Education

TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Master of Arts in Art and Art Education Chapter Treasurer, National Art Education Association (NAEA) Degree Conferred May, 2017

SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE Associate of Science in Visual Arts Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Pi Alpha Sigma Honor Society Dean’s List Recipient Degree Conferred May, 2015

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology Dean’s List Recipient Degree Conferred May, 2012 


New York State Visual Arts, Initial Teaching Certification (PK – 12)

Certification


PROSPECT HILL AND SIWANOY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS                                   April 2017 - PRESENT Elementary Art Teacher                                                                                                       Pelham, NY

  • Plan and teach developmentally appropriate art lesson sequences for grades K – 5, which emphasize student choice and material exploration

  • Provide students with various multimodal opportunities to engage in the classroom

  • Collaborate with faculty to create interdisciplinary lesson sequences

  • Create and coordinate 5th Grade Mural Committee

  • Curate and organize Annual Art Show for all elementary students

  • Member of Connect Kids Student Mentoring Program

  • Member of District Diversity Oversight Committee and Siwanoy Diversity Committee

  • Participant in comprehensive CampbellJones Cultural Proficiency Training

 

PELHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL                                                                   JANUARY 2017 – APRIL 2017 Student Teacher                                                                                                    Pelham, NY

  • Taught developmentally appropriate art lessons for 8th grade students, including specialized lessons for students with special needs

  • Employed International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum to emphasize real world application of skills

  • Incorporate STEAM and interdisciplinary avenues into curriculum whenever possible

  • Encouraged a safe classroom environment where students could build their technical skills and explore avenues of self-expression in and through their art experiences

     

THE HESCHEL LOWER SCHOOL                                                           AUGUST 2016 – DECEMBER 2016 Student Teacher                                                                                                                 New York, NY

  • Taught developmentally appropriate lessons emphasizing material exploration, social and cultural diversity, and the value of art making processes for grades Pre-K through 5

  • Utilized the Responsive Classroom approach to management, emphasizing positive reinforcement and student agency

  • Worked extensively with students in a one-on-one context to foster meaningful art experiences

PROJECT ART                                                                                          OCTOBER 2015 – MAY 2016 Teaching Artist                                                                                                                                   Bronx, NY

  • Taught weekly art classes at a New York City Public Library

  • Designed weekly art lessons for students ranging from 3 to 14 years of age

  • Contributed multiple student artworks to the End of Semester Collaborative Gallery Exhibition

Teaching Experience


Related Professional Experience








PELHAM SCHOOL DISTRICT ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT                 MARCH 2017 – PRESENT Coach, Modified Girls Lacrosse                                                                                               Pelham, NY

  • Coach a team of over fifty lacrosse players, ranging from introductory to advanced skill levels

  • Work with a fellow coach to run drills, scrimmages, and create game lineups and plays

  • Manage team during travel to away game locations  

 

TEACHERS COLLEGE, HEALTH & BEHAVIOR STUDIES    SEPTEMBER 2015 – JANUARY 2017 Assistant to the Director of Academic Affairs                                                                     New York, NY

  • Manage all aspects of multimillion dollar departmental budgets

  • Assist faculty and staff with various department tasks


Awards

TEACHERS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD August 2015 Award given for academic and artistic achievement

GAIL COHEN EDELMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD MAY 2015 Award given for achievement in the Visual Arts program at Suffolk County Community College

GALLERY NORTH SCHOLARSHIP AWARD   MAY 2003 One of four artists selected from Suffolk County to have work displayed in an exhibition of Long Island’s young artists

RENZO BIANCHI SCHOLARSHIP AWARD APRIL 2003 Sole recipient of award given for the most original and inspiring piece at the Heckscher Art Museum “Long Island’s Best” Exhibition

KATHARINE GIBBS LONG ISLAND ART CONTEST WINNER MARCH 2003 Won the 3rd Place Award from a selection of artists from Long Island under age 24


Exhibitions and Publications

MACY ART GALLERY, New York, NY MAY 2017 STUDENT TEACHER EXHIBITION, curated by Iris Bildstein Featured artworks completed by students in multiple student teaching placements

MUD SEASON REVIEW OCTOBER 2016 Multiple artworks selected to be featured in Issue #24 of Mud Season Review Literary Journal website

MACY ART GALLERY, New York, NY APRIL 2016 STUDIO WORKS, curated by Ashley Mask and Brian Bulfer, New York, NY Multiple works featured in an exhibition of Teachers College students

TC PUBLIC SPACE  APRIL 2016 Multiple artworks selected to be posted in the quarterly publication of Teachers College student newspaper and website

MACY ART GALLERY, New York, NY DECEMBER 2015 STUDIO WORKS, curated by Joy Moser Multiple works featured in an exhibition of Teachers College students

MACY ART GALLERY, New York, NY SEPTEMBER 2015 SEPTEMBER PRIMER, curated by Ashley Mask Work featured in an exhibition of current Teachers College Art and Art Education masters and doctoral students

MAURICE N. FLECKER MEMORIAL GALLERY, Selden, NY MAY 2015 ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBITION, curated by Matthew Neil Gehring Multiple works featured in an exhibition of Suffolk County Community College students

LILITH MAGAZINE  MARCH 2015 Multiple artworks selected to be printed in the annual publication of Suffolk County Community College’s Lilith Magazine

GALLERY NORTH, Setauket, NY  MAY 2003 YOUNG ARTISTS' EXHIBITION One of four artists selected from Suffolk County to have work displayed in an exhibition of Long Island’s young artists

HECKSCHER ART MUSEUM, Huntington, NY  APRIL 2003 LONG ISLAND’S BEST EXHIBITION Featured in an exhibition of "Long Island’s Best” young artists Selected from a pool of all high school students on Long Island

SMITHTOWN TOWNSHIP ARTS COUNCIL, St. James, NY APRIL 2003  ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBITION Featured in an exhibition of Long Island’s best student artists

BAY AREA FRIENDS OF THE FINE ARTS (BAFFA) ART ASSOCIATION, Sayville, NY MARCH 2003 ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBITION Featured in an exhibition of Long Island’s best young artists