SUMMARY OF SKILLS
Varied experience with children and adults of all ages as a Teaching Assistant, Student Teacher, Nanny, Tutor, and Mentor. Talent and passion for instilling art appreciation, promoting creativity and supporting open-mindedness. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to cultivate and sustain strong relationships with students, staff, and parents. Dedicated, resourceful, organized, reliable, and goal driven employee with solid commitment to the social and academic growth and development of every student.
M.Ed/Licensure in K-12 Art Education, September 2014
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN- M.Ed./Initial Licensure in K-12 Art Education, September 2014
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN- Bachelor of Arts in Fine arts, Minor in French, May 2011
Universite Paul Valery, Montpellier, France- Study abroad, French Language and Culture, January 2010- may 2010
Waunakee Community High School, Waunakee, WI- High School diploma, June 2007
RELEVANT TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Art Educator, Partnership Academy, Richfield, MN, USA — August 2015- Present
English Teaching Assistant, TAPIF, Claude Bernard Lycee, Villefranche-sur-Saone, France — October 2014-May 2015
Accepted into the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF), an initiative of the French Ministry of Education, the Centre international d'études pédagogiques (CIEP) and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
Taught English to French speaking students aged 14- 24 to whole classes and small groups.
Strengthened English-language instruction focusing on grammar, listening, writing, speaking and the arts.
Developed curriculum related to English/Global cultures, facilitated English-language clubs, worked collaboratively with teachers , and extensive use of French language.
Student Teacher, Brooklyn Center High School, Brooklyn Center, MN — Winter-Spring 2014
Responsible for the development and implementation of daily lesson plans in accordance with curriculum standards of International Baccalaureate and World Schools as well as national and state visual arts standards.
Incorporated technology into Media Arts learning activities using Digital SLR Cameras, Promethean Board, IPads, Adobe Creative Suite, and animation/video to create engaging and relevant learning experiences.
Participated in parent-teacher conferences, IEP meetings, weekly PLC meetings, working closely with colleagues within multiple disciplines and ensuring adaptations for students in an all inclusive achievement oriented learning environment.
Student Teacher, North Park Elementary School, Columbia Heights, MN — Winter-Spring 2014
Analyzed effectiveness of student academic progress in varied daily and weekly formative and summative assessments.
Facilitated cooperative art activities to facilitate the blending of learning abilities and encourage collaborative work efforts while creating a productive learning environment across a diverse student body.
Encouraged and maintained efficient classroom management procedures with clear expectations and positive implementation that kept students motivated, happy, encouraged, and focused on art.
Assisted in organizing and installing online student work galleries, art displays within school, and end of year district wide gallery exhibition.
OTHER RELATED EXPERIENCES
Full Time Nanny, Saint Paul, MN — May 2011- May 2013
Worked long term with family as an accommodating, imaginative, enthusiastic professional nanny for four children's physical emotional, social and academic needs. Maintained effective household management by establishing clear, consistent behavior guidelines, creating an organized environment, promoting mutual respect, and making learning exciting through engaging lessons and activities. Regularly fostered a sense of curiosity and a deeper understanding of varied subjects with a strong emphasis on art.
Assistant Teacher, Kindercare, Minneapolis, MN — March 2008- May 2011
Responsible for childcare of 20+ children ages infant - five years while remaining attentive to needs of individual. Achieved student participation, motivation, and effective listening by utilizing creativity in the classroom in order to gain and maintain students’ interest and encourage self expression. Enhanced student academic and social growth by using varied teaching strategies and techniques including whole group, individual, small group, and teacher modeling.
English Tutor/Teacher, Ecole Privee Les Jonquilles, Montpellier, France — January 2010- May 2010
Independently tutored native French speaking students weekly to introduce and improve their comprehension of the English language. Adapted lesson plans to meet the varying developmental and educational needs of students with ages ranging from pre-k through sixth grade. Effectively communicated and collaborated in French with lead teachers in order to integrate cross curriculum activities between school subjects and language. Successfully maintained focus and fun within groups of 20+ students.
Intern, Form+Content Gallery — September 2010- May 2011
Gained in-depth exposure and real world experience pertaining to the workings of a collective gallery and practical training in gallery practices. Worked on installation and de-installation; work with members and guest curators on new exhibitions; assist with press releases, press packets and invitation mailings; archive press; assist with gallery events, mailing lists, gallery sitting and attend the collectives monthly meetings. Participated in group art internship exhibition at the conclusion of position.
Member of Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Member of National Art Education Association/ NAEA
Member of Walker Art Center