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TEACHING EXPERIENCE Lake Marion High School and Technology Center Santee, South Carolina Chorus Director Lower Richland High School Hopkins, South Carolina Choral Director and Piano Teacher Fine Arts Department Chair Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School Orangeburg, SC Choir Teacher and General Music Instructor Fine Arts Department Chairperson Claflin University Upward Bound Program Orangeburg, SC Choir Instructor during the summer program Voorhees College Denmark, SC Music Appreciation Instructor and Choir Accompanist Belleville Middle School Orangeburg, SC Choir Director Norway Junior High School and Hunter Kinard High School Norway, SC Choir and General Music Teacher Marshall Elementary and Nix Elementary Schools Orangeburg, SC Music Teacher EDUCATION South Carolina State College Orangeburg, SC Bachelor of Science in Music Education Columbia College Columbia, SC Masters of Education University of South Carolina Columbia, SC Course Work in Choral Music Education Furman University-South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts Greenville, SC Completed internship program in Arts Education for the Gifted and Talented Furman University Greenville, SC Course Work Music Technology Lander University Greenwood, SC Completed coursework for CLIA (Curriculum Leadership in the Arts) certification. Converse College Spartanburg, SC Coursework Music Technology-CLIA Summer Institute Winthrop University Rock Hill, SC Coursework in AP Music Theory and Music History Arts Educators Leadership Institution Education Closet The Vision Board, LLC 19 Liberty Street, Suite Westminster, MD 21157 Arts Integration and STEAM Specialist Program Arts integration experience • Developed a Strategic Arts Plan for Lower Richland Arts High School. • Wrote several grants to fund arts integration activities such as: o Arts Integration professional development for arts and other academic teachers o Provided instruction to non-arts teachers in the arts. o Presented arts integration plan to faculty and staff at Lower Richland High School o Plan and develop an arts budget. o Developed survey questions for all teachers concerning arts integration.
Mrs. Sheneice Smith
I believe that arts education is a vital component in the positive growth of every child. For years, educators have pointed to the students who participated in dance, visual art, music, and Theatre as those who have a unique talent. However, based on extended studies, we now know that learning in and through the arts develops the artistic mind and creative potential in all young people. There is nothing that engages our brains like the Arts. For this reason, all students should experience a quality arts education throughout their entire school years.
Every child can learn in a caring environment and deserves to enjoy a life filled with happiness and prosperity. My passion and fervor for the arts, especially music, is observed through my delivery of instruction and expectations. Children from different socioeconomic backgrounds learn when they are treated like the creative thinkers they are. Involvement in arts integration has been proven through the years of its power and impact on student achievement. All types of education reforms have been tried, and we still have a crisis in education. When arts integration replaces all of these reforms, the problem in education will be eliminated.