Ashley Klump


  • full time teaching experience as an art teacher in a public school
  • extensive knowledge and experience in development and execution of curricula and lesson plans for a diverse range of educational settings
  • strong background in painting/drawing, photography, time arts, and book arts


October 2009: Master of Art in Art Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

GPA: 3.79

May 2007: Bachelor of Fine Art in Art Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

GPA: 3.76


April 2012 – Present: Substitute Teacher

Vermont Hills Family Life Center

  • daily duties of daycare and after-school teachers (infant – 5th grade)
  • follow lesson plans and daily duties or improvise activities based on the immediate needs of the children

 October 2011 – Present: Visitor Services Representative

 Pittock Mansion Society

  • provide historical, cultural, and artistic knowledge of a Portland landmark to visitors
  • direct an educational tour and activity for large school groups

August 2008 – September 2009: Substitute Teacher

Champaign Unit 4 School District

  • daily duties of any K-12 public school teacher
  • learned to adapt quickly and smoothly to different lessons, student needs, and classroom management plans
  • developed strong behavior management skills

February 2009 – June 2009: Long Term Art Substitute Teacher

Centennial High School

  • I was carefully selected to take on all responsibilities of regular art teacher during her leave-of-absence
  • lesson planning and curricula writing for a full schedule of classes: Art History, Drawing I, Painting, and Independent Studies
  • assign art projects that would push students to consider how their artwork could impact their viewers
  • grade projects, quizzes, sketchbooks, homework assignments, and class participation
  • lead critiques for all major projects
  • chaperoned students on a field trip to the Chicago Art Institute and Millennium Park
  • sub plan writing for my sick day
  • close work with a student with Autism to help him find a passion for art when his grades had been near failing all year

August 2007 – May 2008: Graduate Teaching Assistant

Saturday School Art Program at UIUC

  • one-on-one work with undergraduate students to teach high school students for their first practicum course in the Art Education program

  • assist student teachers to develop lesson plans and curricula for Photography and Video classes

  • teach student teachers techniques for incorporating technology and visual culture into their lessons

  • evaluate student teacher’s performance and professionalism

  • assist student teachers in organizing an exhibit for students’ work at the end of each semester

August 2005 – June 2007: Student Teacher

Mahomet Seymour Junior High School

  • lesson plan development and teaching for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade art classes

  • assist in arranging and preparing for a Japanese tea ceremony

  • work with 8th grade students to create issue-based documentaries which were exhibited at an after school event

  • organize Video/Photo Club and Art Club meetings

  • organization and set up two art exhibits for students’ artwork

 Rantoul Township High School

  • lesson plan development and teaching for Foundations, Drawing/Painting, and Advanced Drawing/Painting classes

  • participation in parent-teacher conferences

  • development and implementation of assessment strategies

  • experience with a diverse group of students

Exhibits, Artistic Activities, and Professional Development

  • volunteer with The Right Brain Initiative: outreach, fundraising, and photography (Fall 2011 – Present)
  • volunteer advisor for ASPIRE, helping high school students transition to higher ed (winter 2010)
  • Freehouse Grand Opening Art Exhibit (December 2009)
  • professional development officer for UIUC student chapter of NAEA (August 2007 – May 2008)
  • design of Kreme/Kolor Skateboards logo and board graphics (May 2005 – April 2008)
  • NAEA Annual Convention, New Orleans (March 2008) and VCAE Conference, UIUC (April 2005)
  • volunteer for Camp Healing Hearts to draw caricatures for grieving children (September 2007)
  • Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Exhibit (May 2007)
  • MSJH Boneyard Arts Festival Exhibit (April 2007)
  • Thinking Outside the Book: Contemporary Artists’ Books Exhibit (November 2006)
  • National Scholar’s Honor Society (February 2006 – Present)

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