Teacher Resume

Teacher Resume Tips

  • A winning teacher resume is essential to landing coveted teaching jobs.
  • The information you include – and the info you leave off – your teacher resume can make or break your chances of landing a job at your dream school.
  • Here’s what you need to know about writing a teacher resume that gets results.
Teacher Resume Writing (with Example)

Tips for Creating a Successful Teacher Resume

  • Many teachers unknowingly leave important information off of their resumes.
  • They may leave it out because they overlook it, do not think the information is important, or because they believe the person reviewing the resume is already familiar with the information.
  • However, details are essential to a good teacher resume.
  • Decision makers need to know more than where and what the teacher taught. A teacher resume should include information regarding:
    • The type of school (primary, elementary, middle, high school, alternative school)
    • The school size (how many total students on the campus)
    • The typical class size taught (how many students in a class)
    • The type of students the teacher worked with (gifted, English as a second language, special education, etc.)
    • The teacher’s subject matter experience (English, history, social studies, etc.)
    • Professional training or certification beyond the required education
    • Other education profession skills (counseling, training, community outreach, conflict resolution, etc.)
    • Achievements in the classroom (high student attendance, scholarships or awards received by students, recognition for the teacher, high average grade point average)
    • Any teaching methods developed
    • Sample curriculum
    • Information about administrative experience and responsibilities (grading, attendance, budgeting, ordering, etc.)
    • Extracurricular activities the teacher became involved with or supervised (math club, cheerleading, athletics, detention, etc.)

Include References

  • References are invaluable to a teacher resume, particularly for those applicants with little or untraditional experience.
  • School administrators are held to a high degree of scrutiny regarding the precautions they take in hiring teachers.
  • Including solid references from members of the community can reassure decision makers of your abilities, character and work ethic.
  • Include each reference’s name, contact information, dates known and their relationship to you in your teacher resume.

Resume Example

Theresa Jones

665 Home Street Columbus, Ohio 44556 Phone: 614.333.4444 Email: terryjones@mail.com


To obtain a position as a Secondary School Teacher in a school system where I will be able to grow.


Teaching Certification, State of Ohio, Awarded May 1995 The Ohio State University Master of Arts, Education , May 1995 The Ohio State University Bachelor of Arts, English, May 1992


  • Over 12 years of experience in both private and public school systems
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects
  • Sound knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders
  • Extensive knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Extensive knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
  • Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins
  • Uncommon ability to teach others how to do something.
  • Proficiency at talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Expertise at selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things
  • In-depth ability to monitor/Assess performance of self, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action


Franklin County School District

, Columbus, Ohio 2000 – Present

English Teacher
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provide students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests
  • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students’ progress
  • Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students
Columbus School For Girls

, Columbus, Ohio 1995 – 2000

English Teacher
  • Collaborated with the social studies teacher to integrate freshmen English and U.S. History.
  • Coordinated drama activities
  • Communicated and liaised with fellow team department members on a regular basis with regards to planning, assessment, parent and community contact, subject organization and classroom issues, including discipline, expectations and routines
  • Communicated and liaised with other school colleagues to promote and establish integrative links and awareness
  • Performed behavioral management and pastoral care of class and homeroom groups
  • Attended and constructively contributed in staff meetings
  • Assisted in supervising student breaks
  • Coordinated class activities
Metropolitan Private School

, Columbus, Ohio 1993 – 1995

Teacher Assistant
  • Assist in the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the head teacher, SENCO and class teachers
  • Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Programs for students and help monitor their progress
  • Provide support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities
  • Work with other professionals, such as speech therapists and occupational therapists, as necessary.
  • Assist class teachers with maintaining student records
  • Support students with emotional or behavioral problems and help develop their social skills
  • Prepare and present displays of students’ work
  • Support class teachers in photocopying and other tasks in order to support teaching
  • Undertake other duties from time to time as the head teacher requires


Member, National Education Association, Great Lakes Region Member, Parent Teachers Association, Columbus Intermediate School


Available upon request