28 years of teaching at the High School Level. I teach Digital Imaging (Photoshop), Graphic Design, Media Video (Film), Broadcast (Television),Drawing and Painting, Photography. I have also taught Ceramics, Studio Art, Crafts, and Humanities.
I believe that the arts express who we are, where we have been and what we value, they cultivate self-expression, imagination and creativity as well as critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and that students who participate in the arts develop their capacities to weigh meanings and make evaluations and judgments how to work cooperatively in groups and how to work hard to achieve a goal.
“American Dreamer Award” , 2007 New York PTA Richard Gazzola Teacher Fellowship, 1999 Professional Development Incentive Award, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York , 1987
Ed.M. Instructional Media and Technology Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York, 2000 M.A. Art Education Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York, 1988 B.S. Art Education and Teacher Certification Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1987 Permanent Certification NY State Art K-12. 1989
Professional Affiliations NAEA NYSATA NYSMATA (adjudicator, planning committee member) NAPP