Education

  • Ed.S, Educational Leadership, The Citadel Graduate College, Charleston, SC, 2020

  • NAEA School for Art Leaders, Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AK, 2019

  • Master of Education, Educational Leadership, The Citadel Graduate College, Charleston, SC, 2018

  • Master of Arts, Art Education, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1993

  • Bachelor of Arts, Art Education, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1992


Certification

  • Teaching Certification, Professional Educator License, SC, 2019-2024

Endorsements: AP Art History, AP Art and Design

  • Administrative Certification, Secondary Principal, SC, 2019-2024

  • South Carolina Teacher Evaluator Certification, Teaching Standards 4.0, 2018


Awards and Honors

  • Selected for the 2019 National Art Education Association’s School for Art Leaders Cohort

  • Selected for and completed the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards High School Model Cornerstone Assessment Pilot Project, 2016

  • North Carolina Virtual Public School Teacher of the Year Nominee, 2010-2013

  • Selected by the NAEA Nominating Committee to be on the slate for the Secondary Division-Elect, 2012

  • National Association of Independent Schools Teacher of the Future, 2011-2012

  • National Art Education Associations National Art Honor Society Sponsor of the Year, 2010-2011

  • North Carolina Art Education Association National Art Honor Society Sponsor of the Year, 2009-2010

  • Upper School Faculty Award, Forsyth Country Day School, 2008

  • North Carolina Art Education Association Art Educator of the Year, 2007-2008

  • North Carolina Art Education Association Secondary Art Educator of the Year, 2007-2008

  • Invited Last Lecture speaker, Forsyth Country Day School , 2007

  • Graduate Fellowship, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1993

  • Dean’s List, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1993

  • President’s List, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1993

  • Dean’s List, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1992

  • President’s List, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1991


Student Awards and Honors

  • 59 Student Gold Keys, Regional Scholastics Youth Art Competition, 2000-2017

  • Kathryn Leinbach Scholarship awarded to a student through Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, 2009-2012

  • Student exhibition at the North Carolina Pottery Center, 2012

  • Student work chosen to exhibit at the N.C. General Assembly, North Wing, 2009-2010

  • Student runner-up U.S. Congress Art Exhibition, 5th District, NC, 2009-2010

  • Student winner U.S. Congress Art Exhibition, 5th District, NC, 2008-2009

  • Student work chosen to exhibit at the N.C. General Assembly, North Wing, 2008-2009

  • Student American Vision Award, National Scholastic Youth Art Competition, 2008

  • Student American Vision Nominee Award, Regional Scholastic Youth Art Competition, 2008

  • Student American Vision Nominee Award, Regional Scholastics Youth Art Competition, 2007

  • Private School “Best of Show” Art Exhibit at Dixie Classic Fair, Winston-Salem, NC, 2006

  • Private School “Best of Show” Art Exhibit at Dixie Classic Fair, Winston-Salem, NC, 2005

  • Private School “Best of Show” Art Exhibit at Dixie Classic Fair, Winston-Salem, NC, 2004

  • Student Gold Key, National Scholastics Youth Art Competition, 2003

  • 7 Student Honorable Mentions, Sunfest Youth Arts Show, 1999

  • Awarded Summer Stipend to write Visual Art Education Curriculum, Pine Crest School, Boca Raton, FL, 1995

  • Student Honorable Mention, Dick Blick National Linoleum Block Print Contest, 1995

  • Student 1st Place, Speedball Imprint on the World, National Block Printing Contest, 1995

  • Student Honorable Mention, Speedball Imprint on the World, National Block Printing Contest, 1995


West Ashley High School, Charleston, SC

2018-2020

Instructor, grades 9-12: Designed curriculum for Art One, Art Two, and AP Drawing, 2D, and 3D Design utilizing a blended delivery of instruction with Google classroom and face-to-face class meetings. Organized the first student art show and founded the National Art Honor Society.

Administrative Intern: Developed marketing materials for the fine arts, implemented a facility study, developed safe school recommendations and submitted a South Carolina Department of Education Arts Curricular Innovation Grant.


