RESUME

MONICA HEISER

Visual Art Educator
2501 Maryland Ave Apt 2 | Baltimore, MD 21218
(919) 641-4123 | mheise4@students.towson.edu
www.monicaheiser.com 

OBJECTIVE

Driven community organizer and art educator seeking full-time position in the Baltimore City Public School system in order to inspire, teach, and learn with students to create meaningful and personal artwork.

EDUCATION

Towson University, Maryland – Bachelor of Art Education 
JANUARY 2019 – MAY 2020

Baltimore City Community College, Maryland – Cont. Education Credit
AUGUST 2019 – DECEMBER 2019

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – Bachelor of Art and Romance Languages 
MAY 2009  – MAY 2013

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

– MD State Department of Education Certification PK – 12 (Pending)
– edTPA Certified 49/75
– PRAXIS 2 Art: Content and Analysis (5135 Score): 188 / 200
– Fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese.
– Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Microsoft Office, and Final Cut Pro

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Student Teacher, Patterson High School
APRIL – MAY 2020
—> Designed remote learning lessons and units for beginner high school student-artists during the COVID-19 quarantine, taking into account a variety of access to technology and art-making resources.
—> Skillfully engaged with students in an online learning classroom setting to build community and emotional resiliency with integrated SEL curriculum.

Student Teacher, Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary #34
JANUARY – MARCH 2020
—> Designed engaging, creative, and culturally responsive art lessons for students Pre-K to 5th grade.
—> Incorporated technology, American history, and ESOL, science, reading, and writing into art units in a universal design to reach every student.

Field Experience, Baltimore City College High School
OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2019
—> Created and co-taught IB Spanish language interdisciplinary unit on collage, symbolism, and environmentalism activism to high school seniors with the goal to aid their oral final exam.

Field Experience, New Song Academy
SEPTEMBER 2019 – OCTOBER 2019
—> Created caring learning environment and co-taught creative unit on explorer journals, nature prints, and earthworks to second grade students.

Workshop, Towson University
MARCH 2019
—> Prepared and taught a workshop on stencil street art for 7th grade students from NewSong Academy using large process visuals and structured sequencing. 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Meditation Instructor, Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland
JANUARY 2017 – PRESENT
—> Design and teach social and emotional skills weekly to children ages five to twelve. Integrate structured learning games, art projects, and stories to teach emotional competencies and basics of meditation and mindfulness.

HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS

Dean’s List – Spring 2019 – Spring 2020
Teaching Fellows for Maryland Scholarship – Fall 2019 – Spring 2020
Member of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education – Spring 2020
President of Towson Student Chapter of NAEA – Spring 2019 – Fall 2020
Member National Art Education Association (NAEA) – 2019 – 2020
Attended MAEA State Conference – September 2019 

REFERENCES

Alisha Marchewka
Visual Arts Instructor at Patterson High School
Email: amarchewka@bcps.k12.md.us

Mary Ford
Visual Arts Instructor at Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary #34
Phone: 410- 488-3032
Email: mmford@bcps.k12.md.us 

Katherine Broadwater, PhD 
Professor, Area Coordinator of the Art Education Program Towson University
Phone: 410-704-3689 (office)
Email: KBroadwater@towson.edu

Diane Kuthy, PhD
Assistant Professor, Art Education at Towson University
Email: DKuthy@towson.edu