|RETAIL BUSINESS OWNER: Owned 3 gift shops within a 50 mile radius of my farm in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Responsibilities included: market research - buying from trade centers in Chicago, Atlanta and New York - keeping shops that were aesthetically pleasing - hiring personable employees and keeping impeccable books. Sold all 3 businesses to devote full time to teaching.
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY - WES PHOTOGRAPHICS: worked a network of 13 computers to scan film, manipulate photographs, and build materials associated with school photography business. This position required an incredible amount of personal stamina as during the peak season I trained assistants and supervised the entire digital department. During off season, I handled the department by myself.
GRAPHIC ARTIST: 1975-1987 Supervisor of Art Department in large Print Shop in Mountain Home Arkansas. Duties included: train and supervise departmental employees - all phases of graphic layout and design, typesetting, and direct client contact.
|WHAT WE ARE TODAY
OUR THOUGHTS OF YESTERDAY,
AND OUR PRESENT THOUGHTS
BUILD OUR LIFE
OUR LIFE IS THE CREATION OF THE MIND
|99-2001 Art Instructor: Southwest Region School District: Serving Yupik Eskimo villages of Togiak, Manokotak, New Stuyahok and Koliganek - Itinerate Art instructor serving four villages and moving every twelve weeks - Specializing in traditional Native Artwork and close relationships with villagers. Held volunteer evening classes for all to attend. Please see links below for examples of Artwork
97-99 K-12 Art Instructor, Bakersfield Schools - Yearbook, and Senior Class sponsor
95-97 English/Art Instructor, Evening Shade Schools, Senior Class Sponsor, yearbook
1994-95 University of Arkansas: Instructor: Public School Art
Duties included supervising and evaluating students in hands on training within the public school system, classroom instruction and curriculum development. To put it in a nutshell, I taught prospective elementary teachers how to teach integratively.
INTERNSHIP: Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Liaison between University and Arts Center writing and promoting programs based on innovative classroom instruction. Privileged to work with professionals from around the world as they conducted their workshops in dance, theatre, music and visual arts.
|Example Course Description|
|Example - Test|
|ODDS & ENDS - PICTURES|
|Integrative Lesson Plan|
|Eskimo Doll 2001|
|2001-2003 Independent Contracting - Home schooled a student with special needs. Methods used include, hands-on non-traditional teaching style. Emphasis on practical, real-life skills. Curriculum based on student's interests. (Highly successful school year!)|
|Certified K-12 Type A Certificate
Art Certification: Highly Qualified English and Art * Specialty: Integrative lessons * Interdisciplinary teaching style
|2005 English Instructor - Yakutat Schools - Filled in for English teacher receiving Chemotherapy treatments from February until June. Started after school fly-fishing class in which I taught students to tie flies and how to fly fish. Prom sponsor.|
|2005-2006 Librarian/English Teacher - Hydaburg School District Hired as librarian, but English teacher quit in the middle of the year and I stepped in and took over. Also led after school beading class and worked after-school reading program.|
|K-12 ART and ENGLISH
Please see links below