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F.I.T. (Fashion Institute of Techonology, NY) (Textile-Fashion)
Lubbock Christian University (Master's)
New York University (Other)
We are students of life and for life. We never stop learning. There is so much excitement in obtaining new skills. I believe the natural process of striving for excellence is an everyday process. It is the little things that send a spark to our pysche and propel us to the light at the end of the tunnel. My abilities to see the nuances in each one of my students permits me to assist in reaching goals that seem unavilable at first. I love to learn and therefore I love to teach. Students are multi faceted and their strategies to learning must reflect that. More over I think learning should be fun and enjoyable like a cool fresh glass of water on a very hot, humid day.
We are students of life and for life. We never stop learning. There is so much excitement in obtaining new skills. I believe the natural process of striving for excellence is an everyday process. It is the little things that send a spark to our pysche and propel us to the light at the end of the tunnel. My abilities to see the nuances in each one
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I worked at an adolescent youth center with students who were deemed at risk and a center where there were people with various disabilities. Some of our programming was independent living skills. I developed cooking classes for both the adolescents and their parents. Classes were adapted using modern cooking equipment and easy prep foods. Some classes were one dish meals, pack and go meals, salads, wrap sandwiches, pasta, rice dishes and smoothies.
I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Fashion Institute of Technology. I specialize in Textile Surface Design. I have taught ages 3yrs to seniors. Classes that were very popular have been for pen and ink, water color painting, Japanese water color, acrylics and fiber arts. All classes require keeping a sketch pad with thumb nails and or small roughs. I have taught nature studies usually during the summer and print making.
I am a certified Generalist teacher. I have a Master of Art in Teaching from Lubbock Christian University. I have been a Learning Specialist where I was responsible for the athletic academic students in all sports. Prior to that I tutored college students. I have taught Language Arts and Social Studies primarily for 5-8th grade Middle School. I differentiate lessons and utilize a plethora of strategies.
I am a certified knitter for the Craft Yarn Council of America. I have served on the Lion Brand Board as the children's coordinator of projects. I am an avid weaver, crocheter, cross stitcher.
I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Fashion Institute of Technology. I have studied painting, CAD, sketching, textile mapping and water color. I have researched color theory and drawn anatomy with live models. I have painted stills and done photography designs. I have an Associate's in Fashion Design from FIT as well.
I have been sewing since Junior high. My professional training came while I was studying Fashion Design at Fashion Institute of Technology. I have sewed for others and my family. I now design and create knit wear.
I have a Master of Arts in Teaching. Part of my education was studying all exceptionalities and their developmental standards as it applies to the education and socialization that must be structured in schools and agencies where said persons are trained. IEP's and teaching standards were researched. Prior to that I have worked extensively with students who possessed a variety of exceptionalities, including Aspergers, Autism, ADHD, LD.