Resume

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Teaching Resume
S. Marek Bennett
www.marekbennett.com

OBJECTIVE:  To facilitate innovative, experiential arts-based programs in schools and community organizations.

EDUCATION:

Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction May 2004
Keene State College — WEL program, Keene, NH
NH Elementary Certification (K-8 Experienced Educator, 2007), “Highly Qualified” status (2007)

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Music  1997
Brown University, Providence, RI


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Teaching Artist
Grades K-12     2007-Present
Comics Workshop (Various locations in New England, also in Central America & Eastern Europe)

  • Design innovative arts-based curriculum for comics creation and self-publishing workshops.
  • Develop and lead school residencies and other programs for students of all ages.
  • Plan and coordinate professional development programs for teachers.
  • Write grants to support international cultural exchanges between multiple community organizations.
  • Create programs for clients including Keene State College, Monadnock Humane Society, New Hampshire National Guard, Norman Rockwell Museum, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Kimball-Jenkins Estate, Currier Art Center, Sharon Arts Center, Deerfield Academy, Harvard University, Weeks Act Centennial Committee, and more.
    [for more clients, see archived COMICS CALENDAR schedules for: CURRENT YEAR / 2014 ]

Classroom Teacher
Grades Pre-K, 1-6 (Music, Spanish)   2007-2010
Grades 3-4, 5-6-7 (full curriculum)   2004-2007
Hopkinton Independent School, Hopkinton, NH

  • Teach basic core academics full-time in multi-age independent school classrooms.
    Plan, prepare, and direct special school-wide events (such as the annual Living History Festival).
  • Develop project-rich and discovery-based multiple intelligences curriculum to address wide range of learning styles and needs.
  • Teach specific curricular subjects (science, music, Spanish) in multiple classrooms to grades Pre-K-7.
  • Develop music curriculum (coordinated with school-wide history curriculum), including regional folksong, folkdance, and instrumental instruction.
  • Develop innovative technology solutions to facilitate communications with families, public relations, and marketing operations.
  • Guide students in designing international learning, exchange, and fundraising initiatives (Example: Peruvian earthquake relief roadside clean-up project).

ADDITIONAL SKILLS:

  • Sing, compose, research, and perform on banjo, bass, bones, ukulele, accordion, piano, etc. with historical music duo The Hardtacks & folk band Cold River Ranters
  • Draw and self-syndicate weekly comic strips & other features for newspapers
  • Website design and management, graphic design.
  • Digital audio and video production, with social media implementation
  • Language skills: Spanish, Slovak

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

ROSTERED TEACHING ARTIST / PRESENTER WITH:


REFERENCES:

Catherine O’Brian
Arts in Education Coordinator
NH State Council on the Arts
(603)-271-0795
catherine.r.o’brian@dcr.nh.gov

Bruce McColl
Director
Currier Art Center
(603)-669-6144 x172
bmccoll@currier.org

Frumie Selchen
Director
Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire
(603)-323-7302
ArtsallianceNNH@cs.com

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