Work History

Work History
Aug 2009 - Present

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 2011 - Aug 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.

Jul 2010 - Aug 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.

Nov 2006 - Aug 2009

Vaccine Sales

Glaxo Smith Kline / Intermedia Marketing

·      Participated in several diverse projects relating to GlaxoSmithKline vaccines, from the providing and gathering of current medical and vaccine related information, to selling the entire portfolio of GlaxoSmithKline vaccines to territory of 700 clients. 

·      Handled contracting, pricing, and customer service issues for various groups of medical practices, both public and private. 

Oct 2005 - Aug 2006

Service Transaction Specialist

Wachovia Bank

·      Determined and designed solutions for financial services required for both commercial and personal clients.

·      Repeatedly followed up with existing clients to ensure satisfaction. Managed leads and handled service issues for a $25 million book of business.

Mar 2004 - Oct 2005

Financial Specialist

Wachovia Bank

·      Ascertained personal and commercial clients’ financial needs, as well as uncovered any unperceived needs by thoroughly profiling and systematic contacting.

·      Participated in growing financial center book of business from $47 million to $57 million.

·      Monthly sales averaged over $400,000 in new deposit accounts and $600,000 in loans closed.

Jul 2003 - Jan 2004

Investment Representative

Edward Jones

·      Acquired Securities License Series 7 and 63, and completed extensive financial sales training.

·      Built book of business of over 600 prospects through door to door introduction and sales.

Aug 2001 - Jul 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

Education
Aug 2010 - Present

Masters in Education, Emphasis Art

Tyler School of Art, Temple
Aug 1996 - May 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

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

Certifications

Certifications

Art Education Certificate K-12

PA Department of Education