Skylar Coleman

705 Inlet Quay, Unit I
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 287-2669
scole051@odu.edu
Digital Portfolio—skylarcoleman.weebly.com
OBJECTIVE
To gain an art teaching position that utilizes my abilities as a preK-12 art teacher. To teach and
support students’ learning through visual art and cross-curricular content within the Virginia
Standards of Learning.
EDUCATION
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Bachelor of Arts
Major: Art Education
GPA: 3.4

May 2016

Relevant Courses: Foundations and Assessment of Education, Elementary Art Education,
Secondary Art Education, Reading and Writing in Content Areas, Fundamentals of Human
Growth and Development, Students with Diverse Learning Needs, Two-Dimensional Design,
Three-Dimensional Design, Fundamentals of Drawing, Drawing: Composition, Fundamentals of
Painting, Fundamentals of Digital Art, Introduction to Digital Photography, Printmaking,
Introduction to Ceramics, Crafts I: Metals and Jewelry Design, Ancient and Medieval Art,
Renaissance and Modern Art, Art Criticism, Women in the Visual Arts
RELATED EXPERIENCE
Teacher Candidate:

March 7th, 2016 – Present (ending on April 29th, 2016)

Western Branch High School, Chesapeake, VA
 Obtained primary responsibility for planning, preparing, and delivering instruction
 Created lesson plans with appropriate Art SOL unit objectives for grades 9-12
 Used pacing guides to assist in lesson planning to relate to both past and future learning
 Enforced classroom expectations consistently and fairly
 Provided instruction that recognized learners with diverse learning needs
 Used a range of strategies to promote positive relationships, teamwork, conflict
resolution and purposeful learning in the classroom
 Assessed student work
 Displayed student work

Teacher Candidate:

January 19th, 2016 – March 4th, 2016

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, Chesapeake, VA
Portlock Primary School, Chesapeake, VA
Norfolk Highlands Primary School, Chesapeake, VA
 Obtained primary responsibility for planning, preparing, and delivering instruction
 Created lesson plans with appropriate Art SOL unit objectives for grades K-5
 Used pacing guides to assist in lesson planning to relate to both past and future learning
 Enforced classroom expectations consistently and fairly
 Provided instruction that recognized learners with diverse learning needs
 Used a range of strategies to promote positive relationships, teamwork, conflict
resolution and purposeful learning in the classroom
 Assessed student work
 Displayed student work in hallway outside of classroom
Classroom Volunteer in Kindergarten:
John B. Dey Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA
 “Mystery Reader”— read a book to both AM and PM class
 Taught an art lesson to both classes relating to the book
 Assisted students throughout lesson
 Displayed their art work on their classroom bulletin boards

December 8th, 2015

Teacher - Saturday Morning Art Class Old Dominion University: November 14th & 21st, 2015
The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
 Co-taught with another ODU student an art class for 5th-12th grade students
 Collaborated with co-teacher for planning and delivering lesson
 Lead class in group discussions about related works of art in the Chrysler
 Enforced museum, classroom, and clean-up rules
 Handed out supplies and materials
 Assisted students throughout lesson
 Displayed student artwork in museum
Classroom Volunteer in Kindergarten:
John B. Dey Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA
 “Mystery Reader”— read a book to both AM and PM class
 Taught an art lesson to both classes relating to the book read
 Assisted students throughout lesson
 Displayed their art work on their classroom bulletin boards

October 13th, 2015

Practicum Student:
October 2015 – November 2015
Deep Creek High School, Chesapeake, VA
 Distributed supplies and papers
 Built relationships with students from a wide range of social backgrounds




Managed classroom activities and pupil behavior when teacher left classroom
Aided students through understanding and execution of assignments
Helped in decorating classroom door for Homecoming
Hung student artwork on display outside of classroom

Observation Student:
October 2014 – December 2014
Churchland Elementary School, Portsmouth, VA
 Distributed supplies and papers
 Built relationships with students from a wide range of social backgrounds
 Managed classroom activities and pupil behavior when teacher left classroom
 Aided students through understanding and execution of assignments
OTHER EXPERIENCE
Receptionist:
July 2014 – January 2016
Bennetts Creek Veterinary Care, Suffolk, VA
 Opened and closed practice
 Scheduled appointments, answered client questions
 Greeted clients and patients and showed them to the exam room
 Entered, updated, and retrieved client/patient records
 Filled prescriptions
 Entered charges and processed cash, checks and charge card payments
 Educated clients regarding preventative medicine/vaccination requirements
 Suggested products and services to clients when appropriate
 Cleaned front desk/reception/waiting area
 Restocked and arranged retail
Veterinary Assistant:
June 2011 – July 2014
Bennetts Creek Veterinary Care, Suffolk, VA
 Restrained animals, prepped for surgery
 Maintained records, reports, and documentations
 Drew blood samples, performed laboratory tests and x-rays for the animals
 Filled prescriptions, medicated animals suffering from infections or illnesses
 Responded to client’s questions
 Groomed and prepared diets for the animals
 Observed and documented animal behavior
 Advised owners of safety and health practices

SKILLS

Software Expertise:
 Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Outlook
 Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge
 IMovie

REFERENCES
Anmaree Miller
Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, Chesapeake, VA
Portlock Primary School, Chesapeake, VA
Norfolk Highlands Primary School, Chesapeake, VA
K-5 Art Teacher/Cooperating Teacher
Anmaree.Miller@cpschools.com
757-494-7515
Sonya Barnes
Western Branch High School, Chesapeake, VA
9-12 Art Teacher/Cooperating Teacher
Sonya.barnes@cpschools.com
757-638-7900
Patricia Edwards
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Senior Art Lecturer/University Supervisor
Paedward@odu.edu
757-368-4110
Michelle Yuchnovicz
Bennetts Creek Veterinary Care, Suffolk, VA
Office Manager
bcvc@bcvetcare.com
757-483-5990