Arts and Education

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Location: Chattanooga Tennessee, United States


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Summary

Passionate professional about connecting community members with resources to improve education, creativity, sustainability, and resiliency.

Education

Hunter College, City University of New York, MFA, Studio Art, 2009, cum laude honors, GPA 3.615

The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, MFA Fall semester, 2007

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, BFA, Painting and Drawing, Psychology minor, 2004, cum laude, GPA 3.56

The Cooperative Center for Study Abroad, King’s College, London — Summer program, 2001

 

Experience

Director of Teaching Artist Residencies & Affiliate Director of UTC-Wolf Trap

Arts-Based Collaborative at UTC | Chattanooga, TN | utc.edu/abc

August 13, 2018 to current

– Performance Overview

Oversee the customization and facilitation of professional learning residencies for educators through our roster of teaching artists.

Key Initiatives:

Program Development and Facilitation:
Launch of new signature professional development program for Early Learning educators through the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts

Team Building and Management:
Recruit, hired, train, and supervise a roster of Teaching Artists in the Performing Arts

Revenue Growth:
Obtained external funding for programs through pitching, writing, and collaborating on grants and foundation proposals; planned first fund-raising event for the center

Partnerships and Marketing:
Build and maintain partnerships through cold calls, networking, and collaboration

 

Innovation in Honors Faculty

Honors College at UTC | Chattanooga, TN | utc.edu/honors-college

April 1, 2019 to current

– Performance Overview

Develop and facilitate a course where students address our community’s most pressing issues through thinking by design, creativity, and collaboration with a secondary goal of increasing a sense of community among Sophomore and Junior students who study in various degree paths for the Innovation in Honors Program.

Key Initiatives:

Culture Building:
I use regular creative low-stake assignments, flipped classroom engagements, and open-ended thought experiments to shape a classroom culture of creative and collaborative teamwork.

Flipped Classroom:
By learning to play the ukulele along with my students with no prior experience, I have undermined the normal politics of a classroom and created space for students to drive their own learning goals.

 

Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

CHI Memorial | Chattanooga, TN | memorial.org

September 28, 2015 to August 3, 2018

– Performance Overview

Coordinate a robust mobile mammography and education outreach program across 21 counties with over 150 commercial and community partners

Key Initiatives:

Program Oversight:
Coordinate on average 9 mobile mammography programs and 2 educational programs per week often scheduling a year in advance while increasing outreach to populations who face barriers to care

Revenue Growth and Management:
Collaborate with Memorial Foundation to accrue grants, donations, and sponsors for the outreach program

Data Analysis and Management:
Collaborate with IT to build a database to correlate partner and program data; track and maintain records on over 4,000 patients per year

 

Department of Art Faculty and Visual Resource Curator

UTC Art Department | Chattanooga, TN | utcart.com

April 1, 2009 – September 18, 2015

– Performance Overview

Build and manage visual resources for faculty as well as teach, develop, and collaborate on curricular projects and courses for Freshman to Senior students

Key Initiatives:

Revenue and Resource Growth:
Build resources and maintain collection through grants and gifts

Courses Taught / Curricular Design:
Drawing I, Drawing II, Drawing VI (Special Topics), Visual Studies I: Forms in 2-D, Visual Studies III: Color Theory and Fundamentals, Painting I, Senior Studio Painting and / or Drawing, Introduction to Art

 

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Partnerships
  • Ideation
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Marketing

Specialties

    management, problem-solving, relationship and collaboration, strategic thinking, Team Building, training and education

Spoken Languages

    English

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