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Interest

Photography, yoga, cooking, gardening, travel, hiking, canoeing

Objective

Encourage and inspire students to discover and hone their artistic abilities, and gain a lifelong love and appreciation for visual arts and artistic expression; and enhance and compliment the core curricula of classroom teachers with pertinent art assignments. Model and nurture quality character traits, self esteem, a growth mindset, and a sense of community among students.

Work History

July 2013Present

Art Teacher

Biscayne Elementary
  •  Provide effective visual arts instruction, incorporating art history, a variety of skills, techniques, and media, as well as character development, problem solving, and creative thinking processes.
  • Create and install backgrounds and stage decorations for schoolwide showcases three times per year, as well as design programs and flyers for the shows.
  • Curate and install end of year visual art showcase of student work.
Aug 2010June 2013

Photographer

Provine School Pictures/Leonards Studios
  • Directed, posed, and photographed up to 600 subjects per day
  • Managed multiple high volume school photo sessions per week
  • Completed daily associated documentation
  • Delivered and picked up packages and payments
  • Responsible for technical photographic equipment including set up and breakdown, transport, care and storage
Nov 2007Oct 2015

Assistant, Retouch Artist

Damon Photographic & GPL Studios
  •  Prepared photographic images for retail sale with state of the art digital enhancement techniques
  • Provided assistance with equipment & clients during studio and outdoor photo sessions
Aug 2005Nov 2006

Production Manager

Signature Studio
  • Provided customer service focused services including scheduling, follow up telephone calls, product ordering and quality control
  • Conducted sales appointments by assisting clients with image and product selection and payment arrangements
  • Performed clerical tasks
  • Managed inventory and shipping
  • Assisted photographers photo sessions with clients of all ages
  • Designed client albums and retouched images
  • Designed and assembled photographic sets

Education

Sep 2002Aug 2005

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Completed various Art History courses, including Survey of Western Arts I & II, History of Photography I & II, 19th Century Art, 20th Century Art, and Italian Renaissance Art
  • Completed numerous art courses in a variety of media including Drawing I & II, 2-D Design, 3-D Design, Color Theory, Survey of Computer Art Applications, Lithography, Graphic Design, and Etching
  • Completed numerous photography courses including Introduction to Photography, Intermediate Photography, Color Photography, Large Format Photography, Digital Imaging I & Digital Imaging For the Web, Landscape Photography, Portrait Photography, Commercial Studio Lighting I & II, Business Practices for Photographers, Opportunity in Photo Marketing, and Developing a Personal Vision

Certifications

Art K-12, Pre-K-3

Florida Department of Education