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EDUCATION


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BOSTON UNIVERSITY, May ’16

Master of Arts in Art Education

Thesis: Postmodern Art Education: Using Broad Themes of Identity to Engage Student Voice

 

 

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UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA, May ’09

Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction Certificate of Spanish Language

Diane Sullivan Memorial Scholarship in Drawing recipient

Artistic Achievement in Drawing and Painting award recipient

Mortar Board Senior National Honors Society – Hui Po’okela Chapter

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 


201511563a27525f8beThe Rivers School (Rivers)

Weston, Massachusetts

Visual Arts Teacher | Assistant Cross Country Coach

June 2020 – Present

 

 

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GRAPEVINE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Grapevine, Texas

Visual Arts Department Chair | Visual Arts Teacher 

August 2011 – May 2020

  • Named National Teacher of the Month for excellence in the art classroom by the National Math and Science Initiative – First visual arts teacher to ever receive this recognition.
  • Highly experienced in teaching studio art and art history classes, namely: AP 2D Design, AP Drawing, AP Art History, Drawing & Painting I-IV
  • Built AP Art History program from 25 students in 2012 to 130 students in 2019 with a cumulative passing rate of 88%
  • Earned 100% passing scores for all AP 2D Design students from 2016-2019 with an average score of 4.4 out of 5
  • Created Advanced Art History Seminar class to provide an opportunity for students to engage in round table discussion as well as engage in academic research, writing, and discourse.
  • Developed an Art History Lecture Series to engage parents and community members
  • Cultivated collaborative partnership with the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation and the Islamic Art Revival Series
  • Selected as 1 of 10 North Texas schools for the Edith O’Donnell Foundation AP Strategies Fine Arts Grant – apstrategies.org
  • Attended 4 AP Summer Institutes from 2012 – 2019 in Art History and Studio Art
  • Collaborated with the city of Grapevine Community and Visitors Center to host the GCISD annual district art show K-12
  • Assistant Cross Country and Track Coach, Girls Varsity Cross Country State Championship (2015)

 

GMR65AsX_400x400.jpgNATIONAL MATH AND SCIENCE INITIATIVE (NMSI)

Dallas, Texas | New York City, New York

Content Coach – Art History

February 2018 – Present

  • Mentor New York City AP Art History teachers, providing guidance, resources, and support
  • Create and implement ongoing Professional Development for AP Teachers and Saturday Student Sessions
  • Curriculum, instruction, and assessment writer for “AP for All” initiative for NYC Department of Education

 

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Advanced Placement Art History

June 2016 – Present

  • Selected educator to calibrate, standard set, and score student responses at the National Reading

 


CERTIFICATIONS/TEACHING LICENSES

    • Massachusetts Initial License, Visual Arts 5 – 12
    • Rhode Island Initial License, Art Teacher PK – 12
    • Texas Standard Certificate, Art EC – 12

 


HONORS & AWARDS

  • November 2019 National Math and Science Initiative “National Teacher of the Month” Award recipient
  • August 2019 Personally invited by Superintendent of Schools to give a Convocation Speech to over 5,000 employees
  • 2018 – 2019 Nominated for the Texas H-E-B Excellence in Education Award
  • 2013 – 2019 Grapevine-Colleyville ISD “Distinguished Teacher” Award recipient
  • 2017 – 2018 Grapevine High School “Teacher of the Year” Award recipient
  • 2017 AP Art History program ranked 4th in the Nation and 2nd in Texas for enrollment and pass rate
  • 2016 AP Art History program ranked 5th in the Nation and 1st in Texas for enrollment and pass rate
  • 2011 – 2012 Grapevine High School “Newcomer Teacher of the Year” Award recipient
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