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Summary

Creative, experienced, and passionate art educator, leader, and learner seeks opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across disciplines and divisions in order to nurture students of all abilities to engage in artistic behavior.

Education

  • B.S. Summa Cum Laude. Art Education. State University of New York, New Paltz. 2009
  • M.S. Cum Laude. Elementary Education. Mercy College. Dobbs Ferry, NY 2005
  • B.A. Sociology. Bard College, NY 2003

Experience

Visual Arts Department Head, Friends Academy. Locust Valley, NY. 2012-present

Responsible for overall vision, direction, and implementation of PreK-12th grade visual arts curriculum for 776 students.

  • Co-create, deliver, and assess vertical curriculum that emphasizes artistic process, creative problem solving, and reflection.
  • Created AP Art History course and a collaborative, cross-divisional Art and Community Course for High School and Lower School students
  • Collaborate with History Department to implement interdisciplinary projects and to give guest art history lectures
  • Arrange for visiting artists to provide demonstrations, give talks, and lead special workshops
  • Lead bi-weekly department meetings with all visual arts colleagues to share best practices and plan for department-wide collaborations
  • Budget, manage, purchase and inventory supplies for four visual art department budgets

   Co-curriculars

  • Member of Equity and Diversity Committee: Contributor to Friends Academy’s Vision 2020: Strategic Plan for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity
  • Co-leader for school-wide Peace Week Planning Committee
  • Founding member of Global Studies Scholars Initiative Program
  • Chaperone and co-leader on two international curricular trips: “Global Studies Scholar: El Salvador” and “Global Studies Scholar: Visual Response to Ireland”
  • Advisor on the 12th grade team and Advisor to the Sexuality and Gender Awareness Club
  • Served on NYSAIS Accreditation Committee

Visual Art Teacher, Trillium Charter School. Portland, Oregon.                                              2010-2012

  • Created, taught,and assessed visual art curriculum for 400 students at a K-12 democratic charter school
  • Arranged for visiting artists to collaborate with students
  • Created and supervised after-school art program
  • Collaborated with classroom teachers on interdisciplinary arts integration projects

Teaching Artist, Show-Tell Workshop for Teen Writers and Artists. Marylhurst University. Portland, Oregon.                                                                                                   2012

  • Created and taught workshops for teen summer program: Installation, Music Scores, Drawing/Sculpture.

Education Intern. Art21. New York, NY.                                                                                2009

  • Coordinated inaugural Art21 Educators professional development program
  • Coordinated Education & Public Programs Advisory Council meeting.
  • Assisted in editing educational materials

Aesthetic Education Intern. Hudson Connections. New Paltz, NY.                               2008-2009

  • Designed and implemented a series of art lessons for a 2nd grade ESL classroom

Teaching Artist. The Arts Alliance of the Lower Hudson Valley. Newburgh, NY.    2008-2009

  • Created and implemented art lessons for free neighborhood arts program for children of all ages and abilities

Director of Activities Program. Embassy C.E.S. New York, NY                                     2006-2007

  • Developed and implemented weekly activities program for 900 international students
  • Maintained and managed budget for activities program
  • Collaborated with ESL teachers to implement educational field trips.

Special Education Teacher. M.S. 45 Thomas C. Giordano Middle School. Bronx, NY. 2003-2005

  • Researched, created, implemented, and assessed integrated units for English and Social Studies for an inclusion classroom of 30 students
  • Adapted lessons for Special Education students
  • Co-led school-wide chess club

Learning: Professional Residencies/ Conferences/ Training/ Workshops

2017

  • NAIS People of Color Conference. Anaheim, C.A.
  • Silk-screening Workshop. Shoestring Press. Brooklyn, NY
  • Educator Workshop: Josef Albers in Mexico. Guggenheim Museum, NY.
  • The Brooklyn Conference: Inspiring Social Change. Brooklyn Museum, N.Y.
  • ·A Social Justice Saturday: Leading in Troubled Times. Teacher’s College. New York.
  • Acrylic Painting Bootcamp. Arts Student League. New York, NY
  • Educator Event: Picturing the World. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.
  • Interschool Leadership Institute. New York, NY.
  • Beyond Tolerance Conference for LGBTQ Youth and Educators. City-As-School. N.Y.
  • Diversity Education and Justice in the Curriculum. Brooklyn Friends, NY.
  • NYSAIS Mindfulness Practices for Better Classroom Leaning. New York, NY

 

2016

  • National Art Educators Association Conference. New York, NY
  •  NAIS People of Color Conference. Atlanta, Georgia.
  • NYSAIS Department Chair Conference. Mohonk, NY
  • AP Summer Institute: Art History. School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Nemnet Diversity Recruitment and Retention Workshop. Friends Academy, N.Y.
  • LGBT Educators Group: Queering Schools on Intersectionality: Panel Event. Brearley, NY

 

2015]

       AP Art History. Savannah College of Art and Design. Atlanta, Georgia

 

  • Artistic Residency. Jiwar. Barcelona, Spain

 

  • Independent School Art Instructors Association Conference. New York, N.Y.
  • NYSAIS Department Chair Conference. Mohonk, NY
  • Solar Plate Etching Workshop. Manhattan Graphics Center. New York, NY
  • Art Workout: Empathy and the Figure. Art Students League. New York, NY
  • Art Workout: Drawing at the Speed of Thought. Art Students League. New York, NY

 

2014

 

  • Artistic Residency. Kunstlerhaus Worpswede. Worpswede, Germany

 

  • Basic Course in Non-Violent Conflict Resolution. Alternatives to Violence Project. El Salvador
  • Open Engagement: Life Work. Queens Museum. New York

 

2013

  • Educators New to Quakerism Workshop. Pendle Hill, PA
  • National Art Educators Association Conference. Fort Worth, TX

 

2012

    • Open Engagement: Economies, Politics, Education, Representation. Portland, OR.

 

  • Advanced Placement Institute: AP Studio Art. Seattle, WA
  • Darkroom Photography Bootcamp. Portland, OR

 

 

2011

 

  • Fulbright Fellow. Curriculum Development Project Integrating Visual Arts and Social Science in South Africa and Lesotho

 

  • Northwest Conference on Social Justice: Rethinking Our Classrooms, Organizing for Better Schools. Madison High School. Portland, OR.
  • 7th Annual Alternative Education Resource Organization Conference. Albany, NY.
  • Presenter, National Art Education Association Conference. Minneapolis, MN.

 

Languages:

Beginning Spanish, Intermediate Mandarin

SKILLS
Graphic Design: Adobe Programs: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
Painting & Drawing
Printmaking                                                                                                                     Photography: digital and darkroom
Sculpture: plaster mold making, basic woodworking, basic ceramics

 

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