Credential Verification

Florida Department of Children and Families
Aug 2005 - Present

Kagan Cooperative Learning Institute for Success

Orlando, Florida
Oct 2001 - Present

Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children

Florida Department of Children and Families
Jul 2007 - Present

VPK Education Standards Training

Department of Education, West Central Region
Jun 2001 - Present

Child Care Safety and Nutrition

Florida Department of Children and Families