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Background Details

EDUCATION

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Master’s in Art in Art Education, July 2017

State University of New York College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Bachelor’s of Science in Art Education,  December 2010

VISITING ARTIST/EDUCATOR TALKS/LECTURES

2022
∙ Syracuse University Visual arts Department   Syracuse, NY
Visiting Artist Lecture
∙ Mornings in Corning  Elmira, NY
WETM channel local news interview
2019
∙ New York State Art Teacher's Association Conference    Binghamton, NY
Presented "Solving Student Behavior and Teacher Burnout"
2018
∙ Notredame High School   Elmira, NY
Visiting Artist Talk

EXHIBITIONS/FESTIVALS

2022

∙ Installation at Downtown Grind, Elmira, NY (January-March)

∙Aurora 360 Winter Market, Elmira, NY

∙65th Allentown Arts Festival, Buffalo, NY 

First Place Winner in the Clay Category

∙Cornhill Arts Festival, Rochester, NY

Third Place Winner in the Clay Category

2021

∙ Elmira Makers Market, Elmira, NY

2019

∙ NYSATA Region 4 Art Educators Exhibition, Binghamton, NY

2018

∙ 4th Annual Juried Strawberry Swing Arts Festival, Kansas City, MO

∙ Lawrence Art in the Park Juried by Lawrence Arts Guild Lawrence, KS

∙ Final Friday Group Exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, Lawrence, KS

2017

∙ “MICA Grad Show: Art Education MA”, Sheila & Richard Riggs Gallery, Baltimore, MD

∙ “Artist-Teacher”, Center For Art Education, Baltimore, MD

2016

∙ “First Year Exhibit”, Center for Art Education, Baltimore, MD

2013

∙ “Beyond the boxxx” , Invitational, Mushboom Gallery, Rochester, NY

2009

∙ “Art Education Show”, Czurles-Nelson Gallery, Buffalo, NY

∙ “Drawing and Painting Undergraduate Exhibition” Czurles-Nelson Gallery, Buffalo, NY

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Jr./ Sr. High, Parish, NY 2022-present

∙Teach ceramics I, II, and 8th grade art

Thomas Edison High School, Elmira Heights, NY 2019-2022

∙ Teach studio in art, 2D, advanced 2D, 3D and advanced 3D classes

∙ Founding committee member of the Diversity Equity and Inclusion district committee

∙ Host after school art club and GSA club

∙ Yearbook editor, advisor, and financial advisor

Awarded Buffalo State's COVID Hero for taking a student teacher via zoom fall 2020

Topeka High School, Topeka, KS 2017-2018

 ∙ Oversee the Design curriculum utilizing technology for 9-12th grade students

∙ Host two student teachers from Washburn University (fall and spring)

∙ Curate student work for monthly First Friday art shows in student gallery

∙ Restorative Practice Tier I, II, and III circles for various at-risk students

∙   Leading teacher in inclusion art classes- manage multiple para-professionals

Nathan T. Hall Elementary, Newark Valley, NY Sept 2016-June 2017

∙ Responsible for over 400 K-3rd grade students

∙ Coordinate the school-wide art show

Batavia Middle School, Batavia, NY August 2015-July 2016

 ∙ Educate 5th grade students in the elements and principles of art utilizing

technique, art history, cross-curriculum studies, and personal connection

in lesson plan format

∙ Initiate first art club at the middle school with over 30 students in weekly attendance

PUC Achieve Charter School, Rochester, NY October 2014-July 2015

 ∙ Build art curriculum for brand new charter school in first year

 ∙ Teach inner-city students ages 10-12 elements and principles in art

 ∙ Collaborate with other content areas, Strengthen Community, Enhance

Parent Involvement, Lead in Professional Development training,

Painting With a Twist, Fairport, NY November 2012-December 2014

 ∙ Walk classes of adults and children through a 2 hour, step-by-step painting

class.  Effectively combine simple technique instructions with

entertainment.

Oakfield-Alabama Middle High School September-October 2014

∙ Long Term teaching position for the start of the school year, planned and

Executed lesson plans in accordance with NYS standards

∙ Taught 7th grade art, studio in art, ACE drawing and painting and ceramics

171 Cedar Arts Center, Corning, NY,  January 2012 to October 2012

∙ Motivate and encourage children through adults in the art of pottery wheel throwing.  Utilize communication skills to identify and address individual strengths and weakness.  Provide demonstrations and hands-on assistance.

∙ Manage inventory and activate requests for supplies.