educator resume

Education

M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, Concordia University, Nebraska. 2016

M.A., Studio Art - Interdisciplinary, State University of New York at New Paltz. 2010

B.F.A., Studio Art - Collage & Mixed Media, Concordia University, Nebraska. 2006

B.S.Ed., K-12 Art Education & LTD, Concordia University, Nebraska. 2006

Graduation Honors: Outstanding Student of the Year, Department of Art Education. 2006

Teaching Experience

2019

Grades 6-8 Visual Arts & Design Teacher. Moore Middle School. Lincoln Public Schools. Lincoln, NE. 2017-current. 

Art Club Instructor. Moore Middle School. Lincoln, NE. 2018-current. 

Education First Travel Tour/Group Leader. Los Angeles & New York Tour & Global Summit. Education First, Cambridge, MA. June 11-18.

2017

Grades K-5 Visual Arts Teacher. Norwood Park Elementary School. Lincoln Public

Schools. Lincoln, NE. 2016-17.

Adjunct Instructor. Art 101: Art Appreciation & Art 107: 2D Design. Doane University. Crete, NE. 2016-17.

K-5 Art Club Instructor. Northeast Family Center. Lincoln, NE. 2016-17.

Education First Travel Tour/Group Leader. Italy & Greece Student Tour. Education First, Cambridge, MA. June.

2016 

Grades 6-12 Visual Arts Teacher. Lincoln Lutheran Middle & Senior High School. Lincoln, NE. 2012-2016.

 

National Art Honor Society & Art Club Advisor. Lincoln Lutheran Middle & Senior High School. Lincoln, NE. 2013-2016.

2015

Education First Travel Tour/Group Leader. France & Spain Student Tour. Education First, Cambridge, MA. June. 

 

2012

Art Club Creator & Advisor. Concordia University, Department of Art. Seward, NE. 2011-2012.

 

Saturday School Creator & Advisor, K-5 Art Camp. Hosted by Art Club Education Majors. Concordia University, Department of Art. Seward, NE. 2011-2012.

 

2010

Grades K-5 Visual Arts Teacher. Young Rembrandt's Art Program. St. Louis, MO.

 

Private Adult Drawing Instructor. Beginning Drawing for Adult Learners. St. Louis, MO.

 

2009

Substitute Teacher. Educational Service Unit 9 & Hastings Public Schools. Hastings, NE.

 

Adjunct Instructor. Introduction to Sculpture & Basic Sculpture. State University of New York at New Paltz. New Paltz, NY.

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant. Introduction to Sculpture. State University of New York at New Paltz. New Paltz, NY.

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant. Art Seminar. State University of New York at New Paltz. New Paltz, NY.

 

Graduate Assistant. Wood, Metals, & Mold Making Studios. State University of New York at New Paltz. New Paltz, NY. 2008-2009.

 

2008

Graduate Teaching Internship. Basic Sculpture. State University of New York at New Paltz. New Paltz, NY.

 

Graduate Teaching Internship. Drawing I. State University of New York at New Paltz. New Paltz, NY.

 

2007

Substitute Teacher. Seward & Lincoln Public Schools. Seward & Lincoln, NE. 2006-2007.

 

2006

Post-Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship. Two-Dimensional Design. Concordia University, Nebraska. Seward, NE.

Selected Honors

2019

Selected to serve as a Team Ambassador for the International Symposium Re-Designing Education to Shape a Better World. Co-Sponsored by Kent State University & Design-ED. Kent State Florence Center. Florence, Italy. June 21-23.

 

Selected & funded to attend Harvard Project Zero's Artful Thinking & Learning: Creative Inquiry Across Disciplines. Atlanta, GA. April 5-6.

2018

Presented Professional Development for Lincoln Public School Art Teachers: Power of Purpose: Updating Our Thinking on Purpose, Creativity, & Design Thinking. LPS District Office. Lincoln, NE. Dec, 8.

Selected & funded to represent Nebraska at Education First’s Global Educator’s Symposium. EF North American Headquarters. Cambridge, MA. Nov, 2-3.

Presented Professional Development for Lincoln Public School Art Teachers: Metacognition & WHY. Lux Middle School, Lincoln, NE. Aug, 8.

Selected & funded Resident Artist/Educator for the University of Nebraska’s Cedar Point Biological Research Station. Ogallala, NE. June 24-30.

Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) Fall Conference Presenter. Inspiring From the Fringe: Original Student Concepts & Aesthetics. University of Nebraska - Kearney, NE. Oct 13.

