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Education
Case Western Reserve University: Masters of Art Education - 2001
Kansas City Art Institute: Bachelor of Fine Arts - 1995
Cleveland Institute of Art: Day & Evening Courses - 1988-2014
Shaker Heights High School: Graduate - 1991

Work Experience
Charles F. Brush High School: August 2001 - present: Certified Art Teacher
Case Western Reserve University:September 2014 - present: Adjunct Lecturer
Case Western Reserve University:June 2003 - July 2005 “Summer In The Country” Instructor
Cleveland Museum of Art: February 1998 - July 2001: Instructor;
Outreach Program Assistant; Family Workshop Educator
Orange Art Center & Valley Art Center: January 1999 - October 2003 Instructor
Brooklyn Museum of Art: October 1999 - December 1999: Visitor Services “Sensation”
Art in America: August 1999 - October 1999: Assistant to Publisher of Brant Publication

Professional
Guest Speaker, Medina Art League, 2019
“2X8” Guest Speaker, OAEA Annual Conference, 2018
OAEA Northeast Ohio Art Educator of the Year, 2017
ARTFUL Cleveland Founding Committee and Board Member, 2015-present
Regional Director of the Ohio Youth Art Governor’s Show, 2016-2018
Teacher Workshops Instructor, Cleveland Institute of Art, 2017
Adjunct Lecturer, CaseWestern Reserve University, 2014-present
AP Reader, College Board, 2012-present
Scholastics Art Advisory Committee, 2009-present
Advisory Council of CWRU Teacher Licensure Program (CELAC) 2006-2018
B.A.S.I.C.S. Workshop Instructor, Cleveland Institute of Art, 2007
Judge of Laurel Art Show, 2005
Judge of Columbus Schools Scholastic Art Competition, 2004
Ohio School Council committee member, 2001-2006

Public Art Collaborations
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Elephant Sculpture Painting, Legacy Village, 2015
Walk on the Wild Side Mural, City of South Euclid, 2014
Walks of Life Mural, City of South Euclid, 2013
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Elephant Sculpture Painting, Legacy Village, 2012
Why is Freedom of the Press Important? Vending Box Project, Plain Dealer, 2010
Buckeye Neighborhood Mural, Buckeye, 2009
Community Day Mural, Case Western Reserve University/RTA, 2008
Euclid Creek Metropark Mural, Phoenix Coffee, City of South Euclid, 2007
Chuck Close Icons, Cleveland Clinic, 2005
Artist in Residence Mural, Newton D. Baker Elementary School, 2001

Art Education
I began my career teaching art as an active employee in the Education Department at the Cleveland Museum of Art from 1998-2003. I taught the children’s art classes, creating a syllabus inspired by the museum's permanent and traveling exhibitions. My job in the Education Department extended to group tours for school children, often followed by a hands-on art project influenced by the tour. I was also an instructor at the Family Workshop Programs, a free hands-on workshop held on weekends and open to both adults and children. The Outreach Program was yet another branch with which I taught. It was established to bring art into the communities lacking in comprehensive art programs. I was one of the instructors that conducted my own workshops both within and beyond the boundaries of the museum.

My experience at the Cleveland Museum of Art ignited my passion to teach in as many venues as possible. In addition to teaching children I began teaching adult art classes at The Orange Art Center and The Valley Art Center. The positive feedback and incredible experiences teaching a wide range of ages propelled my decision to enroll in the Art Education Masters program at Case Western Reserve University in 2001.