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CAROLINE STURGES APPEL

River Hill High School 12101 Rt. 108 Clarksville, MD 21029 410-313-7120 caroline_appel@hcpss.org

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Over 15 years experience working in education, youth development, and outreach non-profit organizations
Dedicated to the ideals of global awareness, cross-cultural understanding, and social justice
Passionate about education that is directly relevant to students lives, especially through the vehicles of arts
integration and interdisciplinary education
Contributor to the field of contemporary art education through invited and peer reviewed presentations,
workshops, committees, mentoring, and study groups
Awards include First Flight and Howard County New High School Art Teacher of the Year
Recognized as a Teacher of Promise by the Maryland State Department of Education
Experience teaching and working with students grades PreK-12 and college level with a range of
backgrounds, abilities, and interests in urban, suburban, and rural school settings

EDUCATION
Master of Arts in Teaching in Art Education, summa cum laude"
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

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2010

Teaching Certification in Visual Arts, PreK-12 " "


Maryland State Board of Education

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking, cum laude "


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Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts, Richmond, VA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Visual Arts Faculty, River Hill High School, Clarksville, MD " "
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2010 - Present
Faculty for Art 1, Art 2, Art 2 Gifted & Talented, Art 3 Honors, and Photography 1 courses
Designed and facilitated curriculum to cultivate student artistic behaviors
Co-sponsor of National Art Honor Society
Sponsor of the Cultural Awareness Club, which earned the Howard County Human Rights Council
Award in 2014, and promotes cultural awareness through school-wide programs and assemblies
Support school and county community through involvement in 9th Grade Team, Cultural Proficiency
Cohort, VIsual Arts Leadership Cadre, Curriculum Writing, and the Superintendents Cultural
Proficiency and Equity Advisory Committee
Adjunct Faculty, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)" "
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Fall 2014, Fall 2015
Faculty for Internship II course
Supervised and mentored 4 graduate student pre-service teachers, guiding them through the process
of designing and implementing interdisciplinary art units at the high school level
Instructor, Young Peoples Studio (YPS), Maryland Institute College of Art"
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2010 - 2012
Designed and facilitated instruction for the following courses: Encounters With Painting,
Innovative Drawing Techniques, Art Inspired by My Neighborhood, Special Vessels in
Clay, Sensational Sculptures, Kinetic Art: Kites, Mobiles, and More; Exploring Dry Media
Techniques; Painting Workshop for Middle School
Student Teacher, Roland Park Middle School, Baltimore, MD "
Seven week placement (March-May) with grades 6-8

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2010

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Designed and taught a broad range of units including The Missing Monuments (research and 3-D
construction), A Story With a Lesson (stop-motion animation) and Outside/Inside/Outside (ego and
alter-ego digital photography self-portraits)

Student Teacher, Thunder Hill Elementary School, Columbia, MD " "


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Seven week placement (January-March) with grades K-5
Designed and taught a broad range of units including Designing for an Environment (interdisciplinary
3-D construction) and Quilting as a Community (quilting and social justice)
Arts Integration Intern, Roland Park Country School, Baltimore, MD"
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2009
Six week placement with a 10th grade honors physics class
Designed and taught Newtons Laws: Physics and Metaphors, interdisciplinary kinetic sculpture unit
Arts Integration Intern, Midtown Academy, Baltimore, MD" "
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Five week placement with a 3rd grade social studies class
Designed and taught Helping Out! interdisciplinary video production unit

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Teaching Intern, Charles Carroll Elementary School, Westminster, MD"


Six week placement with a 4th grade art class
Designed and taught The Self-Portrait Monoprint unit

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Portfolio Development Class Instructor, MICA and Mt. Royal Middle School, Baltimore, MD"

Graduate Teaching Intern for Elements of Visual Thinking, MICA, Baltimore, MD"
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2008
Assisted Foundations Department Chair with course instruction
Designed and instructed The Things They Carried project, which asked students to draw inspiration
from the Tim OBrien book of the same title in order to analyze their own lives and experiences
Movement Class Instructor, Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School, Baltimore, MD"

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RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Sheldon Calvary Camp, Conneaut, OH" "
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1999 - 2009
Program Director (2008 - 2009)
Supervised staff of 50+ members, designed and facilitated Staff Training
Designed and oversaw curriculum for campers aged 8-16
Designed and implemented Ready, Set, Camp!, a new camping experience developmentally
geared towards campers aged 7 - 12
Staff-In-Training Supervisor (2005 - 2007)
Supervised and trained 14 first-year staff members (SITs)
Integrated SITs into the social structure of the staff
Fine Arts Supervisor (2004 - 2005)
Supervised staff of 5 Fine Arts staff members
Created and taught new artistic classes such as recycling/assemblage art
Maintained inventory, structured supply prices to adhere to budget
Head Counselor, Fine Arts staff member, etc. (1999 - 2005)
Competitive Employment Opportunities, Pittsburgh, PA"
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Employment Specialist
Provided job-related services to persons with disabilities
Advocated for a caseload generally consisting of 15 clients
Successfully achieved new jobs for 12 clients

