Teaching and Art are my Passions.
I am driven by the desire to experiment, learn and share my experiences with others in a way that wakes up their creativity and inspires them to learn, imagine and create.

B.S. Art Education K-12, 
Minor Art Therapy, Magna Cum Laude. 
State University of New York College at Buffalo.

Art Education K-12, Art Therapy Minor
FDOE Professional Certificate # 1020293
Eligible for temporary Texas Teaching Certificate

Art Skills:
Ceramics: Slip-Mold, Hand-built, Throwing
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Graphic Design
Google Apps
Recycled Art
Photography: Digital & Film
Stained Glass
Painting: Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor
Drawing: Graphite, Pen & Ink
Printmaking: Mono, Gelatin, Etching, Lino
Paper making
General Crafts

Teaching Experiences:

Creative Photography, Graphic Design & AP Art History Instructor - West Broward HS, August 2009-June 2012 
Adobe CS4 Suite (Ps, Ai, Id) and Canon Digital Rebel XTi with Mac & Dell computers
Professional Development teaching Team 
Literary Magazine Supervisor

Instructional Design, Broward Virtual University 
Broward County Public Schools. February 2008-August 2009.
Photographer, Videographer, Video editor, podcaster, graphic designer & artistic director for online professional development courses
Storyboard, film, edit, & output educational video & department podcasts
Conceptualize, set-up, shoot & edit photography for inclusion in online courses

VP Educational Director, Polymer Clay Productions, Inc.
January 2007-present.
Plan, record, & edit 175+ educational episodes of bi-monthly audio podcast 
Social Media Manager, Video & Audio Podcast Producer & editor, blogger, graphic designer, Webmaster, researcher.
Business blogger & social media manager

Media Skills:
Google Apps for art, business, planning & collaboration
Wordpress, BuddyPress, Blogger
Blackboard CMS
Adobe Creative Suite expert
Apple Expert, PC Proficient
Search Engine Optimisation
iTunes podcasting
Movie editing: Final Cut, iMovie, iDVD, Adobe Premiere
Sound Capture & Editing
Screencasting & Webcasting live on several platforms
Screen Capture movie making for tutorials
Google Analytics
Email campaign management in rich HTML
Page layout for publishing
Spreadsheet creation and maintenance Excel & Numbers
Social Media Expert: Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Pinterest

Other Work Experiences:

Marketing Coordinator, Suffolk Construction Company
Adobe Creative Suite Proposal Editing, Office Management

Contract Administrator, G.M. Crisalli & Co.
Contract Management & Accounting, Vendor and Client Relations.

Ceramics Teacher, Camp Kippewa for Girls, Maine. 
Summer Camp counselor specializing in ceramics program ages 4-16.

AfterSchool Recreation Specialist, Various Locations.
After school programs as assistant and lead teacher grades K-8.

Creative & Digital Designer, LessonPop,
July 2009-Dec 2012.
Social Media Manager, Instructional Designer, blogger, graphic designer, Webmaster, researcher.
Business blogger & social media manager
Marketing & Web development for Educational Software Platform

Professional Organizations:
Polymer Clay Artists Guild of – Founding member & Webmaster
South East Florida Polymer Clay Guild – Vice President and Educational Program Chairperson
National Association of Photoshop Professionals

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