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Work experience

2014Present

Art Teacher

Philadelphia School District, Charles W. Henry School

·     Instruct grades Kindergarten through 8th grade in Art production, Art history, and Art criticism

·      Chair of 8th grade yearbook committee

·      Collaborate with Music Department for school wide shows set and costume deisgn

Aug 20092014

Art Teacher

Philadelphia School District, Martin Luther King High School

·      Arts Academy Coordinator, Art Content Specialist, and serve on Leadership Team, as such I collaborate with administration and staff to oversee assignments, student improvement plans, and implementing administrative directives.

·      Instruct a vast range of media including ceramics, oil paints, print making, pen and ink, charcoal, acrylics, water colors, wood sculpture, fibers and batik.

·      Developed Art and Finance Clubs, manage school decorations, art displays, and semi-annual art shows. 

·      Create differentiated lessons for students covering issues based and discipline based curricula; lessons follow Pennsylvania and National Art Education standards and emphasize pluralism, interdisciplinary studies, and civic responsibility.

·      Instruct middle school students for the Northwest Regional Talent Center for the Arts, September to December 2011, and March - June 2010.

·      Organize Philadelphia Art Museum trips with students on first Sundays of the month.

·      Taught 9-12 grade World History for Martin L. King's credit recovery program.

·      Served on Site Selection Committee for King's applicant interviewing process.

Jul 2010Aug 2010

Summer Art teaching at Main Line Art and Yellow Springs

Community Art Centers Summer Camp Teaching 2010

Taught one week Outdoor Oil Painting course at Yellow Spring Studio and one week Intensive Drawing and Intensive Painting courses at Main Line Art studio.

Jul 2011Aug 2011

Main Line Arts Center and Community Arts Center in Wallingford

Community Arts Centers Summer Camp Teaching 2011

Taught two weeks of youth arts camp for Wallingford Community Arts Center, and one week teen intensive drawing and figurative/portrait studies for Main Line Arts Center.

Aug 2001Jul 2002

Art Teacher

Philadelphia School District, West Philadelphia High School

·      Collaborated with gallery “Slought” to display student artwork, and with music department for formal gala opening.

·      Instructed students in after school art club, as well as after-school and summer programs with West Philadelphia Partnership.

·      Art Instructor, Urban Nutrition Initiative summer program, University of Pennsylvania.

·      Art Instructor, Youth Works after school program.

Education

Aug 2010Present

Masters in Education, Emphasis Art

Tyler School of Art, Temple
Aug 1996May 2000

BFA and Art Education Certification

Moore College of Art and Design

Rocked the dean's list 7 times and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the first and only women's visual arts college in the USA!

Skills

Painting and Drawing
I am an amazing technical painter and draftsman, and have done many portraits and paintings using these techniques. 
Cooking

Intensive Drawing Studies

Students at Work

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Interest

My interests include animal rescue and rehabilitation, finance and retirement planning, prehistoric man and prehistoric artwork, yoga, and cooking.

My NAEA and PAEA Website

Summary

I am a creative and resourceful art instructor, experienced in designing exciting and differentiated lessons that encourage students to develop both technical artistic skills as well as artistic self-expression.  I am a flexible, energetic, and patient teacher with respect for individuality and a passion for art.