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Contact – – 970-390-7461 – 2901 South Perry Way Denver, CO 80236


Illinois Type 10: Special – Art (K-12) August 2012 (IEIN: 690995)

Colorado Initial License – Art (K-12) October 2012 (#00054178)


Columbia College Chicago: MAT in Art Education, K-12 certification, Chicago, IL, June 2012 4.0 GPA

University of Illinois at Chicago: BFA in Graphic Design, Chicago, IL, December 2001 3.03 GPA

Teaching Experience

Visual Arts Teacher, Excel Academy – Denver Public Schools August 2013 – Present

Student Teacher, Chicago Public Schools • Chicago, IL – January 2012 – May 2012

• Pablo Casals Elementary School (K-8) – Primary level practicum
CPS Cooperating Teacher: Karen Krenn (

• Lincoln Park High School – Secondary level practicum
CPS Cooperating Teacher: Eric Hill (

For a list of corresponding State/National standards, Lesson Objectives and Essential Questions used during my student teaching experience, please visit the “Sample Lesson Plans” section on my website at

Teaching Artist, Innovations High School • Chicago, IL – Fall 2011
Cooperating Teachers: Tina Fakhrid-Deen ( Matt Wehrmann (

Pre-Clinical Teaching, Chicago Public Schools • Chicago, IL – September 2010 – December 2011
• Lincoln Park High School – Art I, Radial Design & Buddhist Mandalaís
• Parker Elementary – 2nd Grade, Energy Conservation
• Talcott Elementary School – 5th Grade, Color Theory & Van Gogh’s Sunflower Series

Substitute Teacher, Illinois School District U-46 • Elgin, IL – September 2002 – May 2003

Related Work Experience

Print Shop Assistant, Ink Lounge Creative • Denver, Co – Spring 2014 – Present
• Assisting owners, Stu and Nicky Alden, run screen printing workshops

Freelance Graphic Designer, TransUnion • Chicago, IL – April 2007 – August 2010
• Established creative strategies with visual impact including brochures, sell sheets, direct mail pieces, ads, posters, postcards, financial charts, catalogs, and in/outdoor signage to maximize the goals of a wide variety of purposes

Graphic Design Intern, Morningstar Inc. • Chicago, IL – May 2000 – December 2000
Graphic Design Intern, • Chicago, IL – January 2001 – June 2001

Community Engagement


• Hope Institute Learning Academy mural volunteer, Summer 2011
• Cicero West Elementary School Art Night Instructor Volunteer, Spring 2012

Professional Development

• National Art Education Association (NAEA) Member
• NAEA Columbia College Student Chapter Treasurer, Fall 2010 – Spring 2012

Fine Art Skills

• Graphic Design, Printmaking, Photography, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Collage, Ceramics


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