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
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
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
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
Ashley Hall, Charleston, SC
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
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
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
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
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.