Summary

Dedicated Visual Arts teacher with 4+ years of experience adept at challenging students to reach their full potential and ensuring that every student is progressing and held to high expectations.


Certifications

South Carolina Teaching Professional Certificate Educator 

Temporary Texas Teaching Certificate 


Experience

E.L. Wright Middle School; Columbia, SC - Visual Arts Educator October 2012 - JUNE 2017

  • Taught students through a variety of different mediums including: ceramics, digital art, drawing, painting, printmaking and multimedia art.
  • Utilized the use of technology in the creation of digital works of art

  • Used Google Classroom to demonstrate and organize classroom activities

  • Attended IB and professional development workshops

  • Differentiated learning needs based on ability

  • Implemented multicultural units to broaden student´s worldview

  • Employed the use of SMARTboards and document cameras during lessons

Halls Middle School; Knoxville, TN - Visual Arts Intern December 2012- May 2012

  • Assisted in running the Eco Club and school-wide recycling program
  •  Assisted in teaching honors students
  •  Gathered data on students knowledge of art and its retention

HighLights

  • Developed and lead cross-curricular units including: Math, literature, history, music and science
  •  Trained in Project Based Learning

  •  Active participant in school sponsored after class activities

  •   Use of social media to display student artwork and encourage digital interaction

  •  Trained and implemented Capturing Kids Hearts program

  • Developed Digital Arts Curriculum for grades 6-8 (Ipad and Google Chromebook)
  •  Developed Visual Arts curriculum for grades 6-8 intended to encourage development of higher order thinking skills, fine motor skills and creativity

  • Middle Years Program International Baccalaureate Category 2 Training

  • Head Coach of Girls on Track Running program 2013 to 2015


Education

University of Tennessee; Knoxville, TN - Masters of Science, Art Education August 2011 - May 2012

  • G.P.A: 4.0

  • President of NAEASC-UTK 2011-2012

  • Artwork selected to be featured in University Dean's Suite 2012

University of Tennessee; Knoxville, TN- Bachelors of Arts, Media Arts August 2008 - May 2011

● G.P.A: 3.75, Magna Cum Laude


VOLUNTEER WORK

Very Special Arts Festival: Once a year, Knoxville, TN 2008-2011

Adapted art lessons for over 200 students with special needs and aided students with special needs students in art-making, accessibility, and material use. Prepared differentiated materials and resources.

 

University Assisted Community Skills Weekly, Pod Gap Elementary, Knoxville, TN 2009-2010

Taught thematic art lessons one day per week to a diverse Title 1 elementary student population and collaborated with team members to develop a specific curriculum that encouraged confidence, pride, and self value, prepared and conserved materials for the entire program´s duration.