What Personal and Professional Qualifications and Experience do
you have that will enable you to be successful at an
International School overseas?
My professional experience has taught me that my
multifaceted skills are extraordinarily suited for teaching
abroad. I am keenly aware of my responsibility of being a guide,
leader and mentor for young people overseas, and the
significance of this exciting and perhaps demanding situation.
Yet I have learned from my 11 years abroad in Asia and in Africa
that this is a teaching environment that bolsters my personal
growth and nourishes my artistic aspirations.
have enjoyed the opportunities that come with this thrilling job
and I am motivated professionally to seek more chances to see
new things and meet new people and artists that I can perhaps
bring into the classroom. Being a practicing artist
professionally keeps me excited about setting up challenges for
my young student artists. If you were in my class you would have
the real world of artists inspire you and the culture of the
country entice you. I know I am particularly professionally
suited to enhance an art curriculum in this manner.
have made it a goal to plan across the curriculum, challenge
students in a broad and demanding manner and to make learning
art skills and history - fun. My ability to work with others to
implement units has made me a real team player. My knowledge of
art education, my training in AP& IB, my masters degree, my ESL
certification, my technology interest and extended training, my
skills at displaying children’s art, my extracurricular and
community outreach, my NAEA research fellow award writing art
curriculum, my numerous art department awards, my dedication to
help students achieve 5’s on AP Art portfolios, and my
continuing support of getting Asian students into Art schools in
the USA (notably RISD), has all enhanced my professional
achievements in the art world overseas.
I have many reasons personally that I am a
successful international educator. I possess a high degree of
cultural understanding and genuine sensitivity towards diverse
values, living and learning styles. I think this quality is
essential to work successfully abroad, professionally as a
foreigner. I know also that with my artistic and ESL
educational experience, certification and additional training,
and infinite creative energy, I will enhance, complement, and
strengthen any overseas Art Department and Extracurricular
program and International school.
commitment and dedication to children and their creativity is
what has made my career a real success in the international
world of teaching.