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Teacher Resume Example

As a teacher, you’re committed to educating people of all ages, and in a variety of subjects. But no matter who or what you teach, you teach with incredible organizational skills, an engaging demeanor, and an understanding of students’ individual needs and capabilities. This guide will help you craft a resume that stands out and grabs an employer’s attention.

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Jesse Hall

555-555-5555 | | Woodbridge, OH 44118


Caring educational professional with more than six years of experience in grade-school classrooms and a proven track record of helping students learn through a combination of creative lessons and individual attention. Superb communication and organizational skills.


Moreland Elementary SchoolMoreland, OH

July 2015 - Present

Fifth-Grade Teacher

  • Organized student-teacher conferences to maximize student learning opportunities
  • Led after-school tutor groups for students struggling with math, helping all students to raise their individual grades from failing to passing scores on subsequent tests

Hilltop Elementary SchoolBiberburg, OH

August 2012 - June 2015

Fifth-Grade Teacher

  • Fostered team-building skills that improved student motivation and teamwork
  • Assessed and identified students’ needs, and adapted lesson plans accordingly

Lewis Elementary SchoolLewis, NY

August 2011 - June 2012

Fourth-Grade Student Teacher

  • Assisted classroom teacher with assessing students' reading and math levels
  • Attended various professional workshops to learn about lesson plan development and student motivation methods


The Ohio State University

August 2011 - June 2013

Masters of Education

Kent State University

September 2007 - June 2011

Bachelor of Education

Credentials & Certifications

  • Ohio Teacher Certification, Grades K-6 (current)
  • Generalist in Early Childhood Education
  • Generalist in Middle Childhood Education (5-9)


  • Creative Lesson Planning
  • Curriculum Development
  • Instructional Best Practices
  • Classroom Management
  • Standardized Testing
  • Learner Assessment

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Tell a story with your resume.

A resume isn’t just a collection of accomplishments — it’s where you weave the story of your career trajectory. Highlight the major milestones that show the impact you have made with your students, as well as your own professional development. Your goal is to draw the reader in, not make him or her feel like they’re reading a simple chronology.

Put your work experience before your education.

You’re a teacher, so you might be tempted to top your resume with your own educational experience—but don’t. Unless you recently graduated from college, be sure to put your work experience before your education.

Use a platform like Grammarly to edit your resume.

When it comes to teachers, hiring managers will really be looking for correct spelling and grammar usage. Tools like Grammarly can save you from misspellings, hundreds of types of grammatical and punctuation mistakes and words that are spelled right but used in the wrong context—all of which look unprofessional on a resume and can hurt your chances of making it to the next round.

Top Action Verbs for Teachers

Organized, engaged, administered, led, programmed, identified, planned, improved, researched, trained, tested, implemented, scaled, grew.

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