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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
January 02, 2018

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Alyssa Irvine

Phone: 717-***-****


Obtain an art education position at the elementary or secondary level in a progressive school district that values professional development, teacher reflection, and individualized student learning.

Education Graduated

The Pennsylvania State University December 2010 College of Arts and Architecture

Degree: B.S. Art Education (K-12)

Pennsylvania Teaching Certification

Major GPA: 3.64

The University of Pittsburgh Expected May 2018

Social and Comparative Analysis in Education (Policy and Administration)

Degree: Masters in Education

Preservice Teaching and Professional Development

Pittsburgh Greenfield Elementary K-8 January 2013- Present

Visual Art Teacher

Design and implement lesson plans for grades K-8th, using the elements of art, principles of design, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Standards and Anchors. Provide differentiation, modification, and an enriched learning environment to a group of diverse learners in an urban school setting. Engage in monthly professional development and arts in-services.

Classrooms without Borders July 2017

Inside Israel Arts & Culture Seminar/ Participant

To look at the ways Israeli institutions, schools, and museums integrate plastic and performing arts into their teaching & curriculum as a strategy to enhance general learning. To learn about teaching strategies from different Israeli frameworks that can be replicated or utilized in the classrooms in the United States. To interact with Israeli professional artists and learn from them.

Preservice Teaching Fall 2010

Created and implemented curriculum units for elementary and secondary art classes.

Pittsburgh Brookline Elementary K-8

Upper Saint Clair High School

Penn State Advanced Practicum Art Education Program Spring 2010

Created and taught an eight week art program on Heroes with another senior art education student. Developed and taught three lessons of this unit.

Professional Experience

Artissima Studio March 2017- Present

Art Instructor

Instructs private and birthday painting parties to all ages. Provides step-by-step instructions to create a customized painting for small groups of people.

JCC Swim Club August 2014 - Present

Assistant Swim Coach

Coach children between the ages of 13- 6 years old, how to swim competitively by perfecting their swimming skills. U.S.A. swim certified coach.

Summer Dreamers Academy Summer 2011, 2012, 2013

Activities Teacher

Partnered with the Heinz History Center and Andy Warhol Museum to help facilitate exciting and engaging educational activities for campers to promote learning through visiting different exhibits throughout the museum. Helped maintain camper’s engagement and manage behavioral issues during art activities, docent lead tours, and guest speakers. Maintained a safe commute to and from the museum, communicated with the head educator to help with transportation issues, learn about the curriculum, and maintain a constant communication between Summer Dreamers and the museum, as I was the only activities teacher on site.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts June 2011- August 2011

Summer Camp Instructor (Ceramics)

Provided opportunities for children between the ages 8-13 to express their creativity through multiple ceramics techniques, such as hand-building and wheel throwing. Designed and implemented a two week summer class that gave students an engaging experience with working with clay and glazing in a short amount of time. Organized different types of glaze firings, helped load and unload kilns, kept track or bisque ware and green ware, recycled clay, and maintained a fun and safe studio environment.

Extracurricular Activities

Penn State Swim Club 2008-2010

Penn State Panhellenic/IFC Dance MaraTHON 2008-2010

-Communications Committee (Increase awareness to Penn State students about THON, to get students involved for next year’s THON and raise money for children with pediatric cancer.)


Penn State Art Crawl May 2010

Saturday School Exhibit May 2010

Canon-McMillan Art Exhibit April 2012

All City Art Exhibit 2013-Present

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