HIGHLIGHTS
Working knowledge of Drawing (Life, Portrait, Still Life, and Landscape), Painting, Traditional Printmaking Techniques (Lithography, Etching), Photography, and Adobe Creative Suite
Gallery Representation: SFMOMA’s Artist Gallery
Seven years: curriculum development, teaching, training volunteers, management of resources and facilities
Program growth inspiring diverse populations


WORK

Art Teacher and Associate Teacher, Charles Armstrong School 2013-Present
Taught high potential students with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia, empowering them to thrive as learners in school and life.

Classroom Responsibilities:
Developed Art projects for 1st-8th grade program using various techniques, mediums, and styles
Offered Support to 4th and 5th grade teachers teaching Fundations, Language, and Math
Promoted self-directed learning and critical thinking skills
Provided special accommodations for students
Celebrated different learning styles
Partnered with homeroom teachers to support interdisciplinary projects

Children’s Program Director, City Church San Francisco 2006-2013
Developed and implemented Montessori-based curriculum for Sunday morning children’s program of 200, ages two years old through fifth grade. Curriculum focused on story and artistic expression, used differentiated assignment, promoted curiosity, taught self-advocacy and encouraged children to wonder and be creative.

Classroom Responsibilities:
Taught Classes of 15-30 students
Lectured/Story-telling
Promoted self-directed learning and critical thinking skills
Provided special accommodations for students
Celebrated different learning styles

Managed and coordinated program operations:
Recruited and trained 42 lead teachers and 15 substitutes annually
Trained volunteer teachers quarterly
Scheduled volunteer rotation
Collaborated with family director and three part-time children’s coordinators
Organized set up of a multi-use building, managed inventory of supplies for ten classrooms
Managed a $25,000 annual budget

Partnered with parents:
Communicated with and equipped 270 parents to assist teachers on Sunday mornings
Developed seminars and resources for parents to help improve communication with their children

Coordinated special events, which included:
October Harvest Festival for 500+ attendees and 100 volunteers
VBS, a week-long day camp for 120 children
Spring Picnic/Easter Egg Hunt for 500+ children and adults
Family Camping Trip for 40 families
Parents Night Out, a quarterly four-hour themed party for 60 children while parents enjoy an evening out
Organized and facilitated children’s chorus

Facilities Coordinator, City Church San Francisco 2001-2006
Transformed multi-use space into children’s classrooms. Organized set up and take down of an auditorium for weekly services for 1000 attendees, supervised supply orders


EDUCATION
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kansas City Art Institute, 2001


GALLERY REPRESENTATION
SFMOMA Artist Gallery, 2003 to present


PUBLICATIONS
City Church San Francisco Blog, November, 2012
City Church San Francisco Blog, May, 2012
Veritasse Magazine, Spring/Summer issue, 2007
New American Paintings, Winter issue #55, 2004


EXHIBITIONS
Facing West: A Portrait Show, Tinhorn Press, San Francisco, Ca. 2006
Five Painters and A Boat Builder, Tinhorn Press, San Francisco, Ca. 2005
Concerning Art and Spirituality, Springer Croke Fine Art, San Francisco, Ca. 2005
In The Fire Grass, Octavia’s Haze Gallery,  San Francisco, Ca. 2005
Jasper Stands Amazed Wondering What Happened To His Youth, Michael Cross Gallery Kansas City, Mo. 2001
Kansas City Art Institute BFA Group Show, The H&R Block Space, Kansas City, Mo. 2001
In The Kaverns of Krock, KCAI Student Gallery, Kansas City, Mo. 2001
Gestural Conversations Group Show, Dodson Group, Kansas City, Mo. 1999


PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Dodson Group, Shylene Weber, Pereira O'Dell, Allison Thacker, John and Ellen Broadhurst, Jennifer Shaw, Larry Mcanany, Cyan Meeks, Ron Slowinski, Rusty Albert, Brian Dice, Dan Whiteley, Cindy Young, Paul Scammell,  Bernard Hart, Josh and Kate Couch


COMMISSIONS
Cory and Mary Lesh