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.


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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



  • 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



       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




  • 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



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



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


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





  • 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.



Beginning Spanish, Intermediate Mandarin

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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