My Resume

October 2, 2009


BS – Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan Art Education areas of study Ceramics- Art History, Education Elementary Education Endorsement

MA – Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona Art Education area of study Art Education & Curriculum and Instruction

PhD – Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona Curriculum and Instruction

National Board Certification, November 2000 Early Adolescence through Young Adult Art area of study reflection on teaching and curriculum practices


2008-Current Owner/Artist in Resident Artist’s Roost Studio

2016 – Current   Adjunct – Greys Harbor Community College

2003-2007 Adjunct Faculty ASU- and Teaching Associate – On Line Course

1987-2008 Paradise Valley Independent School District, Phoenix, Arizona Teacher- Elementary Art K-6th Grades

1987-1993 Teacher- Junior High Art and Music Appreciation

1993-2000 Teacher- High School Ceramics

2000-2008 AP Art History 2002-2006

2001 Summer classes, Shemer Art Center, Scottsdale, AZ Teacher- 6-12 year olds, clay and Art Appreciation Classes

2000 Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas Art Education Study Institute, “ Connect with the Artworld on Universal and Personal Levels”, Faculty

1998 Tennessee Arts Academy- Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee “Passports To Ancient Artworlds Connecting Arts:History, Culture, and Studio” Summer Clinician

1997-2000 “Project Success” Paradise Valley Independent School District, Summer Program For At Risk Students Teacher- Art Program Grades 5-9

1996-1997 Parent Academy- Title 1 Program, Greenway Middle School Teacher- Student and Parent Art Classes

1991-1992 Madison District Summer AcademyTeacher- Ceramics and Drawing

1986-1987 Washington School District, Phoenix, Arizona Skills Teacher- Math and Reading    4th-6th Grades

1984-1985 Tuba City Public School District, Tuba City, Arizona Teacher- 6th Grade

1982-1984 Tuba City Boarding School BIA, Navajo Indian Reservation Tuba City, Arizona Teacher- 8th Grade

1980 Window Rock Public School District, Navajo Indian Reservation Ft. Defiance, Arizona Teacher- 1st Grade

1977-1979 Ysleta Independent School District, El Paso, Texas Teacher- 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

1975-1977 Wood School, Bangor, Michigan Teacher- K-8th Grades- one room school


Outstanding Teacher Award, BIA Boarding School, 1983

PVISD PRIDE Teaching Award, Paradise Valley District, 1987-1989

PVISD Learning Leader Award, Paradise Valley District, 1989

Outstanding Art Education Graduate Student, Arizona State Univ., 1992

Egyptology Today Participant, Nat. Endowment for the Humanities, 1994

Golden Bell Award, Arizona School Board Association, 1996-1997

LIFT Grant Recipient Arizona Education Association, 1998

Teacher Venture Grant Recipient- Project Millennium Introducing the past through the arts, 1999-2000

Outstanding Teacher, Greenway Middle School, 1999

ASA/AAAE 1999 Team Award for Arts Education

Arizona Art Educator of the Year, 1999-2000

President’s Award for Emerging Leadership, AAEA, 2000-2001

Arizona Arts Commission Grant- AAEA Conference Artists, 2001-2002

Arizona Arts Commission Grant- AAEA Artists Grant, 2005

Wells Fargo Grant Recipient- Visions 2006-2007

Team Nomination Governor’s Arts Award- Phoenix AZ, 2006


1990 Four Corners State Art Conference, Phoenix, Arizona

“Multicultural Art Education”

1992 National Art Education Conference, Phoenix, Arizona

“Graffiti As An Outsider Art”

1992 Fall Research Colloquium, School of Art, Arizona State University

“Survey Techniques in Graffiti Research”

1993 National Art Education Conference, Chicago, Illinois

“Elementary Students: Art Historical Understanding” (Erickson Grant) Co- Presenter

1994 National Art Education Conference, Baltimore, Maryland

“Music of Clay: Making Clay Whistles”

“A Story Of Art in the World: Art Historical Detective Work” (Erickson Grant) Co-Presenter

1994 Arizona State Art Convention, Phoenix, Arizona

“Making Art History Fun” Co-Presenter

“Egyptology Today in Action in Arizona” Co-Presenter

1995 National Art Education Conference, Houston, Texas

“Music of Clay: Making Clay Flutes”

1995 Mountain States Art Education Consortium, Flagstaff, Arizona Faculty Presenter

“Ancient Egyptian Ushapti-Scarab, Technology”

“Pottery Of Ancient Desert Cultures”

1995 Guest Artist – Tempe Elementary District, Tempe, Arizona

“Molded Objects of Ancient Egypt” Hands-On Workshop

1996 Educator Presenter – ASU Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona Crossing The Boundaries between Art Making and Art History: A  Focused Forum

