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Highly motivated, professional art educator. Teaching philosophy grounded in critical and creative thinking skills for 21st Century learners. Focus on collaboration, community, and social justice education with an emphasis on Visual Culture through studio skill building, Art History, and Art Criticism. Understanding of how cultural, socioeconomic, and individual experiences influence the opportunities to learn and perform at full potential. Integrates interdisciplinary connections and life skills into the Arts. Highly flexible, cooperative team player seeking atmosphere to foster creativity and positive teaching and learning environment. Hard working contributor committed to excellence and student success for all learners. Experience in team teaching and transdisciplinary curriculum development.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Transdisciplinary Curriculum, Visual Culture Studies, Multicultural Education, Social Justice and Community Based Art.


STUDIO FOCUSES: Ceramics, Sculpture, Printmaking, Mixed Media Collage.



2006 Master of Arts, Art Education  

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

  Graduate research in visual representation of race

  Interdisciplinary research in Women’s Studies, Asian Studies, American Indian Studies,      and Art Education

  30+ graduate hours in art and education


2001-2000 Student Teaching Assignments  

Thomas Worthington High School, Worthington City Schools

Africentric Elementary, Columbus City Schools


1999 Bachelor of Art Education, Summa Cum Laude  

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

University Honors Program




Present-2007 PK-12 Visual Art Educator

Columbus City Schools, Columbus, Ohio


2018 Workshop Educator

The Columbus Academy Summer Experience, Gahanna, OH


2015-12, 2009 Adjunct Visual Art Instructor

ITT Technical College, Hilliard, Ohio​


2008 Virtual HS Visual Art Educator, curriculum developer

TRECA Digital Academy, Marion, Ohio​


2007-06  English as a Second Language Teacher   

Columbus City Schools, Columbus, Ohio

1999 Park program coordinator 

Columbus Recreation and Parks, Columbus, OH


State of Ohio Department of Education

2020-15 Five-Year Professional License K-12 Visual Art

2015-10 Five-Year Professional License K-12 Visual Art

2010-05 Five-Year Professional License K-12 Visual Art

2005-01 Four-Year Provisional Certificate K-12 Visual Art


2018 Teachers Dream Grant, the Art of Japanese Ceramics with Hiro Tashima

2018 Teacher Enrichment Grant, Ohio Art Education Foundation

2018 Teacher Incentive Grant, Ohio Art Education Foundation

2018 Big Yellow School Bus Grant, Ohio Arts Council

2017 Teachers Dream Grant, "Sanctuary Space", Ceramic Mosaic Mural 

2016 Teachers Dream Grant, "International Fashion", Brand Designs with Kelli Martin

2016 Ohio's Youth Art Governor's Award, Region 1, Printmaking

2016 Congressional HS Art Show, People's Choice Award

2015 Teachers Dream Grant, "Messages Outside the Bottle", Street Art Mural with Stephanie Rond  

2009 Windsor STEM Educator of the month

1999 Summa Cum Laude, The Ohio State University


National Art Education Association Convention

2019 Boston, MA Using Decals in Ceramic Surface Design

2018 Seattle, WA Creative Ceramic Surface Techniques

2018 Seattle, WA Collaborative HS Street Art Mural

2014 San Diego, CA Preventing Youth Violence Through Visual Arts

2012 New York City, NY Peace Studies in the Visual Arts

2010 Baltimore, MD American Indian Imagery in Popular Culture ​


Ohio Art Education Conference

2018 Sandusky, OH Using Decals in Ceramic Surface Design

2017 Toledo, OH Creative Ceramic Surface Techniques


Columbus City Schools, Unified Arts Professional Development

2018 Using Decals in Ceramic Surface Design

2017 Creative Ceramic Surface Techniques

2016 Design Thinking: Screenprinting Your School Brand

2015 Grant Writing & the Visual Art Classroom

2011 "All the Pretty Trees", Pecha Kucha, 400 W. Rich


Present-2015 Buckeye Ceramics Teacher Time Out, Hilliard, OH

Present-2015 Buckeye Ceramics Summer Series, Hilliard, OH

2018 Otterbein College Ceramic Summer Institute with Natalia Arbelaez, Westerville, OH

2018 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Wheel Bootcamp, Gatlinburg, TN

2017 Otterbein College Ceramic Summer Institute, Keira Norton

2017 Making Creativity Visible Educator, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

2016 Teaching for Creativity Institute, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH


2018 “Art Educator as Artist”, Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery, group exhibition

2018 “CCS Art Educators”, Stone Village, Columbus OH, group exhibition

2018 "maiden.mother.crone.", S. Dot Gallery, duo exhibition

2018 “Every Piece Is Important.”, collaborative mural. John Glenn Columbus International Airport, Greater Columbus Arts Council invited artist, group exhibition

2017 "Sign Your Art", invited anchor artist, installation

2017 "Art of Recovery", Columbus Museum of Art, group exhibition

2016 "Columbus Loves Cats", S. Dot Gallery, group exhibition

2016-13 "Art of Recovery", Columbus Downtown Hilton, group exhibition 

2012-11 "Art of Recovery", Design Market Place, group exhibition

2011 "All the Pretty Trees", It Looks Like It's Open, group exhibition, juror and featured artist



National Art Education Association

Ohio Art Education Association

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts

International Ceramic Artists Network

Ohio Art League

Ohio Designer Craftsman

Columbus Museum of Art, Reciprocal

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