Private School

“Art is a place kids travel to where they feel good about themselves. Keep their passports current.”
~Fred Babb


Visual Arts Teacher, grades 9 – 12
Summit Preparatory School, Kalispell, MT
September 2002- May 2003

  • Established visual arts program
  • Aligned art curriculum to Montana state curriculum standards
  • Supervised student body in several large scale public art installations:
    • Mascot themed mosaic mural
    • Life size action figures as student stand-ins for school promotional TV broadcast
    • Holiday window painting, and festive socking, wreath making

Visual Arts, Freshman English, Drama, Consumer Science Teacher, grades 8 – 12
Montana Academy, Marion, MT
October 2000 – April 2002

  • Established visual arts program based in Montana state curriculum standards
  • Encouraged and assisted with student portfolio building
  • Exposed students to diverse art mediums
  • Utilized art history as a point of reference to discuss and teach visual literacy
  • Initiated interdisciplinary units
  • Offered guidance to students wanting to develop their art knowledge and skills, made supplies available and suggested readings
  • Curator of public display of student artwork
  • Taught freshman English; based in classic and modern literature; writing responses on character development and themes using the Six Traits writing system, and CRISS (Creating Independence through Student-owned Strategies) learning practices
  • Played an integral role in drama production: Jean- Paul Sartre, No Exit
  • Choreographed the production of a dramatic interpretation of a timeline of dance; 1930-1990, Tango to Break Dancing, performed for the school community and visiting parents
  • Coordinated a consumer science class to build practical life skills through resume writing, mock interviews, budget and check book keeping

Traditional portfolio of student artwork available upon request