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I believe in a strong commitment to my students and a robust connection to my community. I lead by example, and I work to help the whole child in every way.  I strive to be the kind of teacher they need, not just the kind I planned to be that day. Flexibility, love, and care are the most important qualities I can share with my students, my fellow teachers, and my community as we grow and learn together. This is why I chose to step up, show up, be a leader, and work as hard as I can every day to make a difference.


Sep 2012Dec 2014

Masters in Education


Masters research paper topic:  Massachusetts Teacher Evaluation system


Licensed Professional Pre-K through 12 Visual Arts  in Massachusetts

Work experience

August 2017Present

11/12 Grade English Teacher

BART Charter Public School

Teach all 11/12th Grade students English Language Arts

2 sections of Advanced Placement classes: English Language and Composition and English Literature and Composition

Jun 2014Present

Visual Arts Teacher


Teach pick -up arts classes and art camps in various media with exciting themes. For instance I taught a "Surrealist World" camp and a  popular themed camp called  "Bauhaus Bootcamp". 

Sep 2016June 2017

Third Grade Teacher

Pine Cobble School

Taught all subjects including Language Arts (Project Read, Primary Spelling by Pattern, etc), Math (Singapore Math, etc), Social Studies, and Character Education (The Pine Cobble Pillars).

Sep 2015July 2016

Colegrove Park After School & Community Outreach Coordinator

North Adams Public Schools
  • Plan and implement the College and Career Readiness Academy programming for 6/7 graders for NAPS students at Colegrove Park Elementary School site
  • Generate, research, implement, and complete continuous grant requirements and assessments
  • Brainstorm, research, network, plan & contribute to community outreach programs for the district
  • Implement a pilot project based learning (PBL) program for the district
  • North Adams Teachers Association ( NATA) Co-Chair of the Elementary Schools, member of BEAN (Berkshire Educator Action Network), PAL (Political Action Liason) for our district
  • Art 4 Change curriculum design and advisory member for Kidspace at MassMOCA

Sep 20092015

Visual Arts Teacher 

North Adams Public Schools
  • Teach K through 7th graders visual arts and arts integrated lessons using a variety of teaching strategies and media
  • North Adams Teachers Association ( NATA) Co-Chair of the Elementary Schools, member of BEAN (Berkshire Educator Action Network), PAL (Political Action Liaison) for our district
  • Instructional Leadership Team Member for the district, as representative of Brayton Elementary
  • Race To The Top (RTTT) Steering Committee Facilitator, curriculum design member for the Visual Arts Team
  • Technology Leadership Team member
  • Safety Team Member
  • Art 4 Change curriculum design member for Kidspace at MassMOCA

  • Arts PLN member( Personal Learning Network)  for art educators in Berkshire County

  • Williams College Ed TE(a)CH member: Integrating Ipads in the classroom using new techniques for teaching and learning tools

Aug 2006Jun 2009

Visual Arts Teacher

BART Charter Public School

Taught 6-12 graders visual arts and high school arts electives, extensively integrated art into all other academic subjects within the host subject's classroom, and  piloted the first after school program for ELA and math help


Visual Arts Teacher

Baltimore City Schools

Taught art and design, designed curriculum for inner city arts programming, and became a certified debate coach


Graduate Student Teacher

The Ohio State University

Taught college age students Life Drawing, Foundations of Art, and Performance Art classes

Community Engagement

North Adams Public Arts Commission :2016-2018

helped found a new Public Arts Commission for the city of North Adams

Founding Chair 2016-2017, Vice Chair 2017-18