Appel resume (august 2014)

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Appel resume (august 2014)

  1. 1. CAROLINE STURGES APPEL River Hill High School • 12101 Rt. 108 • Clarksville, MD 21029 • 410-313-7120 • caroline_appel@hcpss.org PROFESSIONAL PROFILE • Over 15 years experience working in education, youth development, and outreach non-profit organizations • Dedicated to the ideals of global awareness, cross-cultural understanding, and social justice • Passionate about education that is directly relevant to studentsʼ lives, especially through the vehicles of arts integration and interdisciplinary education • Contributor to the field of contemporary art education through invited and peer reviewed presentations, workshops, committees, mentoring, and study groups • Awards include “First Flight” and “Howard County New High School Art Teacher of the Year” • Recognized as a “Teacher of Promise” by the Maryland State Department of Education • Experience teaching and working with students grades PreK-12 with a range of backgrounds, abilities, and interests in urban, suburban, and rural school settings EDUCATION Master of Arts in Teaching in Art Education, summa cum laude" " " " " " 2010 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD Teaching Certification in Visual Arts, PreK-12 " " " " " " " " " 2010 Maryland State Board of Education Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking, cum laude " " " " " " 2005 Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts, Richmond, VA TEACHING EXPERIENCE Visual Arts Faculty, River Hill High School, Clarksville, MD " " " " " " 2010 - Present • Faculty for Art 1, Art 2, Art 2 Gifted & Talented, Art 3 Honors, and Photography 1 courses • Designed and facilitated curriculum to cultivate student artistic behaviors • Co-sponsor of National Art Honor Society • Support school and county community through involvement in 9th Grade Team, Cultural Proficiency Cohort, VIsual Arts Leadership Cadre, Curriculum Writing, and the Superintendentʼs Cultural Proficiency and Equity Advisory Committee Student Teacher, Roland Park Middle School, Baltimore, MD " " " " " " 2010 • Seven week placement (March-May) with grades 6-8 • Designed and taught a broad range of units including “The Missing Monuments” (research and 3-D construction), “A Story With a Lesson” (stop-motion animation) and “Outside/Inside/Outside” (ego and alter-ego digital photography self-portraits) Student Teacher, Thunder Hill Elementary School, Columbia, MD " " " " " " 2010 • Seven week placement (January-March) with grades K-5 • Designed and taught a broad range of units including “Designing for an Environment” (interdisciplinary 3-D construction) and “Quilting as a Community” (quilting and social justice) Arts Integration Intern, Roland Park Country School, Baltimore, MD" " " " " 2009 • Six week placement with a 10th grade honors physics class • Designed and taught “Newtonʼs Laws: Physics and Metaphors,” interdisciplinary kinetic sculpture unit Arts Integration Intern, Midtown Academy, Baltimore, MD" " " " " " " 2009 CAROLINE STURGES APPEL, page 1
  2. 2. • Five week placement with a 3rd grade social studies class • Designed and taught “Helping Out!” interdisciplinary video production unit Teaching Intern, Charles Carroll Elementary School, Westminster, MD" " " " " 2009 • Six week placement with a 4th grade art class • Designed and taught “The Self-Portrait Monoprint” unit Portfolio Development Class Instructor, MICA and Mt. Royal Middle School, Baltimore, MD" " 2009 Graduate Teaching Intern for Elements of Visual Thinking, MICA, Baltimore, MD" " " 2008 • Assisted Foundations Department Chair with course instruction • Designed and instructed “The Things They Carried” project Movement Class Instructor, Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School, Baltimore, MD" " 2008 RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Sheldon Calvary Camp, Conneaut, OH" " " " " " " " " 1999 - 2009 Program Director (2008 - 2009) • Supervised staff of 50+ members, designed and facilitated Staff Training • Designed and oversaw curriculum for campers aged 8-16 • Designed and implemented Ready, Set, Camp!, a new camping experience developmentally geared towards campers aged 7 - 12 Staff-In-Training Supervisor (2005 - 2007) • Supervised and trained 14 first-year staff members (SITs) • Integrated SITs into the social structure of the staff Fine Arts Supervisor (2004 - 2005) • Supervised staff of 5 Fine Arts staff members • Created and taught new artistic classes such as recycling/assemblage art • Maintained inventory, structured supply prices to adhere to budget Head Counselor, Fine Arts staff member, etc. (1999 - 2005) Competitive Employment Opportunities, Pittsburgh, PA" " " " " " 2005 - 2008 Employment Specialist • Provided job-related services to persons with disabilities • Advocated for a caseload generally consisting of 15 clients • Successfully achieved new jobs for 12 clients PRESENTATIONS (PEER-REVIEWED & INVITED) 2014 “Identity, Privilege, and Power: Experiential Explorations of High School Culture” (Upcoming, Fall 2014) Maryland Art Education Association (MAEA) Conference, Clarksville, Maryland “The Art of Exploration” Howard County Fine Arts Professional Development 2013 “Exploring Student-Led Artmaking: Making Use of Contemporary Art Ideas in the Classroom” MAEA Conference, Silver Spring, Maryland “The Rules of the Game: A Cross-Cultural Experience Using Art to Examine Privilege and Power” MAEA Conference, Silver Spring, Maryland CAROLINE STURGES APPEL, page 2
