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Work experience

Aug 2003Present

Art Educator

Montclaire Elementary

· 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 2002Jun 2003

Art Educator

Hutingtowne Farms Elementary

· Responsible for the art education of 600 students

Aug 2000May 2002

Education Intern

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 2001Aug 2001

Education Intern

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

Columbia University


· Proficient in printing in a color and a black and white darkroom  

Related Professional Activities

·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



K-12 Teaching Licenses

State of North Carolina