Resume

EDUCATION

Savannah College of Art & Design – Atlanta, GA
MFA/MA in Photography and Printmaking, Spring 2009 and 2012

North Carolina Central University – Durham, NC
BA in Art, Visual Communication, Spring 2006

 

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

  • Manage small classrooms of 25-30 students
    • Instruct NC Essential Standards for Visual Arts-based lessons for grades 6-8
    • Differentiate visual arts lessons for students with varied abilities
  • Participate in professional development opportunities for secondary teachers
    • Became certified Tech Leader Level 3 educator by Charlotte-Mecklenburg
    • Became a certified Google Apps for Education educator
    • Became a certified Microsoft educator
    • Lead professional development workshops in technology for middle school teachers
  • Conduct lectures and workshops for amateur designers and photographers for five-plus years
    • Prepared and presented arts demonstrations and presentations on foundational techniques, photojournalism, design and advertising
  • Collaborate in group exhibitions with artists in the Atlanta and Charlotte arts community
    • Organized over three successful solo exhibitions by creating well-rounded marketing campaigns through social media
    • Contributed to the professional growth of new artists via mentoring and curatorial experience
    • Led talks on the influence of the arts and pop culture through podcasting, lecturing and panel discussions

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; Adobe Creative Cloud – Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign; Google Apps for Education – Google Classroom; Canvas by Instructure

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

6-8 Art Teacher, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte, NC   Feb 14 – present

Instructor, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA   Aug 10 – Dec 12

 

VOLUNTEER/COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

Contributing Writer, Creative Loafing, Atlanta, GA   Dec 14 – Dec 15

Host/Writer/Photographer, Art, Beats & Lyrics Radio, Atlanta, GA   Oct 13 – Oct 15

Board Member, Heartbeats & Hip Hop, Atlanta, GA   Oct 13 – present

Board Member, Smoke School of Art, Atlanta, GA   May 09 – present

Writer & Photographer, Burnaway, Atlanta, GA   Feb 10 – Sept 11

Contributing Writer, Art Relish, Atlanta, GA   Aug 09 – Feb 10

Writer & Copyeditor, AllHipHop.com, New York, NY   Jan – Dec 07

Visiting Lecturer, Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA   Aug 09 – 12

Visiting Lecturer, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC   Aug 06 – Aug 08

Photojournalist, New Pittsburgh Courier, Pittsburgh, PA   May – Aug 06

Photojournalist, New York Times Institute, New Orleans, LA   May 2006

AWARDS HISTORY

2008    Georgia Music Hall of Fame, best multi-media installation for Otis Redding exhibition

2007    HBCU Excellence in Journalism, Best Use of Photography, Campus Echo

HBCU Excellence in Journalism, Best Features/A&E Section, Campus Echo

HBCU Excellence in Journalism, Best Informational Graphics, Campus Echo

HBCU Excellence in Journalism, Best Design Broadsheet, Campus Echo

2006    HBCU Excellence in Journalism, Best Student Non-Weekly, Campus Echo

HBCU Excellence in Journalism, Best Use of Photography, Campus Echo

HBCU Excellence in Journalism, Best Individual Page Design, Campus Echo

HBCU Excellence in Journalism, Best Arts & Entertainment Criticism, Campus Echo

HBCU Excellence in Journalism, Best Design Broadsheet, Campus Echo

HBCU Excellence in Journalism, Best Headline, Campus Echo

HBCU Excellence in Journalism, Best Features/A&E Section, Campus Echo

HBCU Excellence in Journalism, Best Signed Commentary, Campus Echo

2005    Mark of Excellence Award, Society of Professional Journalists, Best Non-Daily