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2005 - 2008

PRESENTATIONS (PEER-REVIEWED & INVITED)


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2015
Identity, Privilege, and Power: Experiential Explorations of High School Culture
National Art Education Association (NAEA) Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana
Design Delighting in Limits: Building Boxes to Think Outside Of
NAEA Conference, New Orleans, LA
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Curriculum Slam!
Invited presenter, Maryland Art Education Association (MAEA) Conference, Clarksville, Maryland
Identity, Privilege, and Power: Experiential Explorations of High School Culture
MAEA Conference, Clarksville, Maryland
Materials Have Meaning
Invited presenter to Art Education Cohort at Notre Dame of Maryland University
The Art of Exploration
Howard County Fine Arts Professional Development
2013
Exploring Student-Led Artmaking: Making Use of Contemporary Art Ideas in the Classroom
MAEA Conference, Silver Spring, Maryland
The Rules of the Game: A Cross-Cultural Experience Using Art to Examine Privilege and Power
MAEA Conference, Silver Spring, Maryland
A Balancing Act: Teaching Technique and Concept in the Contemporary Art Room
MAEA Conference, Silver Spring, Maryland
Presented with Jacob Cecil and Jen Smith
Contemporary Art: Theory, Practice, Curriculum
Invited presenter to MAAE cohort, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Exploring a Student-Directed Curriculum With Beginning Level High School Artists
NAEA Conference, Ft. Worth, Texas
Conceptual Ideas + Technical Proficiency = A Studio Balancing Act
NAEA Conference, Ft. Worth, Texas
Presented with Gino Molfino
Next Generation Arts Education for the Middle School Art Educator
Presentation / Workshop
Howard County Fine Arts Middle School Professional Development
Presented with Vanessa Lpez
2012
Art in the Face of the Apocalypse: Supporting the Student Through Self-Directed Exploration
Invited presenter to Singapore Educators Delegation, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Art in the Face of the Apocalypse: Supporting the Student Through Self-Directed Exploration
NAEA Conference, New York, New York

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2011
"Ce N'est Pas Une Presentation: Using Ideas From Surrealism to Teach (Dis)order and Creativity"
NAEA Conference, Seattle, Washington
2010
"Getting Past the Gate: Urban Middle School Students and the Arts Magnet High School Experience"
NAEA Conference, Baltimore, Maryland
Presented with Mary Hafeli and others
"Social Networks as Sites for Developing Critical Conversations in Art Education"
NAEA Conference, Baltimore, Maryland
Presented with Beth Thomas and others

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Teacher as Artist" "
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Howard County Board of Education Gallery, Columbia, Maryland

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Demo Studio: Teaching as a Design Process ""


D:Center, Baltimore, Maryland

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MAT Thesis Exhibition"


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MICA, Baltimore, Maryland

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Super-Mega-Ultra-Mondo-TINY Exhibition"
MICA, Baltimore, Maryland

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2009

Hexchange" "
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The Hexagon Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

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Interaction 26"
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The Fishbowl Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

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Robert Ebendorf Juried Show" "


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Gallery 209, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

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Senior Show""
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F.A.B., Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

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Annual Fine Arts Exhibition"


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Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

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SERVICE (FACULTY, INSTITUTIONAL, & REGIONAL)


Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Curriculum Writing " "

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Superintendents Cultural Proficiency and Equity Advisory Committee, Howard County" "

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MAEA 2014 Conference Committee"

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Cultural Awareness Club Sponsor, River Hill High School"

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2014 - Present

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Art Education Study Group, facilitated by Dr. Shyla Rao, MICA"

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Cooperating Teacher with MICA Teaching Interns"

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Invited Juror, BFA/MAT Exhibition, MICA""

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Curriculum Writing, Howard County Fine Arts" "

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2012, 2014-15

Cooperating Teacher with University of Maryland Teaching Interns" "

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Visual Arts Leadership Team, Howard County Fine Arts"

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Cultural Proficiency Cohort, Levels 1-3" "

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2010 - 2015

9th Grade Team, River Hill High School" "

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National Art Honor Society Co-Sponsor, River Hill High School"

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2010 - Present

Debate Team Co-Sponsor, River Hill High School"

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2010 - 2013

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ARTS ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS


National Art Education Association""

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2010 - Present

Maryland Art Education Association"

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2010 - Present

Society for Photographic Education"

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2013 - 2014

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS


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New High School Art Teacher of the Year, Howard County, Maryland

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First Flight Award, River Hill High School

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MICA Graduate Leadership Award Honoree, Maryland Institute College of Art

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Teacher of Promise Recipient, Maryland State Department of Education

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MAT Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art

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Scholarships including Dean's Scholarship (VCU), Blacksburg Rotary Club Scholarship,


and Reifschneider Memorial Scholarship, Blacksburg, VA

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