TEACHING EXPERIENCE October 2015- Present Fourth Grade, King George Elementary School, VA 2003- June 2015 Galer Elementary School , First Grade/Art, Beaufort, SC Department of Defense Education Activity ♦ Versed in Developmental Reading Assessment, BAS, Guided Reading and Leveled Readers to personalize student reading goals ♦ Fluent in Google Applications for Teachers ♦ First grade team leader ♦ Organized and designed first grade language arts curriculum to include virtual and interactive learning experiences in a hands on workstation environment for first graders. ♦ Provided quality, manipulative-based math experiences that mimic real-world situations, creating fundamental mathematical skills ♦ Taught Art K-2 nd 2003-2007 ♦ Served on Committee to select gifted and talented students ♦ Teacher of the Year nomination 2008/2009 ♦ PTO Teacher Volunteer ♦ Responsible for implementing staff training in innovative curriculums to address specific weaknesses of the school (Math Problem Solving) ♦ Maintained student records including interventions and data to support progress ♦ Fostered and developed community support by means of Family Reading Nights, Art Shows, and Family Art Days ♦ School Improvement Team Chairperson responsible for implementing 5 year improvement plan, coordinating school improvement committees, organizing staff development related to SIP and curriculum models, preparing school for Advanced-Ed accreditation (SACS), overseeing administration and recording of local and district assessments, and collecting, formatting, and presenting school profile date to all school stakeholders 2008-Present Rachael McGinnis Photography , Owner ♦ Local Photographer ♦ Specialize in high quality: military ceremonies, children’s portraits, engagements, weddings, and families ♦ www.rachaelmcginnisphotography.com 2006-2008 Little Sprout Studios, Owner/Instructor ♦ Founded a local art studio for children and adults ♦ Offered school visual arts courses, adult night classes, customized art parties for children, and ran summer art activities for local community 2001-2003 Wade Hampton High School/Varnville Elementary , Art Teacher 9-12 th /K-4 th ♦ Taught 9-12 th grade/K-4 th grade ♦ Coordinated, planned, and executed curriculum ♦ Developed community support for art program in the community ♦ Assisted school wide integration efforts 2000-2001 Allendale Elementary School , 2 nd grade, Allendale, SC ♦ Responsible for designing and coordinating Science Curriculum ♦ Maintained student records, implemented curriculum standards, wrote developmentally appropriate lesson plans, fostered parent involvement 1998-2001 Hampton Elementary School/ Ben Hazel Primary, Art Instructor K-6th, Hampton, SC ♦ Taught visual arts to approximately 850 elementary school students in two elementary schools ♦ Responsible for planning and implementation of all visual arts programs and events ♦ Created the school yearbook and worked on other various publications for the school ♦ Served on the School Improvement Council
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CERTIFICATIONS/AWARDS/SKILLS 2010- Elected to serve on the school board of E.C. Montessori School. Private, nationally certified Montessori School located in Beaufort, South Carolina. (Our child has been enrolled at this school for three years.) 2007-Received grant from Beaufort County Arts Association to implement teaching struggling readers through art education program at Galer Elementary School. 2004 - Juried Alumni Show College of Charleston 2001- Illustrated children’s book about book bag safety for national distribution 2000- Wrote and received a grant from International Paper in the amount of six thousand dollars to purchase arts reference materials for Hampton Elementary School 1999- Wrote and received a three thousand dollar grant from International Paper to create a printmaking studio at Hampton Elementary School 1998- Received and independent show in the student gallery at the College of Charleston 1998- Received the Outstanding Visual Arts Student award at College of Charleston 1998- Received the Laura M. Bragg Memorial Scholarship 1996-1998- Works published in the student literary journal 1996-1998- Part of the Art in New York Program, a set of classes designed to familiarize young artist with the New York Art Scene 1995-1998- Art work selected for the Annual Student Juried Exhibition 1996- Chosen to attend a Japanese Block printing Seminar by the Art Department 1996- Departmental Honors Award (Cash Prize) 1996- Received the Janet Simcox Memorial Scholarship 1996- Served on the Advisory committee to the Dean of the School of Arts
1999-2003 Master of Art - Education College of Charleston, Charleston, SC Major: Elementary Education Graduated: July 2003 *Major focus: curriculum integration, curriculum mapping, accommodation of various learning styles and levels, creative teaching, implementing 1 st -8 th curriculum standards. 1993-1998 Bachelor of Art – Visual Arts College of Charleston, Charleston, SC Graduated: June 1998 *Major focus: gallery and museum studies, printmaking, and painting. Advanced knowledge on intaglio printing and lithography, oil painting, acrylics, drawing, and black and white photography. Knowledge of Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. Certification Nationally Certified by Department of Defense to teach ● Primary Instruction 1 st -3 rd ● Elementary Instruction 4-6 th ● Middle School Instruction 7 th-8th ● Art K-12 Certified by the state of South Carolina to teach K-12 art.
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