Master's in Teaching, 2004, University of Alaska Southeast, secondary education
BA in American studies and art, 2000, Hillsdale College (Honors)
Additional non-degree courses
Russian, German, Italian and French studies, 1996 - 2020, various schools
Director of Estuary Arts, 2019 - Present
Temporary teacher, The Cushman School and Miami School District, October 2019-February 2019, Miami
Art teacher, Anchorage School District, Sept. 2017-May 2019 (Tudor Montessori/Ursa Major/Rilke Schule), Anchorage, Alaska
Created and delivered art curriculum in wide variety of mediums to K-6 students. Collaborated with Montessori and German teachers. Created and taught after school design club for middle schoolers. Communicated effectively with parents and staff regarding student progress and behavior.
Art teacher, 2015-2017, Aventura City School of Excellence, Miami
Taught 720 culturally diverse students in grades K-5 at A+ charter school. Incorporated a variety of media including ceramics and painting. Taught reading groups and assisted as needed to meet student achievement goals. Communicated with parents effectively.
Substitute teacher, 2014-2015, Westminster Christian School, Palmetto Bay
Guest taught various classes on an on-call basis.
Curriculum developer, 2011-2012, Alaska Craftsman Home Program, Alaska
Wrote and designed curriculum for energy efficiency education non-profit. Used graphic design software to create materials.
Teacher, coach and department head, 2006 - 2010, Black Forest Academy, Germany
Taught art grades 1-12. Responsible for compiling and analyzing art curriculum during reaccreditation process. Taught variety of courses including graphic design, art appreciation, and ceramics. Head cross-country running coach and assistant track coach, working with distance athletes. Led small group. Raised support for position.
Artist, teacher, designer, 2000-present
Creator of work primarily for fine craft galleries, art fairs and wholesale companies. Designer for Wordpress-based websites. Involved with art community groups.
Student newspaper editor and designer, 2004-2005, University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, Alaska
Managed staff and developed content for monthly student newspaper.
Publications teacher and ski coach, 2001-2004, Grace Christian School, Alaska
Taught publications design for high school students incorporating journalism and principles of design. Assistant then head coach for cross-country ski team. Coached student athletes and organized meet trips across Alaska.
State of Alaska Teaching Certificate, 7-12 Art Endorsement, Highly Qualified
State of Florida Professional Certificate, K-12 Art
Professional and Community Outreach
Visual art instructor, Alaska Arts Education Consortium, 2020 workshop (postponed for 2021)
Art Advisory curriculum committee member, Anchorage School District
Art for Kids non-profit volunteer, Juneau
Member, Little River art studio, Miami
Discussion facilitator, Alaska Design Week, Anchorage Museum
Downtown Anchorage window art installation project with Rilke Schule Design Lab, 2017
Studio artist, Church of Love community project in Spenard, Cook Inlet Housing Authority, 2017-2018
Worspwede, Germany Die Kolonie artist residency, 2015
Community watercolor class, REI Anchorage, 2013
Third place, oil painting, St. Stephens Juried Art Show, Coconut Grove, 2014
Third place, mixed media, South Miami Rotary Art Show, 2015
Panel member, 2011, Alaska State Council on the Arts Teaching Artist Review Panel
Presenter, 2011, Alaska Design Forum Conference "Common Space"
CIVA national touring exhibit juried selection, mixed media
Gallery host volunteer, 2010 - 2017, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Alaska
Aspire Gallery volunteer, 2009-2010, Basel, Switzerland
Gallery volunteer, Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer, 2001
Bill Countryman Scholarship, Alaska
Russell Kirk American Studies Scholarship, Michigan
Rotary International Student Leadership Conference Recipient, Alaska