Selected for the Nebraska Department of Education’s Statewide Project Based Learning Institute. Buck Institute. Lincoln, NE. July, 10-13.

Lincoln Public Schools Curriculum Presenter. Making Connections; Making Meaning with Julia Marshall. Moore Middle School. Lincoln, NE. June 4-5.

Honored by the Nebraska Board of Education as Art Educator of the Year. Lincoln Public Schools District Office. Lincoln, NE. June, 12.

Representing Nebraska as the State’s Art Educator of The Year at the National Art Education Association’s (NAEA) Midwest Regional Award Ceremony. Washington State Convention Center. Seattle, WA. March 23.

National Art Education Association (NAEA) Convention Presenter. STEAM Stories: Where ‘A’ is NOT for Autonomy. Washington State Convention Center. Seattle, WA. March 24.

           

National Art Education Association (NAEA) Convention Co-presenter with Lorinda Rice & Kacee Conley. Not Re-Inventing the Wheel: Working Together to Create Innovative Curriculum. Washington State Convention Center. Seattle, WA. March 23.

    

Presenter at NATA’s Nebraska Youth Art Month Ceremony. The Power of Art. Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE. March 17.

2017

Awarded Nebraska Art Teachers Association’s (NATA) Art Educator of the Year Award. Assemblage Gallery. Lincoln, NE. Sept 29.

Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) Fall Conference Presenter. STEAM Stories: Where ‘A” is NOT for Autonomy. University of Nebraska. Lincoln, NE. Sept 29. 

           

Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) Fall Conference Co-presenter with Debbie DeFrain. Using Art as Story to Meet Rule 10 Requirements. University of Nebraska. Lincoln, NE. Sept 29. 

Selected as a Nebraska Department of Education’s Statewide STEM Academy Fellow. Lincoln, NE. July, 17-21.

Co-presented with Debbie DeFrain. Fine Art Resources: Learn-Do-Create-Make via

NDE STEM at the Nebraska Association for the Gifted (NAG) State Conference:

Learners, Doers, Creators, & Makers: NAG 2017. Embassy Suites. Omaha, NE. Feb 23.

Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) State Conference Committee for Presentations & Workshops. Lincoln, NE. 2016-2017.

2016

Collaborating Curator for The Doane Collection: Works selected by the Art Faculty. Rall Gallery, Doane University, Crete, NE.

Selected & funded for participation in the competitive symposium: Grit + Imagination: An Educator's Summit in Honor of Jack Templeton. The University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA. Aug 1-2.

Granted Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) funding to host the proposed Fine Arts workshop, Fine Art Resources & Implementation: Vocation & Creativity in the 21st Century, for independent schools. NATA Board Meeting. Omaha Public Schools Administration Building, Omaha, NE. July 9.

Granted Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) funding to host a proposed NATA information booth at The Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association (NCHEA) Conference. NATA Board Meeting. Lincoln Public Schools Administration Building. Lincoln, NE. March 12.

 

Nebraska Youth Art Month (YAM) Highlighted Student Work for Grade Band 9-12, Dylan Brockhaus, Twilight. Published on the Final Program Cover of the 2016 YAM celebration. Nebraska State Capitol Building. Lincoln, NE. March 12.

 

2015

Nebraska Arts Council Bus Grant. Awarded to fund our middle school art trip transportation to the Joslyn Museum of Art for Celebrate Creativity, hosted by the Omaha Symphony Orchestra.

 

Community Engagement Committee. Planning the reinstallation of Joslyn’s European collection, with Dana Cowen, new Associate Curator of European Art. Joslyn Museum of Art. Omaha, NE. July 16.

 

Nebraska Department of Education. Nebraska Fine Arts - Standards Instructional Tool (FA SIT) Writing Team. Lincoln, NE. June 24-25.

 

2014

Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) State Conference Committee Chair. Co-Chair for Visiting Artists. Aurora, NE. Jan-Sept.

 

Nebraska Department of Education. Fine Arts Focus Group. Final Review Committee for proposed Nebraska Fine Art Standards. Omaha, NE. Jan 28.

 

2013

Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) Fall Conference Presenter. Design Matters: Designing a Learning Environment for Creative Thinkers, Innovators, & Problem Solvers (How Purposefully Designed Learning Spaces improve Brain-Based Learning). Wayne State College. Wayne, NE. Sept 21.

St. Johns Lutheran School. Visiting Teaching Artist. Seward, NE.

 

2009
Nebraska Federal Energy Credit Union Academic Scholarship for Graduate Work.

 

Teaching Assistantship. State University of New York at New Paltz. New Paltz, NY.

