intermediate visual art teacher resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary


• ••A dynamic Visual Arts Educator with 12 years of experience in developing Highly Effective visual art education programs in mainstream classroom settings. Documented success with employing cutting-edge, 21st Century teaching strategies to engage discovery and application of artistic techniques, and cultivate student’s aesthetic comprehension and art appreciation. Comprehensive objective is to create a flourishing environment where I can develop each child’s confidence and ability to express themselves skillfully and creatively.

• Compose instructional plans to provide a balanced cycle of instruction, demonstration, & studio time

• Establish and maintain standards of behavior to provide an orderly and productive learning environment

• Model importance of technique discovery & tool care using standard & teacher-prepared instructional aids

• Offer a variety of instructional approaches, activities & materials to accommodate diverse learning styles

• Provide individual and small group instruction to meet the needs of individuals with varying intellectual abilities, artistic talents, and social-emotional intelligences

• Differentiate instruction & analyze data to progress pupil performance and determine targets for growth

• Infuse curriculum with interactive instructional approaches, collaborative technology aids, and current relatable content to embolden students to think innovatively when interpreting materials & concepts

• Generate authentic exhibit & showcase opportunities to cultivate goal setting, creative risk taking, and pride

• Initiate communications with families & school counselors to support pupil growth and success

• Cultivate positive relationships and industrious partnerships with colleagues and community members

  • SMART Board Notebook
  • Presentations
  • Staff training
  • Fundraising
  • Garage Band
  • PowerPoint
  • IMovie
  • FOCUS Grade Book
  • Newsletters
  • Team Leader
  • Mentor
  • Excel & Word
  • Edmodo
  • Video
Work History
Joliet Public Schools District 86 Joliet, IL,
  • ••Facilitated students’ artistic skill development and cognitive analysis of the constituents of the Elements of Art & Principles of Design by aligning methods of direct instruction with the Model Classrooms Project strategies. Qualitative data from student surveys, multisensory learning encounters, teacher prepared instructional-aids, and choice-time challenges illustrated patterns of improved academic performance and enhanced self-concept. Independent thinking approaches allowed students to meet challenges creatively, and achieve their full potential.
  • Prepared differentiated instruction and assessment to meet unique needs of ESE students; Individuals with varying abilities were granted more flexibility in meeting Ohio’s Visual Art Content Standards
  • Organized school fundraising events, talent shows, art displays, & extracurricular Art Clubs; Built valuable relationships with a variety of constituents in the school and local community
  • Designed & implemented classroom procedures, expectations, & management systems for 120+ pupils/day
  • Provided small group reading intervention instruction; Gains noted in fluency, comprehension, & writing • Maintained professional competence with in-service education; Completed “Pathwise Mentor Coursework”.
Gene Witt Elementary School City, STATE,
  • ••Enabled discovery of unique creative talents and development of resourceful critical thinking skills by integrating innovative student-centered experiences traversing the fields of art and technology into daily classroom instruction. Prepared students to achieve objectives aligned with statewide content standards through engaging instructional approaches such as: project-based learning, interactive SMART Board presentations, dramatic arts integration, and peer-to-peer learning. Collaborated with classroom teachers to develop methods of visual literacy instruction that elevated students’ inquiry-based reading skills and expository writing abilities.
  • Co-chaired All County Art & Music Festival, school music productions, art exhibits, art and prop design clubs
  • Served on Technology Committee; Distributed effectual applications and sources to colleagues
  • Maintained Quarterly Newsletters and Progress & Assessment communications with 650+ families
  • Performed as Special Area Team Leader; Established relationships that stimulated workplace production
  • Developed and conducted district professional development: “Close Reading & Text-Dependent Questions”
  • Devised district staff training: “Production & Strategies: ManaTeach Online Video Showcase District Plan”
  • Organized exhibit fieldtrips, chaired art shows, maintained online student museum, & held gallery walks that facilitated experiences in art interpretation and appreciation; Students produced sophisticated art products & responded to work in a variety of art venues as compassionate global citizens
  • Created interactive SMART Board presentations that taught students questioning techniques and led to a deeper understanding of art styles, art careers, various artists, and art history.
PRE-K TEACHING ASSISTANT, 08/2017 - 06/2018
Killearn United Methodist Preschool City, STATE,
  • ••Established a nurturing environment that fortified/motivated 4 and 5 year-old learners to establish habits of mind which form the foundation for learning/realize a love of learning and develop self-awareness through academic, physical, and social-emotional successes. Worked cooperatively with Lead Teacher to teach Florida Early Learning & Developmental Standards, orchestrate developmentally-appropriate learning activities, and shape productive and orderly classroom management procedures. Modeled and coordinated daily and seasonal life in the classroom to ignite a joyful atmosphere of independence and individuality that fostered intellectual curiosity, self-regulation, persistence, and problem-solving.
  • Taught class in absence of Lead Teacher; Planned hands-on instruction and play-based learning centers
  • Progressed students’ language and literacy development, comprehension of expanded mathematical concepts, and awareness of the local community and natural world; Maintained small group experiences
  • Co-taught children in after school programs; Enriched rapport with students.
ASSOCIATE GRADE 2-3 TEACHER, 08/2018 - 12/2018
School Of Arts And Sciences City, STATE,
  • ••Originated and executed rigorous cross-curricular units that expertly merged the Charter School’s thematic learning mission with Florida State Standards. Sustained students’ drive to achieve benchmarks by requisitioning books, creating instructional tools & aids, and launching interactive & independent personal learning activities. Provided small group instruction, implemented interventions, and gathered data from student assessments to adapt the curriculum to needs of students with varying intellectual abilities. Established a strong working partnership with Lead Teacher and School Counselor, and effectively utilized these relationships to develop an exceptional learning environment that fostered an empowering growth mindset.
  • Hosted collaborative community performances & interactive exhibits; Implemented charter school's showcase goals
  • Incorporated mindfulness practices into curriculum; Strengthened student opportunities for success by 90.
Master of Education: Education of The Gifted And Talented, Expected in
Ashland University - Ashland, OH - Dean's List,
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: Certification: Visual Art Education, Expected in
Cleveland State University - Cleveland, OH - Dean's List,
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: Certification: Commercial Art, Expected in
Cuyahoga Community College - Highland Hills, OH - Dean's List,
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Bachelor of Fine Arts: Art History, Expected in
Ohio University - Athens, OH - Dean's List,
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NY Initial Certificate, Visual Arts Education, K-12

FL Professional Certificate, Visual Arts Education, K-12

FL Professional Certificate, Pre-K/Primary Education, Ages 3-Grade 3

FL ESOL Academic Endorsement

FL VPK Teacher Staff Credential

FL Gifted Endorsement


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  • Ashland University
  • Cleveland State University
  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • Ohio University

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  • Bachelor of Fine Arts

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