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visual artist & educator


To encourage awareness, develop critical and creative thinking, and Home Denver, CO
inspire self-discovery in learners through the exploration of the visual Website
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VISUAL ARTS TEACHER // 2012 – present Master of Arts in Teaching
STEM School, Highlands Ranch, CO May 2011
 Develop visual arts department curriculum and teach problem- Maryland Institute College of Art
based learning units for students’ grades 6 – 12 Baltimore, MD
 Teach courses including grade level middle school art (6,7,8);
and High School Graphic Design I & II, Sculpture, Ceramics I & Bachelor of Fine Arts
II, Painting & Drawing I, Drawing II May 2010
 Mentor teachers through induction program, member of the Maryland Institute College of Art
rebranding and communications team and website development, Baltimore, MD
member of PLC for block scheduling and school transitions, lead General Fine Arts/Art History Minor
professional development sessions on creativity/arts integration Cum Laude
 Other involvement includes: member of the PBIS team, running
an after-school art club, chaperoning and organizing overnight CERTIFICATION
field trips and day events, mentor in Sources of Strength, National Colorado Department of Education
Art Honor Society supervisor Professional Teaching Certification in
 Student shows and awards include: participation in the Douglas Visual Arts, PreK-12 (Expiration 2018)
County District Show (Best of show award, grade level placement
awards, AAFCU Scholarship), Charter School Art competition
winner, and participation in the Colorado Youth Art month design
competition SKILLS

Studio: Drawing, painting, printmaking

COMMUNITY TEACHER & VOLUNTEER // 2011 – 2012 (intaglio and relief), photography (dark
room and alternative), ceramics (hand
Concrete Couch, nonprofit community arts organization, Colorado
building/wheel throwing/mosaic
Springs, CO /glazing/firing work), sculpture, fibers,
book arts, quilting, fabric screen printing,
 Aided in completion of multiple community art projects
hand papermaking
including; public benches, puppets, lantern parades and mosaic
Technology: Adobe Creative Suite,
 Managed organization and execution of an inspirational mural in Microsoft office, Google apps, Canvas
the Gold Camp Elementary library (online class interface)
EXPERIENCE (continued)


Marie Walsh Sharpe Summer Seminar, Colorado Springs, CO
 Supported artists-in-residence teach painting and drawing to
gifted high school juniors
 Mediated conflicts and advised students

STUDENT TEACHER // Jan. 2011 – May 2011

Catonsville High School, Catonsville, MD
 Explored ideas of identity and alteration with students’ grades 9- Available upon request
12 in Fundamentals of Art and Clay 1 courses
Fulton Elementary/Cedar Lane School, Howard County, Fulton, MD
 Taught in comprehensive elementary and inclusive learning
environment  grades PreK-5


Smithsonian Associates, Washington D.C
 Worked with a fellow educator to develop and implement
sculpture based lessons and museum tours for a group of students
ages 6-9 at the Smithsonian Museums

E.I.A. & ART TEACHER // July - Aug. 2010

Camp Honeybee, Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore, MD
 Aided students in completing tasks and working on I.E.P. goals
 Fostered social interaction and learning in an inclusive setting for
student’s ages 3-11

 National Arts Education Association Member
 Colorado Arts Education Association member
 Attendance to CAEA fall conferences (2012-2016),
 Weekly ceramics wheel throwing studio courses
 STEM monthly professional development
 Beginning sign language course