ED ney Freeman
Art Educator-Former US Virgin Islands 2009 State/Territorial Teacher of the Year-MST from Rochester Institute of Technology,1995-Former Principal at IQRA' ACADEMY St. Croix- Invited in 2006 and 2011 to create two Sculptures in Changchun China-Resident Artist at Baltimore Clayworks-Virginia Center for The Creative Arts- and Art Institute of Chicago-July to August, 2021 resident artist at Millay Arts in Austerlitz New York-Workshop leader at NAEA Convention-AFT Mini Quests-Co-Founder/president of Association of Virgin Islands Visual Art Education (AVIVAE).
PROFILE: Solid background as an art specialist with aspects of academics , athletics and service programs of
9th th to 12th grade institutions; values education, facilities, event management and leadership-with strong emphasis on instruction and learning discipline, school improvement, community building and individual growth. Experienced in planning and development of innovative programs; grant writing, coordination and development of workshops and cultural production presentation design, recruiting, supervision of faculty, teacher observations and evaluations and school accreditation. Skilled in; developing a positive school culture, promoting student achievement and establishing relationships with community leaders.
University of the Virgin Islands Art Faculty -Part Time 2015-16 Fall Semester Principal IQRA' ACADEMY St. Croix, USVI - 2012-2014;
Educational leadership is a responsibility and opportunity for administrators and school boards to help serve students, parents and school community in reaching the goal of high student academic achievement. We get what we strive for once we are committed to becoming change agents in lock step with technology and best practices.
IQRA' ACADEMY:Art and Social Studies Teacher
2010 - 2013
After 33 years of teaching in and leading the Art Department of Charlotte Amalie High School on the island of St. Thomas with a large population, I moved to sister island St. Croix to lend my experience to IQRA' ACADEMY a small non-public school. Returned to St. Thomas in 2014 for Family Matters- Subsequently joined University of the Virgin Islands Faculty Part-Time.2015
Charlotte Amalie High School-Art Department Chairman and Teacher
1977 - 2010
With a Liberal Arts degree and an art education focus I returned to St. Thomas in 1977 to join the ranks of Virgin Islands educators at Charlotte Amalie High School. There is where I developed the craft of teaching and realized that teaching is a reflective profession as well as an art and science. Many highlights of my career ensued with teaching, learning and art production at the center as this passion continues to this day.
1995 MST- Master of Science for Teachers
School of Imaging Arts and Science
Rochester Institute of technology
1977 B.A.Liberal Arts,Art Education Focus
City College, City Univeristy of NY