Aug 2003 - Present
· Responsible for the art education of 500 students
· Develop and implement lessons that are appropriate for the artistic development of each student
· Create lessons that support and integrate the learning in the regular classroom with the learning in the art classroom
·Collaborates with classroom teachers to infuse creativity into their lessons
· Co- direct two musicals each school year, specifically responsible for the sets and costumes
· Facilitated the writing of a grant and the implementation of a residency with the NC Dance Theatre
· Work closely with the community to advocate the art program by entering student work in contests and hanging work throughout the community
· Co-plan an Arts Extravaganza Night that explores and celebrates the arts
Aug 2002 - Jun 2003
Hutingtowne Farms Elementary
· Responsible for the art education of 600 students
Aug 2000 - May 2002
NC Museum of Art
· Created educational activities for children to supplement the museum’s exhibits
· Assisted Director of Education in working with women artists to create an installation in the abandoned women’s prison
May 2001 - Aug 2001
Museum of Contemporary Art
· Created a book documenting the KRAFT residency program in the Chicago School System
· Assisted the Manager of Education in researching, creatingand then implementing a museum education program forvisually impaired visitors
· Created an educational brochure to be used in museum education on the African art exhibit
UNC at Chapel Hill
Masters in Art and Art Education
·Currently conducting after-school art explorations for youth ages 10 to 18 at the Boys and Girls Club of Belmont and Quail Hollow Middle School, Charlotte, NC
·Co-presenter at the 2008 NC Art Educator’s Conference
·NCCAT Fellow,January 2006 and February 2009
·Workshop presenter, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Altered Books, 2006
·Lecturer and Panelist, Mint Museum of Art, Literacy Through Photography, 2005
· Joint Exhibition of teacher and student photographs, Mint Museum of Art, Literacy Through Photography, 2005
· Exhibition, CMS Teacher Show, Spirit Square, 2004 and 2005
· Only Time Will Tell, Public Art Installation on the quad at UNC-Chapel Hill, 2002
· Exhibition, Senior Show, Allcott Gallery, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2002
· Building fires, Burning Down Walls, Collaborative art Installation at the Alumni Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, 2002
· Winner of the George Karchegis Scholarship for Outstanding Senior in the Art Department, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2002
· Exhibition, Remembering our Heroes, New York City, 2002
My 1st Grade students drew cactus from real life.
My 2nd graders discussed how our bodies would look and how they would move when we played certain musical instruments. They then played the instruments and drew what they looked like.
He loves to play the guitar!
My Kindergartners explored how they could combine shapes to make a collage. They overlapped and layered shapes. They put shapes next to each other, at the bottom, side or top of the page, and even off the paper.
I found this book in a used book store on the Upper west side. It was titled "The Natural History of New York City." From there grew the idea to alter the book to be "The Natural History of Shane in New York City." Throught writing, photographs, drawings, lists, and collage, this altered book details my time in NY and at Teachers College.
The 4th graders drew their own shoes. They paid close attention to what their shoe actually looked like instead of what they thought it looked like. When they finished they drew a picture of an adventure they would go on with their shoe.
The third graders made self-portraits out of clay that showed how they felt that day. This student was a mix between confused and upset.
Second graders made their favorite way to move out of clay. She loves to twirl like a ballerina.