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Clarence McFerren II

6519 Patmore Rd. Memphis, TN 38134 -- (901) 251-0711 home (301) 455-9295 mobile Objective: To gain innovative knowledge and coordinate quality programs that will promote the importance of incorporating a diverse understanding of the arts in a global economy. Educational Background: Morgan State University (MSU) Higher Education: Community College Leadership Major Research Interest: The Effectiveness of Intervention Programs at Community Colleges to Improve Educational Outcomes of African American Males (Increasing Retention and Graduation Rates) Ed.D. Graduation anticipated in May 2015 Cambridge College (CC) Educational Leadership: School Administration Major Applied Action Research Project: Studying Dance through Inquiry Based Learning C.A.G.S. (Certificate of Advanced Graduated Study) June 2012 American University (AU) Performing Arts: Dance Education Graduate Major Minor: Arts Management Graduate Certificate Thesis: Literacy Learning through the Arts: A case study investigation on the effects of arts infused pedagogy to enhance the development of pre-reading skills M.A. May 2005 Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Mass Communication: Radio/TV Broadcasting, Electronic Media Production Major Minors: Dance and Speech/Theatre B.S. May 2003 Secondary Teacher 2007-Present (Trezevant High, Memphis City Schools) Memphis, TN

Introduce dance and theater as an art form to inner city high school students outside of their culture Increase awareness of career paths in the arts, expose students to live performances Motivate students self-esteem and efficacy through appreciation for multiple forms of arts
Education/Marketing Coordinator 2006-2007 (New Ballet Ensemble & School) Memphis, TN

Organized school systems for educational programming, standards, workshops, auditions, etc. Researched & wrote grants for department, write press releases, develop seasonal plans Assisted artistic director with avenues to achieve company mission through education & marketing

Operations Manager/Development Asst. 2005-2006 (Dallas Black Dance Theatre) Dallas, TX

Arranged all daily operational systems & business office functions, HR policies/procedures Monitored budget, processed individual & corporate memberships, financial systems & controls Assisted artistic & executive director with grants & development of long term direction of company
Associate Professor of Dance 2005-2006 (Collin County Community College) Plano, TX

Enhanced jazz, tap & modern technique through artistic pedagogical practices and media outlets Increased awareness and appreciation of dance as an art form and entertainment in everyday life Managed multiple classrooms, students and academic grading software and technology
Elementary Teacher 2003-2005 (William E. Doar, Jr. Public Charter Schools) Washington, DC

Enhanced academics through artistic pedagogical practices to reach multiple intelligences Arts Education (Reading/Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Motor Skills) Taught discipline, teamwork & leadership to inner city youth through the artistry of dance
Administrative Assistant 2003-2004 (American University Alumni Affairs) Washington, DC

Scheduled, planned, copied, faxed, and entered data as needed Wrote and published articles
Finance Specialist Paratrooper 1999-2002 (U.S. Army) Smyrna, TN

Combat basic training (Ft. Knox, KY); finance school (Ft. Jackson, SC) and airborne school, 1 st class
to parachute from the C-17 aircraft in training (Ft. Benning, GA) Entered data and payroll, calculated housing, travel, per diem and food allowances

Research Presentations/Lectures/Demonstrations/Publications:

The TN Fine Arts Growth Measure System, TN Association of Dance Professional Dance
Summit, Nashville, TN (January 2013)

Studying Dance through Inquiry Based Learning , National Association of African

American Studies National Conference, Baton Rouge, LA (February 2012)

Weight, Space, Time, and Flow: Mastery of the Horton Technique in Dance ,
Practitioners Summit, Strengthening the Effectiveness Framework, Memphis, TN (July 2010)

The Value of Dance in Urban Education, Principals Academy, Memphis, TN (June 2008) Literacy learning through the Arts, Anne Robyn Mathias Research Conference, Washington,
D.C. (April 2005), Vitruvian Perspectives: An Interdisciplinary Journal Of Scholars Grant Awards:

Student Achievement, National Education Foundation (2011) National Disneys Dreamers Academy - Coached Former Student, Award Recipient (2011) Refuel with Chocolate Milk (2010) Memphis Arts Council/Tennessee Arts Commission Student Ticket Subsidy (2009) Memphis Arts Council/Tennessee Arts Commission Student Ticket Subsidy (2008) USA Football Equipment (2008)

Professional Affiliations:

National Council on Black American Affairs - AACC - Northeastern Region (2013-present) Tennessee Association of Dance (2013-present) Trezevant High School Communication, Arts & Military Studies, Dean (2012-present) USA Track & Field, Level II Coach - Sprints, Hurdles & Relays (2012-present) Memphis City Schools Dance Teachers, Co-Chair (2011-2012) USA Track & Field, Member/Masters Competitor (2011-present) Trezevant High School Fine Arts Department, Chair (2008-present) Miss Tennessee/Miss America Scholarship Pageant, Certified Judge (2007-present) Memphis Education Association, Member (2007-present) Tennessee Education Association, Member (2007-present) National Education Association, Member (2007-present) Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center, Advisory Board (2008) Tennessee Association of Dance, Board Member (2007) Tennessee Arts Commission, Advisory Panel (2006-2008) Americans for the Arts, Member (2005-2007) Dallas Independent School District Dance, Advisory Board (K-8 Dance Curriculum) (2005) City at Peace DC, Member (2004-2007)

Other Skills/Affiliations:

Public Speaking, Research, Marketing, Planning/Development, Organizing, Grant Writing Personal Computer (Microsoft Office, Internet, Mac/Apple) Social Networking Tennessee Notary Public College Track Athlete, USA Track & Field Level II Coach (Sprints, Hurdles & Relays), Miss America Program Certified Judge - Miss Tennessee Affiliated Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Life Member National Education Association, Tennessee Education Association, Memphis Education Association 2012 Chinese Bridge Delegation for American Schools (Beijing)

Dance K-12 Tennessee Certification Theater K-12 Tennessee Certification Personal Finance & Wealth Building (Tennessee Course Codes 3766, 3767, 3496, 5038, 5613, 5037)
References: Upon Request