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Sarah Skidmore 3617 53rd St. Des Moines, IA 50310 (515) 491-0336 sarah.skidmore@drake.

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OBJECTIVE Achieve the position of K-12 Art teacher or Secondary English Teacher in your school district EDUCATION May 2014 Bachelor of Science in Education – K-12 Art Education and High School English Endorsement, Drake University, Des Moines, IA. GPA: 3.94/4.00 – President’s List June 2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fibers, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

STUDENT TEACHING EXPERIENCE Elementary Art Student Teacher - January 2014 - present Perkins Elementary, Des Moines, IA o Instructing students through a variety of hands-on processes to express themselves through art making processes o Applying differentiation to instruction as well as assessment in the classroom. o Align my instruction with the Iowa Common Core standards and benchmarks o Assisting in Art Club, Lunch Duty and Bus Duty along with my cooperating teacher o Using data-driven techniques and literacy strategies to enhance student learning UPCOMING STUDENT TEACHING EXPERIENCE Alternative High School Art Student Teacher – March 2014 - May 2014 Scavo High School, Des Moines, IA PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE High School Art II, Jewelry, and Ceramics Classroom, September - November 2013 Waukee High School, Waukee, IA o Designed thematic and concept based units of instruction using the Understanding by Design curriculum framework that I then implemented in the classroom. o Used a variety of formative, summative, pre, post and performance assessments to evaluate student growth and provide them with ample feedback on their work. o Aided in the creation of student portfolios used to apply to colleges. High School Art I, Art II, and Photography Classroom, September - November 2012 Hoover High School, Des Moines, IA o Utilized critical thinking skills and ways of reaching both ELL and SPED students. o Introduced new processes and techniques pertaining to art making. WORK EXPERIENCE Art Teacher – June 2013 - present Des Moines Art Center Education Program, Des Moines, IA Griffin Academy Project Leader – October 2013 - December 2014 McCombs Middle School, Des Moines, IA Early Childhood Waldorf Teacher – August 2010 - May 2012 Children’s Song School, Kansas City, MO KCAI Youth Continuing Education Program – June 2009 - June 2010 Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO Creative Couch – December 2013-present Glazed Expressions, Clive, IA

Sarah Skidmore 3617 53rd St. Des Moines, IA 50310 (515) 491-0336 sarah.skidmore@drake.edu

REFERRENCES Dan Koss – Principal at Perkins Elementary - 4301 College Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311, (515) 242-8430, danny.koss@dmschools.org Dr. Todd Hodgkinson – Assistant Professor of Secondary Education, School of Education, Drake University (515) 271-4565, todd.hodgkinson@drake.edu Molly House – Secondary Literacy Coordinator and Reading/Writing Consultant, 4601 Kingman Blvd., Des Moines, Iowa 50311 (H) (515) 255-9565, (C) (515) 975-7076, molly@netins.net Mindi McCoy – Art Teacher at Perkins Elementary – 4301 College Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311, (515) 242-8430, mindi.mccoy@dmschools.org Additional references available upon request