Concordia College, Moorhead, MN (Art Educ, Biol minor)
UW Superior (Master's)
I am a retired Art teacher who has taught all age groups including college-in-the-school. I have a background in life science and have taught and worked extensively in that area as well. While volunteering for VISTA, I was also involved with a literacy program in Duluth. I have experience teaching several years overseas, and have been involved in many volunteer and extra curricular activities including creating community murals, teaching art at chemical dependency programs, supervising and directing programs a community education office, substitute teaching in nearly any subject area, co-directing a service-learning and diversity program for students, being an assistant manager and activities director in assisted living facility, teaching folk, ballroom and international dance lessons and basic violin lessons, writing curriculum for school districts both in Minnesota and IGCSE overseas, assisted in I.B. mock exams, hosted several international exchange students, raised six kids in a blended family, lead outdoor/wilderness retreats via bicycle and canoe, coached non-native university students in conversational English.
I am a lifelong learner and never stop reading. I am patient and interested in all learners who desire putting in the effort. I grew up in Seattle and enjoy diverse ideas. I have trekked in locations all over the world, and am interested in cultural experiences and connections with others. I am pleased to help others with their goals to succeed academically.
I have taught under many circumstances, locally in Minnesota (urban, rural, public, private schools) and have interned as an art therapist at Northwood Children's Home, Woodland Hills and Liberalis. I have supervised mural creation by students in three community centers in Duluth, and one in Wrenshall. I have written grants for movement in the school (including from Perpich Center for the Arts). I have worked with county historical societies and community centers to enrich summer arts programs. I am a member of DAI and attend regional and international teacher trainings when possible. I have always run an after school art club. I have taught secondary art for three years in Egypt at the American International School in Cairo, and for one year at Oberoi International School in Mumbai, India. I wrote my thesis on graffiti, public policy and the need for public arts forums for youth. I am an arts advocate and enjoy teaching fundamentals, design, and advanced 2D and 3D lessons.
Please contact me so that I may learn more about you and your academic needs and learning style. I am a retired Art teacher who has taught all age groups including college-in-the-school. I have a background in life science and have taught and worked extensively in that area as well. While volunteering for VISTA, I was also involved with a literacy program in Duluth. I have experience teaching several years overseas, and have been involved in
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