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My professional objective is to establish myself as a highly competent educator; who will enthusiastically teach my students in an enjoyable, relatable way, creating a safe, stimulating learning environment. I will help every student develop a life-long passion for learning by creating engaging, relevant, inclusive lessons aligned with CT and Common Core Standards. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>


Mrs. Deegan

“Jessica participates in small groups; literature circles; 1 on 1; reading work with students; 1:1 conferencing during writing; and whole group DOL. She jumps right in to working with students, and utilizes her time here to the fullest.”

Sandi Pavkov

“Students love to work with Jessica and she has been very helpful to them and me. Jessica has really become a part of this class and rarely needs direction from me. She is able to see what needs to be done and she does it. She is very at ease talking to the whole class or working one-on-one.”


Student Teaching and Internships<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>


vCurrent student teacher, Third grade, Turkey Hill School in Orange, CT, 2012-2013. <o:p></o:p>

o  Managing a third grade classroom under the guidance of a veteran teacher. <o:p></o:p>

o  Planning and implementing lessons aligned with district and Common Core State Standards.<o:p></o:p>

o  Introduced Responsive Classroom Morning Meeting and management techniques.<o:p></o:p>

o  Facilitating daily reader’s theatre and small reading groups leveled to students’ ZPD. <o:p></o:p>

o  Reviewed student data with colleagues and grade-level data team.<o:p></o:p>

o  Differentiating for gifted, special education and Tier 3 students. <o:p></o:p>

o  Attending a variety of school functions and volunteering to look after students during PTO meetings.<o:p></o:p>

o  Substituted for teachers from 1st to 6th grade; paraprofessionals and specials teachers.<o:p></o:p>

vInterned in Kindergarten and Fifth grade at Fair Haven Elementary in New Haven, CT, 2011-2012. <o:p></o:p>

o  Instructed for 20 hours with Mrs. Rosengrant’s class and an additional 20 hours with Mrs. Deegan’s class.<o:p></o:p>

o  Conducted morning meetings, prepared shared, interactive, and guided reading lessons for small literacy groups; and executed running records.<o:p></o:p>

vInterned at Ridge Road Elementary in North Haven for year of 2010-2011. <o:p></o:p>

o  Completed over 42 hours working with a combined fourth and fifth grade class, taught by Mrs. Pavkov.<o:p></o:p>

o  Gained experience working one-on-one; in small groups and with the entire classroom.<o:p></o:p>


Jan 2009Present

Master of Arts in Teaching (Elementary Education)

Quinnipiac University