Innovative art teacher, with an interest in twenty-first century education. Able to effectively create and implement STEAM projects that integrate technology and sciences with the arts, as well as art lesson plans that support and compliment the humanities in each grade level.
Bilingual teacher talented at creating a student-centered environment that engages and motivates students of all ability levels. Effectively relates to students of diverse cultural backgrounds and tailors teaching methods to suit their individual needs.
Highly motivated and results-oriented; able to work independently or cooperatively as part of a team to accomplish goals.
Well-organized with proven ability to effectively create and implement curriculum, lesson plans and special events to encourage and motivate students to appreciate and understand art.
Served as Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair.
Co-created teaches a computer-arts class for seventh and eighth graders integrating art, technology and academic curricula.
Created an Open Art Studio class for all middle school students interested in art, where they are encouraged to work independently by pursuing projects of their choice.
Organized and led several field trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for Upper and Middle School students, and effectively developed gallery visits integrating the curriculum of academic subjects and the arts.
Participated in the organization of a community service trip to Bogota, Colombia and chaperoned junior and senior students on this trip.
Actively participated in building school community by facilitating student led projects for various all school events.
Worked in the Diversity Committee and chaperoned Upper School students to the People of Color Conference in Huston in 2012.
Encourages students to participate in projects and art competitions outside the school setting. Three of her students recently won awards at the Scholastic Art Awards competition.
Currently teaches studio art, through discussions, demonstrations, explorations and age-appropriate projects in a variety of two and three-dimensional media including but not limited to drawing, painting and ceramics.
Currently co-teaches computer-arts, and designs age-appropriate projects that incorporates the arts and academic curricula, using Photoshop, iMovie and Google SketchUp for three-dimensional printing.
Organizes ongoing residencies with professional artists who work on age-appropriate projects with students.
Organizes annual art shows for students to share their work with the entire school community.
Currently serves as an advisor in the sixth grade and maintains ongoing conversations with parents about their child's particular needs and development. Facilitates activities that develops students' physical, emotional and social growth.
Encourages students to be understanding with others and embrassive of their own strengths and weaknesses.Uses positive reinforcement to redirect poor behavior.
Conducts small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
Served on various committees and projects including the Diversity Committee, a committee to search for a new head of school and Community Service Projects. Currently serves in the Center for Research,Teaching and Learning to implement twenty-first century education strategies throughout the entire school curricula.
Attends a variety of professional development conferences like NAIS, NAEA and NYSATA as well as workshops centered on effectively teaching art concepts, student-centered projects, student motivation and engaging learning activities.
Completed student teaching requirement and acquired classroom experience serving as instructor for the art department.
Completed student teaching requirement providing art instruction and gaining valuable experience in a classroom setting.
Assisted lead art teacher in the implementation of Metropolitan Museum of Art curriculum in three public schools throughout New York. Responsibilities included preparation and maintenance of class materials and assisting students with projects utilizing a number of media including collage, paint and clay.
Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards 2014, students won Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention
Cablevision Film Competition, Student film was awarded air time on channel.....
Meeting Muslims in Eight Steps - An Interdisciplinary Unit for Middle School, NAIS Annual Conference, New York, 2008
NAIS, NAEA, NYSATA
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