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485 Bent Branch Loop Apt 303

Clayton, NC 27527


Jessica L. Joschak


English Teacher Smithfield-Selma High School, Smithfield, NC

Licensed Faculty

Courses taught:
12th grade Honors English
IV, 12th grade Advanced Placement Literature and Composition;

11th grade English III;

10 grade English II, Standard and Honors; 9 grade Essentials of English
- Facilitate learning of multi-level students using student-centered lessons and activities
- Prepare thematic units by quarter, each of which included, but were not limited to: in-class reading, out-of-class novel
reading, supplemental student choice novel, poetry, short stories, drama, journals, in-class timed essays, out-of-class major
- Strengthen student poetry analysis through use of TSP-CASTT form, as well as having students prepare and teach a lesson
on an AP level poem of their choice which fit the theme of the quarter
- Set up Chalk Talks to practice discussion of themes in readings, which include requiring students to provide textual evidence
to justify their responses
- Continuously reflect on lessons through personal insight, student surveys, and discussion with classroom observers to
maximize student learning
- Collaborate with multiple teams, including Exceptional Children, English as a Second Language, and Graduation Coach, to
ensure student success
- Utilize student-centered learning techniques, such a Chalk Talks, Literacy Circles, and Jigsaw Activities
- Use modified instruction for ESL students and students with IEPs
- Organize and facilitate Professional Learning Community (PLC) as least once a week to collaborate with teachers of the same
course on student progress, analyze student performance data, standards to heavily address, remediation, and plan future
lessons and units
Varsity Cheerleading Head Coach
- Organize practices, games, and competitions for the varsity cheerleading squad
- Design and implement rules and regulations to set a high standard for athletes in the program
- Enforce the rules of the squad, including those regarding tardiness, missed practices and/or games, unsportsmanship or
unladylike conduct
- Utilize Teacher Recommendation Forms to evaluate the academic performance of individuals trying out for the squad
- Build relationships and network with middle school coaches to expand program interest
- Arrange practices with feeder middle schools for skill development and invite teams to cheer at varsity games
Pep Club Advisor
- Supervise and organize meetings for Pep Club
- Facilitate decision making process for game day themes
Self Employed Pittsburgh, PA
Private Tutor, 7th-12th grade students
- Provided general homework assistance and test prep to various students throughout the Pittsburgh area
- Guided students through the essay writing process and highlighting the importance of each step, from outlining to
proofreading the final copy
- Monitored and analyze student progress and achievement through informal assessment and data collection, such as grade
- Collaborated with parents to organize schedule to fit student needs, create action plans for student and discuss progress or
areas for improvement
- Assisted students with study skills and teach them how to execute these skills on their own, including proper highlighting,
note taking, and creating flash cards
Education Management Corporation Pittsburgh, PA
Faculty On - Boarding Coordinator
- Facilitated the efforts of online academic leadership and academic operations to define, implement, and measure overall
online faculty approval, credentialing, and on-boarding plans for the educational system

Communicated with prospective and current online faculty and other stakeholders throughout the approval, credentialing, and
on-boarding process to answer questions and provide transparency as to the stage and process outcome
Ensured creation and maintenance of faculty course profiles from online academic leadership are available to human
resources staffing.
Performed periodic file and system audits/reviews to ensure accuracy, completeness, and timeliness per established policies
and procedures of EDMC OHE and the educational system
Promoted faculty success by exhibiting a passion for successful, professional, and respectful hiring and on-boarding of online
Conducted appropriate surveys and needs assessments, and attend regular periodic departmental meetings

Practicum in Student Teaching Norwin Senior High School, North Huntingdon, PA

Student Teacher, 9th grade English, 9th grade Reading Fundamentals
- Created and executed lesson plans following the Understand By Design format for English 9 and Reading Fundamentals
including poetry, Romeo and Juliet, and The Hunger Games
- English 9 units focused on figurative language, character analysis, analyzing poetic devices, analyzing literary devices,
identifying poetic devices and types of speeches, and essay writing
- Reading Fundamentals class work focused on reading comprehension and fluency, building vocabulary skills, and critical
reading skills in accordance with PSSA proficiency standards
- Incorporated multimedia technology in numerous lessons, such as YouTube and PowerPoint presentations
- Actively engaged students in informal formative assessments during class
- Differentiated class work, homework, and instruction for a diverse range of learners, including students with IEPs
- Encouraged active learning by creating a thematic project where students analyzed and created poems around a selected
theme and then "taught" classmates about the selected theme in a gallery-walk style presentation
- Created timed, in-class essay assignments that mimicked the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment essay format to
prepare students for state standardized tests
- Evaluated, adapted, and created assessments from which all students could learn
- Connected in class readings to real-life situations and current events
- Entered grade data into Skyward in a timely manner in order to keep students grades up-to-date and accurate
- Filed student work into appropriate folders for grading and distribution, kept classroom portfolio up-to-date and organized
with numbered journal entries, handouts, and assignments
- Established collaborative environment with parents through consistent and open communication
- Volunteered for various extra curricular activities including annual prom fashion show
Pre-Student Teacher, Tuscarora Junior High School
Classroom Assistant (Volunteer), Volunteers in Public Schools
Learning Assistant, Penn State Educational Partnership Program

Mifflintown, PA
State College, PA
McKeesport, PA


Pennsylvania Instructional I (Type 61) in Communications 7-12
Pennsylvania Instructional I (Type 61) in English 7-12

Effective 2/14

North Carolina Standard Professional 1 (SP1) in English 6-12

Effective 3/14


BS in Secondary Education-English/Communications Teaching Options
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Graduated May 2012
GPA: 3.59 Deans List (6/9 semesters)
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