Teaching Philosophy

As a teacher, I have found a truth to myself: The purpose of education is to spark curiosity in the world. To explore the wonderment of what a material can unfold and figure out challenges one may run into in life. I wish to promote a sponsorship for the ‘aha!’ moment and have a classroom full of tinkerers, explorers, and students asking questions. I want to see light bulbs flash when they talk to a friend about a challenge or bias they face. Through my guidance, students will set challenges for themselves, solve and tinker through problems, and I will ask them to persevere and not give up at first, second, or third chance. It may take years to build this community, and even longer to make a difference across the school community I will fall into, but it is worth every student I will teach. 

Through a classroom community based in curiosity, self- empowerment, wonderment, and perseverance, I will make the next generation of movers and shakers lateral and divergent thinkers in the world.


2014- 2015        MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART (Baltimore, MD) | MFA in Art Education | 3.53 GPA

2010- 2014        MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART (Baltimore, MD) | BFA in General Fine Arts | 3.66 GPA


2020 CORNWALL ART COLLECTIVE GROUP SHOW, 2 Alice's Coffee Lounge (Cornwall, NY)

2019 CORNWALL ART COLLECTIVE GROUP SHOW, Cornwall Library (Cornwall, NY)

2015 LOOK SEE MAKE BE, Riggs- Leidy Galleries (Baltimore, MD)

2015 MICA GRAD SHOW 2015: TEACHING MAT SHOW #2, Fox 3 (Baltimore, MD)
2014 COMMENCEMENT EXHIBITION, Decker- Meyerhoff Gallery (Baltimore, MD)
2014 ARTWALK, Decker- Meyerhoff Gallery (Baltimore, MD)
2013 SELECTED SENIOR THESIS GROUP SHOW, France- Merrick Gallery (Baltimore, MD)
2013 GFA SENIOR THESIS GROUP SHOW, France- Merrick Gallery (Baltimore, MD)
2013 MIXED MEDIA BOOK GROUP SHOW, Fox Building (Baltimore, MD)
2013 MIXED MEDIA BOOK GROUP SHOW, Fox Building (Baltimore, MD)
2013 DIGITAL PHOTO GROUP SHOW, Main 0 Gallery (Baltimore, MD)
2013 MIXED MEDIA BOOK GROUP SHOW, Fox Building (Baltimore, MD)
2013 SENIOR GFA GROUP SHOW, France- Merrick Gallery (Baltimore, MD)
2013 FACULTY & STAFF GROUP SHOW, Peter's Valley School of Craft Gallery (Layton, NJ)
2013 GFA JUNIOR INDEPENDANT GROUP SHOW, Alvin & Louise Myerburg Gallery (Baltimore, MD)
2013 MENDHAM HIGH SCHOOL EVENING OF THE ARTS, West Morris Mendham High School (Mendham, NJ)
2012- 2013 PAINTING ON THE BRINK GROUP SHOW, Meet 27 American Bistro (Baltimore, MD)
2011 GENERAL FINE ARTS GROUP SHOW, Main Building (Baltimore, MD)
2011 PAINTING II GROUP SHOW, Main Building (Baltimore, MD)

2012- 2015


Artist (Baltimore, MD)

Working towards completing a commissioned series of name plaques for the individual rooms of Dr. Bob's Place to provide individuality to the rooms children stayed in. Will be completing about a series of 20.

Commissions & Special Projects



Artist (Chester, NJ)

Completed a series of 25 2x3' oil paintings of historical landmarks and places in Chester, NJ to commemorate the progress and growth that Chester has developed since its founding. The paintings are on permanent display in the Chester Borough Municipal building.



Muralist (Baltimore, MD)

Prepared and proposed mural project to Dr. Bob's Hospice. Sketched, lead painting team, and painted mural in main foyer area over the course of five months. Completed mural spanned 22.8 x 5.3 feet and included an array of child-friendly cartoon animals hand drawn and composed together.


The Storm King School

Art Teacher

2018- Current

  • Taught a full course load of 4 different classes: Fashion Design, Digital Design, Intro to Art, and Drawing & Painting,
  • Created and started the signature Fashion Design Program,
    • Ran SKS’s first Annual Fashion Show, now in its second year to acclaim,
    • Field Trips to MOOD Fabrics in NYC, meeting with professional fashion designers, and organized workshops to learn about different kinds of fibers,
  • Re-vamped Digital Design Program,
    • Restored historical photos for the town of Cornwall,
    • Created Posters, TShirts, and completed projects for clients both on and off campus via experiential learning,
  • Member of the Student Comfort Committee for Student Mental Health
  • Full Time Summer Instructor for Fashion Camp
  • Head of Fashion Club,
  • Assistant to AP Art Program,
  • Assistant Coach to NEPSAC Division D Champions in Volleyball (2019 Season)
  • Head Coach of Softball,
  • Dorm Parent to Highmount Girls Dorm,
  • Member of the Cornwall Creative Alliance

University Academy Charter High School

Art Teacher

2017- 2018 (1 School Year)

• Taught a full course load (6 classes); (2) Art 2, (4) Art 1 Classes,

• Kick-started failing art program to re-invigorate school-wide respect towards art.

