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Adaptability, leadership, communication, organization, time management, collaboration and teamwork, creative problem solving, data collection and analysis, project management, emotional intelligence, active listening, conflict resolution, strong work ethic, growth mindset, coding, technical skills, self-motivated, public speaking, and attention to detail

Wilkes County Schools, Wilkesboro, NC — Elementary Art Teacher, March 2021 - Present
Developed intersectional curriculum that called attention to BIPOC and women artists
Highlighted skills and problem-solving techniques that encourage children to integrate art and craft into their daily lives
Designed dynamic presentations that capture and hold attention within diverse classrooms
Responsible for all elements of collateral development and implementation
Able to adjust the instructional delivery style to adapt to the environment and audience needs

Private Family, Brevard, NC — Private Tutor, August 2020 - March 2021
Tutored a fifth-grade student with learning differences while e-learning
Committed to timely and targeted goals to then assess progress
Used a variety of techniques to supplement Math, ELA, Social Studies, and Science

Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC — Adjunct Faculty, August 2017 - May 2021
Professor of Book Art I and Papermaking I
Designed curriculum and lesson plans with three large art projects each semester
Pilot and promote innovative instructional strategies and technology tools
Created interactive websites and instructional videos for students quarantined

Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC — Adjunct Faculty, August 2019 - December 2020
Professor of Book Art and Interactive Design (a mix of coding and fine art)
Taught HTML, CSS, Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, and Animate 
In-person and virtual instruction using digital publishing and communication networks to provide students with regular updates and lessons

University of Georgia, Cortona, Italy — Adjunct Faculty, January 2020 - April 2020
Professor of Printmaking I and Intermediate Etching abroad
Intertwined curriculum with field trips around Italy’s art and culture
Transitioned to virtual learning due to covid

Asheville Color and Image, Asheville, NC — Customer Service Supervisor, May 2018 - August 2019
Effectively communicated with multiple audiences (clients, designers, and printers), adjusting tone, and message as needed 
Supervised and supported staff members
Coordinated logistics, excellent time management skills, and comfort in deadline-driven environment
Delivered strict attention to detail and organization of all client orders, whether big or small

Baggie Goose, Asheville, NC — Graphic Designer, September 2014 - May 2018
Collaborated and consulted with clients to design event invitations and other ephemera
Able to gracefully diffuse customer service conflicts (i.e., brides)
Designed and produced shop window displays while coordinating marketing campaigns each season for the shop
Anticipated client experience and revised projects as needed to decrease customer friction
Quickly and accurately processed high-volume workloads under strict deadlines

Sarvisberry Studios, Floyd, VA — Studio Coordinator, May 2013 - June 2014
Responsible for all elements of collateral development and implementation
Employed strategic time management strategies to maximize efficiency
Designed and promoted virtual and print marketing materials
​​Facilitated hanging of artist’s gallery show and opening reception
Conceived and conducted book and paper workshops for adults and children

Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC — Assistantship, June 2013
Assisted Artist Peter Sowiski with Western to Eastern papermaking techniques
Experience as both participant and leader of instructional sessions

Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC — Teaching Assistant and Museum Youth Instructor, 
August 2011 - May 2013
Prepared and assisted Lithography, Book Art, Papermaking, and Monoprints classes
Formed active presentations for children to explore complicated art exhibits and create their own art from that experience
Present complex material in clear, user-friendly language

Library of Congress, Washington, DC — Intern, August 2012 - May 2013
Researched and analyzed the Artists' Books and Fine Art Books collections at the Library of Congress
Presented a series of lectures about books with a small group of interns
Cataloged Artists' Book archives
Administered questionnaires to libraries and museums internationally about Artists' Book collections for an informational report given to the Chief of the Rare Books and Special Collections Division

Joshua Heller Rare Books, Washington, DC — Programmer, October 2011 - May 2013
Cataloged Rare Books on the company website
Used basic coding skills to update inventory
Clearly and regularly communicate data results with team members

Corcoran College of Art + Design, Master of Arts, Washington, DC — Art of the Book
Studio art meets research. The program focused on artists’ books and the history, design, and theory of books and visual culture. 

UNC Asheville, Bachelor of Arts, Asheville, NC - Multimedia Arts + Sciences (New Media)
A balance of fine art and computer programming. Students learn the Adobe Suite, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and painting, sculpture, and photography to create interactive design experiences. 

Elementary Education License in North Carolina
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