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Nora SK McDonough

307 High View Road Warren, Vermont 05674 802-583-5880 (home) 802-793-8881 (cell) Email: nmcdonough@wwsu.org
Education: Union Institute and University at Vermont College, Montpelier, Vermont. Masters in Education Program, Licensure in Art Education, K-12 certification February 2005-February 2007 Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York. Graduation May 2004 Anthropology / Sociology Major, Art Minor Dean's List; Honor Roll- Periclean Honors Society; Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society, 3.8 GPA; Outing Club; Nordic Ski Team; Student Entertainment Committee School for International Training, Culture and Development, Ecuador, South America. February-May 2003 Intensive Spanish training, Family homestays, Independent study project. Mount Mansfield Union H.S., Jericho, Vermont. Graduated June 2000 National Honors Society; High and Highest Honors; Top 10% of graduating class; Rotary Leadership Award, Soccer, Ski and Track Teams; Jazz and Concert Bands. Art Education Related Experience: Art Teacher, Fayston Elementary School September 2007-Present Contact Principal Jean Berthiaume at 496-3636 I teach art to students Pre-K-sixth grade. Responsibilities include curriculum design, assessment, academic integration, differentiated education, professional development and collaborating with colleagues. Art Teacher, Waitsfield Elementary School September 2006-Present Contact Principal Kaiya Korb at 496-3643 Internship for Licensure in Art Education K-12 Warren Elementary, Fayston Elementary and Harwood Union High School, March-June 2006 After School Teacher and Substitute Teacher, Waitsfield Elementary School Waitsfield, VT 2005-2007 Contact Katie Westhelle, 802-583-6623 Vermont Festival of the Arts Administrator, Valley Arts Foundation Waitsfield, VT 2004- 2005 Contact Lori Klein at 496-4706 Art Education Intern and Instructor, Saratoga County Arts Council Saratoga Springs, NY 2004 Contact Eva Dolan, art education coordinator at 518-584-4132 Latin American Art and Cultural Studies Project, Senior Seminar in Anthropology Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY 2004 Contact Michael Ennis-McMillan at mennis@skidmore.edu or 518-580-5425 English/Art Teacher, Alfredo Sanz Riviera Escuela Fiscal Manglaralto, Ecuador, South America 2003 Contact Michael Ennis-McMillan at mennis@skidmore.edu or 518-580-5425

Art and Community Initiatives Outdoor Learning Space Project Waitsfield School, 2014 I worked with Kaiya Korb, Yestermorrow Design and Build School and various community members to coordinate a school-wide initiative to design and create an outdoor learning space. Gifts from the heART After School Club 2013 I worked with students to paint wooden bowls and create various crafts. We put together a gift bowl raffle with donations from local businesses to raise money for Vermont Foodbank. Bridge Street Art Fair 2013, 2014 I conceived of and organized a one day community art fair in Waitsfield with a multi-school student art show, professional craft fair, art activities and demonstrations and live music and entertainment. I wrote and received a grant from the Vermont Community Foundation to support this event. Empty Bowls Project Fayston School, 2012 and Waitsfield School 2010 I worked with potter Leslie Montalto to have each student K-6 make one or two bowls and experience using a pottery wheel. I coordinated across-discipline studies of different topics around hunger and nutrition. I organized a final meal to raise money for Vermont Foodbank. I wrote and received a grant for this project from the Vermont Principals Association in 2012. Art Auction for Haiti 2010 In the wake of the earthquake in Haiti, I organized an art auction at the Big Picture Theater to raise money for Amurtel, a relief organization. Student and professional artists donated artwork for the auction. Art in the Garden Recipe Collection Waitsfield School, 2009 I created a compilation of student artwork, photography and recipes with a garden theme. We sold this recipe book to raise money for our school garden. Family Clay Club and After School Clay Clubs Fayston School, 2009-2012

Skills and Qualities: Technology Skills: Microsoft Word, SmartBoard, Excel, PowerPoint, Digital Photography, Photoshop, Google Apps, Technology integration, Web site creation and managing, Constant Contact, Blogger, Social media. Language Skills: Fluency in Spanish with Reading, Writing, Speaking and Aural Comprehension, Study of Latin American Culture, Extensive time spent abroad for study and travel, Experience teaching English to Spanish speakers. Strong English writing and editing skills. Art Skills: Photography, Ceramics, Design and Layout, Lettering, Jewelry, Drawing and Painting, Art Education, Administration, Art Advocacy, Art Integration, Community Arts, Art Critique and Assessment. Personal Qualities and Strengths: Creativity, Enthusiasm, Communication, Sense of Humor, Flexibility, Honesty.