Art Educational Circum Vitae 

Education:1983 M.A., Art Education, State University College at Buffalo
1976 B.S., Art Education, State University College at Buffalo

Teaching Experience:

2010 – Adjunct instructor, Buffalo State College
2010 – Adjunct instructor, D’Youville College
2008 – Painting: From Concept to Canvas, Adult painting class, Burchfield-Penney Art Center
2000 – 2000, Art with Artists, Albright – Knox Art Gallery
1999 – Ongoing, Adjunct Instructor for LAST Certification Exam Prep Class, State University College at Buffalo
1985 – 2009, Art Teacher, City of Tonawanda Senior High School
1999 – 1999, Adjunct instructor, State University College at Buffalo
1991 – 1994, Adjunct instructor, State University College at Buffalo
1995 – 2007, Tonawanda Summer Enrichment Program
1979 – 1985, City of Tonawanda Elementary Schools
1976 – 1984, Tonawanda Summer Enrichment Program

Related Professional Training:

1999 Training in Assessment question-writing through ASSETS taskforce (Regents Art Assessment), NYS Education Dept.
1997 Certified Trainer for PLC Associates Inc Team training / Development Program
1993 Certified in Total Quality Management

Professional Activities:

2007: “Artist as Educator: Blank Canvas to Finished Product,” Art Educator workshop, Anderson Gallery
2005-06: School Culture Committee, Tonawanda City High School
2004-05: Staff development committee, Tonawanda City High School
2002-09: Art Department Chair, Tonawanda City High School
2002- 2004: Public Relations Committee, Tonawanda City High School
1999 – 2004: Question-writing and rubric revisions for ASSETS taskforce (Regents Art Assessment), NYS SED
1998: Art Education Dept. Student Teacher Consortium – Buffalo State College
1997 – 2001: ASSETS PROJECT (Regents Art Assessment) Arts Education Task Force member and Regional Writer
1996: SCASS Art Assessment Pilot Project
1996 – 2009: School Planning Team, Tonawanda
1996 – 2009: District Cadre trainer in Shared Decision-Making, Tonawanda
1995 – 2008: District Planning Team, Tonawanda
1995: Subject of Teaching Practices Video – by Dr. Michael Parks, Buffalo State
1988: Art Education Dept. Student Teacher Consortium – Buffalo State College

State and National Association Activities:

2000 Member Buffalo State Art Education Consortium (to improve effectiveness of student teacher experience in schools – at Buffalo State)
1998 Conference Coordinator for “Creating the Future – NYSATA at 50”
1997 Draftee for NYSATA position on graduation requirement changes
1996 – 1997 State Assessment Advisory Task Force – NYSATA
1996 NEA State Newsletter Awards Committee
1990 Conference Coordinator, “Education in a Post Modern World” – NYSATA
1989 Conference Coordinator, “Art as Idea” – NYSATA
1988 – 90 Editorial Advisory Committee, Design and layout, NYSATA Journal
1984 Conference Committee member, “Genesis” – NYSATA
1983 Youth Art Month Committee Chair – NYSATA
1982 – 83 Chairperson, NYSATA One Western
1992 NYSATA Public Service Announcement, Produced, directed and distributed
1981 – 82 Chairperson Elect, NYSATA One Western
1980 – 81 Vice Chairperson, NYSATA One Western

Lectures, Presentations, Publications:

2004 Panel Discussion: Educator as Artist, Burchfield-Penney Art Center.
1998-99 Workshops at various districts on NYS Standards and assessment, through Erie 1 BOCES
1998 Empire State Partnership, “Using Art to Improve Writing Skills” Selected by Castellani Museum, Visiting Artist, Lewport High School.
1997 Fredonia High School – Visiting Artist
1997 Workshop on Assessment and NYS Standards: Clarifying with Rubrics – Adirondack BOCES
1991 Workshop – Assessment for the Assessment Impaired – NYSATA Conference
1997 Assemblages that Communicate Ideas and The Course At a Glance, included in Learning Standards for the Arts – Teacher Guide, State Education Department publication.
1997 Staff Development; Teaching to the Standards, Depew and Alden Districts
1996 Assessment Development Leader, State Education Department Institute on Interdisciplinary Curriculum and Assessment – Ashokan, NY
1996 Staff Development; Assessment in the Arts, Plattsburg School District
1996 Staff Development; Assessment in the Arts, Depew School District
1993 Art Education Dept. Student Teacher Seminar, Guest Teacher – Buffalo State College
1990 Featured in article “Perspective on Artists and Models,” High Performance
1987 Lecture “Being an Artist and Teaching Art” Buffalo State College
1984 Workshop, “New Art” NYSATA Conference
1983 Workshop, “Color” NYSATA Conference
1982 Workshop, “Oil Painting Materials Production” NYSATA One Wesatern

Awards, Grants, and Honors:

2000 Award; NYS Art Educator of the Year – NAEA
1999 Award; NYS Art Educator of the Year – NYSATA
1998 Award; Art Educator of the Year – Section 1 – NYSATA
1997 Certificate in recognition of outstanding support and commitment – James Hollar, Superintendent, Tonawanda City Schools
1997 Charter member NYS Academy for Teaching and Learning – Commissioner Mills – State Education Department
1990 Grant: $1500. New Forms Regional initiative of the National Endowment of the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation.
1988 Benjamens Gallery Award, 42nd WNY Exhibition, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
1986 Commendation for Promoting Art in Tonawanda, Tonawanda BOE
1986 Citibank Award, 41st WNY Exhibition, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
1984 Distinguished Service Award, Tonawanda Education Association
1983 – 93 Total 56 NYSUT Journalism Awards as Editor of Tonawanda Education Association Bulletin
1983 PTA Award For service on behalf of youth, Tonawanda PTA
1983 2nd Award, NYSATA Juried Art Exhibit
1982 Arts Development Service Re-grant for peopleart bflo.
1981 Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service, NYSATA

Related Community Service:

2004 – 2007 Healthy Community, Healthy Lives committee, Tonawanda community
2002 – 2006 President Hallwalls Center for Contemporary Art
1995 – 2002 Vice President – planning committee chair, Board of Directors, Hallwalls Center for Contemporary Arts
1991 – 95 Board of Directors – development chair, Hallwalls Center for Contemporary Art.
1985 – 95 Hallwalls Artists Advisory Committee, founding member.
1983 Chairperson, Food Drive and Distribution for 200 needy families, Tonawanda
1981 – 83 Volunteer Director/Curator, peopleart/bflo. Not for Profit Gallery, Bullalo, NY