I have been teaching art for 21 years I am also a certified special education teacher. I have been working with special needs students in a residential school working with children that have emotional and learning disabilities. Iam also experienced in ABA Applied Behavioral Analysis.
I have a very structured teaching style with layed back tendencies. Working with a challenging student population you have to be quick on your feet because you may need to adjust your lesson plan at a moments notice. When a student shows creativity and vears off from the project I encourage it. I don't believe in stunting creativity, especially when it's unexpected.
I have no formal awards just my students achievments are my awards. Working with at risk kids is difficult and success stories are far and few between. I have 2 students that I got into FIT. One of which is now an entrepeneur selling his own art online. One changed to the dramatic arts and is now working on his 3rd national commercial. They are my awards.
BFA School of Visual Arts majoring in Advertising & Graphic design. Art Teacher Certification SUNY New Paltz Masters Degree In Special Ed. Long Island University Behviral Analysis Courswork Florida Institute Of Technology
51 Born in Miami Florida I grew up in Rockland County New York. I currently reside with my wife in Suffern, New York. My own artwork is on fineartamerica.com. I paint, draw and work in computer graphics. My favorite artists are Lichtenstein, Hopper, Picasso, VanGogh, Matise, Kandinsky, Manet, Monet, Warhol,and Haring.