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Scott Samuels 732-322-6721

82 Duval Street samuels26@gmail.com


Bridgewater, NJ 08807 www.ScottSamuels.weebly.com

Education
The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), Ewing, NJ graduated December 2015
Bachelor of Arts in Art Education, Magna cum laude, GPA 3.88
Concentration in Spanish, 32 credits

Teaching Experience
West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, Plainsboro, NJ September 2018 - present
Art Teacher, Grades 9-12
• Introduced students to drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and collage as Art I teacher
• Incorporated diverse themes and artists into lessons; reinforced Elements & Principles of Art
• Refined AP Art History instruction, preparing students for college-level critical analysis and writing

Hillsborough High School, Hillsborough, NJ September 2017 - June 2018


Art Teacher, Grades 9-12
• Guided AP Art History students from prehistoric art through modernism; facilitated debates on topics
such as cultural appropriation, repatriation of artworks, and the value of abstract and conceptual art
• Engaged introductory drawing students in lessons on line, value, space, linear perspective, and color,
stressing self-assessment and peer critiques

Grant School, South Plainfield, NJ September 2016 - June 2017


Art Teacher, Grades 5-6
• Incorporated human proportions, logo design, and interdisciplinary connections into superhero lesson
• Implemented authentic assessments by having students solve real-world visual problems on tests
• Revamped K-6 art curriculum, increasing emphasis on “big ideas” and cross-curricular learning
• Curated “Are You Hungry?” exhibit at Board of Education office, featuring 25 ceramic food sculptures

Hillsborough Middle School, Hillsborough, NJ January 2016 - June 2016


Art Teacher, Grades 7-8
• Utilized Google Classroom to share student-made resources such as portrait drawing tutorials
• Designed mandala project in which students learned about Buddhist spiritual diagrams, then filled
their own radial design with personal objects representing their “universe”
• Differentiated instruction by personalizing content, breaking down tasks, and giving multisensory input

Bridgewater-Raritan High School Forensics Team, Bridgewater, NJ September 2012 - March 2016
Individual Events Coach
• Coached 70+ students in 10 public speaking and debate events, including Extemporaneous
Speaking, Humorous Interpretation, and Original Oratory
• Accompanied team to weekly tournaments throughout New Jersey; judged 24 competitors per day
• Administered home tournament with 350 competitors from 12 schools; trained judges; distributed and
collected ballots; ran tournament software; coordinated food donations; tracked finances

Don’t Toss It: A Creative Reuse Marketplace, Lambertville, NJ October 2014 - January 2016
Art Instructor
• Instructed groups of 12 adults in painting, collage, and mixed-media techniques on a monthly basis
• Incorporated recycled and repurposed materials in line with organization’s mission of creative reuse
• Promoted classes through social media such as Facebook and Twitter, and local websites
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Student Teaching Fall 2015
Hillsborough High School, Hillsborough, NJ
• Facilitated Video & Film I class and Independent Study seniors with digital video production
• Taught portrait drawing, relief sculptures, and color theory to self-contained special needs Art I class
• Introduced Cartooning I students to political cartoons, caricatures, and linear perspective
• Participated in Peer Mentoring program, anti-bullying modules, and freshman ice-breaker activities

Triangle Elementary School, Hillsborough, NJ


• Led K-4 classes through lessons on relief printing, oil pastels, clay, watercolor, and paper collage
• Modified instruction for students with severe autism, providing scaffolding for fine motor control
• Engaged students with educational apps such as Lensoo, Kahoot, and Nearpod
• Acquired $1500 PTO grant for video studio; purchased MacBook, green screen, tripods, and cameras

Field Experience Spring 2015


Lawrence High School, Lawrenceville, NJ
• Conducted 4-week ceramics lesson in which students depicted a modern-day artifact with 3 clay tiles
Antheil Elementary School, Ewing, NJ
• Guided three 5th-grade classes through 6-day relief printing lesson, linking color with emotion
Boudinot Elementary School, Burlington, NJ
• Inspired K-2 students with lessons on mosaics, abstract painting, and public art

Leadership and Organizations


Art Educators of New Jersey (AENJ) Advisory Council, Trenton, NJ November 2016 - present
Central New Jersey Representative
• Planned monthly professional development and networking events designed to grow membership
• Oversaw “Breakfast and a Workshop” at Middletown Arts Center, in which top New Jersey art
educators conducted 2-hour hands-on workshops for 40 attendees
• Coordinated 6-person discussion panel entitled “Engaging Students with Special Needs in Art Class”

ScottSamuelsArt.com, Bridgewater, NJ March 2012 - present


Artist and Founder
• Built portfolio website using WordPress; photographed all artwork; refined images in Photoshop
• Organized solo exhibitions in Bridgewater and Ocean Grove, NJ; drew 175 attendees; sold 7 works
• Auctioned 2 paintings for charity at Make-A-Wish Foundation Gala; raised $525
• Designed personal logo, business card, letterhead, exhibition postcards, and promotional materials

ARTWORKS Visual Arts Center, Trenton, NJ January 2014 - present


• Painted and installed 10-foot public mural on building exterior, depicting Trenton activist Will Condry
• Taught Romare Bearden collage lesson to 30 local children at annual Artmaking Day
• Worked with Exhibits Coordinator and local gallery to promote the arts in an inner-city community

Certifications and Test Scores


• New Jersey Standard Certification: Teacher of Art, Teacher of Spanish
• PRAXIS Art Content Knowledge: 192
• PRAXIS Spanish World Language: 188
• ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (Spanish): Advanced-Mid

Coursework and Skills


• Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Printmaking, Graphic Design, Digital Photo / Video, Art History
• Microsoft Office, WordPress, iMovie, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign