Kelly Cook        
710 N. 23rd St. Richmond, Va 23223
804-467-9386
kellyncook@yahoo.com • kellyncook.weebly.com


EDUCATION
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va
Masters in Art Education, December 2010
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va
Bachelor of Fine Arts, December 2004, Concentration in Still Photography

PROFESSIONAL/ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
Student Teacher,Lee Davis High School, Hanover, Va, Fall 2010
• In-charge of designing and implementing lessons for Art I, Crafts II, and Crafts III
• Taught projects that used a variety of two and three-dimensional media ranging from graphite to ceramics 
• Incorporated the use of technology into lessons through PowerPoint presentations, photo-editing software, and
digital photography
• Observed special education classes and incorporated accommodations in my daily lesson plans to help special needs students meet their goals

Student Teacher, Jacob L. Adams Elementary, Henrico, Va, Fall 2010
• Created lessons for kindergarten through fifth-grade
• Incorporated interdisciplinary approaches that correlated Virginia visual art standards with other academic
disciplines
• Worked on a weekly basis in a self-contained autism spectrum disorder class

Graduate Teaching Assistant, VCU, Department of Art Education, Richmond, Va, 2008-2009
• Lead teacher of the course
Computer Technology in Art Education
• In-charge of lesson design and assessment of students
• Designed a curriculum around technology that would be useful for future educators and artists
• Taught computer programs including the Adobe Creative Suite, iMovie, and PowerPoint
• Incorporated the use of web 2.0 technology through class blogs and web-based digital portfolios

Service-Learning Teacher, Mayan Arts Program, Guatemala, Spring 2007
• Designed art lessons that encouraged cultural pride, gender equity, and a stronger sense of community
in the Mayan Highlands
• Taught lessons to non-english speaking students in an international setting

Service-Learning Teacher, Southerland Assisted Living Home, Midlothian, VA, Fall 2006
• Designed and implemented art lessons that promoted a positive view of aging and encouraged
mental awareness and creativity
• Supervised and assessed undergraduate art education students

Traffic Manager, Photographer, Graphic Designer, Smash Direct, Ashland, Va, 2004-2006
• Head graphic designer, received a promotion to advertising traffic manager
• In-charge of all contacts and communication with printers and publications for advertising
• Designed company logos, brochures, magazine ads, postcards, and business cards
• Photographed products for the company's website

VOLUNTEER WORK
Art 180, Richmond, Va
• Helped supervise and assist children involved in an art-based after-school program during a mural
project. The project, based around the theme recycle, reduce, reuse, and respect, was exhibited at
the Jonny-Z festival.
• Worked for Art 180 at the 2nd Annual Jonny-Z Festival, a festival aimed at bringing
together the community through art and music

SKILLS
Language: Conversational Spanish
Technology: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Dreamweaver and Acrobat; iMovie, Microsoft
Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Proficient in teaching a variety of media ranging from traditional fine-art media and crafts to photography
and computer graphics
• Trained in darkroom set-up and use: chemical preparation, film development, black and white print
development, and alternative processes
• Knowledgeable of digital and film-based camera operations

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
• National Art Education Association
• Virginia Art Education Association
• Society for Photographic Education

HONORS
Art-based Service-learning in an International Setting, Co-presenter, NAEA Convention, Minneapolis, MN 2009
• VCU Graduate Teaching Assistantship, 2008-2009
• Golden Key Honors Society Member, 2007-2010

EXHIBITIONS
• Art Education Juried Student Exhibition, Spring 2009
• Senior Thesis Show, Tarrant’s Gallery, Fall 2004
• Anderson Gallery’s Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Spring 2003

710 N. 23rd St. Richmond, Va 23223 • 804-467-9386 • kellyncook@yahoo.com • kellyncook.weebly.com
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