Resume

BeckieBiornDobbs@gmail.com

Education

Master of Public Administration

Certificate, Arts Management, College of Charleston, May 2013

Certification in Arts Education

South Carolina State Board of Education, July 2007

Bachelor of Fine Art

Major:  Art Education, Minor:  Art History, University of South Carolina, December, 2006

Teaching Experience

Atelierista, Qatar Academy  September 2014 – Present

  • Trained in Reggio Emilia Principles and Philosophy
  • Developed and implemented provocations and arts integrated lessons K3 – Grade 5.
  • Provided Professional Development for educators and administrators.
  • Collaborated with local artists and museums to provide learning through art connections and programs

Visual Arts Educator, Hanahan Middle School     August 2007 – June 2014

  • Developed and implemented strategic planning and assessment of visual art curriculum for K-12 with emphasis on Common Core Standards, and STEM (or STEAM).
  • Collaborated with core subject teachers to infuse the arts in Math, Science, Language Arts and History.
  • Developed and implemented exhibitions of student work.
  • Developed and implemented adult art education for teachers and parents.
  • Created partnerships with local arts organizations.

Special Talent Enrichment Program (STEP) Art Instructor     August 2008 – June 2014

  • Developed and implemented displays of public art
  • Development and implementation of visual art lessons to gifted and talented students
  • Created partnerships with artists and local arts organizations

Teaching Artist     June 2012 – December 2013

  • Developed and implemented arts programs for students youth to adult.

Administrative Experience

Business Manager, Redux Contemporary Art Center,   January 2013 – January 2014

Grants Received:  South Carolina Arts Commission, Yaschik Foundation, Donnelly Foundation.

  • Wrote and managed grants for educational programming, exhibitions, and general operations.
  • Created budget analysis and implemented strategic budgetary process for educational programming, events and exhibitions.
  • Developed and implemented training policies and procedures for volunteers/interns and educational programming.
  • Managed and assisted with the development and execution of educational programming, outreach, events, and exhibitions.
  • Developed and supervised outreach programming.

Intern/Volunteer Experience

Pecha Kucha Charleston     Summer, Fall – 2013

  • Event preparation

Redux Contemporary Art Center     May 2012 –  January 2013

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Juror, 2013/2014 Exhibition Calendar

Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry     Spring 2012

  • Education and outreach programs

Skills

  • Experienced in English Second Language Learning
  • Fine art, including drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, fiber arts, photography, printmaking, bookmaking and art history
  • Develop and implement long range plans and assessment for educational programming and events
  • Development and implementation of arts integrated lesson plans with a focus on Common Core Standards and STEM (or STEAM)
  • Create partnerships between students, artists, boards and other organizations to enhance the arts community
  • Curating student work for exhibition
  • Grant writing and management
  • Lead in strategic financial management
  • Develop and implement assessment strategies and benchmarks for program analysis
  • Recruitment, selection, training, and policy implementation of educators, staff and interns to meet programming needs
  • Volunteer management

Memberships

  • Charleston Association of Grant Professionals     2013 – 2014
  • Women’s Caucus for Art, Treasurer, Charleston     2009 – 2010
  • PTA Reflections Committee, Chair     2007 – Present
  • National Art Educators Association     September 2006 – Present