REDUX Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC

2017-2018

Managed scheduling, curriculum, and instruction, including a blended delivery of instructional materials utilizing Google classroom and face-to-face teaching to include intensive studio weekend workshops. 


Course Development: Initiated instructional materials and assessments for AP Art History in Moodle..

South Carolina Department of Education, VirtualSC

2017-2018


Ashley Hall, Charleston, SC

2012-2017

Instructor, grades 7-12: 7th-grade Visual Arts, 8th-grade Visual Arts, Drawing and Painting, Honors 2D Design, AP Drawing, AP 2D Design, Honors Art History, and AP Art History. Additionally served as an academic advisor for students with language disorders and organizational challenges.

Visual Arts Coordinator: Designed art shows, art competitions, a teaching visiting artist series, and visual arts curriculum and program development for PreK-12th grade. Administrative responsibilities included new teacher mentoring, teacher observations, professional development, art gallery management and scheduling, capital and operating budgets, all-school carpool and lunch duty scheduling, and facility use and maintenance.

Summer Camp Coordinator (PreK-6th Grade): Supervised the entire school/camp operation to include, marketing, scheduling, budgets, maintenance and communication of all records, hiring and training staff, health and safety programs, parent and staff communication, recruitment of students for school admissions, summary reports, and developed evaluation and recommendation procedures for all staff.


North Carolina Virtual Public Schools, Raleigh, North Carolina

2008-2015

Department Chair for Visual Arts Department courses for up to 36 instructors per semester for the following courses: The Art of Photography, Digital Photography II, The Art of Game Design, The Art of Videography.

Course Lead and Instructor, Grades 8-12: The Art of Photography, Videography with a Renaissance Twist, AP Art History, The Art of Game Design

Contracted for Course Development and Revision: Videography with a Renaissance Twist, The Art of Videography, The Art of Photography for Middle School, The Art of Game Design, The Art of Photography, Visual Journaling, and Middle School Survey in the Visual Arts.


Forsyth Country Day School, Lewisville, NC

2000-2012

Instructor, grades 9-12: Visual Art Foundations, Honors Studio Art, Art History, and AP Studio Art Portfolio in Drawing, 2D, and 3D Design. Course developer and instructor for online Visual Art Foundations. Developed and aligned course curriculum to national standards and worked as an academic advisor for gifted and talented students as well as students with language disorders and organizational challenges. Served on the state Scholastic Art and Writing Competition Advisory board.

Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair: Coordinated extra-curricular art shows and performing art events, student competitions, grants, teacher observations, and curriculum mapping for PreK-12.

Fine Arts Director: Created and aligned fine arts department strategic plan with the school mission. Supervised new teacher mentoring, faculty professional development, regional and state honor chorus and strings auditions, auditions and travel to the high school theater festival, fundraising and arts council management, independent school art educator conferences, administrative policy and procedure implementation and updates, and 36 accounts for capital expenses, general operating expenses, revenue, and gift accounts. Managed the school auditorium schedule, maintenance, and all theater production needs.

Other Duties: Academic Committee Member, Varsity Swim Coach, National Art Honor Society Sponsor, Head of Community School of Visual Arts, National Honor Society Selection Committee, Faculty Liaison for Parent's Association.


The Randazzo School, Coconut Creek, FL

1999-2000

Developed and taught the art curriculum for grades PreK-12 to incorporate multi-disciplinary studies themes and hosted the school's first all-school art show.


Pine Crest Preparatory School, Boca Raton, FL

1993-1999

Designed, promoted, and taught original lesson plans for studio art for grades 3-8 that incorporated interdisciplinary and multi-cultural themes, art history, and contemporary ideas and artists. Coordinated and taught art lessons in costuming, scenery, set design, studio art, and mural painting in conjunction with on-stage summer performance-based camp. Created, organized, and implemented a Fine Arts Day and weeklong celebration. Swim Coach 1993-1995. Summer Camp Visual Arts Coordinator, 1994-1999.