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Education

Master's in Teaching, 2004, University of Alaska Southeast, secondary education

BA in American studies and art, 2000, Hillsdale College (Honors)

 

Additional non-degree courses

Russian, German, Italian and French studies, 1996 - 2020, various schools

 

Experience

Director of Estuary Arts, 2019 - Present

Temporary teacher, The Cushman School and Miami School District, October 2019-February 2019, Miami

 

Art teacher, Anchorage School District, Sept. 2017-May 2019 (Tudor Montessori/Ursa Major/Rilke Schule), Anchorage, Alaska

Created and delivered art curriculum in wide variety of mediums to K-6 students. Collaborated with Montessori and German teachers. Created and taught after school design club for middle schoolers. Communicated effectively with parents and staff regarding student progress and behavior. 

 

Art teacher, 2015-2017, Aventura City School of Excellence, Miami

Taught 720 culturally diverse students in grades K-5 at A+ charter school. Incorporated a variety of media including ceramics and painting. Taught reading groups and assisted as needed to meet student achievement goals. Communicated with parents effectively. 

 

Substitute teacher, 2014-2015, Westminster Christian School, Palmetto Bay

Guest taught various classes on an on-call basis.

 

Curriculum developer, 2011-2012, Alaska Craftsman Home Program, Alaska

Wrote and designed curriculum for energy efficiency education non-profit. Used graphic design software to create materials.

 

Teacher, coach and department head, 2006 - 2010, Black Forest Academy, Germany

Taught art grades 1-12. Responsible for compiling and analyzing art curriculum during reaccreditation process. Taught variety of courses including graphic design, art appreciation, and ceramics. Head cross-country running coach and assistant track coach, working with distance athletes. Led small group. Raised support for position.

 

Artist, teacher, designer, 2000-present

Creator of work primarily for fine craft galleries, art fairs and wholesale companies. Designer for Wordpress-based websites. Involved with art community groups.

 

Student newspaper editor and designer, 2004-2005, University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, Alaska

Managed staff and developed content for monthly student newspaper. 

 

Publications teacher and ski coach, 2001-2004, Grace Christian School, Alaska

Taught publications design for high school students incorporating journalism and principles of design. Assistant then head coach for cross-country ski team. Coached student athletes and organized meet trips across Alaska.

 

Licenses

State of Alaska Teaching Certificate, 7-12 Art Endorsement, Highly Qualified

State of Florida Professional Certificate, K-12  Art

 

Professional and Community Outreach

Visual art instructor, Alaska Arts Education Consortium, 2020 workshop (postponed for 2021)

Art Advisory curriculum committee member, Anchorage School District

Art for Kids non-profit volunteer, Juneau

Member, Little River art studio, Miami

Discussion facilitator, Alaska Design Week, Anchorage Museum

Downtown Anchorage window art installation project with Rilke Schule Design Lab, 2017

Studio artist, Church of Love community project in Spenard, Cook Inlet Housing Authority, 2017-2018

Worspwede, Germany Die Kolonie artist residency, 2015

Community watercolor class, REI Anchorage, 2013

Third place, oil painting, St. Stephens Juried Art Show, Coconut Grove, 2014

Third place, mixed media, South Miami Rotary Art Show, 2015

Panel member, 2011, Alaska State Council on the Arts Teaching Artist Review Panel

Presenter, 2011, Alaska Design Forum Conference "Common Space"

CIVA national touring exhibit juried selection, mixed media

Gallery host volunteer, 2010 - 2017, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Alaska

Aspire Gallery volunteer, 2009-2010, Basel, Switzerland

Gallery volunteer, Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer, 2001

Scholarships

Bill Countryman Scholarship, Alaska

Russell Kirk American Studies Scholarship, Michigan

Rotary International Student Leadership Conference Recipient, Alaska

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