Developed the multi-grade level visual arts curriculum, teaching 160-180 students daily. Integrated classroom subject material into the art program. Collaborated weekly with general education staff. Participated in District Wide Art Scope and Sequence development for Visual Art. Developed the Battle Ground Public Schools Art S.H.A.R.E. (Studios Having Art Resource Equipment) program. Wrote foundation, regional, national and private grants to support the two Tukes Valley campus ceramics (clay) program and consumable classroom art supplies. Volunteered as the annual yearbook adviser for 2014. Sponsored after school intramural Art Club, Creative Journal Club, International Film Festival, Winter Color Guard and Comic Drawing program. Participated with district wide art instructors to provide networking and collaboration sessions. Integrated 21st century technology, C.O.W. (laptop computers on wheels), iPad, Mimio Teach, into the art curriculum. Developed summative and formative online art assessment on district wide computer based Skyward network. Adjusted curriculum to meet the needs of Special Education, A.D.H.D., Behavior Disorder and Emotionally Disturbed students.
Studio Art classrooms are set up to provide social and creative collaboration between students. Whole group, small group and individual instruction while fostering a Love and Logic discipline approach, where all students take responsibility for their creative assignments and individual behavior towards
Awards: 1/2014: Battle Ground Education Foundation. Teacher Education Grant. Applied this grant for classroom art materials and supplies. 8/2012: Encaustic Studio full funding to establish a beginning encaustic studio to serve 360 students per year. Awarded $9,500 of consumable products from National Encaustic Artists, Seattle, Washington. 10/2011: National Art Educator Association (NAEA) International Delegate, Havana, Cuba. Selected to serve as one of twenty International Delegates to collaborate and develop open on-going dialogue, research with Art Education Instructors, Professors, Fine Art Museums, and private artist in Havana, Cuba. 12/2009: National funding from: (National) Donors Choose, Battle Ground School District Art and Technology Grant, PTA Grants, Battle Ground Foundation Grants, Retired Teachers Associations Grant and Local Business Association Grants. 9/2007: Scholarships: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Teachers Ceramic Program, Ceramic Hand Throwing, Wheel and Kiln Firing Courses. Georgie’s Portland, OR. Recipient of the Southwest Washington Retired Teachers Association (S.W.W.R.T.A.) Classroom Grant. Recipient of “Columbia Credit Union Education Grant” Nominated: Battle Ground School District “Teacher Make A Difference Award”. Twice recipient of the “Maple Grove Pioneer Award” that recognized outstanding achievements by faculty members. Served on the Art Committee to establish Battle Ground School Districts Scope and Sequence for the development of Art Curriculum. National Arts Educators Association (NAEA): Exemplary Service Award to the Field of Art Education (2012). Oregon Arts Alliance (OAA) The Getty Foundation and the Kennedy Center for the Arts. Selected participate in the summer program for educators for the Arts (2002).
Masters of Art: Boston University, M.F.A. Art Education Major: Art Education (2012) Boston, MA. California State University of San Francisco, Dual M.A.Sp.Ed/M.A. Clinical Rehabilitation San Francisco, CA. Major: Special Education, Orientation and Mobility: Aug. 1979 Major: Special Education, Visually Handicapped: August, 1978 Bachelors of Art: California State University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. Major: Liberal Arts, Core Area: English, June 1976 Associate of Art: De Anza College, Cupertino, CA. Major: Liberal Arts, June 1974
Heritage Institute/Antioch University: 2007-Present Art Instructor, Adult Education. Developed /taught undergraduate and graduate level courses (400 and 500 Level). Workshops, online courses and GIS included the integration of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, English/Engineering ART, Math) into the daily curriculum. Elements and design plus techniques addressed in the Washington /Oregon state wide EALR, Common Core Standards, and the application of the regional school districts scope and sequences for the arts. On-Line Courses Developed: “Basic Elements of Art for the Busy Classroom”, “Art for the Seasons: Fall/Winter”, “Art for the Seasons: Spring/Summer”, “Art of the Caldecott”, “iPad Revolution: 21st Century Technology in the Classroom”. “iPad Art: Infusing the Common Core Curriculum”. iPad Apps for Every Classroom: Pre/K-12th Grade. Guided Independent Study (GIS): “Museum Masters in the Classroom”, “A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers Will Control the Future”, “History of Rock and Roll: From Bop to Hip Hop”. Syllabus review available at: www.hol.edu
English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Computer Science - Technology, Professional Development, Short Stories, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Halloween, For All Subjects