EDUCATION

Metropolitan State College of Denver, Colorado 

Colorado Teaching Licensure, Spring 2011, Specialization in Art Education K-12 

AP Cherry Creek Institute

Colorado School of Mines, Solid Works Certification

The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jewelry and Metals, 1992 

Major Jewelry and Minor Ceramics 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Art teacher senior & Curriculum instruction Leader, Mountain Vista High school — 2011- present

Fine Arts Department Chair. 

Teach Jewelry 1-4 and AP Studio Art:3-D Design, Art Experience.

Implemented the use of 3D Printing to the Arts program.

Created Business in the Arts Catalog Competition for students.

National Art Honor Society Sponsor. 

Manage a 3D art studio and ordering supplies for art programs.

Assist and collaborate with colleagues on Backward Planning and alignment with CDE standards.

Facilitate Professional Development courses to teachers on Differentiation Basics, Creativity Basics and Communication.

Presenter at CAEA Annual Conference, Mixing Science and Art, Fair Trade Art.

 

Douglas County School District High school Art Show coordinator — 2014 to 2015

Coordinate approved District art shows.

Collaborate and assist with Elementary, Middle School and Charter Art Show Coordinators.

Responsible for all aspects of coordinating and implementing a forum for DCSD student’s to showcase their individual/collaborative creations.

OWNER AND DESIGNER, AMY KAHN JEWELRY, LLC - Denver, 2002-2011 

Design and manufacture jewelry. 

Manage day-to-day operation of business including strong customer relations, budget and marketing. 

 

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE COORDINATOR, TIFFANY & CO. – Denver, October 1999–2002 

Managed customer service representatives. 

Updated sales associates on new products. 

Repair and supply facility management. 

Wrote product information for monthly paper. 

 

STORE MANAGER, JJ STAR JEWELRY – Denver, 1994-1999 

Managed all aspects of daily store operation, including repairs and orders on specialty items. 

 

ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Place Test Passed- March 2010 

Proficient in Infinite Campus, Clicker Assessment, Adobe Photoshop, MS Word and Excel. 

Gemological Institute of America – Stone Setting certificate. 

 

COMMUNITY WORK

TARA WELLNESS GROUP 

Designed and manufactured signature necklaces for Tara Wellness Group to raise money for their non-profit organization benefiting women recovering from cancer, 2005-2010. 

GLOBAL GIRLFRIEND 

Designed exclusive items for the Globalgirlfriend.com catalog. Profits going toward education and providing trade skills for women in their community, 2007-2009. 

FASHION DENVER 

Work with outreach organization, which unites local designers with both the public and each other by building networks and creating business relationships, 2010-2011. 

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Colorado Art Educators Association

National Art Educators Association

Society of North American Gold Smiths

Women’s Jewelry Association

Theory Loves Practice

Group Exhibitions

Center for Visual Arts- Interrupted Practice, May - September 2013

Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA, 2007 – 2009, 

LACA Gift Show, Denver, 2005 – 2007

American Craft Retailers Expo, Las Vegas, 2008

Mizel Museum Women in the Arts, 2009