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Nicole Brooks

804-986-6745

nikkibrooksart@gmail.com

www.nikkibrooksart.com

Education and Certifications

Current  M.F.A. in Studio Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.

2010   Collegiate Professional License, Continuing Instructional Education Program, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

1998   Bachelors of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

1997   B.F.A. Program, Lorenzo De’Medici, Florence, Italy (VCU B.F.A.  Study Abroad Program)

Teaching Experience

2017- Present      Art Teacher, James McHenry Elementary School, Lanham, MD

  • Develop and implement daily unit lesson plans according to National Art Standards and Common Core for grades K-5
  • Participate in coordinating student artworks to be shown in various art shows across the county
  • Collaborate with academic instructors to create comprehensive art integration strategies
  • Provide after school art clubs and workshops

2015- 2017      Art Teacher, Noyes Elementary School, Washington, D.C.

  • Developed and implemented daily unit lesson plans according to National Art Standards and Common Core for grades K-5
  • Member of the Arts Leadership Team that assist with activities regarding the Arts serving the students and the community
  • Participated in coordinating student artworks to be shown in various art shows across the city
  • Provided after school clubs such as the photography and crotchet clubs.
  • Served as the Assistant Coach for the Rugby Team
  • Collaborated with academic instructors to create comprehensive art integration strategies
  • Worked with various organizations and partnerships to provide students with field trips and tours in the academic subjects, as well as, the Arts

2014-2015      Art Teacher- Johnson Middle School, Washington, D.C.

  • Develop and implement daily lesson plans according to state and national art standards for 8th grade Art.
  • Established an after school art and technology club
  • Served as an Assistant Girls Basketball Coach
  • Coordinated opportunities for students to show in various art shows across the district.
  • Collaborated with fellow arts teachers around the district to create unit art lessons and curriculum.
  • Worked with Virginia Commonwealth University to provide a tour of the School of the Arts

2007-2014     Art Teacher, Rockhill Elementary School, Stafford County, VA

  • Develop and implement daily unit lesson plans according to state curriculum standards for grades K-5th in the arts
  • Foster a positive environment conducive to learning and promoting student/teacher interaction
  • Participate in coordinating set up for programs such as the annual Stafford County, Fine Arts Festival showcasing various student artworks
  • Coordinate school wide fundraisers
  • Proctor for Virginia Standards of Learning Exam

2000-2004 Art Teacher, Phillips Elementary School, Hampton VA

  • Developed and implemented daily unit lesson plans according to state curriculum standards for grades K-5th in the arts
  • Fostered a positive environment conducive to learning and promoting student/teacher interaction
  • Participated in coordinating set up for programs such as the annual Hampton Fine Arts Festival showcasing various student artworks
  • Student mentor
  • Organized Art Club

Volunteerism and Leadership

2017 – Present      Artist in Residence, Greenbelt Recreation ARTS

2016 – 2017             Asst. Rugby Coach, Noyes Elementary School, Washington, D.C.

2014 – 2015             Asst. Basketball Coach, Johnson Middle School, Washington, D.C.

2010-2014               Teacher Mentor, Learn and Serve, North Stafford High School

2013                          Representative, Stafford Educators Association

2012                          Art Teacher, Vacation Bible School, Beulah Baptist Church,                                                                                 Thornburg, VA

2008-2012                Reading Tutor, Fluency Friends, Rockhill Elementary School,                                                                                 Stafford, VA

Vending and Exhibitions

2018                Artworks Uncorked & Untapped, Maryland Public Television

2018                Women’s Leadership Forum, Maryland Public Television

2017                Women’s and Gender Studies Conference, George Mason University

2017                Pancakes and Booze @ Big Chief, Washington, D.C.

2016                Pancakes and Booze @ Penn Station, Washington, D.C.

2015                Resident Artist at the office of Embodied Psycho Therapy, Washington, D.C.

2015                Raw Artist Presents: GLIMPSE, Howard Theater, Washington, D.C.

2013                 National Black Law Students Association Conference, Atlanta, GA

2013                 Black History Month Artist Exhibit, St. Paul’s Baptist Church, Richmond, VA

2012                  Rockhill Elementary School Craft Fair, Stafford, VA

2012                  Artist Who Teach Art Show, Fredericksburg, VA

2008                  First Fridays, City of Richmond, Richmond, VA

2009                  First Fridays, City of Manassas, Manassas, VA

2004                Artist Who Teach Art Show, Hampton, VA

 Print Media 

Nathan, A. (2016). Reflection on the Trauma of Racism. Voices, 52(3), 1-103. Refers to published artworks “Divine Instruments” 2010 and front cover “Fish and Ants” 2009         by Nikki Brooks

 

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