Hello, I have been a photographer for over 15 years and currently teach art and drama in a Middle School. My educational background includes art education. I have experience in various types of photography including, commercial portraiture, stock photography, fine art photography, teaching art in public schools and more. I also am an exhibiting fine artist. Feel free to follow my student friendly instagram mrscomptonecms. You may also follow me on pinterest under the name, Shalita Compton or my blog at http://shalita.wixsite.com/followyourhealth
I create visually interesting Power Points to keep the students engaged and motivated to learn. My main goal as a teacher is continuing to find ways to engage my students so everyone is learning and having fun. Art, including photography, is wonderful for teaching students how to problem solve. Creative assignments and classes provide a necessary outlet for our students of today.
HONORS, AWARDS AND GRANTS Participant in MSU 2010 Pay It Forward Philanthropy Grant Morehead State University Morehead, Ky. August 2010-December 2010 Awarded Judy Rogers Women Issues Art Award Morehead State University Morehead Ky. April 2010 Grant Award, Fuse The Muse Title: Daddy, Daughters and Doodles A Kentucky Childhood Story (written for children) Collaboration of photography, stories and audio May 2010 Awarded Best of Professional Division Analog Photography Magi Art Show, Morehead, Ky. November, 2003 STUDENT EXHIBITIONS Carter County Art Fair May 2014 (Various student winners) ECMS Eclectic Art student art exhibit May 2014 ECMS Art and Music student exhibit/performance December 2014 Carter County Art Fair May 2015 (Various student winners) ART RELATED ACTIVITIES Exhibition Committee Member Rowan County Arts Center Morehead Ky. September 2010 Children Art Activities Coordinator Annual Autumn Arts Festival Morehead Ky. September 18, 2010 Activities Director/member TOE Tau Omega Epsilon or Teachers of English Morehead State University, Morehead, Ky. January 2009-May 2009 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Morehead Writing Project Summer 2015 Cave Run Art Association Art Education Club Morehead State Big Stock Stock Photography website PERSONAL ART EXHIBITIONS "About Face" Juried Exhibit Berea Artisan Center Berea KY March 2012 Home Town Holidays Art Exhibit Rowan County Art Center Morehead, KY December 2010 MSU Art Alumni Juried Exhibition Morehead State University Morehead, KY October- December 2010 Cream of the Crop Juried Exhibition Southern Ohio University Portsmouth, OH June 2010 Home Town Holidays Art Exhibit Rowan County Art Center Morehead, KY December 2009 Regional Juried Art Exhibit/Show Rowan County Arts Center, Morehead KY August 2009 Publications Inscape Art & Literary Magazine Photograph 2013 Woman’s World Magazine Publication Short story published in issue 16 April 2010 Inscape Art & Literary Magazine Photograph 2002 Inscape Art & Literary Magazine Photography 2001
Bachelor's of Studio Art Art Education Certification
I am currently teaching photography online. Follow my Facebook page for more info!!! https://www.facebook.com/PortraitsByShalita/
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Specialty, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Drama, Art, Business, Film, Theater Arts, Other, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Business, Problem Solving, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Earth Day, For All Subjects, End of Year, Engineering