I have experience teaching kindergarten through college in student teaching, full-time teaching, being a graduate assistant, and volunteer work. The majority of my education experience is in art education and yearbook, although I love designing products outside of my expertise. I received my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Art Education and my Masters of Art Education at the University of Georgia (go dawgs!). While in graduate school, I was a writing teaching assistant and helped teach undergraduate art education students. Since college, I have taught art at the high school level for over 12 years. I've taught in both public and private schools and have taught Introduction to Art, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, AP Art, Literary Magazine, and Yearbook. I now create curriculums, lessons, and education content full-time. I love the challenge of developing a new lesson and designing the accompanying presentations, worksheets, and posters. I'm incredibly lucky to be able to say I love what I do for a living.
I love hands-on learning and student-centered teaching. I very rarely lecture, unless I am introducing a project. Before every project, I include a PowerPoint with an artist exemplar and information about their assignment. Introduction day for an assignment is one of the few times that I am talking in front of the class, while my students take notes. After introducing a project via PowerPoint, I often complete a demonstration of the techniques needed for the project. Demonstrations may continue throughout the project depending on what they are working on. After "introduction day" my students are free to work at their own pace. I float the room and help them one on one. After projects are completed, I often have my students participate in individual and group critiques of their work.
Deans List Magna Cum Laude (Undergraduate School) Summa Cum Laude (Graduate School) Snapping Shoals Bright Ideas Grant Winner (2010 and 2011) Top Ten Teachers Award (2012) Teachers Pay Teachers 2020 Presenter
University of Georgia, Art Education 2004-2008 University of Georgia, Master of Art Education, 2008-2009 SCAD, AP Art certification, Summer 2010 NAEA National Conference, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020 TPT Conference 2020
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments! I am a wife, mom to little man Cooper and baby girl Kennedy, three pups, and a handful of chickens. I am an artist, blogger, visual journal addict, and teacher. I love blogging about my visual journal pages and ongoing projects at http://www.lookbetweenthelines.com. Don't miss a thing! Subscribe to my newsletter to receive freebies, sales announcements, product releases, and more. You get free access to my elements of art poster pack when you sign up. Check it out here: https://mailchi.mp/f87b8b8a034b/subscribe-to-look-between-the-lines
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