art teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Creative Art Teacher possessing in-depth knowledge of various art theories and principles. Engaging and energetic professional and licensed in tennessee. Polished in integrating art history, art appreciation and art criticism into all lesson plans and collaborating with classroom teachers to incorporate learning through art. Committed to designing lessons to accommodate broad range of learning styles and encouraging students to reach fullest potential. Art Teacher passionate about education and artistic expression using paint, color, music and other media. Educated students on history of artistic expression and notable artists. Guided pupils on art viewing and elements to appreciate differing between artists. Art Teacher encourages students to change perspectives and attitudes towards art and music and create learned opinions. Coaches students to develop and refine problem-solving skills. Enhances learning through multimedia and extracurricular trips. Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals. To seek and maintain full-time position that offers professional challenges utilizing interpersonal skills, excellent time management and problem-solving skills.

  • Art Styles and Techniques
  • Course Material Preparation
  • Paper and Project Review
  • Performance Coaching
  • Drawing Organization
  • Student Organization Advising
  • Educational Settings
  • Classroom Discussion Facilitation
  • Behavior Management Techniques
  • Group and Individual Instruction
  • Curricula Planning
  • Student Advising and Support
  • Gallery and Exhibit Preparation
  • Undergraduate Teaching
  • Assignment Evaluation
  • Instructional Techniques
  • Positive Reinforcement Methods
  • Office Supplies and Inventory
  • Presentation Delivery
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
Work History
Art Teacher, 09/2007 - Current
North Country Academy , , Memphis, TN
  • Inspired students and assisted in developing creativity and self-expression through various art forms and media.
  • Taught students to identify key elements of style, intent and emotion when experiencing art.
  • Set reasonable performance and learning goals for students to strive for and achieve.
  • Assisted students in finding inspiration for art and music through emotion, other media and history.
  • Taught classes on painting, collage and color theory.
  • Helped students manipulate variety of media to express emotions, feelings, attitude and intent.
  • Coordinated field trips to museums and galleries to expose students to examples of art and history.
  • Provided feedback to students and parents on progress and abilities.
  • Developed and implemented various thematic lesson plans, utilizing age-appropriate material and focusing on relevant topics.
  • Observed pupils' work to determine student progress or make suggestions for improvement.
Fire Fighter/ EMT/Fire Training Trauma Instructor , 07/1996 - 08/2006
Hampton University , , Memphis, Tn.
  • Drove and operated structural pumpers, tankers, ladders and service vehicles to aid in rescue operations.
  • Maintained close contact with dispatch to receive and share information about current fires, equipment movements and incoming personnel.
  • Completed training to stay in peak physical fitness and handle challenging tasks.
  • Stabilized and lifted patients with backboard and cot.
  • Assessed active fires and consulted with fire chief to devise optimal approach and containment strategies.
  • Removed individuals from dangerous situations and offered emergency assistance for minor and critical concerns.
  • Inspected buildings for pre-fire plans, fire hazards and compliance with fire prevention ordinances.
  • Carried, placed and extended ladders in training and in emergencies.
  • Set up and operated master streams and aerial ladder pipes.
  • Responded to confined space incidents, EMS and hazardous material incidents.
  • Notified fire dispatchers to detail difficulties encountered, request additional firefighters and obtain emergency supplies.
  • Educated public and community members on fire safety and prevention methods to provide life-saving techniques.
  • Trained fire personnel in safe and proper operation and maintenance of fire department apparatus and vehicles.
  • Conducted thorough tests and inspections of gear, equipment and tools to stay ready for every type of fire.
  • Provided station tours, pre-incident surveys and installed smoke detectors to provide fire education to public.
  • Inspected apparatus, equipment, grounds, and stations for proper order and condition.
  • Oversaw equipment and vehicle upkeep to maintain emergency readiness.

Documented emergency calls and equipment maintenance to enable tracking history and maintain accurate records. •Work collaboratively with the trainee’s ,staff and the community to implement a comprehensive trauma-informed approach to address both preventative and responsive measures for the trainees and staff.

Professor , 09/2004 - 09/2005
Mid-South Bible College , , Memphis, Tn.
  • Shifted between informal and formal methods of teaching to create multi-layered web of learning incorporating experiments, practical activities, discussions and projects into lessons.
  • Used variety of learning modalities and support materials to facilitate learning process and accentuate presentations.
  • Encouraged class discussions by building discussions into lessons, actively soliciting input, asking open-ended questions and using techniques to track student participation.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills, resulting in clear subject matter discussion with students.
  • Worked with dean to assess and evaluate courses and programs in appropriate discipline.
  • Graded tests and assignments and uploaded to school database.
  • Created dynamic learning environment that valued instructor and student interaction.
  • Created spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel for daily, weekly and monthly reporting.
  • Used Microsoft Word and other software tools to create documents and other communications.
Master of Arts: Art Education , Expected in 06/2011
Memphis College of Art - Memphis, TN
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Bachelor of Science: Business Administration And Management, Expected in 06/1998
Crichton College - Memphis,
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: Fire Science, Expected in 11/1996
City of Memphis Fire Department Academy - Memphis, TN,
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High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/1987
Paxon School/Advanced Studies - Claireville, FL
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  • Licensed Art Teacher- 16 years
  • First Aid/CPR Certified

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School Attended

  • Memphis College of Art
  • Crichton College
  • City of Memphis Fire Department Academy
  • Paxon School/Advanced Studies

Job Titles Held:

  • Art Teacher
  • Fire Fighter/ EMT/Fire Training Trauma Instructor
  • Professor


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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