CERTIFICATION / EDUCATION
Initial Art Education (K-12) NYS Teaching Certificate
Master of Fine Arts, Minor in Museum Studies- GPA 3.97 Rochester Institute of Technology- Rochester, NY 2010
Bachelor of Science, Art Education- GPA 3.45/4.0 *** Laude Daemen College- Amherst, NY 2005
-Free Lance Artist 2003-Present
-Leave Teacher- May 2010-June 2010
West Seneca Central School District-West Seneca, NY
Elementary School Art: K-6 Art Education, installed student work on and
off school grounds, group coordinator and photographer for Relay-for-Life
Designed and installed rotating student exhibit in exhibition showcases.
Coordinated annual student exhibit.
-Leave Teacher- February 2007-January 2010
Lackawanna City School District- Lackawanna, NY
Middle School Art: 7-8 Art Education, Art Club, Create-a-Mural Grant ? High School Music In Our Lives and Academic Intervention Services
Elementary Art Club and School Store; High School Studio in Art
High School Art: Studio Art
Designed and installed rotating student exhibit in exhibition showcases. ? Coordinated annual student exhibit.
• Cheektowaga Sloan UFSD- Sloan, NY; January 2006-June 2011
• West Seneca Central Schools- West Seneca, NY; Jan. 2005-Present
Waitress/Hostess- March 2001-Present
The Original Pancake House- Orchard Park, NY
Responsible for greeting customers, cashier, managing the dining room,
handling the training of new hosts and servers and customer relations.
Gallery Coordinator- September 2007-May 2010 Rochester Institute of Technology- Rochester, NY
Coordinator of Dean’s Alumni Gallery, scheduled and contacted artists for exhibitions, installed and uninstalled work, publicized and promoted gallery, planned for artist receptions, and labeled work. Contacted faculty for participation in alumni and faculty shows
Created a proposal for the Saunder’s Building student work installation on campus.
Assisted in teaching and providing a reception for a 2 week Pre-college Portfolio Preparation Program for high school students.
Collaborated with RIT Student Affairs to create and install a piece in the Student Alumni Union
Supervised installation of an alternative gallery space with local restaurant Wok With You, purchased and prepared frames and glass for rotating student exhibits, installed art, and scheduled calendar for future exhibitions.
Installed and labeled exhibitions; acted as hostess exhibit receptions at Gallery R.
Helped with installation of exhibits at RIT President’s home in newly established on Liberty Hill Gallery.
SPECIAL SKILLS OR QUALIFICATIONS
A W ARDS/HONORS
VOLUNTEER SERVICES EXPERIENCE
Archivist Internship- Summer 2008
Bausch and Lomb World Headquarters-Rochester, NY
Frontier High School- Hamburg, NY (November-December 2004)
Grades 9-12 (Studio in Art, Studio in Advanced Drawing, Studio in Fashion Design)
? Organized and implemented lesson plans, which included silk painting,
etching and watercolor techniques.
? Classrooms included inclusion students.
Smallwood Drive Elementary School- Amherst, NY (September-October 2004) Grades K-5
? Implemented lesson plans in which the students explored printmaking,
creating clay pots, and designing a jazzy Matisse collage.
? Classrooms included inclusion students.
Painting (Oil and Acrylic), Pottery, Sculpture, Fiber Related Crafts (Batik, Silk Painting, etc.), Drawing, Photography, Computer Graphics, Printmaking, Web Design, Grant Writing, Archival Training
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Quark, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Excel, Web Attendance and Grading, Netscape Navigator, Apple Works, Perfect Works, Microsoft Publisher, Internet Explorer, iMovie, iDVD, Dreamweaver, and Flash, ActiveInspire
Wallace Library Art Purchase Award in Thesis Exhibit- 2010 Commissioned by RIT for 2 7’X4’ Paintings- 2008, 2009 Logo design chosen for Big Tree Wesleyan Church- July 2006 Book Cover Published by Copley Publishing Company- 2005 Officer of the Daemen College Art Club, 2004-2005
“Best Sculpture” Award in the Undergraduate Art Exhibit- 2003
Won 1st and 2nd Premiums in the Erie County Fair Art Show- June 2001, 2002, 2003 Girl Scout Gold Award- June 2002
Albight Knox Art Gallery-December 2012
Pianist for Graduation-Lackawanna High School; June 2007
Assistant Coach- Summer 2006
Big Tree Wesleyan Church- Women’s Softball League- Hamburg, NY
? Organized practices and assisted in coaching at the games as well as
designing a new church logo and team jersey.
Music and Art Teacher- July 2005-2009
Kids Express Children’s Workshop- Big Tree Wesleyan Church- Hamburg, NY
? Plan and teach age appropriate art and/or music lessons for ages groups K-5. Group Manager/Supervisor- February-March 2004
Boys and Girls Club of Buffalo, Daemen College- Amherst, NY
? Organized meetings and taught art lessons to children at primary and
secondary grade level.
Troop Leader Assistant- October 2001-September 2003
Girl Scouts of Buffalo and Erie County- West Seneca, NY
? Assisted in planning and running field trips and troop meetings.
Teaching Assistant- Summer 2002
Vacation Bible School- Hamburg, NY
? Assisted the teacher in implementing her curriculum as the students traveled
on a rotation schedule through various activities.
Oboist for the Joyful Sounds Christian Orchestra- June 2001-2006
Vice President of the Daemen College Art Club- September 2002-2005
Available upon request