Nineteen years of experience as an education professional and interdisciplinary artist who is actively engaged with contemporary ideas and practices. Proven ability to build and foster positive community relationships through strong administrative and communications skills.
Red Oak Community School
Columbus, OH Substitute Teacher and Assistant Educator April 2019- Present
• Create and guide hands-on explorations and inquiry based investigations in fine and contemporary art for K-5 students.
• Provide meaningful learning experiences that integrate math, science, language arts, social studies and fine arts through the lens of nature immersion.
The Columbus Jewish Day School
New Albany, OH Substitute Teacher November 2019- March 2020.
• Facilitate lesson plans for K-5 students in physical education and the arts.
Columbus City Schools
Columbus, OH Substitute Teacher April 2019- Present
• Led lesson plans for K-12 students in all subjects of learning.
Grounds for Sculpture
Hamilton, NJ Visiting Artist & Instructor March 2019- Present
• Develop curriculum for gallery and studio-thinking experiences for adults.
• Facilitate Studio Intensive stone and concrete workshops.
The Noguchi Museum
Long Island City, NY Senior Educator September 2013-December 2018
• Researched, developed, and implemented inclusive, educational studio programs based on the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions for K-12 students, adults, and audiences with special needs.
• Administered youth projects, exhibitions, panels, and off-site Museum field trips with Education Manager for the Museum’s school year Teen Advisory Board.
• Collaborated with school, community and access coordinators to develop and implement extended on and off-site partnership programs, including local library programs for adults learning English as a second language.
• Advised teachers, chaperones, and museum educators to ensure collaborative planning for school and access programs.
• Mentored museum educators and conducted observations, evaluations, and trainings for best practices in education.
• Developed and facilitated professional development workshops and programs for teachers and museum educators.
• Partnered with Head of Education and Education Manager to discuss and commit to current practices in education and programming, and departmental evaluation and planning.
• Functioned as department lead for creating and maintaining on-line and physical resources of permanent collection and special exhibitions for museum educators and studio programs.
• Served as the point person for purchases and budget tracking of materials for educational programming.
Eckford Street Studio
Brooklyn, NY Freelance Art Educator June 2013- Present
• Led art workshops based on problem solving, process, and experimentation for PreK-5.
• Designed skill-building, collaborative, and independent summer camp projects for youth.
The Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY Freelance Museum Educator February 2007-December 2018
• Conducted thematic, inquiry based, and multi-sensory tours and art studios for school, community, and access groups, including individuals who are non-verbal, visually or hearing impaired.
• Facilitiated Museum’s monthly Meet Me at MoMA and Create Ability programs for groups with dementia and Alzheimer’s and individuals with Autism and their families.
• Engaged adult community partnerships for groups learning English as a second language, Veterans, formerly homeless individuals, people living with HIV/ AIDS, and community members with mental health needs.
• Implemented MoMA Outdoors community partnerships with New York Restoration Projects, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, and other community and neighborhood organizations.
• Led extended family and teen programs in partnership with the NY public libraries.
• Facilitated K-12 partnerships with NYC Department of Education Hospital Schools in the psychiatric unit serving children and adolescents with a variety of emotional and behavioral disabilities.
• Collaborated with Artist-in-Residence for CLICK@MoMA, a teen program exploring modern and contemporary art through digital technology explorations.
• Guided Visiting Nurse Service NY Bereavement and CHOICE partnerships serving older adults and their families or caregivers.
The Noguchi Museum
Long Island City, NY Freelance Museum Educator June 2004-Present
• Conducted thematic, inquiry based, and multi-sensory tours and studios for school, community, and access groups, including individuals who are non-verbal, visually or hearing impaired.
• Co-developed and facilitated youth projects, exhibitions, panels, and off-site Museum field trips with Head of Education and Education Manager for the Museum’s school year Teen Advisory Board.
• Researched, developed, and facilitated the Museum’s Beginning with Art II for children 12-24 months and their caregivers.
• Facilitated Learning to Look, a collaborative internship credit course for high school students with The Renaissance Charter School. Program engaged students in observation skills and reflective abilities that complimented materials-and-technique-related knowledge in the classroom.
• Collaborated with teachers and coordinators to develop and implement extended partnership programs for school, community, and access groups, including students, adults and families learning English as a second language.
• Implemented professional development workshops with Head of Education for museum educators, modeling inquiry and techniques for individuals with physical, emotional, developmental, or learning disabilities.
• Engaged K-12 students as Artist-in-Residence in various schools in Queens, NY. Collaborated with teachers to develop and implement lessons related to class curriculum.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
New York, NY Teaching Assistant 2003-2004
• Collaborated with Artist-in-Residence for Learning Through Art, a sustained, process-oriented art curriculum integrated into China Town public classrooms. Program culminated in A Year with Children exhibition.
• Supported teachers with thematic and multi-sensory lessons while working with students in both individual and group settings.
• Coordinated extracurricular meetings with Artist in Residence and classroom teachers.
Brooklyn, NY Visual Arts Specialist 2002-2004
• Implemented after school art making curriculum for Renaissance After School program serving public high school students.
• Facilitated art focused projects for Kids Connect program serving PreK-5 public school students.
• Completed certified seminars in project-based learning and adjusting activities to age and children with special needs and learning disabilities.
• Collaborated on strategies and management for children and youth with emotional and/or behavioral disabilities.
School of Visual Arts New York, NY Master of Fine Arts (MFA) 2002
The Ohio State University Columbus, OH Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) 1995
The Columbus College of Art and Design Columbus, OH Foundation Program 1987-1989