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John A Smith

418 S 1300 E Salt Lake City, UT 84102 Johnalmasmith@mac.com 801 554 6464

Education
University of Utah, BA, History Westminster College, MA, Teaching
Graduated: Summer, 2017 Anticipated Graduation: May 2019
Cumulative GPA: 3.1 Cumulative GPA: 3.5

Educational Experience
Murray High School, August 2018-Current
Student Teaching (US History II, Photo Digital I)
o Created and successfully executed engaging lesson plans for 2nd semester of US History (1900-1950).
o Fully Utilized Canvas and implemented data tracking for differentiation and student goal achievement.
o Created a production-based curriculum from scratch based on the UEN standards for Digital Photo.
o Successfully initiated a collaboration with teachers and administration to improve the classroom studio
space for student use.

East High School, Jan-June 2016


Long Term Substitute (US History II, AP US History)
o Selected by teacher to execute their lesson plans while they were on maternity leave.
o Organized and conducted after school reviews for AP US history test

Relevant Work Experience


Salt Lake Photo Co, 2009-current
Principal Photographer
o Principal photographer, collaborating with as many as 4 photographers.
o Professionally engage a variety of clientele to fulfil their specific needs, from large events to single item.
o Oversee and manage in-house scheduling, work orders, billing, culling and final production printing.
o In over 10 years of work, have never had a breach of contract.
o Continually reinvesting the current technology, both in software and hardware

Crowchild and Moosejaw Marketing, December 2013-August 2015


Technology and Production Specialist
o Worked with project managers to produce pre-product launch promotional material, including photo
and video content.
o Implemented graphic design as logos, banners, promotional flyers, advertisements, signage, clothing,
stickers et al. overseeing their production.
o Successfully executed an extreme variety of tasks involving hardware and software management.
o Principal product photographer for a variety of companies represented by Moosejaw, from wrist
watches to armored cars.

Apple, Inc, November 2008-November 2013


Specialist, Personal Trainer
o Instructed in group workshops as well as private tutorials that focused on video production, photo
culling, organizing and retouching.
o Continually stayed up-to-date on all photo and video software by routinely completing trainings and
tutorials.
o Installed large scale visuals, including vinyl and acrylic applications.
o Performed a variety of sales, building and maintaining positive relationships with clientele.

Related Experience
Substitute Teacher: Worked for 2 years consistently substitute teaching in the SLC SD.
Community Youth Leader: Work with youth in an at-risk area of downtown Salt Lake. Responsibilities range from
facilitating week long expeditions to coaching life skills.
BSA Camp Counselor: Lead groups of up to 30 people, navigating through the Teton Wilderness.