Arts Curriculum Specialist | Instructional Designer
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P R O F E S S I O N A L S U M M A R Y
Exceptional, actively exhibiting visual arts education leader with 18+ years of experience in arts education, curriculum design, visual design, e-learning solutions, instructional design. Specializing in development, implementation, and management of learning and development training solutions, creating meaningful connections to the National Core Arts Standards, the International Baccalaureate Curriculum framework and Human Visual Arts Development.
E X P E R I E N C E
Lead Visual Arts Teacher: Washington International School
August 2016- Present
Designed and implemented an engaging International Visual Arts Curriculum for the organization with the intent that all lessons can be built upon, scaffolded, and applied to various visually creative applications. Each Unit of study facilitates student voice and choice.
Designed Content and Resources for all Visual Arts Lessons
Created, designed and maintain the Visual Arts curriculum website.
Collaborated with colleagues to create Interdisciplinary units of study.
Maintained constant communication to community stakeholders.
Founding Instructional Content and Curriculum Designer : RPJ Studios
August 2013- Present
Create efficient and engaging solutions for e-learning and hybrid learning to support visual
Strategically design, administer, and manage instructional programs.
Create quick, memorable experiences for clients with rich, engaging content such as product and training videos, and e-learning modules.
Visual Arts Teacher: DC Scholars Public Charter School
August 2012- July 2016
Taught Multicultural studio lessons to Preschool – 6th grade
Designed visual arts curriculum.
Lead after school art clubs.
Developed black history month art projects.
Conducted qualitative research studying creativity, open-ended art problems, and student choice.
Interrelated Arts Teacher: Prince Georges County Schools
July 2009 – August 2012
Designed art curriculum with connections to general education standards.
Taught, planned, and modeled art lessons, designed to show teachers at multiple schools how they can effectively incorporate visual arts into their everyday curriculum.
Mentored student organizations.
Mural Painting Instructor: Guerrilla Arts Ink
September 2010 - May 2011
Taught afterschool courses in Mural Painting at Ballou High School.
Mentored 9th – 12 grade artists
Facilitated student-led projects.
Elementary and Middle School Art Teacher: Friendship Public Charter Schools
August 2008 – July 2009
Taught preschool - eighth grade studio art
Modified art lessons so that all of my students from basic to advanced skill set could achieve, excel and take personal responsibility for their own artistic growth.
Produced various school performances and art exhibits.
Collaborated with the humanities team to create a cohesive curriculum.
Elementary Art Teacher: Richmond Public Schools
August 2005 – August 2008
Motivated students to actively learn from the world around them.
Integrated general education standards into art units to help all students understand the connections between all subject matter.
Instituted the Artist of the Week program to acknowledge students who excel in art class.
Student Teaching Intern, Middle School Art: Henrico County Public Schools
March 2005 – May 2005
Taught linear perspective and propaganda units to sixth and seventh grade under the guidance of a supervising teacher.
Created grading rubrics.
Coached the step team.
Student Teaching, Elementary Art: Richmond Public Schools
January 2005 – March 2005
Taught prekindergarten – fifth grade studio art lessons under the guidance of a supervising teacher.
I was hired during my elementary assignment without interview.
Program Leader: Boys and Girls Clubs of Richmond
January 2004 – January 2005
Art Director for member programs.
Conducted a beautification program.
Sponsored the Illustrators and Painters Clubs.
Teaching Staff Member: Citadel of Hope Youth Academy
July 2003 – January 2004
Lead daily Bible devotionals.
Tutored all elementary and middle school students.
Directed programs and activities for students during the aftercare programs.
Director of the arts programs for the Citadel.
A R T S L E A D E R S H I P E X P E R I E N C E S
Visual Arts Ministry Leader, Victory Christian Ministries International
January 2010 – 2020
Contribute my skills as a visual artist to the service of Victory Christian Ministries through gifts, live painting, set design and production, carnival painting, and outreach.
Give visual interpretation of the written word of God.
Lead three adult visual artists, two teens.
Conduct periodic training and coaching sessions.
Resident Artist and Visual Coordinator for Wednesday Verses
February 2010- January 2017
Create and complete paintings live during events in Metro Washington, DC and Virginia.
Arrange schedules for other visual artists associated with Upside Marketing.
O T H E R E X P E R I E N C E S
Infinity Artists Fellowship: Terrell Arts DC December 2022 - present
Arts Workshop Facilitator: Center for African Studies: Howard University December 2022 - present
Portfolio Development Mentor: Victory Christian Ministries Charisma Teens February 2012- 2016
Live Painting: RPJ Gallery January 2010 - Current
Exceptional Education Volunteer: Richmond Public Schools September 2001 – June 2002
Gallery Intern: 1708 Gallery
August 2001 – December 2001
E D U C A T I O N A N D Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S
Certificate of Instructional Design, ELVTR May 2022
Master of Art in Art Education, Maryland Institute College of Art ; January 2016
B.F.A. in Art Education at Virginia Commonwealth University; May 2005
Maryland Professional Teaching Certification; 2009
Virginia Professional Teaching Certifications; 2006
Praxis II: Elementary Content Knowledge; 2008
Praxis II: Art Content Knowledge; 2005
Praxis I: Reading, Writing and Math; 2003
A W A R D S
Leslie Hammond King Scholarship; MICA; 2015
Maryland Institute College of Art Merit Scholarship; 2015
Teacher of the Week, DC Scholars Public Charter School; 2015
Woman of Power Network Leadership Award, Baltimore, MD; 2012
Teacher of the Year Nominee, Yorktown Elementary School, Bowie, MD; 2010
HEPTA Minorities Excellence in Education Scholarship; 2004
Love Award: Citadel of Hope; 2003
Third Place: Social Change Art Exhibit – VCU; 2001
First Place in 2-D art: Great Frame Up Art Exhibit; 2000
Third Place in 3-D art: Great Frame Up Art Exhibit; 2000
Second Place: VCU Office of Multicultural Student Affairs Exhibit; 2000
Exhibitions and references are available upon request.