Resume

BeckieBiornDobbs@gmail.com

Education

Master of Public Administration College of Charleston, May 2013

Certificate in Arts Management

Bachelor of Fine Art  University of South Carolina, December, 2006

Major:  Art Education, Minor:  Art History

Certification

  • Arts Management, College of Charleston, May 2013.
  • Arts Education, South Carolina Board of Education, July 2007.

Experience

Museum Educator

Visual Art Specialist

  • Qatar Academy Doha  September 2014 – Present
  • Berkeley County School District  August 2007 – June 2014
  • Special Talent Enrichment Program (STEP) Art Instructor  August 2008 – June 2014

Teaching Artist

  • VCU Qatar, Community Classes,  Fall 2015
  • Redux Contemporary Art Center, Fall 2012

Management

  • Lead Teacher of Arts, Qatar Academy Doh, August 2015 – Present
  • Business Manager, Redux Contemporary Art Center,   January 2013 – January 2014

Intern/Volunteer Experience

Skills

  • Experience in English Second Language Learning
  • Knowledge of fine art, including drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, fiber arts, photography, printmaking, bookmaking and art history
  • Develop and implement long range plans and assessment for educational programming and events
  • Development and implementation of arts integrated lesson plans with a focus on PYP Curriculum, Common Core Standards and STEM (or STEAM)
  • Create partnerships between students, artists, boards and other organizations to enhance the arts community
  • Curating student work for exhibition
  • Grant writing and management
  • Lead in strategic financial management
  • Develop and implement assessment strategies and benchmarks for program analysis
  • Recruitment, selection, training, and policy implementation of educators, staff and interns to meet programming needs
  • Volunteer management

Professional Development

  • IB Workshops:  Making the PYP Happen (March 2015), The role of the arts (Jan, 2016), Transdisciplinary learning (June, 2015), Collaborative Planning, (2017), The Exhibition (November 2017).
  • Teaching Through Inquiry, Andrea Muller, 2015.
  • Integrating the Reggio Emilia Principles and Philosophy, Jan 2015.
  • Connecting Collections, MoMA, July 2015.
  • Practical Ideas for Vocabulary Learning, Sheena Cameron, 2016.
  • Women in Islam: A Contemporary Vision, Georgetown Qatar, 2016.
  • The Mindful Educator, Elissa Ballard, Feb. 2017.
  • EDI Train the Trainer Workshop, October 2017.
  • The Role of Concepts, Andrea Muller, Jan 2018.
  • Coaching Principles and Skills in Educational Settings, Alexis Crump, EDI, March 2018.  
  • Studio Workshops:  Arabic Calligraphy- Thuluth, VCUQ (Apr – Jun 2015) Silk Painting, VCUQ (Oct – Nov 2015); Marbling and Ebru, VCUQ (Feb – Mar 2016); Jewelry Making VCUQ (Apr 2018)

Presentations  

  • Mini NESA, Bridging the Gap in Science through Literacy, Art and Technology, 2016.
  • Mini NESA, Using Visual Arts to Teach Curriculum, 2014.

Extra Curricular

  • Qatar Academy Yearbook Committee 2016 – Present
  • Qatar Academy Social Committee 2014 – Present
  • Charleston Association of Grant Professionals     2013 – 2014
  • Women’s Caucus for Art, Treasurer, Charleston     2009 – 2010
  • PTA Reflections Committee, Chair     2007 – 2014
  • National Art Educators Association     September 2006 – Present