I taught all levels of high school art, photography, and computer graphics for 34 years in Fairfax County Public Schools/Va.. I also coached football, track and gymnastics. In addition to teaching/coaching I also generate art works and murals for various purposes.
I've found that classroom management is essential towards producing a safe, learning environment. I've always tried to develop strategies to make learning fun for all kids, as it seems to help students develop social skills in addition to building confidence through the interaction of various activities.
2014-spring: commission to paint an 80’ x 20’ exterior mural on Dominion Hospital wall, downtown Herndon 2010-present- exhibited paintings and photographs at Art Space, Herndon, Va. 2012-present: Elected Judge for SAIC Graphics category for High School Tech in the Arts Competitions 2013- Entered photographs for @ Art Space show- one was selected for Herndon Town Calendar (January) 2013-Spring-mural painted in Town Hall, Herndon-“Count On Us” 2013: Commissioned to paint exterior mural 65’ x’15’-Ice House Cafe, Herndon, Va. 2012: Commissioned to paint exterior mural 93’ x’13’-Napa Auto Parts Store-Herndon, Va. 2011: Participated in several Art Exhibits (art & photographs). (Art Space Gallery, Herndon, Va.) 2009-present: painted numerous murals for various county high schools, (Press boxes) 2012: Personal Photographs were jury selected for display at Art Space show/competition 2006, 07’, 08’, 09’ Coaching Award: Selected Coach of the Year-Washington Post/Fairfax Journal Gymnastics 2009: Recognition from Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for coaching 1980-2010: Won numerous; 15-District, 9- Regional, and 1 State title in gymnastics 2006-2009: Recognition Service Award from Town of Herndon-Mayor 2000-NVGOA (Gymnastics Certified Judge-HS
B.S. James Madison University M.A. George Mason University
retired teacher & coach-2011: During teaching career (34 years)-Fine Arts Department Chair-Mentor teacher; overseeing departmental, FCPS, and principal guidelines, policies, support/execute county-wide PLC and POS objectives, implement daily classroom structure and time managed instruction High School Art, Photography, & Computer Graphics Teacher; levels (9th-12th) Art-various levels and mediums. Photography teacher-B & W-film developing and processing and digital photography with Photoshop application. Work responsibilities include: teaching a variety of art levels, courses, and mediums including: Computer Graphics 1-(Photoshop) drawing, painting, ceramics, art history, and photography County curriculum writing, development & implementation Parental orientations/conferencing, collegiate liaison, Arrange student and community participation with art displays; competitions (Scholastics) Student Portfolio development, critique, and review; progression and sequence development Provided student recommendations; art club sponsoring, and tutoring.
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Science, Anatomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, European History, World History, World Language, Italian, German, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Health, Art, Biology, Communication Disorders, Education, Exercise Science, Human Development, Journalism, Nursing, Physical Education, Sports Management, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Anthropology, Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Cooking, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Physical Therapy, Halloween, Dance, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects, Student Council, Occupational Therapy, Vocational Education, Coaching, School Psychology, Close Reading