Visual Arts Teacher
Aspen High School; Aspen School District
- Visual Arts Teacher: Taught semester long courses including Art 1, Art 2, Intro to 3D Design/Ceramics, CTE Graphic Design. Created a 1 week curriculum for Experiential Education week including 5 full days of 3D/Sculpture/installation units. Introduced a 3 Dimensional Design course into the curriculum outlining 3D concepts and principles. Participated in professional learning opportunities including both local and national Art Education Association conferences. Led a 1 week Experiential Education course with 30 students rafting through Cataract Canyon in Utah; included camping, outdoor cooking, basic mountaineering, hiking and rafting.
- Social Emotional Learning Steering Committee Member: Collaborated with a team to integrate Emory University's Social Emotional and Ethical learning curriculum into our school through a year long advisory with teacher's experiential education groups. Facilitated staff training and acquisition of strategies for mindful teaching of curriculum. Implemented curriculum with high school students in small group setting focusing on resiliency, compassion and self-care.
- Leadership Committee Member: Actively facilitated professional development based on the needs and expectations of the Instructional Leadership Team. Introduced a mentorship and peer observation strategic team to help new and veteran teachers grow and improve their personal practice.
- Co-Department Chair: Co-lead a multi-content team of 10 educators in the Fine and Performing Arts, CTE, Technology and Aeronautics. Acted as a liaison between administration and the department as well as facilitated professional development opportunities for elective department members through advocacy and research.