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Delta State University, Cleveland, MS – Bachelor of Arts: Art Education

Delta State University, Cleveland, MS - Master of Education: Secondary Education


Professional Experience:

Adjunct Art Instructor for Coahoma Community College:Responsibilities & experiences: planning instruction of college level Art 1113: Art Appreciation & teaching of both traditional/non-traditional students. (Jan. 2016 – Present)

Librarian for North Bolivar Consolidated School District at Shelby Middle School/Brooks Elementary School – Responsibilities & experiences: providing service to faculty and student patrons, collection management and development, teaching of information literacy to students, instructional planning/support with various disciplines for student enrichment, literacy/library advocacy & public relations. (Aug. 2015 – Present)

Teacher for North Bolivar Consolidated School District at Broad Street High School – Responsibilities & experiences: teaching high school students Visual Arts I, Oral Communication, Debate, Creative Writing, monitoring student behavior, tracking student academic progress, planning instruction of classes, & purchasing materials for classroom instruction (Aug. 2015 – July 2016)

Teacher for Coahoma Agricultural High School. Responsibilities & experiences: teaching of Visual Arts I, II, & Language Arts I to high school students; serving on “The Aggian,” Yearbook committee, Technology Committee, SACS Accreditation Committee, & School Advisory Committee.(Aug. 2008 – July 2015)

Self employed: Licensed Insurance Producer. Responsibilities and experiences: selling health insurance & Medicare related products; consulting with clients on health insurance related issues; advising clients on insurance products, policy sales; serving customers’ information queries, & sales related needs. (Feb. 2007 – July 2007)

Teacher for Memphis City Schools at Frayser High School. Responsibilities and experiences: teaching Art and Music to middle school students, serving on the Blue Ribbon Discipline Committee & School Attendance Committee. (Aug. 2005 – May 2006)

Teacher for Drew School District at Drew High School. Responsibilities and experiences: teaching Visual Arts I, II, and General Music to high school students, monitoring student behavior, tracking student academic progress, planning curriculum and purchasing materials for fine arts instruction. (Aug. 2004 – May 2005)

Honors and Activities and Organizations:

  • Mississippi Art Education Association – 2016 Spring Conference Workshop leader
                                                                   2014 Secondary Art Teacher of the Year
                                                                   Former Board of Directors member  & Webmaster (3 yrs.)
  • Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education – Arts education advocacy organization
  • National Art Education Association – National professional association for art educators
  • Kappa Pi – International Honorary Art Fraternity
  • Delta State University Marching Band – Voice of the Pride of the Delta Marching Statesmen (9 yrs.)
  • Mississippi Professional Educators - Professional Education Association
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia – National Fraternal Society in Music. Theta Upsilon Chapter
  • Order of Omega - National Greek Honor Society. Omega Tau Chapter
  • Alpha Psi Omega - National Theatrical Honor Fraternity. Zeta Epsilon Chapter


  • Teaching endorsements: Art (K-12), Vocal/Instrumental Music (K-12), English Language Arts (7-12), & Library Media Specialist
  • Drawing, visual design, & various forms of sculptural craftsmanship
  • Customer service, troubleshooting, scheduling, front desk/phone reception, filing & record keeping
  • Microsoft Office/desktop publishing conferencing technology, presentation software, & instructional technology
  • Photography/videography, multimedia production, graphic imaging, audiovisual production
  • Public speaking, master of ceremonies, wedding officiating, vocal & instrumental performance