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MHS Adobe Academy & Future Teachers of NC Teacher

I never thought I could love a profession more than I do today, but teaching high school age teens and young adults has proven me wrong. Teaching and leading this age group of students is what I’ve been called to do.
My natural ability to lead/teach comes from growing up in a small business, in the heart of downtown Marion. It has allowed me to communicate and “rub elbows” with people from all walks of life. I draw daily from my experiences as “the laundromat girl”. It has allowed me to get to know and talk to people from every walk of life you can imagine. I believe without a doubt these qualities set me apart and make me the teacher I am today.
Adobe Academy Description:
This course will help students understand the technologies of digital media, preparing them for careers in today’s most dynamic fields. Skills are developed in a variety of areas including digital imaging, typography, graphic design, desktop publishing, image capture and graphics. Students are challenged to understand and implement current industry trends utilizing Apple computers in conjunction with Adobe software applications. Program specific software includes In InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Students have the opportunity to receive industry certification in all Adobe applications. Client-based jobs are encouraged and implemented in order to receive industry related work experience.  
Future Teacher of NC Description:

The Future Teachers of North Carolina program is an exciting hands-on exploration of the teaching profession. It includes observations and field experience in local schools.  While this course will provide invaluable experience if you are interested in a teaching career, you do NOT have to plan on a career in teaching to benefit from this class. Some benefits include:

  • Participate in honors level coursework
  • Opportunity to receive up to six hours of college credit if you pass FTNC courses with a grade of B or higher, and choose to enroll in one of the participating UNC Universities (UNC-Wilmington, A&T State University, and Western Carolina)
  • Learn about the history of education and the teaching profession, the North Carolina teacher licensure process, and instructional strategies to help you decide if teaching is a potential career option
  • Participate in field trips, which may include college days at associated North Carolina colleges and universities
  • Receive prestige associated with being a FTNC student

To be eligible to participate in FTNC, you must

  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale (B average)
  • Be recommended in writing by three instructors
  • Submit an essay on why you wish to be a FTNC student
  • Be a senior or junior
McDowell County
The McClure Award Winner
Go Global CHINA 2018
McDowell County
TEACHER OF THE YEAR - 2017-2018 (The Best of the Best - The McDowell News)
McDowell High School
Eastfield Global Magnet School
Appalachian State University - Boone, NC
MSA Masters of School Administration K-12

Appalachian State University - Boone, NC

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Communications - 
Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology


Activities and Societies:

Gamma Epsilon Tau: Nu Chapter - Secretary

McDowell Technical Community College
Associate of Arts and Sciences (A.A.S.),
Graphic Arts

Activities and Societies: 

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society - Member - 1993-1995

Vice President SGA - 1994-1995

Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges - 1994-1995

Educational History:
Exceptional Children Teacher
McDowell County Schools
August 1998 – April 2010 (11 years 9 months)
Marion, North Carolina
East Jr. High
West Jr. High
Eastfield Elementary School
- Who's Who Among American Teachers - 2005-2007
Private Tutor
Self employed Tutor
August 2006 – June 2009 
Marion, North Carolina
Behavior Specialist Instructor
McDowell Technical Community College
August 2003 – June 2005 
Marion, North Carolina
Graphic Arts & Typography Instructor
McDowell Technical Community College
August 2000 – June 2002 
Marion, North Carolina
Public Relations Intern
McDowell Technical Community College
June 1997 – August 1997 Marion, North Carolina
Designed an Ad Campaign for MTCC's 1997 school year.
Concept creator for ad campaign.
Designed ads for billboards, brochures, and newspapers.
Helped layout & designed MTCC's Fall 1997 enrollment book-with approx.
150+ pages, took pics for book.
Directed photo shoots for the book.
Helped design brochures for Lake James society tour of homes.
Volunteer Experience:
Public Relations Officer Volunteer
McDowell Technical Community College
June 1998 – August 1998
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Graphic Design & Future Teachers of NC
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