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PAULA DECKER BENFER                                                               NBCT ‘97

19063 Zane St. NW                                            Early Adolescent through Young Adult/Art

Elk River, MN  55330                                          Permanent Iowa, Missouri, Ohio Licenses

                                                                           REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

TEACHING/ ARTIST OBJECTIVE

Provide stimulating, inclusive visual art curriculum which provides adult learners, regardless of age, with a sense of accomplishment, creativity, dignity, and joy.

EDUCATION

            The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, post MA, art education

            University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, MA 1983, art education

            University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, BA 1967, art education

 WORK EXPERIENCE IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS        

            Troy City Schools, Elementary art, 2001-2003, Troy High School, 2003-2008

            Dixie High School, New Lebanon Local Schools, Lebanon, OH, 1999-2001

            Troy High School, Troy, OH, 1997-1999, HS art (tenured)

            Elida High School, Elida, OH, 1996-1997, HS art (tenured)

            Elida Middle School, Elida, OH, 1987-1996, MS art (tenured)

            Linn-Mar Community Schools, Marion, IA, 1978-1986, HS art

            Pattonville R-3 Schools, St. Louis, MO, 1968-1969, and 1970-1971, K-6 art

            Burlington Community Schools, 1968-69, Middle School art

            Cedar Rapids, IA, 1967-1968, K-6 art