I was most recently employed as a grade 3-8 Art Teacher at Williston Central School (2005-16). I was responsible for designing projects that were tied to the curriculum, grading, ordering supplies, working with a budget, and classroom management or elementary and middle school students. I served on the technology as well as the building and grounds committees. I also worked as an art teacher at the Center For Technology – Essex (2005-06) and as a long term substitute art teacher for Colchester Middle School (2006-07) after completing the TAP program in 2005. I have worked at Hallgren, Restifo, and Loop Architects in Erie, Pennsylvania from 1993-1999 and Freeman French Freeman in Burlington, Vermont from 2002-2004. I served a tour of duty with the US Peace Corps between jobs in PA and VT. I served with my husband in Papua New Guinea (PNG) as a Community Development Advisor providing technical support to a grassroots environmental organization strengthening its programs, leadership, and effectiveness where I responsible for the programming and construction drawings for a housing project, two churches, and several classrooms.
I am a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a Master of Architecture degree. I have studied at Penn State University and overseas in Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa. I hold a VT HQT level 2 teaching license with a K-12 Art endorsement. I am currently pursuing my National Board Certification.
I was elected to serve on the Red Clover Book committee. I am a volunteer / artist in residence at DAML and Westford Libraries. I am the Director of Creative Development with Create It Lab which is a STEAM based non-profit in VT. I serve on the board of directors for the TAP (Teacher Apprentice Program) in VT. I am a Level 2 Ski Instructor. I taught skiing and snowboarding at Peek’n Peak Resort in Clymer, NY (1993-99).