Kerri St.Germain

Kerri St.Germain

Portfolio

Skills

Skills

Worship Leader

Since 2008, I have been the worship leader at my church, Our Savior's Lutheran. It is one of the most rewarding and joyful parts of my life.  This year I added a youth choir to my plate, The Yootz!  I currently have a wonderful group of Middle and High School students that meet every week to sing praises to out Lord. It's beautiful.

Interest

I'm interested in art and architecture. I love black and white photography and classic cars. I've written several songs. Two of them have been recorded by my husbands band.  I would rather stay home and read than go to a movie. I like animals but can't stand spiders.

Objective

My objective is simple, I want to fine a place that I can use the abilities I have been given and share the joy I feel when I use them. We have all been uniquely gifted by God in different areas of creativity.  I believe students can discover some of their gifts through the fine arts. My mission is to prepare students to use their gifts and talents for God’s glory.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2007 - Present

Teacher

Clark Count School District

I taught fithe grade for five years; this year I am teaching second grade. I served as Grade Level Chair for three years (fifth grade); member , Literacy Committee for five years; currently serving second year with the Schools Safety  Committee. During 2011-2012 school year, I assumed the responsibility for the production of the school yearbook , resulting in a doubling of sales of the previous year. I also taught  the summer school program under Title 1.

Aug 2002 - Aug 2007

Teacher

Clark County School District

I taught grade for two years, fourth grade for the next two years and fifth grade for my final year. During fourth grade, I served as the Inclusion Room with 4-6 students with IEP's each year. Working with my class to produce the short play, Anansi the Spider (2004-05), and offered an after-school drama class where the students worked on public speaking skills, short skits, dancing, and even magic. At the end of the year, we presented a talent show, which was a big success. The following year, I teamed up with the schools music teacher to put on Tom Sawyer - the Musical. In my final year, as a part of the school adopting a departmentalized curriculum, I taught Writing.

Jun 1999 - Aug 2002

Teacher

Creative Kids Learning Center

In addition to teaching, I became certified in First Aid and CPR. I also earned  my Child Development Associates Credential. I work with all age groups, but the majority of my time was spent with the school-age students in the after-school and summer programs.

Oct 1990 - May 1997

Master Scenic Artist

Performing Arts Center, University of Texas at Austin

I was the Master Scenic Artist on all Faculty of Guest Designer productions; advise and assisted an all Student Design productions. Served as instructor for independent study students and as adjunct instructor for several classes . My duties extended beyond the Performing Arts Center; I also worked on the school's Opera and Dance Productions.  I worked with the High School Theatre Camp each summer.

Jun 1992 - Jul 1996

Scene Designer

Different Stages

I became a fan of Director Norman Blumensaadt shortly after meeting him; he offered me many challenges as a designed for a small yet successful and very productive regional theatre.

Jan 1989 - Oct 1990

Master Scenic Artist/Actor

Pollard Theatre

I was the Master Scenic Artist on all productions, Designers on two production per year, and support in all the other areas. It was a small company of twelve people and we produced ten full scale show, including two musicals, each year.

May 1988 - Jul 1988

Assistant Scenic Artist.

Santa Fe Opera

Although my time as an Assistant Scenic Artist at  the Santa Fe Opera was short, it was very intense, consisting of ten hour days six days a week. They had several show in production at any given time. Tours would come through the shops on occasion, and we had to be prepared to explain what we were working on and how it would be use in the production.

Education

Education
Jun 2000 - Jul 2002

Masters of Science

Nova Southeastern University

Clark County School District offers a program called ARL, (Alternative Routes to Licensure), which is designed for people who already holding non-education college degrees and a desire to teach in the public school system.  It consists of a cohort of students that spend about a year and a half taking classes, and learning everything we can in the classroom. These classes continue for two years after we were hired by the school district. Graduated with a 4.0 GPA.

Aug 1984 - Jun 1988

Master of Fine Arts in Theatre

University of Illinois - Champaign/Urbana

While earning my Masters,  I had the opportunity to work with many professionals form all over the world. As part of my studies, I worked in the Scene Shop, was in charge of the Paint Room, and trained all of the underclass students in the proper use and care of the equipment. 

Jan 1979 - Jul 1984

Bachelor of Arts

University of Texas - Pan American

I began my studies with the intent of pursuing a  career in Opera, and became intrigued by the many options offered to me through the Communications Department; at the time, it housed not only the Theatre Department  but also the Radio and Television Department and the Journalism Department.