Jennifer Roman

Upper Chichester, PA 19061

Work Experience:

Delaware County Intermediate Unit, Morton, PA

The mission of the Delaware County Intermediate Unit, a regional educational service agency, is to provide leadership in the development and delivery of quality, cost-effective programs and services to school communities. 

Art Teacher, Special Programs                    8/03 - Present

*Design a visual arts curriculum with emphasis on personal expression and therapeutic experiential activities, individualized for students in self contained special education programs diagnosed with autism and multiple disabilities

*Teach art history through the use of creative storytelling and art objects from a variety of mediums

*Write grants for specialized projects including purchase of  matting equipment, sensory materials for arts enrichment, an art chair project, and a studio component outside of regular art classes

*Collaborate with visiting teaching artists and parents to conduct enrichment workshops in Pottery and Quilting

*Create, direct, and perform in annual Haunted Stage 

*Enter student artwork in the Pennsylvania Horticulture Societies “Kids Grow Expo”, winning Best in Show ribbons for three consecutive years

*Create rubric to assess student progress quarterly

Music Teacher, Special Programs                 4/99 - 8/03

*Provide music activities from a therapeutic perspective to students in Autistic, Life Skills, Multiple Disability, and Emotional and Behavioral support programs

*Teach choral music to students with verbal abilities

*Produce and direct musical revues, holiday programs, and graduation programs at three separate locations


The Spring School of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

The Spring School of the Arts, a private, not for profit preschool, incorporates a highly challenging educational program, with exposure to all mediums of artistic expression, to foster in children a strong sense of self-esteem and pre-academic skills.

Performance Arts Instructor, All Ages           6/97 - 5/98

*Designed a multi-media arts program with short term performance goals

*Planned six week thematic units, wherein students created costumes, props, improvisational dances, and spoken word poetry

*Taught vocal music and mini-plays

*Conducted exercises in interpretive dance, percussion, and theatrical and vocal warm-up exercises

Head Teacher, Pre-kindergarten                    9/95 - 6/97 

*Created and delivered pre-academic curriculum for delivery to four and five year old students

*Assessed age appropriate development of students

*Conducted parent-teacher conferences

*Attended staff meetings and state approved early childhood workshops

    Assistant Teacher, Pre-kindergarten              3/95-6/95

*Taught art lessons

*Designed and implemented after-school program

*Assisted in classroom management


University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA     10/07 – Present

Professional Institute for Educators

     Ongoing intermittent attendance in graduate level art and art history courses

Vandercook College, Chicago, IL     08/02

Summer Music Teachers Workshops

     Graduate courses in Guitar and Teaching Rhythm through Drumming and Dance

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA              9/96 - 12/98

    Master of Education in Special Education

Pennsylvania Instructional I Certification, Physically and/or Mentally Handicapped, K- 12, with specialization in Early Childhood Education

Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ                    9/89 - 12/92

    Bachelor of Arts, Communications/Liberal Arts

    Specialization in Women’s Studies


Work Related Experience:

Spring School of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA      7/96 - 8/96

Mural Artist

     Painted age appropriate murals in the pre-kindergarten classroom

Incognito Vintage Clothing, Princeton, NJ      1/93 - 4/94


Responsible for all operations of vintage clothing boutique, including scheduling, book keeping, purchasing and sales, in store promotions, and window and floor decoration

Interests and Professional Activities:

          Professional development in the arts at Delaware Art Museum, Brandywine River Museum,          

         Smithsonian Institute, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Main Line Arts Center, and Community       

        Arts Center of Wallingford, Vocal Music, Community Theater, Creative Writing, Literature,                             Guitar, Jewelry Making/Beadwork, Belly dance, Fine Arts, Arts and Crafts, and Sign Language



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