Knowledgeable, resourceful and imaginative teaching professional with eight years of classroom experience. Responsible Art Educator certified in Iowa to teach Pre-K - 12th grade Art Education. Highly trained in a wide variety of artistic mediums. A talent for instilling art appreciation, promoting open-mindedness, creativity and integrating with core area and the curriculum. Proven ability to maintain a well-disciplined and highly motivated classroom. Offer individualized support and provide positive encouragement to ensure that each person will succeed. A team player and collaborative educator, with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to cultivate and sustain strong relationships with work and community. A part of local business community and a strong photography, graphic design & public relations background. Learns and integrates new technologies and teaching strategies as part of leadership and classroom management.
Fine Arts teaching experience
Writer & Photographer
Student progress reporting
Group and individual instruction
Middle school education
Varied lesson plans
Effective time management
Diverse groups presentations
Ads, Public relations
Interpersonal skills, Self-motivated
Critical Thinking, Teamwork
Clients, Team player
Educator, Time management
Graphic design, Articles
01/2003 to CurrentArt TeacherCarroll County Public Schools | Hillsville, VA
My classroom is an exciting and active learning environment that engages students while learning the Standards for a solid education.
My class does more than just teach methodologies it also is a reinforce tool for all core area learning and provides the students with opportunities to reach their fullest potential.
My job does not just center in my classroom but touches all areas of the school and community.
Initiated an in-school art club to provide students with additional opportunities to further their artistic capabilities and discover new mediums.
Leadership and school sponsor for the Student Council, which raises funds, to help with school activities and sponsor school functions.
Teaches the student to be self-motivated, peer teamwork and leadership roles along with community relationships.
Successfully achieved student participation by utilizing creativity and incorporating a "Real Life" connection into the classroom in order to gain and maintain student respect and interest.
Prompted students and community motivation, participation, and affective listening skills through the implementation of positive reinforcement and weekly rewards.
Positively impacted classroom activities by utilizing smart board, computers, movies, speakers, and lessons gearing both visually and conceptually.
01/2001 to 01/2002Art Instructor PhotographerWashington Pavilion | Sioux Falls, SD
Planned lesson for Pre-K students to adult
Designed classes to reflect learning and culture.
Planned events and Art showings for students.
01/1997 to 01/2000Ad DesignerUKC and C&H Publishing | Sesser, IL
Event coordinatior, VP public relations, Writer/reporter
Worked with UKC, PKC, ACHA, NKC and 6 national magazines
Published 100's of coloums and articles, travled US
Designed 1000's of ads for clients.
1996Bachelor of Arts | Fine Art, Drawing/Painting & Ceramics, Graphic Arts and PhotographyUniversity of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
1993Associate of Arts Degree | Commercial Art/Graphic DesignIowa Lakes Community College, Estherville, IA
98 & 99, Student Council Advisor & Sponsor ~ T.N.N.
Media specialist and School Network Advisor ~ Box Tops for Education & Campbell's Label points Coordinator ~ Special Events & Fundraising Coordinator ~ Drama Club, Art Club, Dances, Festivals, Fundraising, Parades and P.T.O.
Leader ~ Canned Food and Food Bank sponsor ~ Cheerleading/Dance Coach Pre-k thru 5th grade ~ Pee Wee Basketball Coach ~ Boy Scout Den mother
"A sincere artist is not one who makes a faithful attempt to put on to canvas
What is in front of him, but one who tries to create something which is,
In itself, a living thing." WILLIAM DOBELL.
Olweus Bully Program Committee ~ School improvement team ~ Thinking Maps in the Classroom ~ Region 7 Curriculum Committee ~ Region 7 SOL Committee ~ Creating webpage's for the Classroom ~ Photoshop for the school ~ Discipline in the Classroom ~ Ruby Pane
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS & ACTVITIES
, Hunted and raised Coon Hounds for 20+ years, World Champion Bluetick 1997, National Champion BBOA 1996, First and still only woman to place in UKC top 10, Photography and photo shop awards, Hunting column for the year