My specialty is being able to analyze a situation and see a workable solution quickly. I am able to delegate tasks easily. My strength is being able to analyze a situation or issue and develop a solution that is both feasible and interests the students at the same time.
Prior to teaching, I worked for a corporate insurance company in Denver, CO as a Senior Client Service Representative. I handled corporate insurance for various companies.
Lesson planning expertise
Academic performance evaluations
Behavioral disorders knowledge
Coached a VB,BB, track, & golf
MS Office proficient
Schedule creation and maintenance
Very comfortable working with the public
01/2014 to Current
ArtCentral Middle School
Teach general art to grades 5-8.
Coached 7th volleyball.
Ran school-wide concessions for all sports and activities.
01/2011 to 01/2014
Art I and Ceramics I Art TeacherBall High School － Galveston, TX
Work closely with Doreen Ravenscroft helping to facilitate the set-up and management of the art activities each year for this event which focuses on all age levels of children from elementary to adult ages.
Organize, schedule and supervise student workers each year for the Easel Art Tent as well as any of the other art activities that may need student helpers for this yearly 2-day event.
Help with the organization and distribution of art supplies to the other art activities within this city-wide free event.
01/2003 to 01/2008
Starburst Golf Tournament － Waco, TX
Help to gather and organize volunteers for tournament each summer.
01/1990 to 01/1999
Art TeacherThe Art Center － Waco, TX
Taught Physical Education in both RJH and RHS.
Taught both adult and children summer clay classes which included hand-building techniques and throwing on the potter's wheel.
Taught Sunday Workshops for both adults and children on various art mediums.
My husband and I moved to Galveston 10 years ago from Waco, TX. I worked for the Waco Tribune Herald while I attended Mclennan Community College. I have 2 grown children. We live on the island with our 5 dogs and an African Grey parrot.
Education and Training
All Levels Art (K-12) Certification
Master of Science: EducationBaylor University － Waco, TX, USEducation Magna Cum Laude
Bachelor of ArtSam Houston State University － Huntsville, TX
TIF/RAVE District Advisory Committee, member 2012-current
TAEA presenter, November 2015 & 2016
Interests Marathon running--I have completed over 20 marathons (26.2 miles) and half marathons (13.1 miles)-so far, fishing, crafts of all kinds, clay of ANY kind, jewelry, book-making, reading, golf, and gardening. I love 3-dimensional art of ALL mediums.
Well-versed on Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Spread sheets, Photoshop, Art I, Art, Coach 8, Coaching, CPR, First Aid, Team Building, Modeling, Teacher Teaching, Workshops
Volunteer at Cottonwood Golf Course helping kids learn to play golf.
2000-2008 Midway Middle School Hewitt, TX
Art Teacher/Girl's Golf Coach
*Teach 7th and 8th grade Art.
*Sponsor of Art Club.
Have written 2 grants the last 2 years for clay turn tables (2006) and clay extruders (2007); as well as mini-grants for various art activities such as batik and print-making.
State-certified Food Quality Inspector.
Run concessions for MMS football games and other school activities.
CDL licensed to drive buses for MISD sports and school-sponsored activities.
Coach 7th and 8th grade girls' golf winning District consecutively for the past 6 years in 4A.
1992-2000 Robinson Junior High Robinson, TX
Art Teacher/ Coach
Taught 7th and 8th grade art.
Sponsor for Cheerleaders, Clown Club and Art Club.