RESUME

current endeavors

Visual Arts Teacher

Geneva High School - Geneva, IL

August, 2020 - Present

  • Create lesson plans, teaching materials, and assessments.

  • Teach and demonstrate skills in ceramics media.

  • Facilitate community engagement - art shows, contests, and exhibitions.

United Township HS - East Moline, IL

High School Diploma

August, 2008 - June, 2012

  • Graduated in the top 5% of class.

  • Member and leader of 10+ extra curricular activities.

  • Recipient of multiple academic and art scholarships/awards.

  • Create lesson plans, teaching materials, and examples for students.

  • Teach and demonstrate skills in each and every relevant media.

  • Cooperating Teacher: Jill Kintner - Art Teacher

  • Official studio focuses in painting and ceramics.

  • Graduated Cum Laude with a 3.8 GPA.

  • Recipient of multiple academic and art scholarships/awards.

  • Recipient of a full-tuition Presidential Scholarship

  • Graduated with a 4.0 GPA.

  • Recipient of multiple academic and art scholarships/awards.

  • Create lesson plans, teaching materials, and examples for students.

  • Teach and demonstrate skills in each and every relevant media.

  • Manage the studio - prepare materials and keep the space organized.

  • Create lesson plans, teaching materials, and examples for students.

  • Teach and demonstrate skills in each and every relevant media.

  • Cooperating Teacher: Jim Reckard - Art Teacher

Arts Education Advocate/Miss Illinois 2019

Miss Illinois Scholarship Organization

June, 2019 - Present

Business Owner and Jewelry Designer/Maker

Day One

May, 2017 - Present

PAST WORK Experience

Visual Arts Teacher & Student Council Sponsor

Glenwood High School - Chatham, IL

August, 2018 - June, 2019

Assistant Manager & Instructor

Upper Limits Climbing Gym - Bloomington, IL

September, 2015 - July, 2018

Art Instructor & Camp Counselor

Infinite Heart Studios - Bloomington, IL

September, 2014 - July, 2017

student teaching

Visual Arts Student Teacher

Central Catholic High School - Bloomington, IL

August, 2017 - October, 2017

Visual Arts Student Teacher

Evans Junior High School - Bloomington, IL

October, 2017 - December, 2017

Education

Illinois State University - Normal, IL

BS: Bachelor of Science - Art Education

August, 2014 - December, 2017

Black Hawk College - Moline, IL

AA: Associate of Art 

August, 2012 - June, 2014

  • Develop partnerships with organizations, policymakers, and schools. 

  • Travel the state for different appearances, interviews, and meetings.

  • Represent Illinois at the Miss America 2020 competition.

  • Design, plan, and create each piece of jewelry. 

  • Manage business finances, marketing, branding, and manufacturing.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with businesses partners.

  • Create lesson plans, teaching materials, and assessments.

  • Teach and demonstrate skills in each and every relevant media.

  • Facilitate community engagement - art shows, contests, and exhibitions.

  • Manage the gym, equipment, staff, and customers.

  • Teach safety classes to adults, summer camp kids, and boy scout troops.

  • Leader and lifeguard in cases of emergency, injury, and/or accidents.

SOFT skills

  • Leadership

  • Critical Thinking

  • Problem-Solving

  • Detail-Oriented

  • Adaptability

  • Time Management

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Creative Mindset

  • ​Teamwork

  • Content Development

  • Extremely Organized

  • Quick Learner

HARD skills

  • Microsoft Office

    • Word​

    • Excel

    • PowerPoint

  • Google Drive

    • Docs​

    • Sheets

    • Slides

    • Forms

    • Classroom

  • Social Media

    • Instagram​

    • Facebook

    • Twitter

  • Graphics/Content Development

    • Photoshop​

    • Illustrator

    • iMovie

  • Computer Systems

    • Macintosh​

    • Windows

    • Chromebook

Affiliations & partners

  • Association for Illinois Rural and Small Schools (AIRSS)

    • Spokesperson

    • Partner

    • Conference Speaker

  • Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA)

    • Member​

    • Partner

  • Arts Alliance Illinois/Ingenuity

    • Partner​

  • Blick Art Materials

    • Partner​

  • National Art Education Association (NAEA)

    • Member​

  • Americans for the Arts

    • Member​

Licences & Certifications

Illinois Teaching License

ID: 2398313

IEIN: 1116846

Special Teaching License (k-12)

Type 10 – Standard

Endorsement: Visual Arts

EXPIRATION: 06/30/2023