Can you guys take a look at my resume?

Discussion in 'Preschool' started by JenK26, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. JenK26

    JenK26 Rookie

    Jul 2, 2008
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    Oct 8, 2009

    Hello, I am applying for preschool teacher positions but I'm not sure I have the right stuff in my resume to even get an interview. I'd love some feedback and even some help and suggestions as to what I should add to my resume to make employers want to call me for an interview. Thanks!


    Dedicated, resourceful and goal-driven professional educator with a solid commitment to the social and academic growth and development of every student.
    Great interpersonal and communication skills to foster meaningful relationships with students, staff, and parents.
    2 years experience working with special needs children.
    Certified grades one through five in Maryland.

    Areas of Teaching Proficiencies

    · Small Group Instruction
    · Classroom Management
    · Student Motivation
    · Parent-Teacher Communication

    · Creative Lesson Planning
    · Hands-on Approach


    Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and English (2005)
    Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ
    GPA: 3.0


    Maryland Professional Eligibility Certificate (Grades 1–5)
    New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (Preschool–3)
    New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (K–5)


    August 2008 – June 2009
    Katherine Thomas School, Rockville, MD
    Teacher Assistant (2nd and 3rd grade class)
    Lead small group instruction on a daily basis.
    Supervised 10 students at all times.
    Provided one on one support for the students.
    Substituted when head teacher was absent.

    September 2007 – August 2008
    Pleasantdale Elementary School, West Orange, NJ
    Special Education Instructional aide (Preschool autistic)
    Lead in small group instruction.
    Worked one on one with different children doing discrete trials.
    Supervised children during specials such as lunch, gym, art, music, and playtime.
    Encouraged children to communicate using their PECS books.

    May 2006 - August 2007
    Little Rock Early Learning Center, Roseland, NJ
    Preschool Teacher (3 – 5 year olds)
    Planned and created weekly themed lessons.
    Carried out effective classroom management strategies.
    Communicated effectively with parents about their children’s development.
    Planned and created several bulletin boards.

    September 2005 – February 2006
    Knowledge Beginnings, Roseland, NJ
    Preschool Teacher (2 ½ – 4 year olds)
    Implemented preschool curriculum.
    Established positive rapport with parents and staff.

    January 2005 – May 2005
    Grandview Elementary School, North Caldwell, NJ
    Student Teacher (Kindergarten)
    Planned, developed, and taught all lessons in all subject areas including balanced literacy.
    Utilized effective classroom management strategies.
    Planned and created a curriculum related bulletin board.


    September 2002 – December 2004
    St. Mary’s Child Care, Denville, NJ
    Assistant Teacher (3-4 year olds)
    Organized activities including playtime, reading, and craft projects.

    September 2001 – June 2002
    Hilltop Child Care, Caldwell, NJ
    Assistant Teacher (3-4 year olds)
    Assisted teachers with the children’s daily activities and other class preparations.

    June 2001 – August 2001
    Franklin Reformed Church, Nutley, NJ
    Assistant Teacher (4th grade)
    Supervised various classroom and playtime activities.
    Assisted with supervision of field trips.


    Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet, and E-mail

    **References available upon request**
  3. shellie1619

    shellie1619 Rookie

    Aug 29, 2009
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    Oct 8, 2009

    Your resume looks great. For mine, I had the resume with my objective, education and experience listed then I created a cover page. The cover page has 4 paragraphs.
    1-I am seeking employment and why I would be a great hire...
    2-my educatation in a nut shell...
    3-the documentation that I have for employment (fingerprints, background check etc...)
    4- I would like to be granted an inteview, please call me etc.

    I staple the two together and away it goes! I hope this helps
    and best of luck in your employment hunt :)
  4. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

    Apr 12, 2006
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    Oct 8, 2009

    It sounds like you really do have a lot of experience dealing with Pre-K kids, but one has to really sort through your resume to find it. I think you need more emphasis on the work you've done with young kids, what you've taught and the successes you've had. I also think you should put more emphasis on that early-education special ed background.

    Good luck!
  5. TeacherSandra

    TeacherSandra Enthusiast

    Oct 29, 2006
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    Oct 8, 2009

    Wow; it does sound great. I, too, would focus on your PreK experiences right off the bat so that it pops off your resume.
  6. Mrs_Barrett

    Mrs_Barrett Cohort

    Nov 30, 2005
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    Oct 9, 2009

    I will also include your references right into the resume.
  7. Rebel1

    Rebel1 Connoisseur

    Jul 22, 2008
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    Oct 9, 2009

    I posted on your other thread. Check it out.
    Good luck,


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