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  • Donna Russell

    dmarussell@hotmail.com

    (c) 810.643.3559 //Home: 989-273-1297

    2943 W. Burdell

    Roscommon, MI 48653

    Education

    Jul 2007 - May 2009

    Saginaw Valley State University - Saginaw, MI

    Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

    Major: Special Education

    GPA: 3.8

    Apr 2000 - Aug 2003

    Wayne State University - Detroit, MI

    Master of Education (M.Ed.)

    Major: Art | Minor: Art

    GPA: 3.5

  • Apr 1994 - Aug 1998

    University of Michigan-Flint - Flint, MI

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

    Major: Art

    GPA: 3.5

    Apr 1994 - Aug 1998

    University of Michigan-Flint - Flint, MI

    Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

    Major: Art

    GPA: 3.5

    K-12 Art education

    Student Teaching

    Jan 2009 - May 2009

    Algonac community schools

    Algonquin middle school - Algonac, MI

    special education teacher

    Grade: Pass

  • Jan 1998 - Apr 1998

    Flint community schools

    Southwestern - Flint, MI

    Art education teacher

    Grade: Pass

    Certificates/Licenses

    Jun 2014 - Jun 2019

    Michigan Office of Professional Preparation Services

    Art education

    K-12 art

    Number: IF0000000112607

    Jun 2014 - Jun 2019

    Michigan Office of Professional Preparation Services

    Learning Disabilities

    Special education

    Number: IF0000000112607

  • Certification/Licensure Tests

    Jul 1996

    Michigan Test for Teacher Certification, Part 1

    Basic Skills Test

    Score: 264

    Passed - Michigan

    Jul 1996

    Michigan Test for Teacher Certification, Part 2

    Art Education

    Score: 265

    Passed - Michigan

    Jan 2009

    Michigan Test for Teacher Certification, Part 2

    Learning Disabled

    Score: 265

    Passed - Michigan

  • Work Experience: Education

    Sep 1998 - Jun 2015

    Algonac community schools - Algonac, MI

    Algonac, MI

    Art and Special ed. teacher (Full-time)

    Taught Art full time for 7 years K-5, then two more years 6-8,

    finally as an Art seminar for 5 years 6-8, while teaching

    special education English 6-8, Last two years 9-12 special ed.

    English/literature and Art seminar.

    Sep 1997 - Jun 1998

    Kearsley, Clio, Mt. Morris and Davidson - Flint, MI

    Flint

    Substitute (No Contract)

    Work Experience: Other

    Jul 2009 - Aug 2009

    Algonac/Clay library - Algonac, MI

    Art instructor

    Library offered Art instruction during the summer for K-12

    students. I taught 2 different classes, k-5 and 6-12, in still

    life and landscape drawing and watercolor pencil for 3 weeks.

  • Jun 2000 - Aug 2006

    Downriver recreation center - Algonac, MI

    Art instructor

    I taught various classes, in the summer and evenings during

    the school year, to varying age/grade groups, from school age

    children to adults in different mediums: watercolor,

    oil/acrylic painting, drawing, watercolor, handbuilding/small

    sculpture in clay.

    Sep 2000 - Jun 2001

    Algonac community schools - Algonac, MI

    Resident artist

    Commissioned as resident artist to work with 5th grade

    students in the creation of an Outdoor/Courtyard Copper

    sculpture.

    Sep 1999 - Jun 2001

    Algonac community schools - Algonac, MI

  • Resident artist

    Commissioned as resident artist--led/taught elementary

    students in creating tile murals at three different elementary

    schools over the period of three years (1 school per year):

    Algonac elem., Fairhaven elem., and Harsen's island elem.

    Jan 1998 - Sep 1998

    Flint Institute of Arts - Flint, MI

    Fine arts/studio instructor

    I taught various fine arts: drawing, painting, clay

    handbuilding, etc... to students in classes of varying levels:

    pre-school, elem., secondary, adults

    Sep 1997 - Apr 1998

    Mott community college - Flint, MI

    student assistant

    I assisted in displaying student work, within the Fine arts

    building and museum, setting up Student art shows: matting,

    glass, framing, mounting (setting screws in walls, priming

    pedestals, etc...)

  • Jun 1996 - Aug 1996

    Enduring Reflections - Millington, MI

    Muralist

    Commissioned as Mural artist in creating a mural on the

    exterior wall of an Antique shop.

    Apr 1994 - Jun 1994

    Greg's Bike shop - Otisville, MI

    commissioned artist

    As commissioned artist, Created a One of a kind sign for

    Motorcycle shop/light box sign.

    Jan 1992 - Sep 1992

    Kat's interior designs - Flint, MI

    commissioned artist

    Owner/interior designer of Kat's commissioned several

    paintings and drawings for various clients to go with the new

    interior design.

  • Extracurricular Activities

    Nov 2014 - Mar 2015

    Community outreach - Algonac, MI

    School community outreach member

    Coordinated with Algonac city clerk, Cindy Greenia, a high

    school registration to vote recruitment (for the first time in

    many years).

    Nov 2014 - Dec 2014

    Community outreach - Algonac, MI

    community outreach member

    Coordinated/arranged with Algonac's city clerk, Cindy Greenia,

    high school student volunteers to work during Santa's visit at

    city hall.

    Oct 2014 - Dec 2014

    Community outreach - Algonac, MI

    community outreach member

    Coordinated/arranged with Algonac's Mayor Bird, city council

  • and clerk, to have high school student volunteers decorate

    Algonac's boardwalk with holiday dcor.

    Jun 2011 - Sep 2011

    Algonac Art fair - Algonac, MI

    Art Artist/member

    Created large canvas painting of Algonac's main street and

    posted to allow art fair goers to add their artistic creations

    to it too. Then displayed at Algonac's city hall.

    Jun 2010 - Sep 2010

    Algonac Art fair - Algonac, MI

    Art Artist/member

    Created large canvas painting of Algonac's boardwalk and

    waterfront, posted to allow art fair goers to add their

    creative work, then displayed at Algonac's city hall.

    Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

    Algonac city - Algonac, MI

    Art Lead artist/instructor

  • Led student volunteers in creating murals at Algonac's skate

    park.

    Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

    Algonac city - Algonac, MI

    Art artist/instructor

    Led student volunteers in creating murals at Algonac's skate