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MARIA E.

KREAG
12924 Alfredo Apodaca | El Paso, TX 79938 | Phone: (517) 348-4124 | mariakreag@hotmail.com

OBJECTIVE
Obtain employment as a Visual Arts Teacher

EDUCATION
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (MSU)
Graduate Courses: Certification and Internship in Visual Arts Education K-12 (L-Q)
Bachelor of Fine Arts Education with a concentration in Ceramics


EXPERIENCE

2012
2011

DETROIT PREMIER ACADEMY (GRADES: K-8)


2014-PRESENT
National Heritage Academies Charter Schools
Revitalized stagnant K-8 art program; responsible for 800+ students from low-income households
Developed English tutoring program for ESL students; provides intensive small-group instruction
Seeks new ways to continually improve instruction; fosters and encourages fun & creative thinking
Dedicates off-time to school events regularly; willingly volunteers for difficult and unpopular tasks
Champions student safety; devotes mornings/afternoons ensuring traffic safety surrounding school
3E INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (GRADES: PREK-4)
2012- 2014
Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
Created & implemented lesson plans focused on multi-cultural appreciation; promoted diversity
Led creation of schools first ever yearbook; partnered with graphic designer and Parent Council
Enrolled in Chinese language course; built rapport w/ students--alleviated cross-cultural disparities
Liaised regularly with Parent Council to plan and ensure successful events throughout the year
Held annual art museum style showcase for parents and faculty; instilled pride in students artwork
MSU INTERNSHIP YEAR K-12
2011- 2012
Grand Ledge High School (Grades: 9-12)
2012
Planned and executed lesson plans; led hands-on Advanced Ceramics courses with students
Developed class test/quizzes; provided personalized feedback to vastly improve students scores
Managed supply inventory; ensured efficient use of all art inventory--prevented waste of resources
Pleasant View Elementary/Middle Magnet School (Grades: K-8)
2011
Led group lessons; effectively utilized teaching aids to guide students towards successful projects
Active participant in faculty meetings and school events; avid school supporter and ambassador
HOLMES HALL CAFETERIA/HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICE
2007- 2012
Supervisory Office Assistant
2009- 2012
Customer service representative--received customer inquiries and resolved customer complaints
Entrusted with hiring new employees for positions throughout campus; vetted applications
Superb records manager; performed vital office and clerical functions--organized/maintained files
Cafeteria Supervisor
2007- 2009
Responsible for overall daily operations; inspected workplace to maximize cafeterias productivity
Managed over 40 cafeteria employees; developed schedules and exercised conflict resolution
SATURDAY MORNING ART (SMART) PROGRAM
2009- 2010
Planned and arranged creative/stimulating activities for students aged 7 to 18; held every Saturday
Pushed boundaries of imagination; worked w/ students in small groups; offered unlimited guidance
EBERSOLE NATURE CAMP
SUMMER 2009
Lead art teacher; taught 3-4 classes daily--instructed over 200 students and assisted with events
Designed lesson plans Integrating nature w/ art; encouraged continual environmental responsibility
Supervised girls cabin; responsible for morale, health and welfare of over 50+ girls at camp
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER FOR DODEA: ARNN ELEMENTARY, JAPAN
2008

Executed prescribed lesson plans; filled critical gap in faculty; maintained classroom integrity

Created classroom environment conducive to learning; seamless transition with teacher & sub

EXTRA CURRICULAR
PILIPINO (FILIPINO) AMERICAN STUDENT SOCIETY
2007-2010
Student Society under MSUs Asian-Pacific American Student Organization
Cultural Dance Choreographer
Created cultural awareness; dance instructor--displayed talent during campus-wide performances
o Dances performed: Tinikling, Pandango Sa Illaw, and Singkil
Invited to perform cultural and modern dances by Michigans Philippine Chamber of Commerce

REFERENCES

Amy Loveday Hu
3e International School Principal, Beijing, China
Phone:(+86)(10) 6437 3344 ext. 127
E-Mail: amy.lovedayhu@3einternationalschool.org
Susannah Van Horn
Michigan State University Field Instructor Under the College of Education
Phone: (517) 507-9849
E-Mail: van@msu.edu
Dorreen Meffert
Lansing School District Project Development Specialist/ NEH Picturing America Grant Manager
Phone: (517) 977-6567
E-Mail: Doreen.Meffert@lansingschools.net
Jeannie Hanson
Lansing School District Art Teacher at Pleasant View Magnet School
Phone: (517) 444-1443
E-Mail: bananafight@att.net
Elizabeth Rudzinski
Grand Ledge Ceramics Teacher at Grand Ledge High School
Phone: (231) 499-8408
E-Mail: rudzinskie@glcomets.net