- Henderson US-NV
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.