Museum Educator, RISD Museum 1993-2000 Visual Arts Teacher, Middle School 1994-2007 Public Schools Visual Arts Teacher, High School 2007-2017, Public Schools Rhode Island School Of Design Youth Art Program, CE 1997- VSA Arts RI, volunteer, 1993- RIAEA Chairperson for RI Scholastic Art Awards 1997-2000 RI Basic Skills Commission, curriculum writing team 1995 RIAEA, NAEA presenter at various conferences RISCA Arts-in-Education Grants panel Theater Productions with original scripts, props, stage sets
I have taught visual arts in a variety of settings, from public school to museum programs. My specialty is combining a love of offbeat travel with a curiosity of indigenous art, and adapting the art processes for classroom use. I am adept at juggling budget limitations with art classrooms of mixed ability students, and provide accommodations so that every student can participate fully in the creative process. Throughout my teaching career I have received several grants to bring innovative ideas into the classroom, and have served on a variety of professional committees. My summer travels have taken me to exotic locations such as Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, Bhutan, Southeast Asia, South America, and more!
Arnold Fellowship, Brown University 1983 RI Art Teacher of the Year 2007 RI/Papua New Guinea Arts Exchange 2001 EarthWatch Fellowship, Brazil 2004 NCTA China Educators Tour 2005 Published in School Arts Magazine Recipient of several arts grants for school projects
B.A. Brown University 1983 M.F.A. Suny Albany 1988 RISD CE 1997-
My preferred medium is printmaking, and I am currently enjoying my home studio where I design and produce T shirts that interpret my favorite locations around the globe.