Salem State University,  January 2013- December 2017

                      Masters in Art Education - Secondary 

       The New England Institute of Art,  September 2008- December 2011

                      Bachelor of Science Degree, Graphic Design

       Middlesex Community College,  September 2006- June 2008
                     
Associates Degree, Graphic Design

EDUCATION

TECHNICAL SKILLS

      Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Quark Xpress, Photography

 

Francis Wyman Elementary School September 2016- Present

Burlington, Ma 

1st Grade Art Teacher

Establish and maintain an effective classroom environment conductive to student learning. Creating differentiated lessons to meet the individual needs, interests, and abilities of each student. Working with guidance specialists, staff members, families, and para-professionals to assist with students IEP’s, 504s and ELLS. Implement District Determined Measures and Smart Goals to improve and maintain student performance objectives and achievements towards curriculum goals. Also while preparing and displaying student work around the school and for annual art show. 

Burlington Public Schools September 2016- Present

Burlington, Ma 

Web and Communications Designer

Currently maintain the postion of designing, editing and creating the town and school website and print communcations for Burlington. Taking on many responsiblities of managing designs and content that is communcated to the town members, school employees and parents of students. 

Burlington High School  October 2014- June 2016

Burlington, Ma

Permanent Substitute Teacher

Assumes the responsibilities of classroom teacher when the teacher is absent. During that time, imparts knowledge and provides instruction. Assigning class work and homework, as directed by the classroom teacher. Responsible for student attendance, classroom behaviors and ensure the safety of children at all times. Also performing other related duties as directed by school administrators. 

 

The Paint Bar  November 2014- January 2016

Newtonville, Ma + Boston, Ma

Paint Instructor

Teaching various paintings to a diverse array of customers of varying ages and painting abilities. Providing step by step instructions and brush technique using mostly acryilc paint on canvas and other mediums. 

 

Sprouts Day School  August 2012- October 2014

Burlington, Ma
Assistant Teacher

Provide instruction and guidance to students in the toddler and pre-school levels, and interact                           directly with parents as needed. Consult with the lead teacher to develop and implement programs
and best practices for developmental ability. Utilize curriculum to reach goals and milestones with
children by working one on one, and through small groups, to help students learn and grow through
hands on play, activities and art.

 

Collegiate Promotions  Janurary 2012- May 2012
Holbrook, Ma
Lead Designer

Worked one on one with clients, printers and embroiderers. Designed logos or used existing logos for               apparel, promotional products and other various accessories.

 

The Gift Wrap Company  August 2011- January 2012
Northboro, Ma

Studio Assistant

Designed product labels, Packaging, foil stamping, and assisted with catalog photoshoots

Student Intern July 2011- August 2011

120 hours for class credit- developed mock ups and worked closely with photo editing and silhouetting for the company's product catalogs

 

Venetian Moon Ristorante & Martini Bar March 2008- Present
Reading, Ma

Hired as hostess (3/2008) then promoted to bartender (9/2009)

Knowledge in beer, wine, over 100 different kinds of Martinis as well as traditional mixed drinks.  Responsible for interacting with the guests, fellow co-workers and supervisors in a polite, considerate, welcoming and safe manner. Taking orders, giving suggestions, mixing drinks, preparing garnishes and serving food. Making sure each patron had a  comfortable and memorable experience. All while maintaining a presentable, clean bar and service area.

 

North Suburban YMCA  May 2006- Sept 2010

Woburn, Ma

Taught after school program and summer sessions as a camp counselor serving grades K-8. Organized activities for after school program and planned full day sessions during summer months.

 

Middlesex Community College September 2008- December 2009

Bedford, Ma

Labb Tech

Worked closely with students with questions regarding upper level class projects and printing issues.               Provided academic support  to students with class demonstrations, scanning, image editing, color                     correction, photo retouching, print proofing, creating original digital images, also importing and                         exporting into other design applications.

Programs used- Illustrator, Quark Xpress, Indesign, and Photoshop.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE