Stacey Simmons

Citizenship: Dutch

Anslijn Rd. #1, Windwardside, Saba, Dutch Caribbean

Email: ssimm003@gmail.com

Website: http://www.staceysimmonsart.com

 

O B J E C T I V E

 

I am seeking to work in an enthusiastic and multicultural learning community where my role as an art teacher will help students succeed by instilling self-expression, analytical and problem-solving skills as well as an increase in interest, motivation, self-esteem and communication skills in order for students to grow and become responsible citizens in a global society.

 

E D U C A T I O N

 

Florida International University, College of Education, Miami FL

Masters of Arts in Teaching - Art Education (K-12)

Graduation: December 2009 GPA: 3.94

 

University of South Florida, School of Art and Art History, Tampa, FL 

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Art Studio, Painting & Drawing Specialization

Graduation: December 2006 GPA: 3.71

Magna cum Laude

 

C E R T I F I C A T I O N

 

Florida State Teachers Certification, December 2009

Examinations: Subject Area, General Knowledge, Professional Educator

 

E X P E R I E N C E

Project Leader, Child Focus Foundation, Saba, Dutch Caribbean

 

  • Write quarterly reports.

  • Supervise financial administration.

  • Ensure quality of activities.

  • Assist youth leaders in activities.

  • Maintain participant database and registration

  • Create scheduling of activities. 

  • Organize and promote a wide variety of activities based on participants’ needs and interests.

  • Organize coaching and training.

  • Maintain contact with Dutch ministry and local government.

Art Teacher, Saba Comprehensive Secondary School. St. Johns, Saba. August 2010 - August 2013:

  • Taught Art to grades 7- 11 and prepared students to sit CXC (Caribbean Examinations Council) Art Examinations.

  • Ordered supplies and materials through fundraisings.

  • Organized and executed student fieldtrip to St. Eustatius for Youth Splash Competition 2011.

  • Initiated and organized the first BES islands student art exhibition in Saba, April 2011.

  • Organized Creative Visions, student art exhibition. 2013.

  • Organized visual arts and music workshops for students.

  • Organized and executed public mural with students and visiting artist.

  • Created curriculum for visual arts and cultural education for Saba.

  • Prepared students to participate in art competitions.

  • Taught after-school art classes.

  • Coordinator for Teen Times newspaper.

  • Coordinator for Sea and Learn, Environmental Awareness Organization.

  • Mentor/Homeroom teacher for Form 1 (Grade 7-11)

 

Practicum, Dr. Carlos J. Finlay Elementary: Bilingual School. Miami, Florida. January 2009 - June 2009

  • Taught students in grades 2-5, interdisciplinary connections, diverse cultural aspects and Art history into lesson plans

  • Entered student artwork into exhibitions.

  • Gave demonstrations, graded art work and assessments, took daily attendance and proctored for standardized tests.

Teacher’s Aide, The Children’s Creative Learning Center. Miami, Florida. February 2008 - December 2008:

  •  Assisted classroom teachers with music, movement, art, play time and various

responsibilities associated with early care and education of children 3-5 years old.

 

Art Teacher, Social Formation Program of Saba May 2008-July 2008:

  •  Taught Art to students ages 18-24 in Phase II of a mediation program, which gives students the opportunity to attain a high school education, while improving their social and emotional well being.

  • Grade student artwork, write bi-monthly reports on students, make observations of student behavior and discuss with counselor.

 

Substitute Art Teacher, Saba Comprehensive Secondary School January 2007- June 2007:

  • Taught Art to grades 7- 11 and prepared students to sit CXC (Caribbean Examinations Council) Art Examinations.

  • Ordered supplies and materials.

  • Collaborated with various organizations to create art in support of HIV/AIDS awareness and Literacy Promotion (Book Week).

  • Proctored for CXC examinations and Cambridge examinations.

 

 

Cashier, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Tampa, Florida January 2006 - December 2006

 

V O L U N T E E R   E X P E R I E N C E

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Committee, February 2016

UNESCO Steering Committee for Intangible Cultural Heritage, September 2014

The World in Your Classroom, Den Haag, The Netherlands, October 2013

HIV/ Aids Support Group, Windwardside, Saba August 2012- June 2012

Child Focus Foundation, Windwardside Saba. Position: Board member. December 2010 

Kids Life Imagery Photography Club, Windwardside, Saba. Position: Treasurer. November 2011

Volunteer Docent, Phillip and Patricia Frost Art Museum, Miami 2009

 

 

A C C O M P L I S H M E N T S   AND   E X H I B I T I O N S

Exhibition: Aruba Art Fair 2016, San Nicolas, Aruba

Illustrations:  A Lee Chip: a dictionary and study of Saban English, Theodore Johnson & Caroline Myrick, 2016

Diverse Kunst, Den Haag, The Netherlands, October 2013

Exhibition: Saba Day Group Exhibition, Cultural Center, The Bottom, Saba December, 2012

Exhibition: Mindscapes, The Peanut Gallery, Windwardside, Saba September 2012

Article: Top of the Kingdom. Caribbean Beach News Magazine, Issue 2. February 2012

Exhibition: The Saba Lace and Art Exhibition, Royal Family Visit to Saba. October 2011

Commission by Government: Painting for Prince Willem Alexander and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands. October 2011

Exhibition: Art Education Masters Class Exhibition, Borders Art Gallery, Miami, Florida. December 2009

Exhibition: Divergent Expressions, Miami Lakes Art Gallery, Miami, Florida. March 2009

 

 

R E L E V A N T    C O U R S E S    (USF & FIU)

Contemporary Issues in Art, Modern Art, Ceramics,  Honors Painting and Drawing, Ninetheenth Century Art, History of Italian Renaissance Art, Sculpture, Measurement and Evaluation in the Classroom, Education in American History, Instructional Strategies in Teaching, Educational Psychology, Teaching students with Exceptionalities, Equity in Schools and the Workplace, Teaching English as a Second Language, Secondary School Curriculum, Subject related reading.

 

S K I L L S

Microsoft Office, Problem Solving, Teamwork, Research, Critical Thinking, Event Management, Curriculum Design, CPR courses completed through National Safety Council, Languages: Fluent English, conversational Dutch and Spanish. Murals, Oil Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Printmaking and Art History.