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KATE L.

SEARS
103 Belmont Ave. Niles, OH 44446 (330)891-9690 searskate@aol.com

OBJECTIVE Seeking teaching position in Pre-K Secondary Education in Visual Arts


EDUCATION Youngstown State University Youngstown, OH
Bachelor of Science in Education, Major: Visual Arts, GPA: 3.9/4.0, Graduated Dec. 2016
Licensure obtained December 2016: Multi-Age License (Pre-K 12 Visual Arts)
OAE passed February 2016; edTPA passed December 2016

FIELD EXPERIENCE
Long-Term Art Substitute Teaching Spring 2017
Boardman Local School (Grades 9-12)
Followed prepared lessons and prepared original lessons in visual art relating to visual culture and art skills
Facilitated the art club meetings
Aided in preparation for the art shows
Student Teaching Fall 2016
Brookfield Local School (Grades K-12)
Prepared lessons in visual art relating to history, culture, and community through diverse art experiences and mediums
Preformed pre, during, and post assessments to collect student performance data for informing instruction
Collaborated with high school Language Arts teacher to teach students how to relate a short storys tone to an artworks tone
Volunteered to lead art activity at middle school Halloween dance
Volunteered to lead Art Club projects

PRACTICUM
Boardman High School (Grade 9-12) Fall 2015/Spring 2016
Provided students with an opportunity to connect with their culture through art dealing with personal and community background
Provided students with the skills in Photoshop to create their own fonts
Discussed artistic brainstorming and allowed for open-ended creating time with watercolor splatters and doodling
Niles Middle School (Grade 8) Spring 2015
Created a lesson on street art where students designed their own street art designs
Communicated to students the career of graphic design and instructed them to redesign album covers
Joseph Badger Elementary (Grade 1) Fall 2014
Taught three day unit on the changing of the leaves, teaching science through art

PROJECT PASS TUTOR


Youngstown City School, Ohio (Grade 3) Fall 2015
Aided a student with reading by teaching student to think about, within, and beyond the text

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
LEAD TEACHER Art Outreach Gallery Summer Workshops Summer 2017
Designed and taught 16 separate classes for the gallerys 3-week workshop.
CO-FOUNDER Youngstown State Art Educators (YSAE)
Homes for Kids, Niles, OH
Collaborated with members to lead art lesson on how colors and lines represent emotion and how to read facial expressions
Designed and administered Chalk the Walk at the Summer Art Festival where community members drew images of their community

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/ACTIVITIES
Member, Ohio Art Education Association Fall 2015 Present
Co-Presented Guiding Understanding: Foster Children and Art Education at OAEA Conference Fall 2016
Attended hiring committee meeting for a new Art Education faculty member Spring 2015

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE


Carpenter, Chris Gore Construction, Milan, OH 2012 2014, 2015 Present
Assisted in a variety of new construction and remodeling projects
Cashier, The Home Depot, Niles, OH 2014 2015
Used art skills to help with promotion signs and holiday decorations

COMPUTER SKILLS Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Prezi, Microsoft Office, Google Classroom, Progressbook
AWARDS Top 5 on Portfolio Review (Spring 2014), Robert J. Yalch Photography Scholarship (2015-2016), Outstanding Student Teacher Award (Fall
2016), Deans List (9 semesters), and Presidents List (6 semesters)
KATE L. SEARS
103 Belmont Ave. Niles, OH 44446 (330)891-9690 searskate@aol.com

REFERENCES

Dr. Samuel Adu-Poku, Ph.D.


Associate Professor of Art Education
Youngstown State University
1 University Plaza
Youngstown, Ohio 44555
(330)941-1866

Dr. Lillian Lewis, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor of Art Education
Youngstown State University
1 University Plaza
Youngstown, Ohio 44555
(330)941-1865

Alyssa Birch, B.S.


Visual Art Teacher & Department Head
Boardman High School
7777 Glenwood Ave. Youngstown, OH 44512
(330)758-7511

Linda Bain, B.S.


Visual Art Teacher
Brookfield Local School District
614 Bedford Rd SE
Brookfield Township, OH 44403
(330)240-1190