Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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To educate all students in creative thinking, creative production, and the artistic process while developing understanding and appreciation of aesthetics from different times, places and cultures.

  • Mature, caring, compassionate, and creative professional individual
  • Experienced in cultivating positive relationships with colleagues, parents, and students
  • Skilled in various areas of art including, drawing, painting, sculpture, computer graphic, fiber arts, printmaking and photography.
  • Passed Praxis I and Praxis II; Art: Content and Analysis
Bachelor of Science: Art Education, Expected in 2015
Towson University - Towson, Maryland
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Tau Sigma, National Honor Society
  • Deans List: Spring 2012 - Spring 2015
  • Recipient of the Charlotte W. Newcomb Endowed Scholarship
  • Award the Bernard Osher Foundation Scholarship
: General Education, Expected in 1990
Harford Community College - Bel Air, MD
  • Emphasis in Social Behavior Science
: Graphic Design / Illustration, Expected in 1988
Maryland Institute, College of Art - Baltimore, MD
  • Studio based course work
  • 110 Course credit
GED: General Education, Expected in 1983
Höglandskolan - Stockholm,
  • Language emergence courses
  • Fine Arts concentration
Teaching Expereinces
Student Teacher, 02/2015 to 04/2015
North Country AcademyStevenson Ranch, CA,
  • Taught grades 9 thur 12.
  • Units created and taught to foundation and advanced Studio Arts and Ceramics students.
Student Teacher, 2015 to 02/2015
North Country AcademySugar Land, TX,
  • Taught grades K-5 with original units.
Student Teacher, 2015 to 02/2015
North Country AcademySurprise, AZ,
  • Internship with Grade K-5
  • Created and taught original units.
  • Provided supportive visuals and reference materials.
Student Teacher, 10/2014 to 11/2014
North Country AcademyValrico, FL,
  • Co-wrote a history and arts integrated 6 week unit
  • Taught 6th grade
Student Teacher, 09/2014 to 10/2014
North Country AcademyWest Bloomfield, MI,
  • Co-wrote an arts integration, 6 week sculpture unit.
  • Taught 3rd grade.
Teacher, 03/2014 to 04/2014
The Y Of Central MarylandEllicott City, MD,
  • Multiply day, art workshop for inner-city students.
  • Taught 5th thur 8th grade students.
Naturalist, 2008 to 10/2014
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Metro AtlantaLawrenceville, GA,
  • Developed environmental education programs with integrated arts.
  • Taught original art integrated programs for PK - 5th.
  • Lead naturalist for school groups, ages PK thru 10th grade as well as public groups.
Art Teacher, 01/1995 to 04/1996
Falcon School District 49Peyton, CO,
  • Provided after school art instruction to students grade 1st thur 5th.
Work Experience
Naturalist, 2009 to 10/2014
Harford County Park and RecreationAbingdon, MD,
  • Created and conducted interpretive and educational school and public programs to increase awareness of the importance of the Chesapeake Bay and watershed. Programs varied from labatoriory water analysis to Nature Tots, canoing to family campfire programs.
  • Plan, prepared and lead week long day camps each sumer for children ages 4-11, with the assistance of a co-leader and 2-4 camp aides per session, under my supervision.
  • Designed and created seasonal educational exhibits.
Art Director, 07/1989 to 03/2008
Tulkoff Food ProductsBaltimore, MD,
  • Responsible for all design jobs from conception to completion.
  • Created signage, cartons, brochures and maintained company website.
  • Jobs varied in complexity for retail label with stringent FDA guidelines to i color trade show advertisers.
  • Worked closely with Marketing and Sales Departments as well as many private accounts.
  • Collaborated with photographer, food stylist and models during photography shoots.
  • Responsible for hardware and software selections, maintaining equipment and filing system in art department as well as print shop.
  • Clients: Heinz, Sysco, Shoprite, Ken's Dressing....
  • NAI Certified Interpretive Guide.
  • First Aid and CPR Certification.
  • ACA Canoe and Kayak Certification.
  • ACA Boat over Boat Rescue Training.
Community Involvement

Abilities Network's 8th annual Walkabout Abilities event October 2014

  • Provided creative art activities accessible for children of varying developmental abilities.

New Song Academy

  • Assisted in the yearly students art exhibit.

North Harford PTA Vice President 2003-2005

  • Initiated, solicited support, planned and saw the completion of a 3 phase school and community based playground. Fostered collaborative support from NHES administration, Harford County Public Schools and private advocates for student development.
  • Promoted and lead National PTA's reflection program for NHES. Validated a national arts program which grew school based and lead to several state award winners and one national nomination.
  • Created a yearly celebration of the arts evening, displaying and exhibiting students diverse artist talents from visual to dance.

Harford County 4-H volunteer 2004 - 2012

  • Championed 4-H youth by providing support at the local and national levels.
  • Focused on Fine Arts and Craft projects areas.

Girl Scout Volunteer 2004 - 2012

  • Troop Leader and co-leader
  • Promoted scouts to become leaders of troop and in the community.
  • Integrated the arts into requirements and community Girl Scout events.

Exhibtion Record
  • 1995 Liriodendron Mansion Art Gallery
  • 1997 Liriodendron Mansion Art Gallery

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  • Höglandskolan

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