Art Educator K-12
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I am a dedicated and knowledgeable professional highly skilled in a variety of artistic mediums. I am motivated to making the visual arts accessible and meaningful to cultivate visual literacy. I am prepared to maintain an nurturing, motivating, and positive learning environment for a diverse population of students. I am committed to develop and innovative art program with a strong interdisciplinary connection, integrating all subject areas and cultures. I am enthusiastic, creative, and a skilled leader with knowledge of art forms, past and present.
Education: Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
B.A. in Art Education K-12, Graduated in 2010
Delgado Community College, New Orleans, LA
A.A. in Fin Art Painting, Graduated in 2007
Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA
Part time student from 2000-2005
Slidell High School, Slidell, LA
High School Diploma, Graduated in 2000
Art-Making Related Skills and Experience: Acrylic painting, Animation (Adobe Illustrator), Photoshop, Charcoal drawing, Flash, Mixed media, Pencil/Graphite drawing, Human figure drawing, Crafting, Printmaking, Wood sculpture, Air dry clay (Model magic), Watercolor, Metal sculpture (Welding), Scrapbooking (Yearbooks), Photography, Casting sculpture, Sewing
Lead Teacher, The Goddard School, Thornton, CO, 1/27/2014 – Present
•Ensure compliance with Children’s Bill of Rights and adhere to Goddard Quality Assurance standards.
•Responsible for writing and implementing my own high standard lesson plans based on Goddard Developmental Goals and various monthly themes.
•Responsible for daily attendance reporting, progress reports (pre-k assessments), closing classroom daily, and maintaining supplies required for curriculum and classroom décor (appearance and maintenance of the classroom).
•Attend all staff meetings, in-service days, and parent-teacher conferences.
•Promote student participation in learning through play and fun activities.
•Create a nurturing environment with opportunities for independent discovery, cooperative learning, and generous outdoor playtime to aid in mastering gross motor skills.
•Maintain honest, open communication with children, and appreciating their individual personalities.
•Collaborate with other pre-k teachers to develop lessons that help children prepare for kindergarten.
•Communicate and work with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident, and joyful learners.
•Provide parents with a daily report of child’s activities and memorable moments throughout the day.
•Receive professional development and accredited training through Goddard Systems University.
Lead Teacher, The Goddard School, Aurora, CO, 11/21/2012 – 1/24/2014
•Responsible for daily occurrences in the classroom, maintaining overall appearance of the classroom, as well as attaining supplies required for curriculum.
•Responsible for the planning and implementing of developmentally appropriate lesson plans.
•Attended all staff meetings and in-service days.
•Communicate with parents about the progress of each child daily and during conference times.
•Collaborated with teachers in other classrooms to develop lesson plans.
Student Teacher, Fontainebleau Junior High School, Mandeville, LA, 8/2010-12/2010
•Developed daily/weekly lessons plans based on the Louisiana Standards that actively engaged learners, while educating on proper artistic methodologies and various technical aspects.
•Generated creative instruction utilizing technology and resources daily through visual arts that helped students develop the critical thinking and problem solving skill necessary for postsecondary life while increasing student appreciation, awareness and understanding.
•Taught Special Education students along with Gifted and Talented students in inclusion classrooms.
•Promoted student motivation, participation, and effective listening skills through the implementation of positive reinforcements and weekly rewards.
•Maintained respectful, professional relationship with students, families, and faculty.
•Collaborated with teachers to develop cross-curriculum lesson plans, using various methods of evaluation to assess learning and student growth.
•Designed and reinforced classroom rules and consequences to maintain a structured learning environment.
•Initiated student-led critiques influencing motivation and learning about art.
•Organized and scheduled field trips to museums and gallery openings.
•Performed all of my supervising teachers’ during and after school responsibilities under her supervision.
Trainer/Bartender, Beach on Bourbon, New Orleans, LA, January2010-August2010 (started student teaching)
Trainer/Bartender, Club CoCo, New Orleans, LA, May 2009 – December 2009 (closed down)
Bartender, Jazz Emporium, New Orleans, LA, January 2009 – May 2009 (closed down)
Art Liaison/Bartender, Obelisk Wine and Art Gallery, Covington, LA, 2009
Art Camp Teacher (Secondary Education), Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA, 2009
Art Camp Teacher (Elementary Education), Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA, 2008
Insurance Sales Assistant, Martin Insurance Agency – Slidell, LA (985) 643-2299, 2007-2008
Worked with Insurance agents on countless accounts. Typed letters to customers, and took payments. Worked well with the computer systems and other employees. I left because it was a temporary position.
Sales Associate/Stock manager, Victoria’s Secret – Slidell, LA 2003-2005
Took in shipments and unloaded all the boxes. Kept the store clean and shelves stocked. Made sure the stock room was very organized. Worked well with other employees.
- Acrylic painting
- Charcoal drawing
- Pencil/graphite drawing
- Animation (Adobe Illustrator)
- Human figure drawing
- Wood sculpture
- Metal sculpture (Welding)
- Casting sculpture
- Mixed media
- Air dry clay (Model magic)
- Scrapbooking (Yearbooks)
- Communication and collaboration with parents and other teachers., Inclusion classroom, incorporating technology, Lesson planning, Presentations, Progress reports (Assessments)
Groups & Associations
- Denver Art Society, Louisiana Art Educaton Association (LAEA), National Art Education Association (NAEA), Teacher Art Exchange
- English (Fluent)