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MHS Adobe Academy 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. Not only did I get to know some of our homeless (who came in to dry their coats to keep warm), but I also got to know some of the wealthiest in our county (who felt the only items they could wash were rugs or dog blankets). 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.
Overview of Graphics:
Teaching Graphic Communications, requires technical knowledge & skills to plan, prepare & execute commercial & industrial visual image & print products using mechanical, electronic & digital graphic & printing equipment. It also includes design, layout, composition, press-work & bindery as well as some photography, screen printing, lithography, and other graphic arts techniques. Emphasis is on typographical layout & design using computer graphics with Adobe Suite programs as the vehicle, computer typesetting & plate-making, offset preparation & operation, paper cutting, ink & color preparation & dynamics and transfer & screen printing production.
To teach, one must possess a calling & love for people & community. Communication skills are a must as well, which are required to convey the description, purpose, requirements, course per-requisites, curriculum and student responsibilities of theAdobe Academy program to students, parents, educators, and general public. Teaching doesn't feel like a job to me because I have fun everyday teaching kids what I'm passionate about. You call it Graphics, but I call it fun. :)
VOTED 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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Myra Morgan
Graphic Design Specialist
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