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Education

Virginia Commonwealth University • Richmond, VA

+ Art Education Major, Painting Minor

+ Dean’s List, 3.9 GPA

 

Teaching Experience

Student Teaching

Lee Davis High School • Hanover County, Virginia, Spring 2016

+ Instructed Art I, Art III/IV and Crafts classes in a variety of media, ranging from photo-realistic painting to woven tapestries.

 

John B. Cary Elementary School • City of Richmond, Virginia, Spring 2016

+ Implicated a school-wide, afrocentric unit during Black History Month, combining art making with the celebration of a variety of monumental Black figures such as Madam CJ Walker, Faith Ringgold, Sonya Clark and Bankongo artisans.

 

 

Practicum Experience

Thomas Jefferson High School • City of Richmond, Virginia, Fall 2015

+ Organized a unit with an Economics and Finance class, tasking students with using imaginary credit and debit to purchase art supplies and participate in a simulated auction to make a profit.

 

Binford Middle School • City of Richmond, Virginia, Fall 2015

+ Instructed the creation of graphic novels with a 6th grade english class, students wrote their own short stories with the structure of literary elements and created a corresponding graphic novel.

 

Enon Elementary • Chesterfield County, Virginia, Spring 2014

+ Organized a collaborative collage with a 4th grade class, each student painted a flower from observation and combined them to create a class bouquet. 

 

Swift Creek Elementary • Chesterfield County, Virginia, Spring 2014

+ Instructed the creation of paper kaleidoscope art with a 5th grade class, integrating math through the use of fractions and radial symmetry. 

Related Experience

Anna Gearhart Photography • Bristow, VA

Owner and Photographer, since 2009

Photographed and edited engagement, maternity, family, infant, senior, beach and formal portraits

 

George Washington Carver Elementary • Richmond, VA

Volunteered as a weekly one-on-one mentor for Carver Promise Program, 2013-2014

 

Getty Images • Seattle, WA

Photo Contributor, since 2012

Contributed photos for commercial use through Getty Images photo archive

 

Childcare Provider • Bristow, VA

Family Nanny, 2011-2013

Provided childcare for a family after school, and during the summer

 

 

Other Experience

The Secret Garden Cafe • Occoquan, VA

+ Manager, since 2015

+ Waitress, since 2014

 

 

Technological Experience

+ Photoshop CS5

+ Website Building and HTML (HyperText Markup Language) coding

+ Digital Photography

+ Film Photography and Development