Teaching Experience

Studio 23 NAHS

Related Experience

  • AP National Portfolio Evaluations, Salt Lake City, UT (2015-2017), juror of AP Studio Art portfolio submissions
  • Scholastic Art + Writing Awards, Denver, CO / Minneapolis, MN (2007-2017), participating teacher in Colorado Art Awards; students earned gold + silver keys annually and juror of Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards, courtesy of Art Educators of Minnesota
  • Jefferson Foundation High School Show (2006-2018), participating teacher; students from WRHS won most awards of all participating schools in the district from 2006-2017
  • Equity & Excellence Exhibition (2007-2010), assist in curating and hanging exhibition
  • Solo Teacher Exhibition, Arvada Center, Colorado (2016), selected among all teachers in district for solo exhibition in conjunction with district student show
  • Vans Custom Culture Project Ambassador, VF Corporation, Cypress, CA (2012-2018), facilitated creative direction for 3,000 art teachers nationwide
  • Fresh 23 Fashion Show, Wheat Ridge High School, CO (2006-2018), co-creator and executive director for annual fashion show and multimedia exhibition
  • Mentor Teacher, Teacher Education Program, University of Denver, CO (2014-2015), supervise, conference, and formally observe student teacher
  • International Educational Travel, EF Tours, Europe + China (2007, 2009, 2012), group leader for student travel, offering global perspective in today’s interconnected world
 

Wheat Ridge High School

Jeffco Public Schools - Wheat Ridge, Colorado (2006-2018)
WRHS Studio 23 Website

Art Teacher / Department Chair

  • designed and implemented curriculum for drawing, painting, art experience, AP Studio Art

  • taught multiple levels simultaneously, differentiating needs and expectations for all students

  • appointed art department chair; managed department responsibilities and budget allocation

  • coordinated and taught Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art with College Board certification

  • served on various professional learning communities including literacy, scheduling, and school culture committees

  • assisted in portfolio preparation for university admission and exhibition opportunities

  • worked with professional artists and local businesses to give students art career experience

Studio 23 Art Show

Munkacsy

Munkácsy Mihály Gimnázium

Fulbright Scholarship - Kaposvár, Hungary (2010-2011)
Munkácsy Website

Art / ESL Teacher

  • selected by US State Department for one-year international fellowship
  • implemented art curriculum within ESL environment for grades 9-12
  • created and led ESL tutoring sessions and international art exchange program

Related Experience

  • Friss Hús, Hungarian Fashion Show (2011), creator and executive director for fashion and music exhibition
  • Fulbright Alumni Grant, Felfrissít International Fashion Show (2013)

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Kaposvár University

Fulbright Scholarship - Kaposvár, Hungary (2010-2011)

Adjunct Art Professor

  • taught visual communication in the art department
  • designed a printmaking class called Alternative Art Lab

Related Experience / Honours

  • Eksperkimenta Contemporary Art Triennial, IDEALabratory Speaker: Tallinn, Estonia (2011)

  • Fulbright Commission Berlin Seminar, Conference Invitee: Berlin, Germany (2011)

  • Exemplary Performance Award, Jefferson County Public School District: Golden, CO (2010)


Morey Middle School

Morey + Cole Middle Schools

Denver Public Schools - Denver, Colorado (2004-2006)

Art Teacher

  • taught 2D + 3D art experience classes to grades 6-8
  • designed and implemented classes across a wide variety of media and disciplines
  • worked on cross-curricular instruction team for gifted / talented students