Profile Art educator with over 15 years of teaching experience. Specializing in secondary education. Experience in teaching a variety of mediums and techniques. Deep knowledge of visual arts. Working professional artist as well as educator. Highly effective, motivating, and inspirational in the classroom. Exceptional skills in student portfolio development and art student mentoring. Experience and knowledge of teaching effectively to accommodate various learning styles. Ability to foster a dynamic, enthusiastic, and positive classroom environment.
Experience Art teacher, brentwood school district, brentwood NY — 2015-present North Elementary School: Elementary art instruction grades 1-5 Art teacher, brentwood school district, brentwood NY — 2003-2013 Brentwood High School: grades 10-12 Course Instruction: AP Drawing, AP Illustration, Studio in Art, 2D Design, Mural Design Professional artist — 2012-present Portrait artist exhibiting work regularly in New York galleries. Graphic arts teacher, Regional Training Center at Covenant house new York — 1997-2001 Recruit and train inner-city youth for careers in graphic design. Course Instruction: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Principles of Design, Typography
Education Dowling College, Oakdale NY - Master’s Degree in Art Education, 2003 Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood NY - Continuing Ed Fine Arts, 2001 School of Visual Arts, NYC - Continuing Ed Graphic Design Program, 1995 Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC - Bachelor of Arts in Design and Illustration, 1994
Professional Affiliations Art That Matters, An artist's collective offering support through community, gallery exhibition and education while promoting the growth of arts and culture on Long Island. www.artthatmatters.com SCALA, Suffolk County Art Leaders Association, Organization provides a source of communication, development & support for all leaders responsible for advocating & facilitating quality art education for the students of Suffolk County. www.scalaweb.org Huntington Arts Council, Member artist www.huntingtonarts.org Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington NY, Member artist www.heckscher.org