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4/2/2019 ST Packet ARTE 301 (Resume, Philosophy of Teaching, Course Listings) - Google Docs

NATALIE A. NOVAK 
(708) 525-3003 nanovak2@illinois.edu https://nnovakart.weebly.com  
 
CAREER PASSION 
To utilize my education and experience to facilitate and inspire others to find meaning, enjoyment, and purpose in art 
and museums.  
 
EDUCATION 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Expected graduation: May 2020 
BFA in Art Education, Minor in Art History  GPA: 3.92 Dean’s List 
Arcadia University, London, England  June - August 2018 
Courses in architecture art history, contemporary photography practice, and global studies. GPA: 4.00 
 
CORE QUALIFICATIONS 
Skilled in painting, drawing, and ceramics, with exhibition and retail representation. 
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Word, PowerPoint, Google Docs, and Google Slides. 
Basic proficiency in both written and spoken French. 
Studied art in England and traveled to France, Italy, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, and Ireland. 
 
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE  
Prairieview-Ogden South Elementary, Student Teacher, Champaign County, IL   January 2019 - Present 
Taught art to a classroom of 5th grade students for 40 minutes a week for 7 weeks, collaborated with a full-time 
teacher on strategies to increase meaning in art and maximize learning. 
Developed a theme-based unit plan in a curriculum grid format that was conceptually driven through 
problem-solving and included the teaching of art skills/techniques.  
Prepared and executed 7 full lesson plans with all supplemental materials and instructional resources (presentations, 
handouts, written tasks, demos, teacher examples, assessments). Lessons are positively impacted with the use of 
technology (smart board, computers, video clips, cameras, games, and music). 

Krannert Art Museum, Museum Education Volunteer, Champaign, IL   August 2018 - Present 
Prepared teaching materials for the upcoming week, chaperoned students, and observed our teaching plans for the 
KAM-WAM program (Krannert Art Museum-Week at the Museum). It is a collaborative program with local 
schools to create and teach lessons based on artwork from the galleries. 

Stratton Academy of the Arts, Student Teacher, Champaign, IL     October - December 2018 
Coordinated with a team of 4 student teachers to design and teach arts curriculum for youth (grades 1-3) in an 
after-school art program called Every Day Arts Lab for 6 hours per week, 8 weeks total.  
Collaboratively developed and implemented 7 exciting lesson plans based on the ‘Big Idea’ of Identity and 
Community. Lessons focused on relevant topics and emphasized art creation, community involvement, critical 
thinking, self-expression, and self-reflection. 
Designed and assembled an annual Student Art Exhibition with other students, teachers, and staff members.   

Buehler YMCA, Camp Counselor, Gymnastics Coach, Art Teacher, Palatine, IL June - August 2017   
Safely and enthusiastically coordinated and managed group of 27 students (ages 5-12) in activities including 
gymnastics. I was recruited by the YMCA director as a substitute art teacher for speciality programs. 

Chi Omega, Active Member, Omicron Chapter at UIUC    December 2016 - Present 
Consistently participated in philanthropic events directly benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization 
committed to granting wishes to children with terminal pediatric cancer. 

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