 

Graduate Assistantship. State University of New York at New Paltz. New Paltz, NY. 2008-2009.

 

2007

Post Undergraduate Practicum Full-Tuition Grant & Teaching Assistantship. Department of Art. Concordia University, Nebraska. Seward, NE. 2006-2007.

 

2006

Graduation Honors. Outstanding Student of The Year Award. Department of Art Education. Concordia University, Nebraska. Seward, NE. 

 

Collegiate Scholar: International Scholar Laureate Program. Delegation on Fine Arts by the National Dean's List. 

 

National Chancellor's List. 2005-2006.

 

National Dean's List. 2001-2006.

 

Concordia University Term's List. Concordia University, Nebraska. Seward, NE. 2001-2006.

 

2005

Competitive Student Teaching Abroad Program. Good Shepherd Lutheran College. Noosaville, Australia.

 

Female Student of the Year Award. Concordia University, Nebraska. Seward, NE. 2004-2005.

 

2003

Competitive Study Abroad Program. Oak Hill University. Southgate, London, England. Sociology, Theology, & Education.

Professional Development

2019

International Symposium Re-Designing Education to Shape a Better World. Co-Sponsored by Kent State University & Design-ED. Kent State Florence Center. Florence, Italy. June 21-23.

NAEA Workshop. STEAM: Integrating Art & Science. University of Alaska, National Science Foundation, University of Washington. Moore Middle School. Lincoln, NE. April 26-27. 

Harvard Project Zero's Artful Thinking & Learning: Creative Inquiry Across Disciplines. Atlanta, GA. April 5-6. 

Nation Art Educators Association (NAEA) National Convention. John B. Hynes Convention Center. Boston, MA. March 14-15. 

NAEA Pre-Conference. Design Challenge on the Future of Education with Robin Vande Zande. John B. Hynes Convention Center. Boston, MA. March 13. 

NAEA Pre-Conference. Stories of Research: Pressing Matters↔Pressing Forward. Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Boston, March 12. 

Nation Art Education Association (NAEA). The Artist and Researcher as Activist. Webinar. Online. Feb 19.   

Education First Travel. Global Symposium Keynote Dana Mortenson Webinar. Online. Jan 10. 

2018

Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) State Conference. Art to Influence. University of Nebraska - Kearney, NE. Oct 12-13.

Nation Art Education Association (NAEA). Webinar. Online. Dec 12.

Nation Art Education Association (NAEA). Webinar. Online. Sept 19.

Nebraska Department of Education's Statewide Project Based Learning Institute. Buck Institute. Lincoln, NE. July 10-13. 

National Art Educations Association (NAEA) National Convention. Art + Design = STEAM. Washington State Convention Center. Seattle, WA. March 22-24.

NAEA Pre-Conference. Supervisor's Summit - Building STEAM: Advocacy Through Implementation. Nettrice Gaskins, former STEAM Lab Director at the Boston Arts Academy, CoMotion Maker Space. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. March 21. 

NAEA Pre-Conference. Research Preconference: Making Knowledge Known. Sheraton Seattle, WA. March 20.

2017

Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) State Conference. Art as Story. Lincoln, NE. Sept 29.

Artist as Educator. Lux Center for the Arts. Presented by Lincoln Public Schools. Lincoln, NE. Feb 16.

Classroom Instruction That Works (CITW2) presented by B.J. Stone of McREL.

Southeast Community College. Lincoln, NE. Feb 2.

Growing Up Wild. Presented by Lincoln Public Schools and Nebraska Game and Parks. Lefler Middle School. Lincoln, NE. Jan 19.

2016

Thursdays for Teachers: Real or Imagined. Joslyn Art Museum. Omaha, NE. Oct 20.

Developed the independent school workshop: Fine Art Resources & Implementation: Vocation & Creativity in the 21st Century. Sponsored by The Nebraska Historical Society, The Nebraska History Museum, The Nebraska Art Teachers Association, and The Nebraska Department of Education. The Nebraska History Museum. Lincoln, NE. Oct 18.

Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) State Conference. Connections by Design. McCook, NE. Sept 30.

 

Grit + Imagination: An Educator's Summit in Honor of Jack Templeton. The University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA. Aug 1-2.

 

Learning & The Brain Conference. The Science of Imagination: Cultivating Curiosity & Creativity in our Schools. Orlando, FL. April 7-9.

Learning & The Brain Pre-Conference. Executive Functions & Creativity. George McCloskey, PhD, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. April 7.

Co-hosted the Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) information booth at the Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association (NCHEA) Conference. Indian Hills Church. Lincoln, NE. April 1-2.

