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Hello & Welcome

I have many passions in life including but not limited to Adobe Illustrator, photography, art, graphic design, web design, fine art, typography, instructional technology, basically anything that involves creativity and/or technology!


Education

College/University Date(s) Attended Degree
Savannah College of Art and Design 1995 – 1999 Bachelor of Fine Art –
Graphic Design
Savannah College of Art and Design 1999 – 2002 Master of Fine Art –
Graphic Design

Thesis: “Audio, Visual, Kinesthetic: The Graphic Designer’s Influence on Learning Styles”Valdosta State University2004New Teacher Institue (NTI) Certification


State of Georgia Teaching Certificates (PCS# 457260)

  • 9-12 Graphic Communications / Graphic Design
  • P-12 Art Education
  • 6-12 Technology Education
  • 6-12 Business Education


Other Certifications

  • Adobe
    • Adobe Certified Educator
    • Adobe Certified Instructor (Adobe Illustrator CS5, CS6, CC)
    • Adobe Illustrator Expert (ACE CS5, CS6, CC)
  • Google Apps for Education
    • Gmail
    • Calendar
    • Sites
    • Drive
    • Chrome
  • Microsoft Office Specialist
    • Word 2007
    • PowerPoint 2007
  • AP Endorsement by College Board
    • AP Computer Science Principles
    • AP Computer Science A
  • PrintED Certification, May 2006 – 2010
  • PrintED Re-Certification, August 2010 – 2017


Roles

  • Edmodo Support Ambassador
  • Effingham County’s District Edmodo Admin
  • Effingham College & Career Academy’s subsite editor
  • SkilsUSA Advisor
  • SkillsUSA Advisor’s Association Co-Chair
  • Effingham County’s District Schoology Admin


Computer Software / Hardware Skills

  • PC, Mac, & Linux Knowledgable
  • Adobe Illustrator

Noteworthy Facts

  • 4-year Varsity Letterman in Softball,  Spruce Creek High School, 1991-1995
  • Team Player Award, Spruce Creek High School Softball, 1994
  • 8’x24′ Hand Painted Billboard – 1994
  • Down and Dirty Award,  Spruce Creek High School Softball, 1995
  • Florida All-State Fast-Pitch Softball Team – 1995
  • Outstanding Senior Award – SCAD 1999
  • Peer Education Certification & President – BACCHAS & GAMMA 2000
  • Outstanding School Spirit Award – SCAD 2000
  • OCERA Boat Project at SCAD -2000
  • PrintED Accreditation (in Introduction & Digital File Prep) for Effingham County High School, 2006
  • STAR Teacher, Nominated/Awarded by Serena Lai, 2007
  • SkillsUSA Advisor to Serena Lai, 14th Place in the Nation for Advertising Design, 2007
  • GPS Revision Committee (Graphic Communication & Graphic Design) – 2008
  • Teacher of the Year, Effingham County High School, 2009-2010
  • Award of Excellence, Nominated by John Michael Osborne / Awarded by Savannah Morning News, 2010
  • SkillsUSA Advisor to Christina Hillman, 8th Place in the nation for Graphic Communications, 2010
  • SkillsUSA Advisor to Hayden Polk, 8th Place in nation for Screen Printing, 2010
  • STAR Teacher, Nominated/Awarded by Christina Hillman, 2011
  • PrintED Accreditation (in Advertising Design) for Effingham College & Career Academy, 2011
  • SkillsUSA Advisor to Christina Hillman, 1st Place in the Nation for Graphic Communications, 2011
  • SkillsUSA Advisor to Becca Burns, SkillsUSA National Competitor for Photography, 2011
  • SkillsUSA Advisor to Becca Burns, SkillsUSA National Competitor for Photography, 2012
  • Federal Career Cluster Curriculum revision committee (Graphic Design Pathway & Graphic Communications Pathways), 2012-2013
  • SkillsUSA Advisor to Tatiana Jorge, 14th in the nation for Advertising Design, June 2014