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.
South Carolina Teaching Professional Certificate Educator
Temporary Texas Teaching Certificate
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
- 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
University of Tennessee; Knoxville, TN - Masters of Science, Art Education August 2011 - May 2012
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
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.