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Last Updated – June 2011

Brandy Landry
15527 186th Ave. NE | Woodinville | WA | 98072 | 913.221.8909 mobile | 425.406.6550 home |

Professional Goals

  • Eager to share my love of art education to students by applying all my experience, education, skills, and love of learning to further the growth of all students.• Dedicated to enthusiastic, dynamic teaching to instill and nurture a lifelong appreciation and understanding of art.
  • Driven to empower students by encouraging exploration, creativity, and problem solving.

Teaching Experience
Art Teacher | Pleasant Ridge Middle School | Blue Valley Public Schools | Overland Park, KS | 2001-2010

  • Developed and taught innovative lessons for visual art classes, grades 6, 7, and 8 in a large, well-managed, active classroom environment that supported and expanded the exploration, learning, skills, and growth of students.
  • Directed dynamic teacher-led and self-guided lessons to meet the needs of individual students encompassing visual, verbal, and hands-on learners while accommodating for special needs and gifted students.
  • Worked productively with core and exploratory teachers in vertical and horizontal learning communities, developed cross-curricular lessons and common assessments of and for learning.
  • Actively maintained numerous channels of communication with students, parents, teachers, and administrators using a continually updated website, frequent email, voicemail, and face-to-face contact.
  • Consistently provided additional work time and individual teacher help to assist students during working lunches, afterschool labs, weekly seminar time, and an open door approach.Facilitated school and district-wide meetings, developed agendas, presented to groups, demonstrated art lessons, and directed the creation and application of assessment work.Helped lead revisions for the 2008 district art curriculum, including the selection of new resources and textbooks.
  • Selected to work directly with school Administration as the exploratory team lead during weekly meetings on school business, communications, and planning, while also driving school-wide efforts to plan innovative weekly student seminars focused on learning skills and student achievement.
  • Organized annual art open house featuring the display of over 200 student artworks and interactive art activities.
  • Coordinated regular offsite art displays, local art competitions, and student projects for external opportunities.

Exploratory Team Leader | 2006-2009
Art Club Sponsor | 2001-2006
Head Volleyball Coach | 2001-2004
Assistant Play Director & Set Designer | 2000, 2007, 2008
School Climate Chair | 2001-2010
Lunch Room Supervisor | 2002-2009
Social Chair | 2002-2006

Blue Valley Public Schools

  • Ranked #17 in the nation by the Forbes magazine list of “Best School District for the Buck”.
  • Across its 33 schools, the district is the only district in the nation with more than 20,000 students to make AYP for the district and each one of its schools for eight consecutive years.

Student Teacher | Olathe Public Schools and Shawnee Mission Public Schools | August 2000 to May 2001
Olathe South High School | Taught Commercial Design and Basic Photography | Grades 10-12
California Trail Junior High School| Taught Intro. to Art, Inter. 3-D Art, and Adv. 3-D Art classes | Grades 7-9
Rosehill Elementary School | Taught Elementary Art including large ESL population| Grades K-6

Substitute Teacher K-12 | Lawrence Public Schools | Lawrence, KS | January 2001 to May 2001
Led activities and lessons for a variety of classes, settings, and grade levels for absent teachers.

Masters of Arts in Teaching | MAT | 2006
University of Saint Mary | Leavenworth, KS
Coursework for Masters of Visual Art Education | 2000 – 2001
University of Kansas | Lawrence, KS | Certified May 2001 (33 hrs. of coursework completed)
Bachelor of Visual Art Education | BAE | 1999
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Bachelor of Ceramics | BFA | 2000
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Key Qualifications

  • Certified in Visual Art Education (K-12) WA certification pending, Spring 2011.
  • Nine years as an art educator leading classrooms large and small to achieve superior mastery and execution of challenging art lessons.
  • Track record of creating and maintaining a learning environment that is stimulating, safe, productive, and comfortable.
  • Knowledge and experience planning and instructing each subject area using a wide variety of media, teaching aids, motivational and implementation strategies to engage students in active learning.
  • Flexible and adaptable, strong at communicating and working with others, team player and leader, superior work ethic and organizational skills.
  • Valuable asset to both school and community.

Classroom: Managed art classroom budget using a materials management systems, ordered all supplies, led grant writing for class equipment and displays, maintained grades using grading programs, established a well maintained classroom website.
Art Coursework: Completed courses in art techniques, materials, and the skills of sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking, jewelry, textiles, design, and drawing. Possess superior knowledge of ceramics, including kilns and firing, and extensive knowledge of art history and humanities.
Technology: Hands-on knowledge of the use and maintenance of computers, digital projectors, flex cameras, scanners, smart boards, printers, digital and standard photography and video.
Software: Working knowledge of digital imaging, page layout, illustration, interactive multimedia, web, and digital video.  Knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft Office and the Adobe Creative Suite on both PC and MAC.

Activities, Honors, and Scholarships
Visual Art Education Department Scholarship | University of Kansas | 1999-2000, 2000-2001
Craft Area Senior Show | University of Kansas | Spring 2000
Visual Art Education Club President | University of Kansas | 1999-2000 | Vice-President 1998-1999
Golden Key Honors Society | University of Kansas | 1998-2000
Undergraduate Design Show | University of Kansas | Spring 1999
Varsity Volleyball Team Scholarship | Johnson County Community College | 1994-1996 | Captain 1995
Varsity Softball Team | Johnson County Community College | 1994-1995
National Art Education Association member | 1998-2010
Blue Valley NEA member | 2001-2010