 

The Artful Teaching. Sheldon Museum of Art. Lincoln, NE. Feb 18.

 

Nebraska Council for the Arts (NAC). Grant Workshop. Lincoln, NE. Feb 4.

 

2015

National Art Educators Association (NAEA). Webinar. Nov 11. 

 

National Art Educators Association (NAEA). Webinar. Oct 13.

 

National Art Educators Association (NAEA). Webinar. Sept 22.

 

Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) State Conference. Instill Art, Install Art: Create, Present, Respond, Connect. Joslyn Art Museum & University of Nebraska. Omaha, NE. Sept 18-19.

 

Nebraska Department of Education. Nebraska K-12 Fine Art Standards 101 Roadshow 2015: Every Student, Every Day. Sheldon Museum of Art. Lincoln, NE. May 28.

 

Learning & The Brain Conference. Educating World Class Minds: Using Cognitive Science to Create 21st Century Schools. New York City, NY. May 7-9. 

National Art Educators Association (NAEA). Webinar: Implementing the New Visual Arts Standards: How Secondary Teachers are Implementing the Standards to Support a Comprehensive Art Experience. Jan 20.

 

Education First. Italy Training Tour. Rome, Italy. Jan 15-19.

 

Education First. Travel Training Webinar. Jan 6.


2014

Artful Teaching. Sheldon Museum of Art. Lincoln, NE. Oct 23.

 

National Art Educators Association. Implementing the New Visual Arts Standards. Webinar. Oct 21.

 

Concordia University. Nebraska Lutheran Schools Conference. Seward, NE. Oct 17.

 

Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) State Conference. Retreat Into Art, Naturally. Aurora, NE. Sept 26-27.

 

Savannah School of Art and Design (SCAD). Summer Advanced Placement Art History Institute. College Board, AP. Atlanta, GA. June 22-28.

 

Spain Training Tour. Barcelona, Montserrat, Alicante, Madrid, & Toledo, Spain. June.

 

Learning & The Brain Conference. The Science of Smarter Minds: Thinking to Think, Create, & Innovate for School & Careers. New York City, NY. May 8-10.

 

Learning & The Brain Pre-Conference. The Building Blocks of Creative Thinking: Applications to the Common Core, Elizabeth Rood, MA & Erica Fortescue, MA.

 

Artful Teaching. Sheldon Museum of Art. Lincoln, NE. Feb 20.

 

2013

Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) State Conference. Art As Community. Wayne State College. Wayne, NE. Sept 20-21.

Prairie Visions institute. The Art & Spirit of Nature. University of Nebraska, Omaha & Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, NE. June 11-14.

 

Nebraska Educational Technology Association (NETA) State Conference. Ignite Learning. Omaha, NE. April 25.

 

National Art Educators Association (NAEA) National Conference. Drawing Community Connections. Fort Worth, TX. March 7-10.

 

2012

Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) & Iowa (IAEA) Joint State Conference. Public Art As Advocacy. Omaha, NE & Council Bluffs, IA. Oct 4-7.

Creator & Project Manager of Concordia University’s Juried High School Art

Competition. Concordia University, Department of Art. Seward, NE. 2011-2012.

Creator & Project Manager of Experience Art: Concordia Visit Day. Concordia University, Department of Art. Seward, NE. 2011-2012.

Creator & Facilitator of Crit Night. Concordia University, Department of Art. Seward, NE.

2008

Creator & Project Manager of Art Day: Concordia Visit Day. Concordia University, Office of Admissions & Department of Art. Seward, NE. 2007-2008.

2007

Creator & Project Manager of CU Culture Night: The Prescribed Drug of Choice.

Concordia University, Department of Art. Seward, NE. 2006-2007.

Professional Membership

2019

National Art Educators Association (NAEA) Member. 2011-current.

Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) Member. 2011-current.

Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) Board Member: Community Director. 2018-current.

2018

Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) Board Member. Co-Chair of NATA Member Exhibitions. 2017-18. 

2017

Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) Board Member. Chair of NATA Independent Schools Committee. 2014-17.

Public Policy and Art Administration Member. 2016-17.

Seminar for Research in Art Education Member. 2016-17.

Caucus of Social Theory in Art Education (CSTAE) Member. 2016-17.

Caucus on The Spiritual in Art Education Member. 2016-17.

Independent School Art Education Member. 2016-17. 

National Association of State Directors of Art Education Member. 2016-17.

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Member. 2016-17.

 

2011

International Society For Education Through Art (INSEA) Member. 2011-2012.

 

United States Society for Education Through Art (USSEA) Member. 2011-2012.

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