Charles Sutton: Visual Arts Teacher

Traditional and Digital Mediums


Charles Sutton is the Project-Based Learning Coordinator at the STREAM Academy in Bayside, NY. In addition to his duties as a coordinator, he teaches ELA, Social Studies, Art, and Music at the school. 

Recently, Charles was hired as an Adjunct Instructor at Southern New Hampshire University. He will be teaching the following courses. 

* GRA-332    Digital Publishing

* GRA-340    Typography

* GRA-350    Layout and Publication Design

Charles has been teaching K –12 art and design classes since 2012. He is experienced in the following areas: 

* Art Specials: Grades K – 6

* Exploring Two-Dimensional Studio Art: Grades 6 – 8

* Exploring Three-Dimensional Studio Art: Grades 6 – 8

* Digital Art and Design: Grades 6 – 8

* Cartooning and Caricature: Grades 6 – 8

* Fundamentals of Web and Software Development: Grades 6 – 8

* Video Game Design: Grades 6 – 8

* Media Arts: Grades 9 – 12

* Animation, Game, and Web Design I: Grades 9 – 12

* Animation, Game, and Web Design II: Grades 10 – 12

* Animation, Game, and Web Design III: Grades 11 – 12

* Computer Science: Grade 7

Additionally, he has taught art and STEAM-based enrichments in school and summer camp settings. Some of these enrichments are written below: 

* Graffiti

* Art History

* Lettering and Typography

* Animation

* Illustration

* Indigenous Art

* Digital Art 

* Lego Robotics 

* Dot and Dash Robotics

Portfolios of student work and teacher exemplars. High School and Middle School included.


Experienced K–12 teacher and now an adjunct college professor.

Certified to teach art in three states!

  • Visual Art: K – 12 New York Teacher Certification
    New York (Mar 2019)
  • Art K-12
  • Visual Art PreK-8 481270
  • Visual Art 5-12 481270
  • English 6-12
  • Gifted Endorsement 1182821
  • English 6-8 481270
  • English 8–12 481270
Co-Curriculum Subjects
  • Active Member ASCD and NAEA
  • Art Club Advisor
  • Art Studio Teacher
  • Creative Productivity Organizer for the Elementary School Wheel
  • Curriculum Development
  • Extended Day Curriculum Writer
  • Extended Day Program Curriculum Author
  • Florida Future Educators of America Middle School Chapter Advisor
  • Lego Robotics Coach
  • Music Club Advisor
  • Professional Development Instructor
  • SADD Club Advisor
  • Concordia University—Portland
    Jan 2013 - Dec 2013
    Degree: MEd in Curriculum and Instruction/minor in Adolescent Literacy
    GPA: 4.0
  • Full Sail University
    Jun 2010 - Jul 2011
    Degree: MFA in Media Design
    GPA: 3.92
  • Full Sail University
    Aug 2011 - Dec 2011
    Degree: Graduate Certificate in Education Media Design and Technology (now called Instructional Design)
    GPA: 4.0
  • Framingham State University
    Aug 2003 - Dec 2009
    Degree: BA in Liberal Studies with concentrations in art, English, and music
    GPA: 3.77
  • University of Maryland Professional Studies
    Degree: Certificate: Computer/Technical Support Specialist
  • University of Maryland Professional Studies
    Degree: Certificate: Technical Writer
  • University of Maryland Professional Studies
    Degree: Certificate: Copy Editor-Proofreader
  • Resume
    Type: pdf | Size: 222 kb
Resume and Education Philosophy
Letters of Recommendation
  • Thesis
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Lesson Plans Art
Lesson Plans English
Professional Development Topics

Expertise and Interest

  • Activism & Social Issues
  • Art & Design
  • Cartooning and Comic Books
  • Ceramics and Sculpture
  • Computer Science
  • Creative & Performance
  • Culinary Arts
  • Digital Art and Graphic Design
  • Drawing
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Literature & Poetry
  • Painting
  • Photo & Video
  • Printmaking
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Technology
  • Video Game Design
  • Highly Effective Ratings (Jun 2021)

    I received four, highly-effective ratings this year for teaching media arts and animation, game, and Web design classes.

  • Teacher of the Year (Nov 2017)

    2017–2018 School Year: Voted by my administrators, faculty, and support staff.

  • Honerable Mention (May 2006)

    For my woodcut portrait "Rabbi Kleinbaum" at the art exhibition at the Perkins Gallery in Stoughton, MA

  • Highly Effective Rating (May 2017)

    2016-2017 School Year: Evaluated by my principal, Michelle Nunez. 4.0 for both deliberate practice and instructional practice.

  • Course Director's Award (Jul 2011)

    Effective Copywriting in the MFA in Media Design program

Personal Goals
  • Curriculum director
  • Curriculum writer/designer
Work Experience
  • Galileo School for Gifted Learning
    Art Teacher
    Aug 2014 - Present
    Sanford, FL
  • Lockhart Middle School
    Feb 2014 - Jun 2014
    Orlando, FL
  • Drop Back In Academy
    Lead Teacher
    Aug 2012 - Jan 2014
    Haines City and Wekiva, FL
  • Chabad Day School
    Aug 2001 - May 2003
    Sharon, MA
  • Diamond Middle School
    Educational Assistant
    Aug 2001 - Aug 2002
    Lexington, MA
Personal Skills
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking (most mediums)
  • Ceramics
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • GIMP, Inkscape, Scribus
Academic Skills
  • Professional Development
Professional Skills
  • MS Office
  • Digital art and design
  • Educational Technology
Book List
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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Author(s): Seth Grahame-Smith
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Slaughterhouse Five Or the Children's Crusade
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
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The Color of Magic with Bonus Material
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
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Art books
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Chuck Close Prints
Author(s): Terrie Sultan,Richard Shiff
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Complete Printmaker
Author(s): John Ross,Claire Romano,Tim Ross
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Leaves of Grass
Author(s): Walt Whitman,Richard Maurice Bucke,Thomas Biggs Harned,Horace Traubel,Oscar Lovell Triggs
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Selected Poems
Author(s): Carl Sandburg,George Hendrick,Willene Hendrick
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The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Author(s): Emily Dickinson
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The Poetry of Robert Frost
Author(s): Robert Frost,Edward Connery Lathem
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Education Theory
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Content Area Reading
Author(s): Richard T. Vacca,Jo Anne L. Vacca,Maryann E. Mraz
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Education in a new era
Author(s): Ronald S. Brandt,Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
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Language Development from Theory to Practice
Author(s): Khara L. Pence,Laura M. Justice
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Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experience of Young American Children
Author(s): Betty Hart,Todd R. Risley
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What Is It About Me You Can't Teach?
Author(s): Eleanor Renee Rodriguez,James Bellanca,Deborah Rosalia Esparza
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Graphic Novels/SVS
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Korgi (Book 4): The Problem With Potions
Author(s): Christian Slade
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Interested in coaching the following sports

  • Baseball
  • Bowling
  • Golf
  • Tennis