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Jenna Baker

3072 Sea Gate Circle, Merritt Island, Fl. 32953 · jjistigger@aol.com· Tel: (214) 802-0806

Personal Statement
I am a hardworking, helpful, and dedicated individual who has great organizational skills. My love of learning has allowed me
to experience numerous types and levels of educational settings. Finding solutions to challenging tasks is one of my many
strengths. I love to make differentiated curriculum that is teacher and student friendly which uses the 21st century skills that
are necessary for student success.

Achievements
· EC-12 Special Education Certificate
· PK-12 Physical Education Certificate
· Generalist EC-6 Certificate
· Generalist 4-8 Certificate
· ESL EC-12 Supplemental Certificate

Florida Department of Education Certifications


- Athletic Coaching Certificate
- Exceptional Student Education (Grades K-12)

Work Experience

ESE Department Head/teacher (July 2017- present)


Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School, Brevard County, 1500 Minutemen Causeway, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Provide instruction to students with disabilities in a small group setting. Work cooperatively with classroom teachers who
have exceptional students; assist students with regular class assignments as needed/required. Use effective positive
interpersonal communication skills to confer frequently with parents and staff regarding IEPs; prepare and /or update IEPs.
Use appropriate techniques and strategies that promote and enhance critical, creative, and evaluative thinking of students.
Implement appropriate instruction strategies and materials that reflect each student’s culture, learning styles, special needs,
and socioeconomic background. Work with new teachers in my department to help them develop and implement effective
teaching practices and discipline procedures.

Teacher/Case Manager (Aug 2015- May 2017)


Parkhill Junior High School in Richardson ISD, 16500 Shadybank Dr., Dallas, Texas 75248

Responsible for accurately completing Special Education paperwork and managing my Special Education caseload.
Modifying the 8th grade general education reading and writing curriculum and implementing was only one of my many duties.
I provided accommodation and In Class Teacher support in the areas of math, science, and social studies daily. Prepared for
and provided oral administration of tests for students who receive that accommodation. Constant communication with
students, peers, and parents was necessity.

Teacher/Coach (Aug 2004-Jun-2006)


Western Hills High School in Fort Worth ISD, 3600 Boston Avenue, Benbrook, Texas 76116

Worked in the Behavior Improvement Classroom with 9th-12th grade students. Created my own curriculum for up to 17
different high school classes at one point. Used the Boystown Behavioral Skills Program, and supported student's behavior in
the general education classroom setting. Coached Junior Varsity Volleyball and Junior Varsity Basketball.
Teacher & Varsity Coach (Aug 2003 - Jun-2004)
Blue Ridge Middle School in Blue Ridge ISD, 10688 CR 504 Blue Ridge, Texas 75424

Taught Resource Reading and Language Arts to 7th and 8th grade students. Coached Varsity Volleyball and oversaw the
Junior High Volleyball Program as well.

PE Teacher/Coach (Aug 2001 - Jun-2003)


Carpenter Middle School in Plano ISD, 3905 Rainier, Plano, TX. 75023

Taught PE for grades 6-8 and a Partners PE Class. Coached volleyball, basketball, and track. Additional duties included
supervising the lunch room.

Education
Bachelor of Science (Jan 1998 - Dec 2000)
University of North Texas , Denton, Texas

Coursework: Science, physical education, and teacher education courses. Upon graduation and obtaining my teaching
certificate, I had offers to teach at both of the schools where I completed my student teaching.

Activities: Worked part time U-Haul, Summit Volleyball club, and KinderCare Daycare.

Associates of Arts & Science (Jan 1997 - Dec 1997)


Brookhaven Community College, Farmers Branch, Texas

Coursework: Dean's List both semesters. Played on the volleyball team until I tore my ACL.

Activities: Working at Voyager Extended Learning gave me my first experience of teaching a curriculum to school age
students.

Undergrad (Jul 1995 - Dec 1996)


Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Coursework: Pre-Med major, career exploration courses, and Education major.

Activities: Tutoring, Part time job at St. Paul's Episcopal Daycare, Baylor Women’s Chorus.

References available upon request