Enthusiastic, experienced educator with 25+ years’ experience utilizing differentiated instructional design for successful 21st century life long learners through the visual arts, collaborative integrated learning experiences.Develops extensive educational area network with Museums and Universities enhancing classroom experiences, student and community relations and leadership in the Arts at the local, state, national and global levels.
Whole Child, Brain based, direct instruction, inquiry based, curriculum by design, Multiple Intelligences, project based learning, technology as an art tool and in the classroom, The arts are infused into every aspect of the 21 Century classroom. They are represented in our visual life style and digital technology. Each art form has applications to use technology and traditional methods of study. They are not opposed to each other, but rather they are melded by the world we live in and our classroom experiences reflect this reality. Visual literacy is a component of our day as we interact with various digital devices and create art with new precision and approaches.
• 2013 Governor's Art Education Award Nominee finalist • 2012 Governor's Art Education Award Nominee finalist • 2011 -AAIS Conference, Network facilitator, Presenter art & learning • 2010- present Co-president ISAE sub committee for NAEA • 2010- Scholastic Art Teacher Consultant, author, studio teacher • 2010 Governor’s Art Education Award Nominee finalist • 2010 Presenter AAIS Schools: Art Educator’s/ raising the bar in art education • 2009 – present Guest Lecturer ASU Museum Class Art Education • 2008 Presenter AAIS and Tesseract faculty – Cooperative learning • 2007,2006 Artsonia leadership award • 2006 National Kind Teacher Award • 2004-present, listed in WHO’s WHO: American Woman, Teacher, Education, Global • 2000 US Gov. Dept. of Energy Special award for Power art Contest • 1998 Illinois Alliance for Arts Education: Outstanding Achievements in Art Education in IL
Masters Concordia 2014 BA Loyola University of Chicago 1979
Administrative/Leadership Experience • Technology integration, applications with 1:1 iPad programming in the art studio. • Mastered use of Smart board, mimeo, iPads, apple T.V., use of interactive software and apps for student interaction, creative process, research, development of projects with STEM, STEAM and Common Core components • On line, interactive iPad training for teachers and art teachers -co educator • Successfully developing visual art budget, responsible for formulating rational for budget, implementing budget, monitoring expenditures at or below budget- IL & AZ. Responsible for growth of program (80% growth improvement or program) and funding ($300 initial in both original programs – 3K to 5K in both IL/AZ at peak of programing). • Curriculum development & implementation for EC, K-12 to National Standards in Visual Art IL/AZ • Co-President of NAEA sub issue group ISAE 2011-2014 • Arizona Association of Independent Schools Visual Arts facilitator 2007-present • Co Director AAIS New Teacher Mentoring Workshop: budget, program, 2009-2015 • Curator National Gallery of Art off site educational materials1993- present (IL/AZ) • Grant director and contact for USGOV visual art grant applications for IL/AZ • Five time grant director/ recipient for visual art programming –IL, AZ • Master Teacher program participant and mentor program - IL • Strategic planning committee member – IL,AZ • Sustainability committee member; director sustainability workshop-AZ • Building Committee teacher representative-AZ • Curriculum mapping -AZ ; assessment group leader- IL • Professional Development committee member– AZ • Collection curator of Anthropology Museum- IL
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Order of Operations, Social Studies - History, World Language, Japanese, Other (World Language), Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Study Skills, Writing, Asian Studies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, St. Patrick's Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Phonics