Online Resume

Amy Bright

Contact info: brighteyesarts@gmail.com

864-613-4078

EXPERIENCE

Teaching artist with Warehouse Theatre (2014-present)

Greenville, SC

Teach literature using theatre techniques

  • Third grade challenge classes
  • Middle and high school literature classes

Adjunct literature instructor at Spartanburg Community College (Fall 2014)

Spartanburg, SC

Responsibilities: Teach English 102

Literature and Composition teacher at Upstate Homeschool Co-op (2014-present)

Taylors, SC

  • General Literature teacher
  • American Literature teacher
  • Plagiarism workshop developer (middle and secondary)

Owner and artistic director of  Bright Eyes Belly Dance (May 2015-present)

Greer, SC (located at Dance Visions of Greer)

Responsibilities

  • Develop and teach belly dance technique classes
  • Design, teach, and learn choreographies
  • Interact with the community at fairs, festivals, and other events
  • Perform at community, corporate, and private events
  • Develop educational outreach based on world music

Belly dance instructor at Broad St. Belly Dance  (January 2014-April 2015)

Spartanburg, SC

Responsibilities

  • Develop and teach bellydance technique and fitness classes
  • Design, teach, and learn choreographies
  • Interact with the community at fairs, festivals, and other events
  • Perform at community, corporate, and private events

Instructor at Vanguard Homeschool Academy  (2013-present)

Greer, SC

Responsibilities

  • Teach American Literature and composition
  • Lead the elementary and middle school drama  and art classes
  • Instruct a jewelry-making class

 

Adjunct English Instructor, Greenville Technical College (Fall 2013)

Greenville, SC

Responsibilities

  • Teach English 101 (Research and debate)
  • Maintain and update records in a timely manner

Copy editor, Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Spartanburg, SC–part time June 2013-August 2013 (freelancer after August)

Responsibilities

  • Edited articles for grammar and content
  • Maintained a social media presence
  • Maintained the food blog Grub City and the article series “Fork in the Road”

Small business owner, Bright Eyes Arts

Greer, SC —Present

Responsibilities

  • Design and execute arts based literature workshops
  • Design and create jewelry
  • Design homeschool literature curriculum and educational programs

 

Educator, Paxon School for Advanced Studies

Jacksonville, FL — 2011-2012 Responsibilities

  •  Developed and taught curriculum for junior AP Language and Composition
  •  Developed and taught curriculum for sophomore Honors II Englis

Media Specialist, Hanalani Schools

Mililani, Hawaii — 2010

Accomplishments

  • Investigated and developed new technological processes to facilitate a smoother running media center
  • Developed the weeding and acquisition protocols for the media center in coordination with all stakeholders: parents, teachers, and administrators
  • Worked with the Schools of the Future and Library committees
  • Developed an all-school scope and sequence for the library in coordination with teachers and administrators

Educator, Hanalani Schools

Mililani, Hawaii–2004-2010

Accomplishments

  • Directed the school’s journalism program
  • Coordinated shadowing programs which allowed students to follow local politicians and become involved with the political process
  • Developed and taught the AP Language curriculum as well as the sophomore curriculum
  • Directed the school’s drama productions
  • Received Newcomer of the Year award and Inspirational Teacher award

Writer

  • CNSNews journalism intern, summer 2000
  • Journalism director., 2004-2010, Hanalani Schools, Honolulu, HI
  • Article contributor to the Z magazine, 2006-2010
  • Blogger for skirt! Magazine
  • Free lance writer for Elance.com

Performer

  • Troupe member of Sangha Dance Theatre
  • Soloist and choreographer with MEDAH (Middle Eastern Dance Artistsof Hawaii)
  • Dancer in “Grace-Fall”, a Martha Graham-inspired MFA thesis piecebased on John Milton’s Paradise Lost
  • Actor and stage-hand in various productions
  • Director of student productions for three years

Artist

  • Sole proprietor of Bright Eyes Arts
  • Amateur harpist for weddings and other events
  • Belly dance instructor at TNP Dance Studio
  • Belly dance instructor at the Red Room in Spartanburg, SC
  • Belly dance instructor at Broad St. Bellydance (a start-up that came out of my Red Room class)
  • Belly dance instructor at Dance Visions in Greer, SC

EDUCATION

Bob Jones University

MA in English— 2004

BA in English— 2001

Recipient of the President’s Award