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Amy.Van Horn Resume 2016-2017


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Amy.Van Horn Resume 2016-2017

  1. 1. Education ACT Dallas, Certifications: EC-6 Generalist, P.E. EC-12, Dance 8-12 (2010-2011)  Full Time Teaching Internship at White Rock North Elementary; RISD Bachelors of Arts, Government and Politics (1999-2001)  Choreographer/Dancer UTD Comets Dance Team; Americorps National Service Project; CASA; Kappa Alpha Theta Associates Degree (1997-1999)  Kilgore Rangerette Dance Education/Movement Experiences World/Ballroom Dance - Pierre Dulaine -Dancing Classroomsof North Texas (2014-Current)  Introduces students to social awareness, anti-bullying, multicultural Curriculum integration and self-esteem strategies  Merengue, Foxtrot, Rumba, Bachata, Cha Cha, Tango, Swing, Samba, Waltz, Salsa, Country Western Capoeria  Techniques of martial art that encompasses music, dance, singing, (2014-Current) Acrobatics, cooperative play, and art Cultural Dance Studies (2013 - Current)  Beginning Baile Folklorico, Introduction to African dance, Beginning Bollywood Contemporary/ Ballet Studies (1997-1999;2012-Current)  UT Dallas, Kilgore College; All-Star Dance/Drill Team Broadway Jazz/Tap Studies (1997 – 2000; 2012-Current)  UT Dallas; Kilgore College; All Star Dance/Drill Team Certified Zumba instructor (May 2012-Current) Hip Hop Studies (1996-2000; Summer 2011-Current)  United Dance ; UT Dallas; Kilgore College; All Star Dance/Drill Team; Individual Professional development-TDEA, Dance Summit, NDEO Yoga Instruction, Mid-Cities Yoga Center (Summer 2012-Current)  Primary focus of participation is to obtain kinetic awareness and injury prevention with proper breathing techniques that directly apply to proper dance technique/alignment for optimum performance Pilates Instruction, Park Cities Pilates/YMCA Dallas (Summer 2012-Current)  Perform low impact movements that strengthen the core abdominal muscles and provides neuromuscular training, weight distribution and stability that aid in physical awareness Floor Barre (Summer 2011; 2013-Current)  Emphasis on anatomical principles of alignment and kinesthetic usage Dance, Drill and Cheer (1996-2001)  Kilgore Rangerette, America’s Best Dance and Cheer, UTD Comets Dance Team Amy Van Horn 6814 Southridge Dr., Dallas, Tx 75214 512-940-2666 EC-6 Generalist, 9-12 Dance, Zumba EC-12 Physical Education
  2. 2. Teaching Appointments Seagoville Middle School; Dallas, Tx. (August 2015- Current)  Fine arts dance teacher, Royals dance company/drill team director/theater choreographer Freelance Choreographer; Dallas ISD, Mesquite ISD; Captain Hopes Kids; Desoto, Tx (2014-Summer 2015)  Taught and Choreographed elementary Cinco De Mayo, Winter showcase, Spring Extravaganza, School Flash Mob  Instructed and Choreographed “Annie Junior” Musical, Father/Daughter Spring dance number, National dance week production number for ALL P.E. classes Dancing Classrooms North Texas; Dallas ISD (2014-2015)  Integrate Ballroom dance into P.E. curriculum, encouraging self-esteem building, facilitating interactive social skills and promoting health implementing the Montessori and Suzuki philosophies of learning Balch Springs Middle School; Balch Springs, Texas (2012-2014)  Fine Arts Dance Director; Rosette Dance Company/Drill Director/choreographer  Health educator; Jag Fitness afterschool club/ Zumba instruction  Directed Rosette Dance Company with community and school performances: Dedication Ceremony, Winter Spectacular, Christmas parade(s), School/Community Flash Mobs, Winter showcase, Spring Recitals, DISD dance festival, Multicultural Celebration, Memorial Day, Football/Basketball/Pep rally performances  Established Zumba afterschool program to increase physical fitness and health awareness  Choreographed Theater and Choir performances; Organized community “performance camps”  Collaborated with P.E. classes, core classes and other electives to help raise standardized test scores via dance integration  Effectively managed classroom, teach with current theories and best practices, work with parents of diverse backgrounds to maintain open line of communication, maximize the use of materials creatively White Rock North School-Early Elementary Educator; Richardson ISD (2010-2011)  Facilitated students with multiple modalities using age appropriate methods/school curriculum  Differentiated and interactive learning and small group instruction, assisted with dance recitals  Organized and managed daily course schedule of students, attendance and activities, maintained books, instructional aides, and supplies and created weekly newsletters and progress reports  Administered standardized tests, developed weekly lesson plans and supplemental materials and participated in professional development to improve instruction Key Contributions:  Implemented the 5-E model of instruction and use of multiple intelligences to foster participation and create successful learning environments and implemented the ideas of a “dancing classroom”, “character counts” UT Dallas Dance Student Team Coach/Choreographer; UT Dallas (2000-2001)  Orchestrated a student dance squad in production, choreography, instruction, school/community performances Kilgore Rangerette; Kilgore Junior College (1997-1999)  Aligned principles, concepts and skills associated with multiple dance disciplines, acquired an appreciation of our multicultural society, established cooperation, collaboration, and development of critical thinking skills, designed well rounded instructional programs for Rangerette summer camps ABDC Summer Camp Teaching Artist; Texas; Indiana (Summer 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)  Coordinated choreography and activities that stimulated and accommodated multiple age ranges which focused on versatility, communication and further development of dance technique, skills and performance  Incorporated learning experiences and activities of students in Texas and Indiana with knowledge and skills in multiple dance disciplines ,established open communication with faculty and parents and conducted awards and assessments 15+ years dance and drill team experience  Performances include: NFL Indanapolis Colts pre-game show, Cotton Bowl, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Governor’s Ball, Dallas Cowboys Half time shows, Dallas Mavericks Pre-Game