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Primary School Teacher Resume

A child starts learning at an early age. First, he begins to learn simple behavioral things at home and by the time he is 3 years old, he is admitted in a primary school. The primary schools work towards training and grooming children at such a young age. Teachers working with these schools are known as a primary school teachers or early intervention teachers. Alternatively, they might also be termed as nursery school teachers. Whatever be the terminology, the job role remains the same.

These teachers work with children aged between 3-11 years and divided in different learning stages. Nursery, reception, or foundation stage includes students aged between 3-4 years. Key Stage I includes students aged between 5-7 years and students aged between 7-11 years constitute the Key Stage II. Working with such young children is very challenging, as the teacher not only enacts the role of a teacher, but also is a parental figure to them when in the school, who takes care of, guides, and loves them just as their own parents.

Schools recruit teachers who meet the specific requirements pertaining to the qualifications and skills required to work at the said post and invite applications from interested candidates. Along with the application form, the candidate needs to send his resume. Referring to a primary school teacher resume sample, one can draft a perfect professional resume which will help in putting forth his candidature to the best.

Working as a Primary School Teacher:

As mentioned above, it is not an easy to work with such young children. The teacher needs to possess extreme patience while handling these children and should be able to take care of them. The teacher also needs to be very careful such that the children don't harm or hurt themselves or others while in the school. They need to develop a training approach which keeps the students interested. Primary school teachers need to be experts in story telling, recitation, games and fun activities, etc., to make the classroom environment friendly and fun-filled.

For more on the same, read the resume sample given below. The sample can be used as a template to draft one's resume and also as a reference to understand the information that needs to be included in a resume.

Mary P. Gonsalves
121 Love Corner Down Street
Waukegan, IL 60087
Phone: 847-778-7741

Career Objective:

Willing to work with some of the best primary and preschools of Waukegan and seeking a responsible position, wherein I get to play an active role in developing the course materials and teaching techniques to make learning a fun-filled activity for students. Willing to be a part of a teaching system which focuses on the overall development of a child and enriches his talents and skills right from a young age.

Career Summary:

Presently working with Budding Roses Primary School, Waukegan Illinois as a Teacher. Prior to this, worked with Cuddles and Riddles Preschools, Waukegan, Illinois as a Junior Teacher and dealt with children aged between 3 and 4. I began my career as a Teacher's Aide, wherein I assisted teachers in handling the children and conducting the class, preparing charts and other course materials, etc. After completing my bachelor's degree in education, I worked as a Junior Teacher and to get acquainted with the teaching environment and requirements of the same, I decided to work as a Teacher's Aide while pursuing my degree course. Thus, with a total experience of 7 years in the said field, I have developed the required expertise such that I could easily handle senior job roles as well.

Summary of Skills:

  • Expertise in handling children and maintaining patience while being with them
  • Well acquainted with the requirements, behavior, etc., of children and expertise in developing an approach (teaching and interaction) that meets their requirements
  • Well acquainted with the syllabus and teaching requirements of preschools and primary schools
  • Expertise in framing the sessions in a way that children enjoy and connect to whatever is being aught to boost their grasping and learning ability
  • Expertise in making use of storyboards, charts, fun activities, toys, etc., to teach the basic concepts and stories
  • Expertise in making use of various group activities to promote a helping nature, trust, cooperation, and value of sharing and loving each other in young children
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent coordination skills
  • Excellent leadership and management skills

Professional Experience:

Current Employer: Budding Roses Primary School, Waukegan Illinois (2011 - till date)
Designation: Teacher
Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Handle a class of 12 students independently
  • Maintain proper records of students pertaining to attendance, learning abilities, areas of improvement, scores in different activities, etc.
  • Work with students aged between 5 to 7 years
  • Make use of the syllabus drafted for students and plan the sessions accordingly
  • Make different charts, storyboards, etc., to explain and teach different concepts to students
  • Make use of toys to teach numbering and basic addition and subtraction to students
  • Motivate students to make different things using clay, paper, jigsaw puzzle toys, etc., to boost their mental growth
  • Meet the parents of students regularly and discuss about their child's growth, potential, and problems

Previous Work Experience

A] Cuddles and Riddles Preschools, Waukegan, Illinois (2009-2011)
Designation: Junior Teacher
Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Handle a class of 6 students aged between 3-4 years
  • Teach basic nursery rhymes and counting to children
  • Read stories for children and recite poems
  • Conduct various fun activities in the class
  • Motivate children to come forward and recite poems in the class

B] Cuddles and Riddles Preschools, Waukegan, Illinois (2007-2009)
Designation: Teacher's Aide
Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist teachers in handling children
  • Assist teachers in using different charts, audio video teaching materials, toys, etc.
  • Help teachers in maintaining discipline and ensuring the children's safety while in the school


  • Bachelor of Education, Waukegan Professional University, Waukegan, Illinois - 2009
  • Diploma in Teacher's Assistance, Waukegan Professional University, Waukegan, Illinois - 2010


Available on prior request


Mary P. Gonsalves

The primary school teacher resume sample given above is a ready to use resume template as well as a reference source, which will prove highly useful to the aspiring candidates to draft their resumes in a competent manner.

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