1996 National Art Education Conference, San Francisco, California

“Empowering Students, Teachers, and Researchers Through Collaborative Inquiry” Co-Presenter

1996 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’ Early Adolescence  Through Young Adulthood/Art, Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, California National Board Assessments- Scoring Assessment Exercises

1996 Arizona State Art Conference- Tucson, Arizona

“A Course Blending Art and Music Appreciation With Studio Art”

“Valuing And Conserving Our Cultural Environment”- Co-Presenter

1997 Tempe Teacher Academy, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

“Guiding Students Within Artworld Museums”

1997 Focused Forum II, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

Educator Presenter- “The Museum’s Place Within the Artworld”

Workshop Co-Presenter-” Coordinated Museum Visits With Students”

1997 Arizona State Art Convention, Sedona, Arizona

“Dammed If You Do Dammed If You Don’t: Issues Related to Student   Art Shows” Co-Presenter

1998 National Art Education Association, Chicago, Illinois

“On-Line Self Check of Artistic Understanding”  Co-Presenter

“Art Assessments That Work In Any Teaching Situation” Co-Presenter

“Techniques and Ideas for Mini Fund Raisers” Co-Presenter

1998 Guest Speaker, ASU Art Museum Docent Program, Tempe, Arizona

“Touring Adolescent Classes in a Museum Situation”

1998 Arizona Art Education Conference, Bisbee, Arizona

“It’s Painted on The Walls: Ancient Artworks of Egypt” Co-Presenter

“Visuals and History to Create the Egyptian Artworld In Your Classroom”

“Hieroglyphs: How to Read the Walls”

1998 Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

“Hieroglyphs: Not A Secret Code” Presentations at two Teacher Days

1999 National Art Education Association, Washington D.C.

“AP Portfolio Assessments For Any Classroom” Co-Presenter

2000 Arizona Art Education Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

“Monoprinting” Co-Presenter

“Clay Whistles” Presenter

2000 Arizona Art Education Conference, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Az  Co-Presenter

“Winning A Place in Your Principal’s Budget: Going Out Of The Box for Funding”

“Classroom Management and Discipline; What Really Works in the  Classroom?”

1999-2002 Arizona Art Education Association Conference Registrar

2002 Arizona Art Education Association Conference Co-Chair

2004 Arizona Art Education Conference, Tucson, AZ

“10 Ways to Teach Successful Art History”

2004 AAEA Executive Board Leadership Seminar, SMOCA, Coordinator

2004 Workshop presentation

“How to Conduct a Student Tour an Art Museum”

2004 Empty Bowls Workshop for AZ Art Educators, Nov. 18, Phoenix, AZ

2005 National Art Education Conference, Boston, MA

“ Mud-on line” co-presenter

“10 Ways to Teach Successful Art History” presenter

2005 Art History Manipulative for Fun, Workshop Presentation, Vail School District, Tucson, AZ

2005 Artsworks Round Table Presenter- April 1. ASU, Tempe

“Teacher Reaction to an On-line Unit”

2005 AAEA Summer Institute Chicano Art Chairperson

2005 Nov. 4-6 AAEA State Conference chairman Phoenix, AZ

Workshop Presentation “Why We Need National Board Certification”

2006 Workshop Presenter- NAEA Conference- Chicago

“10 New Ways to Teach Successful Art History” presenter

“Lions, Tigers and Bears Oh My, Performance as Research, Co-Presenter

“Art and Writing” Co Presenter

2007 Research Presenter- NAEA Conference- New York

“NAEA/SRAE Grad Research Seminar 2007” Workshop Presenter

“Creating A Community of Learners in a Studio Classroom” Presenter

2007 Arizona Art Education Conference, Sedona, Arizona

Workshop presenter, “Empowering Art Students with Cooperative

Learning Situations” “A Study of Learning and Personal Characteristics

of Artists” presenter, Panel Moderator, “Grant Funding in Art Education”

2008 National Art Education Conference, New Orleans, LA

Workshop presentation “ Using Art History Manipulative to Teach


2009 Artist Roost Studio, Long Beach, WA Motivational Wind chimes

2009 Ocean Park Schools, Art Week, 15 workshops including an exhibition

May, 21-22,- 28.

2009 Timberland Library- Art workshops, Ilwaco Library July 12, Ocean Park

July 22, 2009

2013 – current Children’s classes Home school and summer art classes

2016 Presenter Shouter Birders, Speaker and sculpture presentation.

2016 – Instructor – Business of Art Class- Grey’s Harbor College.Designed by Tim Sainburg from Brambling Design

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