  3. 3. “A Balancing Act: Teaching Technique and Concept in the Contemporary Art Room” MAEA Conference, Silver Spring, Maryland Presented with Jacob Cecil and Jen Smith “Contemporary Art: Theory, Practice, Curriculum” Invited presenter to MAAE cohort, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland “Exploring a Student-Directed Curriculum With Beginning Level High School Artists” National Art Education Association (NAEA) Conference, Ft. Worth, Texas “Conceptual Ideas + Technical Proficiency = A Studio Balancing Act” NAEA Conference, Ft. Worth, Texas Presented with Gino Molfino “Next Generation Arts Education for the Middle School Art Educator” Presentation / Workshop Howard County Fine Arts Middle School Professional Development Presented with Vanessa López 2012 “Art in the Face of the Apocalypse: Supporting the Student Through Self-Directed Exploration” Invited presenter to Singapore Educators Delegation, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland “Art in the Face of the Apocalypse: Supporting the Student Through Self-Directed Exploration” NAEA Conference, New York, New York 2011 "Ce N'est Pas Une Presentation: Using Ideas From Surrealism to Teach (Dis)order and Creativity" NAEA Conference, Seattle, Washington 2010 "Getting Past the Gate: Urban Middle School Students and the Arts Magnet High School Experience" NAEA Conference, Baltimore, Maryland Presented with Mary Hafeli and others "Social Networks as Sites for Developing Critical Conversations in Art Education" NAEA Conference, Baltimore, Maryland Presented with Beth Thomas and others GROUP EXHIBITIONS “Teacher as Artist” (Upcoming, Fall 2014)" " " " " " " " " 2014 Howard County Board of Education Gallery, Columbia, Maryland “Demo Studio: Teaching as a Design Process” "" " " " " " " " 2014 D:Center, Baltimore, Maryland “MAT Thesis Exhibition”" " " " " " " " " " " " 2010 MICA, Baltimore, Maryland “Super-Mega-Ultra-Mondo-TINY Exhibition” " " " " " " " " " 2009 MICA, Baltimore, Maryland CAROLINE STURGES APPEL, page 3
  4. 4. “Hexchange”" " " " " " " " " " " " " " 2009 The Hexagon Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland “Senior Show”"" " " " " " " " " " " " " 2005 F.A.B., Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia “Interaction 26” " " " " " " " " " " " " " 2005 The Fishbowl Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia “Robert Ebendorf Juried Show”" " " " " " " " " " " 2005 Gallery 209, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia “Annual Fine Arts Exhibition” " " " " " " " " " " " 2004 Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia SERVICE (FACULTY, INSTITUTIONAL, & REGIONAL) Superintendentʼs Cultural Proficiency and Equity Advisory Committee, Howard County" " 2014 - Present MAEA 2014 Conference Committee" " " " " " " " " 2014 - Present Art Education Study Group, facilitated by Dr. Shyla Rao, MICA" " " " " 2013 - Present Cooperating Teacher with MICA" " " " " " " " " " 2013 - 2014 Invited Juror, BFA/MAT Exhibition, MICA"" " " " " " " " 2013 Curriculum Writing, Howard County Fine Arts" " " " " " " " 2012, 2014 Cooperating Teacher with University of Maryland " " " " " " " 2012 - 2013 Visual Arts Leadership Team, Howard County Fine Arts" " " " " " 2011 - Present Cultural Proficiency Cohort, Levels 1-3" " " " " " " " " 2010 - Present 9th Grade Team, River Hill High School" " " " " " " " " 2010 - Present National Art Honor Society Co-Sponsor, River Hill High School" " " " " 2010 - Present Debate Team Co-Sponsor, River Hill High School" " " " " " " 2010 - 2013 ARTS ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS National Art Education Association"" " " " " " " " " 2010 - Present Maryland Art Education Association" " " " " " " " " 2010 - Present Society for Photographic Education" " " " " " " " " 2013 - Present AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS 2013" " " “New High School Art Teacher of the Year”, Howard County, Maryland CAROLINE STURGES APPEL, page 4
  5. 5. 2011" " " “First Flight Award”, River Hill High School 2010" " " MICA Graduate Leadership Award Honoree, Maryland Institute College of Art 2010" " " Teacher of Promise Recipient, Maryland State Department of Education 2008 - 2010" " MAT Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art 2000 - 2004" " Scholarships including Dean's Scholarship (VCU), Blacksburg Rotary Club Scholarship, " " " " and Reifschneider Memorial Scholarship, Blacksburg, VA CAROLINE STURGES APPEL, page 5

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