Carmen Lourdes Aponte

Freelance Presentation Designer & Document Designer

Location:Bayamon, United States
2 Skills
Carmen Lourdes Aponte

RR-8 Box 9164 Bo. Dajaos Home: (787) 730-7877
Bayamón, Puerto Rico, 00956 E-mail:


Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico 2011
Ph.D. Major: History of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean
Dissertation: History Museums and the Construction of Puerto Rico National Identity through Objects and Images.

Caribbean University, Bayamón, Puerto Rico 2004
Master Degree Courses in Art History

University of Turabo and Smithsonian Museum Studies Institute. Washington D.C. and Gurabo, P.R. Certificate in Museum Studies 2002
Academic Study: Museum Management Caring for Collections
Creating Exhibitions Public Programming

University of Turabo, Gurabo, Puerto Rico
Master of Arts in Public Affairs /Art Administration 2000
Research: Organized the Automated Data System. Arranged a draft for the Operational Procedures Manual of the National Park Service Military Archive Division for the San Juan National Historic Site. The manual content consist of Archaeological Object Collections, Archival/ Manuscript Collection, Preventive Conservation, Museum Collection Storage, Monitoring and Reporting conditions of Paper Objects. It manages collections information, photographic map, documentation and registration at the museum archives.

University of Puerto Rico, Rico Piedras, Puerto Rico 1996
Post Bachelor of Arts
Major: Art Education

Interamerican University - Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, 00726 1981
Bachelor of Arts
Major: Special Education and Psychology
Academic Honors: Deans List 1980 and 1981


U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Introduction Community Emergency Response Team Program (CERT) IS-317 March- 2011

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Emergency Management Institute
Introduction to Incident Command System (IS-00100.SCa; Ics-100 for School) February- 2011

Washington Architecture Foundation May 2006-June 2007
DCPS Office of Academic Services provided by Washington Architecture Foundation
Architecture 101: Bringing Architecture to the Classroom and Schools
Student exhibits of architectural models at Howard University, Washington, DC

The National Art Association, Reston, Virginia March 14-18, 2007
NAEA Forty Seventh Annual Convention in New York City
The five-day conference featured over 950 sessions, workshops, and tours from over one thousand proposals.

We the People: Project Citizen, Newport, Rhoda Island July 8-14, 2006
Professional Development Institute
Rhode Island District State Coordinator: Mr. Michael Trofi

Bargain Farm Alice Fergusan Foundation, Inc, Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Accokeek, Maryland June 26-30, 2006
Environmental Center on the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay Watershed Issues:
Performance Based Science and Botanic Art
Institute Coordinator: Ms. Karen Jenson Miles

District of Columbia Public Schools March 2006
Director of Art Ms. Paula Sanderline
Methods of Art Exhibition and Installation for the City Wide Exhibition
Site: Reagan Washington National Airport: Student exhibit of art works

The National Art Association, Reston, Virginia March 22-26, 2006
NAEA Convention in Chicago
A five day conference of sessions, workshops, and tours from over one thousand proposals.

Museum of African Art, Washington, District of Columbia February 16, 2006
Instructor: Dr. Veronika Jenke, Curator of Educator
Traditional African Art and Curriculum Connection

Museum of African Art February 4, 2006
Instructor: Dr. Veronika Jenke Curator of Educator African Art Now

University of the District of Columbia, Washington, District of Columbia November 2005 –January 2006
AICT Coordinator: Barbara Evans Agriculture in the Classroom

Aspira Association National Office, Washington, District of Columbia June-July 2003
Fundamental for Information Planning and Management for Community Based
Organizations-Managers Workshop
Honors: Jose Celso Barbosa Fellowships

The Washington Center for Internship and Academic Seminars, Washington, DC June-July 2003
Certificate: Making it Real: Celebrating the Creative Process in General Art Education

University of Turabo Museum and Center of Humanistic Studies, Gurabo, Puerto Rico March 2002
Conferences: Second encounter of Archeologists, Anthropologist and Historians of Valle del Turabo.

VSA Art and Disability- Regional Institute of Capacitating of Latin America and the Caribbean San Juan, Puerto Rico June 2002

Learning Alliance, LLC and the Department of Education Program for Class Size Reduction
Bayamon, Puerto Rico. 2001- 2002
Seminar and Workshops: Multiple Intelligence, Evaluation Strategies and Styles of Learning Strategies.

Museum and Center for Humanistic Studies March 2001
University of Turabo, Gurabo, Puerto Rico and Churubasco, Mexico. D. F.
Seminars and workshops in Preventive Conservation of Museum and Collection, Painting 1
Painting Conservators: Jose Roberto Ramirez and Maria del C. Castro.

