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 also teaches ELA, Social Studies, Art, and Music at the school. 

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.



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 and Education Philosophy
Letters of Recommendation
  • Thesis
    Type: pdf | Size: 454 kb
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