California College of Arts
San Francisco, CA
University of Missouri
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction
Central Missouri University Warrensburg, MO
BFA, Commercial Illustration and Studio Painting
National Board Certification for Teachers
Authored a-g certification for 3D Modeling for Design, co-authored Introduction to Animation
Established PLTW Engineering program
Wrote 8 courses of study for MDUSD
Built rigorous AP Art program
Work in Progress
World Savvy Global Competency Classroom
Stanford d.school training participant
2014 Faculty, Mount Diablo High School, Concord CA.
Teacher of Art 2: Graphic Design, AP Studio Art, and Freshman level teacher for Digital Safari Academy.
2003 to 2014 Faculty, Northgate High School, Walnut Creek, CA.
Developed and teach the following classes: Design A/B (9th grade Algebra and Design integration course, articulated with Diablo Valley College), 3D Modeling for Design, AP 3D Design, AP Drawing, AP 2D Design, Honors Art, Art II: Drawing and Painting, Advanced Art, Introduction to 2D Animation, Printmaking, Video Production, Commercial Art, Intro and Advanced Photography.
2002-2003 Technology Director, Oakland School for the Arts, Oakland, CA
Managed and supported a 1:1 computer-to-student ratio; made recommendations for music, video and graphic software and hardware; and team taught technology lessons that integrated technology into the general and arts’ curriculum.
Fall, 2001 Teaching Assistant, California College of Art, Oakland, CA
T.A. for Media Installation
1998-2000 Instructor, Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC.
Taught Introduction to Photoshop, Drawing Dynamics, Summer Arts Program.
1996-1998 Adjunct Professor, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.
Department of Continuing Education. Taught Integrating Technology into the Art Curriculum, Problems in Digital Video Animation, Introduction to Computer Art Tools, and Digital Video Technology.
1996-1998 Interdisciplinary Teacher, Middle Grove C-1, Madison, MO.
Piloted an interdisciplinary class called Connections that provided opportunities for students to make connections between language arts, social studies, math and science with the visual arts.
Spring,1997 Visiting Instructor, Culver-Stockton University, Canton, MO.
Taught Introduction to Surface Design on Fabric.
1996-1998 Teaching Assistant, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.
T.A for Writing Intensive Art Appreciation, (instructor of record).
1995-1997 Teacher/Coordinator, Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO.
Taught Introduction to Drawing, Papermaking, Advanced Papermaking, Lesson coordinator for Summer Creative Arts Camp.
2009 Stanford University, Sculpture.
2007 Depauw University, Sculpture.
2006 California College of Art, Sculpture.
2003 San Francisco Art Institute, Community Education, Sculpture.
Professional Leadership Experience
Managed the remodeling of an 5000 sq. ft. Engineering and Design Center. Facilitated students to develop the architectural plans and 1 student was hired by the architect to design the final plans. 9 courses are now taught in this Design Center.
2010-2013 Career Technical Education Coordinator for Project Lead the Way
2012-2013 Site Council Chairperson
2004-2008 Site Council Representative
2004-2010 Art Department Chair
Professional Non-teaching Experience
2007-2009 Freelance Writer, KQED Spark*, San Francisco, CA.
Writer of Artist Spotlights and curriculum guides for artists featured on the locally produced television series called, Spark*.
Summer, 2002 Interim Artist In Education Coordinator, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
1998-1999 Technology Specialist, Estes Hills Elementary, Chapel Hill, NC. Developed school technology plan; LAN administrator supporting 650 users on 165 Macintosh computers; staff development, curriculum development and teaching technology.
1998 Graphic artist/consultant for Journey. University of Missouri. Journey was an interactive CD-ROM. The curriculum guided students through several writing activities, Internet researching lessons and other exploratory experiences while teaching them about Greek Mythology. Students eventually write their own contemporary myth.
1995 Graphic/video artist, Educational Psychology Department, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.
Helped design and create a multimedia software tool on CD- called the Virtual Library. The Virtual Library is designed to teach undergraduates and graduate students the principles and founders of educational psychology.