Licensed Highly Qualified PreK-12 Art Education
Saint Michael’s College Colchester, VT 2010
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Baltimore, MD – Graduated May 2005
Wildflowers Studio, Studio Manager and Art Teacher, Essex Junction VT, October 2016-current
Facilitating open ended creative play for children ranging in ages 18 months to 12 years old. Teaching style is based on the Reggio Emilia Approach. Planning and Designing STEAM lessons based on the State of Vermont Standards. Maintaining a clean organized young makers space for young minds to bloom.
Enosburg Elementary School, Art Teacher and Arts Enrichment Coordinator, Enosburg Falls, VT August 2010 – April 2013
Taught art to pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students. Planned integrated arts activities based of the Vermont Standards and Grade Expectations. Assessed students’ work, behavior and participation in group and class activities. Integrated technology into the art room through the use of smart boards and iPads. Worked with small groups of students throughout the school day on Arts Enrichment and Adaptive Arts. Coordinated and coached an Odyssey of the Mind team. Oversaw the kindergarten and first grade lunch once per week. Created new school wide enrichment activities. Coordinated school assemblies based on art, social studies, and reading curriculum.
Enosburg Elementary School, After School Teacher, September 2011 – January 2013
Designed and facilitated exciting arts enrichment programs after school. Integrated technology into the art room through the use of smart boards and Ipads. Attended to groups of children during indoor and outdoor play. Worked with a team of teachers to ensure safety outside of school property during outings.
Winooski John F. Kennedy Elementary School, Student Teacher Intern, Winooski VT April 2010 – May 2010
Implemented art instruction to students in grades K-5, planed an art activity based on patterns found in fabric and clothing in different cultures, assisted cooperating teacher with lesson plans, classroom management and assessment and covered recess duty as needed.
Burlington High School, Student Teacher Intern, Burlington VT January 2010 – April 2010
Taught art to Burlington High School students. Planned art units and lessons on figure drawing, collage, and altered books based on the Vermont Standards. Assessed students work in class and on graded assignments. Implemented classroom management and assisted the classroom teacher on her previously planned units and lessons.
Winooski Middle School, Title One Instructional Assistant, Winooski VT August 2008 – January 2010
Worked directly with students on an IEP or 504 plan in Math and Language Arts in an alternative education classroom. Assisted the lead teachers to implement lessons and aided in classroom management. Created extra lesson plans for integrated arts activities. Oversaw students during class time and lunch duty.