+ Publications

+ Solo Exhibitions

+ Group Exhibitions

+ Permanent Collections

+ Honors, Awards, & Grants

  • North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholarship (2010-14)
  • Plemmons Student Union Purchase Award (2014)
  • 2nd Place Overall, Art Expo 2014, Smith Gallery, Juried by Cora Fisher (2014)
  • Research Grant, Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics, Appalachian State University (2013)
  • Research Grant, Office of Student Research, Appalachian State University (2013)
  • Randolph A. Johnson Scholarship, Department of Art, Appalachian State University (2013)
  • Eva H. Burress Memorial Scholarship, Department of Art, Appalachian State University (2012)
  • Junior Marshall, Appalachian State Univeristy (2012)
  • Chancellor's List, Appalachian State University (4/7 semesters)
  • Dean's List, Appalachian State University (3/7 semesters)

+ Visual Art Teaching Experience

Visual Art Teacher, Leesville Road High School, Raleigh, NC (2015 - Present)

  • Developed visual literacy, contextual relevancy, and critical response through direct instruction and structured experimentation.
  • Designed choice-based curriculum to challenge students at a variety of skill levels.
  • Communicated with the community through Twitter and email campaigns.
  • Challenged students to submit their work to community exhibitions.
  • Led mobile technology professional development for approximately 30 teachers.
  • Served on the Awards Day Comittee (2018-present)
  • Served on the Professional Development Committee (2016-2017)
  • Served on the Learning Rounds Committee (2015-2016)
  • Served as an Academic Coach for at-risk students (2015-2016)

Visual Art Teacher, Cochrane Collegiate Academy, Charlotte, NC (2014 - 2015)

  • Taught 5 concurrent courses: 6th, 7th, 8th, Beginning High School, and Intermediate High School Art.
  • Served on the iCoach Technology Team as an instructional technology resource for 13 other teachers.
  • Utilized blended learning instructional strategies to increase engagement through differentiation.
  • Communicated with community through management of school social media pages.
  • Cultivated 21st century skills through project-based individual and collaborative learning.
  • Collaborated with Sesame HQ to integrate NC Art Essential Standards into the authentic assessment platform.
  • Developed a safe and orderly classroom environment within the high-poverty Title One School.

Visual Art Student Teacher, Newland Elementary, Newland, NC (2014)

  • Observed and co-taught visual art to grades K-5.
  • Differentiated instruction to meet students’ needs.
  • Incorporated interdisciplinary topics into the Visual Art Essential Standards.

+ Professional Development

  • WCPSS Convergence, Raleigh, NC (2018)
  • NCTIES Technology Conference, Raleigh, NC (2015)
  • Differentiation Academy, Charlotte, NC (2015)
  • Blended Learning Digital Conversion, Charlotte, NC (2015)
  • Analysis of Student Work, Charlotte, NC (2014)
  • Teaching Fellows Senior Alumni Conference: Classroom Management, Boone, NC (2013)
  • Intervention Strategies & Discipline Techniques, Hickory, NC (2013)
  • NC Teaching Fellows Orientation to Durham Public School System, NC (2013)
  • Appalachian State University Teaching Fellows Observation of Washington D.C. Schools (2012)
  • Dinner & Conversations with International Educators, Boone, NC (2012)
  • Bully Proofing Your Classroom, Hickory, NC (2012)
  • Adolescent Brain Development & Teaching Styles to Meet Their Needs, Hickory, NC (2012)
  • IEPs, 504s, & PEPs, Hickory, NC (2012)
  • NC Teaching Fellows Discovery Trip, NC (2011)
  • Using Technology in the Classroom, Boone, NC (2011)
  • Precious Knowledge: Documentary & Discussion, Boone, NC (2011)
  • Creating a Successful High School Classroom, Boone, NC (2011)
  • Advanced Classroom Management Techniques, Boone, NC (2011)

+ Praxis Certifications

  • 0135 Art: Content & Analysis
  • 0069 Middle School Mathematics

+ Teaching License

North Carolina Standard Professional II License (SPII) Art (Grades K-12)

+ Education

Appalachian State University, Boone, NC (May 2014)

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with concentration in Ceramics & earned with Departmental Honors
  • Bachelor of Science in Art Education (K-12)

Thesis: Illusory Permanence: the Persistence of Nature

+ Involvement

  • Kiln Room Assistant, Ceramics Studio, Appalachian State University Department of Art (2013)
  • Study Abroad: Understanding Culture & the Arts in Vienna, Austria (2013)
  • Glaze Room Assistant, Ceramics Studio, Appalachian State University Department of Art (2012)
  • Appalachian Teaching Fellows Homecoming Chair (2012-13)
  • Appalachian Teaching Fellows Recruitment Chair (2011-12)
  • Appalachian Teaching Fellows Executive Council (2010-14)

+ Sailing Instruction Experience

Lead Sailing Instructor, Carolina Sailing Foundation, Raleigh-Durham Area, NC (Summer 2014)

  • Taught sailing theory and skills to campers aged 9-16 on Optis and 420s
  • Facilitated group formation, collaboration, and leadership skills within small groups of campers

Seasonal Sailing Coordinator, Don Lee Center, Arapahoe, NC (Summer 2013)

  • Managed 35 instructors practicing instruction, sailing theory, rigging, and boat maintenance
  • Developed curriculum for sailing instructors
  • Provided feedback on teaching performance of instructors
  • Organized general operations of program including daily and weekly scheduling.
  • Facilitated risk-management, especially in regards to out-of-camp adventure sailing trips.
  • Directed emergency response.

Sailing Instructor, Don Lee Center, Arapahoe, NC (Summers 2008-2012)

  • Taught sailing theory and skills to campers age 7-18 on various small vessels including Sunfish, Aquafins, Flying Scots, and Hobie Catamarans
  • Performed boat maintenance, rigging, powerboat operation, & on-the-water rescue and assistance
  • Led adventure sailing & camping trips of distances up to 100 miles.
  • Certified in US Sailing Level 1 Instruction, CPR/AED, Lifeguarding, Waterfront Lifeguarding, First Aid, and Wilderness First Aid
A/R/Tography is an arts research methodology emphasizing living inquiry and reflective practice through examination of the in-between spaces of art-making/researching/teaching.
— A/R/Tography and the Theatre of Possibilties Project by David Beare