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Professional Certifications:
Fine Arts K-12, State of Virginia, 2003- 2018
Yoga Certification, Yoga Alliance, 2012-Present

Education:
University of New Mexico, May 1998- May 2000
Master of Art Education

Clarion University of Pennsylvania, August 1993- December 1997
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting
Minor, Psychology and Women’s Studies

Virginia Commonwealth University, August 2012- December 2013
 Interdisciplinary Art Program
6 Graduate Credits

Exhibitions and Publications:
2017

  • 2017 Regional Juried Exhibition, Group Show, Washington, DC
  • 2017 Summer, Group Show, Lorton, VA
  • 2017 Ariel View, Duo Show, Glen Echo, MD
  • 2017 Confluence, Solo Show, Lorton, VA
  • 2017 Pop-up Art – Untitled, Group Show, Lorton VA
  • 2017 Artomatic, Chrystal City, VA
  • 2017 Collage Exhibition, Group Show, Washington, DC
  • 2017 Best of the Region, Group Show, Manassas, VA
  • 2017 Collector’s Showcase, Group Show, Lorton, VA
  • 2017 Collage Exhibition, Group Show, Washington, DC
  • 2017 Pathways, Duo Exhibition, Fall Church, VA

2016

  • 2016 Springfield Golf Club Show, Group Show, Springfield, VA
  • 2016 6″x6″ to 12″x12″ Show, Group Show, Falls Church, VA
  • 2016 Waterworks Selections, Group Show, Alexandria, VA
  • 2016 H20 Waterworks, Group Show, Alexandria, VA
  • 2016 Art at the Mill, Juried Exhibition, Millwood, VA
  • 2016 Waterworks, Juried Exhibition, Annapolis, MD
  • 2016 Third Biennial Maryland Regional, Juried Exhibition, Adelphi, MD
  • 2016 Eclectic Visions, Ernst Community Cultural Center, Annandale, VA
  • 2016 Exploring Texture, Duo Exhibition, Workhouse Art Center, Lorton, VA
  • 2016 Artist in Residence, Palette 22, Shirlington, VA
  • 2016 The Red Thread, Group Show, NOVA, Alexandria, VA
  • 2016 xyHt Magazine, Featured Artist (published)

2010 – 2015

  • 2015 Artomatic, Hyattsville, MD
  • 2015 Art Uniting People, Alexandria, VA
  • 2014 Invocations, Reston, VA
  • 2014 Art Uniting People, Alexandria, VA
  • 2013 Art Uniting People, Alexandria, VA
  • 2012 The Sketchbook Project, Traveling Exhibition
  • 2012 Art Uniting People, Alexandria, VA
  • 2011 Art Uniting People, Alexandria, VA

2009 – 2000

  • 2006 Educator Art Exhibit, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2005 Educator Art Exhibit, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2004 Educator Art Exhibit Cairo, Egypt
  • 2001 Art Educators Annual Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2000 Graduate Art Education Exhibit, Albuquerque, NM

1999 – 1996

  • 1997 Senior Thesis Show, Clarion University, Clarion, PA
  • 1996 Clarion University of Pennsylvania Art Show, Clarion, PA

Lectures:

  • 2017 Artist Talk, Falls Church, VA
  • 2010 Artist Talk, Alexandria,VA
  • 1998 Artist Talk, New Oxford, PA
  • 1997 Artist Talk, Woodbridge, VA
  • 1996 Artist Talk, Woodbridge, VA
  • 1995 Artist Talk, Woodbridge, VA

Professional Experience:

  • Art Teacher:  August 2016 – Present
    Oakcrest School, McLean, VA
  • Studio Artist in Residence: June 2016 – Present
    Workhouse Art Center, Lorton, VA
  • Education Consultant: May 2016 – Present
    NalandaWay Foundation, Chennai, India
  • Art Teacher: August 2006 to July 2009 and August 2010 to July 2016
    Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center School, Alexandria, VA
  • Art Teacher:  August 2009 to June 2010
    Charles Barrett Elementary School, Alexandria, VA
  • Art Teacher:  August 2004 to June 2006
    American International School in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt
  • Art Teacher:  August 2003 to June 2004
    William Ramsay Elementary School, Alexandria, VA
  • Art Teacher:  August 2002 to August 2003
    McKinley Middle School, Albuquerque, NM

Conferences, Workshops, and Awards:

  • Fulbright, DAT Review Panelist, Washington, DC, February 2017
  • Fulbright, Alumni Orientation Workshop Resource, Washington, DC, August 2016
  • Maduram Farm School: Presenter: Movement and Art, Tiruvannamalai, India March 2016
  • South and Central Asia Fulbright Conference: Presenter: Creative Connections: Exploring Art Education for Underserved Youth, Jaipur, India March 2016
  • Spartan School Cultural Day: Presenter: Why we need an arts education, Chennai, India February 2016
  • NalandaWay Foundation: Presenter: Implementing Art Education and Best Practices for Underserved Youth, Chennai, India January 2016
  • Fulbright, Distinguished Awards in Teaching Scholarship, April 2015
  • Painting a Different Picture of Education in Juvenile Detention, Guest Blogger, US Department of Education, December 2014
  • State Operated Programs: Presenter: Creative Connections, Art and Yoga Curriculum, Charlottesville, VA November 2014
  • Niroga Institute: Education Scholarship, November 2014
  • National Kids Yoga Conference: Presenter, September 2014
  • Omega Institute: Education Scholarship, May 2014
  • State Operated Programs: Presenter: Art Education in Juvenile Detention Centers, Richmond, VA September 2013
  • Washington Post: Agnes Meyers Teacher of the year Award 2012-2013
  • Alexandria City Public Schools: Teacher of the year Award 2012-2013

Professional Memberships:

  • Del Ray Artisans
  • Yoga Alliance