Margaret Griffin Résumé

Margaret Griffin


I am seeking a full-time position as an art educator. I am hoping to share my knowledge and skills with my students so that they may learn to use art as a form of personal expression and visual communication, as well as an effective learning tool. While developing knowledge of art vocabulary, aesthetics and history, students can use critical thinking skills to assess images and design, a skill I believe can be applied to any field later in life.


Eclectic Art and Literary Magazine
University of West Georgia
-Editor-in-Chief, 2004-2005

-Managed a staff of two literary editors and two art editors
-Worked with faculty advisor and publication specialist
-Established submission guidelines
-Introduced a music CD, literary translations, book reviews, and screenplays to the journal
-Reviewed and edited entries for print
-Developed the sequence and structure for the content
-Planned and hosted awards ceremony
-Drafted budget proposal and presented to UWG Student Activities Board
-Conducted interview with author Ann Beattie

-Art Editor, 2003-2004
-Managed publicity
-Drafted submission forms
-Organized judging for artwork
-Arranged to have artwork photographed
-Assisted in preparation and hosting release party

English Department
University of West Georgia
-Freelance Graphic Design, 2004-2005

-Designed publicity posters for literary readings featuring Steve Almond, Chad Davidson and Gregory Fraser, and Jamie Weisman

Publix Supermarket
Canton, Georgia 2002-Present
-Front Service Clerk

Carmike Cinemas
Canton, Georgia 2000-2002
-Ticket Sales
-Customer Service

Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church
Canton, Georgia 2000-2002
-Second Grade Sunday School Teacher

-Prepared Lessons
-Created tests, worksheets and craft projects
-Wrote letters to parents to keep them up to date on current activities
-Organized class parties
-Designed games and activities for the class
-Prepared students for First Reconciliation and First Communion


University of West Georgia
B.F.A. Art Education, May 2006
Minor in English
GPA 4.0

Observation Experience
-East Side Elementary, Douglasville, GA 2004
-Sharp Creek Elementary, Carrollton GA 2005
-Chapel Hill Middle School, Douglasville, GA 2005
-Carrollton High School, Carrollton, GA 2005

-Central High School, Carrollton, GA 2006


2002-2005 Recipient of the West Georgia Foundation Scholarship
2004 General Art Scholarship
2005 Recipient of the President's Choice Scholarship

Awards and Honors
2006 Interviewed for Perspectives Magazine May 2006 Issue regarding my 2005 Honors Thesis
2006 First recipient of the Watson Award for Outstanding Honors Thesis at the 2006 Honors Convocation
2005 Recognized as an Ingram Scholar
2002-2005 Recognized on the Dean’s List
2005 Awarded “Brie Barker Service Award" English Department
2005 Speaker at commencement ceremony, nominated by Dean of the Honors College
2005 Recipient of the Art History Forum Book Award, Art Department
2005 Recipient of the Target Art Education Award, Art Department
2004 Recipient of the General Pencil Company Award, Art Department
2004, 2005 Awarded "Most Outstanding English Minor" by the English Department

Papers, Exhibitions, and Conferences
2006 “Pieces” Solo Art Exhibition, Humanities Gallery, University of West Georgia
2006 “Pieces of Blue” digital photo-collage and “Spokes” silver gelatin print published in the Eclectic Magazine
2006 Honors Thesis “Seeing in Postmodernism” selected to present at English Department’s Undergraduate Conference
2005 "Fur, Feathers and Flutes: Zoomorphism and Animal Imagery in Musical Instruments of World Art" presented at the Annual Art History Forum at Lagrange College
2005 “Interview with Ann Beattie” Published in the Eclectic
2004 Participant in Big Night Art Exhibition
2003, 2004 Participant in West Georgia Student Juried Exhibit

Honors Societies
2002-2006 Student in the West Georgia Honors College
2005 Inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honors Society
2004 Inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, English Honors Society

2005 Secretary of the Student Chapter of the GAEA (Georgia Art Education Association)
2003 Secretary for Catholic Life Campus Organization


Visual Arts Proficiencies:
Painting and Color Theory
Casting, Modeling, Additive and Subtractive Sculpture

Technology Proficiencies:
Proficient with software including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Adobe, webpage editors, and various image editors.
Proficient with digital devices including scanners, digital cameras, and digital pen tablets.

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Copyright © 2006 by Margaret Bearden.