• Headed multiple projects to get artwork into the immediate community, including the Sidewalk Mural Project

and the End-of-Year Art Show at NJCU Campus,

• Proposed and Orchestrated Archery Club after-school Program,

• Rotated and maintained artwork in hallways every month with new student projects to highlight students work.

Creative Arts Workshop

Arts Teacher

2017- 2018 (Seasonal; June- August)

The Creative Arts Workshop (CAW) offers students an opportunity through the summer to unleash their creativity, energy and imagination and explore a variety of media each day.

Taught a full course load of four different classes: Fashion Design, Jewelry Design, Scrapbooking, and Traditional Hand Sewing

• Successfully ran (2) Art Shows of Student Work within (3) Months,

• Photographer for the Weekly Parent Newsletter,

• Head Archery Instructor and Interim Cooking Instructor in the after-camp program,

• Grew camper retention rate via built relationships with campers and parents throughout the summer.

Bayonne High School
Art Teacher

2015- 2017 (2 School Years)

Bayonne High is a Blue Ribbon-winning public high school that focuses on Academies with 4 tracks: a Scholar's, Arts, STEM, and Humanities track.

• Grew students application rate via built student and parent relationships throughout the school year,

• President of Staff Sunshine Club,

• Volunteered services for multiple school events: Play Productions, SAT Testing, Art Academy Interviews/ Application Judge, School-wide Poster Production,

• Co-Supervisor to Art Club,

• Supervisor of Lunch Club: A wellness group of art students to talk about issues within and outside of school.

Peter's Valley School of Craft
Special Topics Studio Assistant
2013 (May- August)

Peters Valley in a non-profit artist commune centered within the NJ Delaware Valley National Park System. Summer Studio Assistants are responsible for:

• Assisting Studio Managers, Visiting Instructors, and Students,

• Responsible for Studio Maintenance, Safety, and Organization of Materials,

• Preparing workshop Materials, Tools, and Space including: Kiln Maintenance, Glass Preparation, Furniture Arrangement for Tools, Making copies of Worksheets/ Packets, etc.,

• Picking up Instructors and Students from Newark Airport before Workshops,

Transporting Students, Instructors, and Visitors around Campus,

• Headed Tours of the Historic Delaware River Valley and Surrounding Peter’s Valley Campus,

• Launching Flyers and Promotional Items via Social Media and Mail, Organizing Flat File Documents, making Copies, etc.

Press & Publications

2019 The Storm King School, Creativity Fills the Stage at SKS' Second Annual Fashion Show


2019 The Storm King School, New England Champs! Girls Volleyball Captures NEPSAC Title


2019 The Storm King School, Halloween Spooktacular!


2019 The Storm King School, Fashion camp takes the stage at Storm King


2019 The Cornwall Local, Fashion camp takes the stage at Storm King


2018 The Storm King School, Student Designs Light Up the Runway at SKS' First Fashion Show


2018 The Storm King School, SKS Enjoys Hair-Raising Halloween Fun


2018 The Storm King School, NYC's East Village Comes to the Mountain


2018 The Storm King School, Young Fashion Designers Make Their First Creations


2015 The Baltimore WatchDog, New Art Teachers Hope to Inspire Future Generations
2013 Peter's Valley School of Craft, Faculty and Staff Exhibition Catalogue
2013 Observer- Tribune, Chester Landmarks Preserved for Prosperity in Paintings
2013 Observer- Tribune, Landmarks Preserved for Prosperity in Paintings, Volume 79 No. 4 (January 17, 2013 Edition)
2012 JUICE///BOX, Issue 1 (November 2012 Edition) (Centerfold)
2012 The Black River News, Chester Artist Commissioned to Document Town History Through Paintings, October 2012
2012 The Mendham- Chester Patch, Local Artist to Create Paintings of Chester Landmarks

Awards Received

2014- 2015        Maryland Institute College of Art Art Education Graduate Merit Scholarship
2010- 2014        Dean's List
2010- 2014        Presidential Scholarship

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