Curriculum Vitae

Current Work

Art Specialist, Level Creek Elementary, Suwanee, GA Gwinnett County Public Schools

Georgia Art Educators Association Collage Magazine, co-editor

Education

August 2012 MA.Ed Art Education, University of Georgia

May 2007 B.F.A. Art Education, University of Georgia

Presentations

March 2013

National Art Educators Association Convention Presentation: Growing a Creative Classroom

October 2012

Georgia Art Educators Association Conference Presentations: Growing a Creative Classroom; Graduate Research Seminar; Making the Most of Your Conference Experience with Kym Crosby, Karinna Riddett-Moore, Mollie Spardello, and Rebecca Williams

March 2012

National Art Educators Association Convention Presentation: Building Narratives Across Classrooms with Abby Newland; Experimenting with Metaphor and Material

October 2011

Georgia Art Educators Association Fall Conference Presentation: Building Narratives Across Classrooms with Abby Newland & Elementary Art Can Be Sketchy with Mollie Spardello
Student Chapter Sponsor Event: Open Forum with Rebecca Williams

October 2010

Student Chapter Sponsor Event: “Leaves and Buds” Student Social at GAEA Fall Conference

November 2009

Student Chapter Sponsor Event: “Terrific Tips for Teachers” Lunch Event at GAEA Fall Conference
Presenter at GAEA Fall Conference: From Styrofoam and Spoons to Linoleum: Printmaking Techniques for your Classroom with Amanda Partee-Manders

 January 2009

Guest Speaker for UGA Student Teaching Seminar  “1st Year of Teaching”

 November 2008

Student Chapter Sponsor Event: “Mentoring for All” Breakfast Event at GAEA Fall Conference
Presenter at GAEA Fall Conference: Helpful Hints for Your First Year of Teaching with Amanda Partee-Manders & Mollie Spardello

 November 2007

Presenter at GAEA Fall Conference: Storytelling with Collage with Amanda Partee-Manders

 

Other Experience

Georgia Art Educators Association Board Member, Conference Co-Chair, Savannah 2013
Georgia Art Educators Association Board Member, Student Chapter Sponsor
University of Georgia National Art Educators Association NAEA Student Chapter, Chapter President
Summer Art Camp Lead Teacher, Spruill Center for the Arts, Dunwoody, GA
Summer Art Camp Lead Teacher, Ocee Arts Center, Johns Creek, GA
Georgia Museum of Art, Education Department Intern, Athens, GA
Michael’s Arts and Crafts, Cashier & Summer Camp Teacher, Dunwoody, GA

Affiliations/Memberships

Georgia Art Educators Association

National Art Educators Association

 

Awards & Honors

GAEA Distinguished Service Inside of the Organization Award, Fall 2013
Top 3 Teacher of the Year Finalist, Level Creek Elementary School, Fall 2012
Nominated for GAEA Educator of the Year, Fall 2012
Sue Woodruff Cromartie Graduate Scholarship Fall 2011 graduate scholarship in art education given by the Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia
Nominated for GAEA Elementary Art Educator of the Year, Fall 2011
Nominated for GAEA Outstanding Service within the Profession, Fall 2010
Murphy Foundation Scholarship Awarded by Office of International Education, UGA for Summer 2006 study abroad program
UGA 2006 Study Abroad Latin America “Outstanding Service” Awarded for volunteer service organizing and hanging study abroad exhibition, September 2006
Presidential Scholar Summer 2006
Dean’s List multiple semesters in undergraduate program