EDUCATION + TRAINING
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER
Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership
RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN
Bachelor of Fine Art Photography and Digital Imaging Summer 2003
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Children’s Book Illustration and Film
HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Summer Studies in Passion Driven Learning and the Arts Summer 2016
SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN Advanced Placement Training
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS Annual workshops and Professional Development opportunities
2012 - Present
Adobe Creative Suite
Photoshop / InDesign / Illustrator / Premiere
Camera Nikon and Canon Products
Proficient in both Mac/PC platforms
FACULTY / SAINT STEPHEN’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL
Bradenton, FL March 2012 - Present
Currently serving as Department Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department of K-12 students and faculty. Continuing to develop and teach engaging curriculum in Art, Photography, Filmmaking, AP Studio Art and Yearbook. Responsible for coordinating annual student art exhibitions. Summer Camp Instructor for grades K-12.
TRIP LEADER / NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC STUDENT EXPEDITIONS
On location, June 2023 - Present
Photography instructor and trip leader working with students to document US National Parks. Planning trip itenerary to include an immersive hands-on learning experience to share techniques of photography and visual storytelling.
SUMMER FACULTY / ‘IOLANI SCHOOL
Honolulu, HI June 2019 - August 2019
Developed and taught an introductory course to students in grades 6-12 in the basics of film making titled “Fun with Film!”. Students focused on planning, shooting, and editing skills necessary for producing videos that convey a message through their artistic vision.
FACULTY / RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN
Sarasota, FL. August 2008 - 2012
Successfully developed new and innovative lesson plans for 6 different courses offered at the college. Collaborated with the Ringling Museum to present informative workshops and lectures. Guided students software and technology use to support a wide variety creative approaches.
PHOTOGRAPHER / MOLLIE GRADY PHOTOGRAPHY
May 2003 - Present
Created a thriving photography business specializing in editorial and event photography. Hired and trained multiple interns and employees. Established and maintained a loyal client base of local and National publications including Getty Images, Elevation Photos, OK! Magazine, Variety Magazine, Sarasota Magazine, Creative Loafing, SAKS 5th Ave.
• College Board AP® 2-D Design Studio Art Reader
• College Board AP® Advocate
• Leader and coordinator of annual high school student hiking and photography trip to Yellowstone National Park
• Volunteer Artists Making Changes, with the mission to bring art to the children of Havana, Cuba
• Girl Scout Leader
• Active participant in Global Initiative program, connecting art students across the globe for critiques and creative collaborations