teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Passionate educator for nearly 30 years with a strong desire to serve as a field instructor to create optimal student-teaching experiences for pre-service teachers. Energetic teaching style dedicated to empowering all levels of students' creative abilities. Classroom practice promotes a positive learning atmosphere that engages students to achieve personal and academic success. Professional development practice embraces a collaborative leadership style by designing classes to meet educators' expressed needs for implementation to core curriculum. Committed to designing new programs built on current frameworks and state learning standards including 21st Century Skills and most recently Design Thinking. Effective communicator with leadership experience and an extensive background in state work on curriculum standards and assessments. National Board Certified Teacher and 2018 Washington Art Education Association Teacher of the Year recipient.

  • Student-centered learning and instructional best practices
  • Tailoring curriculum with creative learning strategies
  • Purposeful lesson planning with detailed instruction
  • Managing classroom for diverse populations
  • Differentiated instruction and experience with special-needs students
  • Expertise in interdisciplinary instruction
  • Adult and continuing education
  • Strong collaborator and curriculum development
  • Student engagement in middle school education
  • Washington Teaching Certificate with Elementary Education endorsement
  • Positive and encouraging with relationship building and management
  • Social-Emotional Learning training
  • Computer and social media proficient
  • Expertise in English Language Arts and Visual Art
Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA Expected in 08/1996 Master of Arts : English Language Arts - GPA :
Carroll University Waukesha, WI Expected in 08/1979 Bachelor of Arts : Art Education - GPA :
Work History
Southwest Key Programs - Teacher
Miami, FL, 08/2017 - Current
  • Implemented learning standards; wrote curriculum to devise alternate approaches to presenting lessons to increase student understanding
  • Prepared and gathered materials for detailed lesson plans
  • Assisted general ed and life-skills students in executing detailed final projects for exhibition
  • Met with parents to resolve conflicting educational priorities and issues
  • Developed lesson plans surrounding various types of art, diversity, history and culture
  • Organized instruction under the four domains of the Danielson Framework: planning and preparation, classroom environment, instruction, and professional responsibilities
  • Identified and documented learning achievements by reporting outcomes, performance information and program adjustments used to boost comprehension
The May Institute Inc - Lead Instructor
Sandwich, MA, 08/2010 - Current
  • Designed professional development educator workshops by writing syllabi, leading a team of instructors, and teaching by implementing Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), 21st Century Skills, WA Arts Learning Standards, STEAM, and Design Thinking
  • Reviewed participants' evaluations to look for areas of need for improvement and designing course content
  • Instructed through lectures, discussions and demonstrations in interdisciplinary content areas
  • Motivated educators to provide exceptional learning environments
Southwest Key Programs - Teacher
Richmond, VA, 08/1991 - 06/2017
  • Olympic View Middle School 2007-2017
    Visual Art Teacher 2012 – 2017: Designed engaging, relevant meaningful curriculum applicable to 21st Century Skills; aligned to WA Arts Learning Standards. Supervised two student teachers
  • English Language Arts & Social Studies Teacher 2007- 2012:
    Collaboratively developed curriculum to meet diverse academic and social needs of middle level students, for remedial and honors English Language Arts
  • Columbia Elementary grade 5 Generalist 2003-2007
    Taught language arts, social studies, accelerated math, science, health, technology, outdoor education, and art; served on Student Improvement Plan committee, led Reading Anchor Team Assessment Committee. Monitored student teacher
  • District Curriculum Reading Grant Coordinator 1996-2000
    Implemented district-wide reading program, reading consultant for middle to high school Reluctant Readers Program; served on State Reading Leadership Team
  • Discovery Elementary grades 4 – 5 Generalist 1991-2003
    Taught all areas of general elementary curriculum to meet needs of a diverse population; recipient of grant National Endowment for Humanities. Monitored two student teachers
  • Summer School Art Enrichment Teacher 1999-2014
    Designed an integrated art curriculum with science and technology for K-6, summer school program, planned and conducted showcase evenings and displays of student work
    National Board-Certified Early Adolescent Young Adult Visual Art Washington State Continuing Certification: Endorsements in k12 visual art, k12 reading, k-8 elementary education
  • AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS: 2019 Pyramid Assemblages School Arts Davis Publications
    Snohomish Education Foundation Grant Recipient 2019
    Washington State Art Educator of the Year 2018
    Middle Level Art Educator of the Year 2017
    Snohomish County Art Advocate of the Year 2016 – 2017
    Laguna College of Art & Design; Design Thinking Summer Studio
    Densho Seattle; Examining Race & Discrimination Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art museum residency,
    National Art Education Association (NAEA) Leadership conferences July 2013 - 2016 Washington State University Ex.. Beach Watchers Program
  • LEADERSHIP in ACADEMIC SERVICE: Curriculum Consultant Richland School District 2018
    Coordinated visual art curriculum adoption, collaborated with 25 visual art teachers K-12 to implement new WA Arts Learning Standards
  • Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Arts Cadre Visual Art Representative for 2014-Present Collaborated to align National Core Arts Standards to WA State Arts Learning Standards for formal adoption, designed implementation supports, revised and aligned OSPI-Developed Performance Assessments
  • Chaired local conference committee for National Art Education Association (NAEA) 2018 Seattle convention
  • Presented on assessment at NAEA conventions San Diego, Baltimore, Washington DC, Chicago and New York
  • Washington Art Education Association (WAEA) Co-President 2012-2018
    Served and voted as state delegate for educational policies;
    Compiled and presented annual president's report;
    Authored articles quarterly to WAEA publication;
    Initiated collective impact by forming partnerships and reciprocity with community arts organization;
    Established and maintained professional development opportunities for members;
    Coordinated and conducted statewide annual conferences and monthly general membership meetings;
    Served as secretary and Youth Art Month chair 2004-2012
  • NAEA Pacific Regional Middle Level Director 2014-2017
  • OSPI ELA Expert Panel 2017 Identified practices to inform the Menu of Best Practices for English Language Arts
  • ArtsTime Conference Steering Committee 2013 - Present
  • VOLUNTEER SERVICE in COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Beach Naturalist 2014 -Present; Mukilteo City Council Climate Action Committee 2019-present
    Serving to advise Council on renewal energy goals for the City and residents

  • Member, Washington Art Education Association / National Art Education Association 1995 to current
  • Member of Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction Arts Cadre 2014 to current

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  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Carroll University

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