Foundation Luis Muñoz Marín and Puerto Rico Foundation of the Humanities San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Luis Muñoz Marín Archives: a window to the studies of Puerto Rican history. October 2000

Department of Education, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico February 1998-April 1998
Certification in Planning and Curriculum


Department of Education, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 2007 to present
Dr. Hiram Gonzalez School
Resource Teacher
Teach students with learning disabilities according to individualized educational plans. Integrate the fine art as a teaching strategy and organize exhibitions of their works. Incorporate different educational theories for teaching the diverse student population. Multiple Intelligence theory and demonstrations through touchable object are some of the teaching strategies. Organized an art club where diverse activities within the school and around the community are conducted.

Eliot Junior High School 1830 Constitution Avenue NE, Washington, DC August 2005 – June 2007
Art Teacher
Instructed art classes to seventh, ninth, and special education students. Organized art exhibition of students’ works in different agencies and competitions. Lessons coincided with the National Standards of Art curriculum. Students learned from works of art, developed skills in art criticism and aesthetic judgments. They performed different studio projects using the principals and elements of art. Art history, botanic art, civic education, and architecture were given in the classroom. Students created original art of complexity using the various media that included chalk, pastels, pencils/graphite, scratchboard, and tempera paints. Students participated at the Reagan Washington National Airport where I mounted their art exhibition and installation for the City Wide Exhibition annually presented in Howard University.

National Park Service-Fort San Cristobal Museum Archives, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico June-July 2000
Art Administration Internship

Department of Education August 1997-April 1998
Dr. Hiram Gonzalez Elementary School, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Consultant and Instructor for Integrating the Arts with Library Science
The population included mainstream and special education students with their parent.
The primary objective of the innovative program was to develop awareness of the library resources to the disadvantage community and their children as useful tools to integrate with the learning experience in all areas of learning, enhancing the experience of academic courses. The parents learn to participate with their children using the library and the arts. Responsibilities included developing organizing, implementing the program, and working directly with the population.

Liga de Estudiantes de Arte de San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico 1982-1987
Thirteen studio classes in painting and drawing, art history courses, and participated in conferences.


Aspira Association National Office, Washington, District of Columbia June-July 2003
Jose Celso Barbosa Fellowships

The fellowship program was nine weeks of professional development and internship at the Aspira Organization Established the Aspira National Office. Program developed between the Honorary Margarita Ostolaza, Senator of Puerto Rico and The Washington Center for Internship and Academic Seminars, for interns to use the software program Dreamweaver and the Internet to develop the website of history and fine arts of Puerto Rico. Participation included attending staff, community and different organizational meetings; visiting different museums around Washington, DC, to study history, images, and objects in exhibits; weekly workshops at prestigious Washington institutions such as the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Art and the Library of Congress was part of the rich development of the interns.

Government of the District of Columbia
D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Grant 2006 and 2007
The funds support attending the National Art Education association professional development conference


Teaching Professional License k-12 (Puerto Rico, Washington DC, and Virginia in Special Education and Visual Art)


Knowledge of a Language: Read, Write, and Speak Spanish and English fluently.
Computer Skills: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Works, Word Perfect, PowerPoint, Excel, Coral Print House, Dream Weaver, and Digital Photography.


Symbolism in Latin American and Caribbean Art
Discourses of public history expressed in objects and images


National Wildlife Association National Park Conservation
Smithsonian Institutions National Art Education Association
American Association of Museums District of Columbia Art Education Association


San Sebastian Festival, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico 2003-2004

Worked with special adult artists that have diverse disabilities, help them market and exhibit their art work at the San Sebastian Festival. Delivered art for exhibits at the festival before 6:00 am on time and mount exhibitions. Coordinate participants travel and daily personal requirements. Coordinate participants’ exhibition space with the city festival coordinator Ms. Soraya.

Cultural Folklore Rafael Cepeda Foundation, Carolina, Puerto Rico 1998-2003
Volunteered for Director Jesus Cepeda as the Register Family History personnel. Educated the community in Puerto Rican bomba and plena music. Researched accessible programs for the community. Worked with the collections of musical instrument, archives, and research of the organization. Evaluated activities.

Visitors Study at the Museo de las Americas (Museum of the Americas),
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico 2000

Requirement for the Investigative Statistical Methods course taken at the University of Turabo was to do a visitors study at a museum. The Museum of the Americas was chosen because a Dinosaur exhibition from Moscow was in Puerto Rico for the first time. The study presented the museum with evidence of the importance of establishing necessary educational programs for diverse audiences and schools around the San Juan area.

Special Community, Barrio Dajaos, Bayamon. Puerto Rico 2001-2003
Within a deprived low income community, volunteered for Miss Mirella, President of the project as a tutor for children’s in the community. Provided additional services as an art instructor for adults, youth and children. In addition, organized employment, educational fairs, art exhibitions, and sport tournaments. Worked with diverse population in order to meet the needs in the community.