Imaginative Visual Art Teacher with over 12 years’ expertise in providing a contemporary arts education to students. Skilled in applying interactive learning techniques to engage students with various art concepts and styles. I instruct in drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, animation, digital design, and graphic design.
|Santa Ana Unified | Santa Ana, CA|
Middle School Teacher Visual Arts/CTE
08/2012 – Current
Prepared curriculum and lesson plans to cover required topics and engage student interest in visual art and graphic design.Teach drawing, painting, graphic design, animation, ceramics and 3D art.Incorporate technology in the use of Internet research, Google Docs, Slides, and Sites and Google Classroom. Use the flipped classroom model.Complied with established teaching and industry standards in all lessons to best prepare students for future employment.Responsibilities included grading art, critiques, designing rubrics, managing supplies, after school tutorials and art displays.
Student art has been displayed at the Bowers Museum Artspiration and Imagination Celebration.
|Linda Vista Elementary – Saddleback Unified | Mission Viejo, CA|
Mild Moderate SDC/RSP Student Teacher
02/2012 – 05/2012
Tracked and monitored progress of IEP’s and students goals .Coordinated with two paraprofessionals and other instructional assistants to co-teach and deliver individualized small group instruction.Implemented behavior plans and contracts to replace inappropriate behavior with acceptable ones.Administered assessments such as Wyatt and Woodcock Johnson (Tests of Cognitive Abilities). Accommodated and modified student assignments and tasks to meet individual needs.Provided push in services for students in the general education setting.Provided students with personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
|Orange County Educational Arts Academy, Santa Ana Unified | Santa Ana, CA|
Elementary Teacher 1st and 6th Grade
08/2008 – 06/2011
Assessed students using running records to plan and execute various levels of reading groups.Utilized differing instructional models and multi sensory lessons to effectively provide reading instruction.Implemented literacy and math centers to re-teach and reinforce concepts taught in class.Worked with a large population of English language learners using instructional techniques such as GLAD, SADIE, and Thinking Maps to scaffold instruction and learning.Created lessons and projects using Understanding by Design and Backwards Planning.Used essential questions to create meaningful and relevant performance tasks in conjunction with rubrics.Involved in the school community; led student leadership group and in charge of school yearbook.Collaborated with school administrators, teachers and parents in designing and implementing educational and behavioral plans for students..
|Irvine Unified | Irvine, CA|
Elementary Art Teacher
09/2006 – 06/2008
Created and implemented cross- curricular art lessons that incorporated areas of science, social science, language arts, and math for grades K through sixth in accordance with California State standards.Pushed into the classroom. Worked with all students including those in General Education and Mild/Moderate to Moderate/ Severe. Adapted lessons to meet the learning styles and abilities of all students.Provided instructional development in technology for staff of six, such as how to use Microsoft PowerPoint, and Adobe Software Suite.Student art has been displayed at the Laguna Arts Festival, Color it Orange, Imagination Celebration, Young Masters art Show in Irvine, and CrayolaDream Makers Art show.Student art has been selected for display in Arts and Activities 75th anniversary issue, May 2008.
- CLEAR Multiple Subject Credential
- CLEAR Single Subject/Art Credential
- CLEAR Career Technical Education Teaching Credential/ Arts, Media, and Entertainment
- Education Specialist Instruction Credential Level 1