I have over 30 years of teaching experience from the K-12 and also in pre-service and additional teaching qualifications. Have have conducted international benchmark research in visual and media arts education at the secondary level. I have written curriculum policy documents for the Ontario Ministry of Education and have been writing curriculum at the School, Board, Ministry and Commercial textbook level for over 2 decades. I love to write curriculum almost as much as I love to teach!
I believe strongly in differentiated teacher and assessment strategies. My teaching style is process oriented and is guided by the creative or design process, and the critical analysis process. I teach integrated, progressive uniting that scaffold skills and knowledge acquisition and culminate, in open-ended, student driven creative solutions to academic and creative problems. I strongly believe in sustainable practices and equity, diversity and fun!
I am the co-author of the New Visual Arts Textbook, "Artworks" published by Emond Montgomery. I am also a co-writer of the teacher manual. Currently nominated for Secondary Visual Arts Teacher of the Year by members of the OAEA.
PhD in Education - York University in Online Arts Education and Arts, Visual Culture and memory studies.
I am one of the founders of the CyberARTS program in the Toronto District School Board. Former Co-ordinator and District-Wide Co-ordinator of Visual/Media Arts for the Toronto District School Board in charge of K-12. Visual/Media Arts Instructional Leader for the Toronto District School Board supporting K-12. Currently Head of Film Arts in the Claude Watson Secondary Arts Program at Earl Haig Secondary School and Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Ontario
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Specialty, Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Business, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Halloween, Valentine's Day