“Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.”

- Nikos Kazantzakis

During my many years of teaching, training and mentoring around the world, I have had the opportunity to gain understanding of different cultures and interact with many different people and environments.

 

This knowledge and experience allows me to communicate in a way that is effective and relative, providing a more engaging and productive learning environment.

Amber Damron

Teacher • Artist • Dreamer

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© Amber Damron Anima Creations 2000 - 2015

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."

- Albert Einstein

  • Personal Profile

    I am a creative, versatile and passionate teaching professional with comprehensive practical experience, a diverse skill set and excellent team-building skills. I have a talent for quickly mastering software and other technology, am highly motivated, able to maintain a sense of humour under pressure and thrive in deadline-driven environments.  My goal is to make every learning experience fun, engaging and inspiring.

  • Skills Summary

    • Experience with teaching and training all age groups
    • Development, application and promotion of innovative software to enhance learning and assessment
    • A wealth of clerical and project management experience
    • Certified and experienced trainer / teacher
    • Knowledge of AutoCAD and varied industry experience
    • Very high level of computer literacy and software knowledge (creative and clerical)
    • Flexible and motivated, enjoys a challenge
  • Software Specialisms

    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Autodesk 3ds Max
    • Autodesk Mudbox
    • Unreal Development Kit
    • ZBrush
    • Adobe Connect
    • Adobe Flash
    • Adobe Muse
    • Adobe Captivate
    • Adobe InDesign
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Complete Microsoft Office Suite
  • Qualifications

    • PGCE

      PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY

      2014-CURRENT (TO JUNE 2015)

      Post Graduate Certificate in Education

      (Incorporating the diploma in education and training)

    • BA Hons.  Design for Games

      PLYMOUTH COLLEGE OF ART

      2008 – 2011

      BA Hons Degree - 2.1 – Design for Games

      Foundation Degree - 1st - Design for Games

    • GCSE

      Ashburton High School

      • Maths
      • English
      • Art
    • Work based training

      VARIOUS TRAINING FACILITIES

      1997-2013

      Various work based qualifications, including:

      • ISO 9001:2000 Auditor Certification
      • DSE / WSA Assessment Certification
      • NVQ Business Management
      • NVQ Business Administration
      • First Aid / First Responder
      • Health & Safety Certification
      • Communications training
      • Workplace stress awareness
      • MS Office Certification
      • Dyslexia awareness & Support
      • Software specialist Training
  • Projects

    View teaching projects HERE

  • Professional Experience

    • Student Teacher

      STUDENT TEACHER (PGCE) - Current

       

      PLYMOUTH COLLEGE OF ART

      • Development and delivery of;
        • Assignment briefs
        • Schemes of work
        • Lesson plans
      • Development and implementation of innovative electronic delivery and assessment tools.
      • Online delivery of enrichment activities and extra curricular subject matter.
      • Working with industry clients to provide work experience and live briefs to students.
      • Developing additional support materials for students with SEN.
      • Developing publicity initiatives and attending meetings, staff training and promotional events.
    • ICT Skills Facilitator / Trainer

      ICT SKILLS FACILITATOR / TRAINER (COVERING ALL OFFICES IN PLYMOUTH, EXETER AND THROUGHOUT CORNWALL)

      • Project planning
      • Delivery of training for
        • Software
        • Equipment
        • Additional subjects including inductions.
      • Attending training for CPD.
      • Workstation assessments and reviews.
      • Management of staff workplace environments.
      • Troubleshooting / technical support.
      • Assistive solutions support and guidance
      • Scheduling and travel.
      • Handling highly confidential and sensitive staff / client data.

      PERSONAL ASSISTANT

      • Producing minutes / agendas / reports.
      • Diary / travel / staff management.
      • Project management.
    • TA / Project Manager

      Teaching Assistant / Project Manager

      • Working with the school to provide to students aged 9-11 understanding of various electronic arts.
      • Providing students with basic knowledge of graphic creation both manual and computer based for use in animation.
      • Developing and delivering lessons to the students, liaising with the staff to ensure that the children’s needs were being met and the curriculum integrated within the module.
      • Leading a team in carrying out the project and overseeing the progress.
    • Freelance Artist

      • Development of commissioned art work
      • Digital concepts and designs
      • 3d Models
      • Body art
      • Website design and development
      • Textile design (wood, glass & ceramics)
      • Animation
      • Stage props, costumes and scenery
      • Costume and prop development for renaissance faires
      • Face painting
    • Management roles

      • Stock and logistics management.
      • Sales analysis.
      • Website maintenance.
      • Quality control.
      • Database development and maintenance.
      • Image capture and photo enhancement
      • Collation and review of AutoCAD Drawings.
      • Performing Company Audits in accordance with ISO 9001:2000 Standards.
      • Team performance review and training
      • Local and international teleconferencing
      • Arranging PR events
    • Admin Roles

      • Graphic design (publicity materials).
      • Database maintenance.
      • General Administrative duties
      • Handling highly confidential and sensitive information.
      • Customer Service duties.
      • Producing complex executive reports
      • Book keeping
      • Accounts and payroll
      • Shipping / Receiving goods
      • Data input
      • Minute taking
      • Diary and schedule management
      • Travel bookings
    • Additional Experience

      • Leading / training Renaissance Faire 'Academy'.
      • Engaging in period role-play with Renaissance Faire patrons and performing short scenes.
      • Provision of childcare and home tutoring.
      • Vice chair and Secretary of the PTA
      • Training apprentices in Body Art application

To the right is an interactive Resume / CV that also provides details of my teaching portfolio including projects, software knowledge and more.

 

Below are links to my social networking platforms.

 

To the left and under the creative section of this website, there are samples of my creative work and information about projects and commissioned work.

 

Please contact me with any queries or for a pdf of my full resume / C.V.

 

I look forward to working with you.

 

 

“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.”

- Kahlil Gibran