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Dash Kaur Swani

Artist | Educator
Family Status: Single, no dependents

Teaching Methodology 

Structure studio environment, ability to engage with learners. learner-centric, encourage exploration of media to develop independent thinking and risk-taking, investigation and art critiques integral to student's voice


Moreland University | Washington, DC, U.S.A - September 2020

Master's in Education with Teacher Preparation: Early Childhood Education

Asian College of Teachers | Bangkok, Thailand - June 2019

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification

School of the Art Insitute of Chicago (SAIC) | Chicago, IL, U.S.A - August 2016

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Minor in Art History


BASIS International School Bangkok (BISB) - Subject Expert Teacher- Art Teacher | July 2021 - Current

  • Demonstrated strong collaboration skills within the department and across teams.

  • Contributed to the success of BASIS Got Talent by creating and managing a captivating background presentation for the Music and Theater departments.

  • Personalized the Middle School Got Talent presentation by involving National Junior Honor Society students.

  • Fostered student engagement and development by mentoring a student volunteer in slide transitions.

  • Collaborated with the Intervention Specialist and Librarian during Love of Reading Month to cultivate a passion for reading among students.

  • Created an Art and Poetry Collaboration with the Middle School English teacher, Ms. Renee, fostering interdisciplinary learning.

  • Produced a collaborative activity at the Art Exhibition, bringing together parents, teachers, and students.

  • Developed and implemented diverse instructional activities across various art mediums.

  • Curated and presented a highly anticipated Bi-Yearly Visual Arts Show that received acclaim from students and parents.

  • Cultivated student creativity through motivation, positive feedback, and constructive criticism.

The Art of Education University - NOW Conference Presenter - July 2021

  • At the global online conference for art educators, I spoke on self-care for teachers and provided strategies and digital resources to thrive during the school year for an audience of over 2000 educators.

Canadian International School of Thailand (CIST) - Early Years and Elementary Art Teacher | Bangkok, Thailand | August 2019 - July 2021

  • Established a positive classroom climate through efficient classroom management.  Explained, demonstrated, and implemented Elements of Art and Principles of Design.

  • Built a PYP Visual Arts curriculum and collaborated with grade-level teachers to integrate transdisciplinary teaching.

Shrewsbury International School - Work Experience Teaching Assistant | Bangkok, Thailand | May 2019 - July 2019

  • Developing fine motor skills, knowledge and use of color, exploration of materials as well as fine-tuning & honing skills such as drawing, painting, three-dimensional understanding

  • Teach students to use the creative process and problem-solving skills, encourage independent investigation and decision in art-making

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) - Portfolio Reviewer | February 2017 - Current

  • Review high school students' portfolios and give them constructive feedback, encouragement, and guidance

Professional Development

Summer 2022 NOW Conference, The Art of Education University - July 2022 & 2023

  • An online professional development conference for Art Teachers

Making the PYP happen: Implementing agency Category 1 - November 2019

  • Teachers trained about the fundamentals of IB and implementing student agency

  • Emphasis on collaborative teaching and learning


Available upon request


Teaching Qualities

Early Childhood Learning Concepts
Age Appropriate Activities 
Graphic Design Software 
Student-Centered Learning
Experiential Learning 
Technological Instructions 


Art History
Colour Theory
Art Installation
Hand Drawing
Art Vocabulary
Colour Theory 
Multi-Media Artwork
Creative Processes


Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Illustrator
Microsoft Office

Personal Qualities

Creative Thinking Skills
Teamwork Skills
Interpersonal Skills 
Reflective Listener
Great Sense of Humor
Ability to connect with learners


Digital Fabrication
Model Making
Multimedia Artwork

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