I came into the field of art education through a strong studio background focusing primarily in printmaking and painting. I earned my B.A. in Studio Art from the Tyler School of Art of Temple University and M.A. in Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. I am very grateful to the faculty, artists, art educators, and peers with whom I have worked and those I still continue to work with.
Over the years, I have partnered with charities, galleries and universities to exhibit my artwork including, Baltimore County Arts Guild, D Center Baltimore, and Vis Arts Center in Maryland; MDMacy Gallery, Teachers College, Columbia University; Benrimon Contemporary, New York, NY; Temple University and many galleries and colleges throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.
I am regularly invested in writing, research, and practicing making art on a regular basis. I have published articles in the MAEA Gazette, School Arts Magazine, and in Art Education, The Journal of the National Art Education Association. My research areas are school bullying, assessment, arts-based research processes, and technology in art education. I also present my art education research and interests at the local, state, and national levels. Some of the organizations and institutions I have presented at include the Maryland State Art Education Association Convention, National Art Education Association National Convention, AIMS Teachers Retreat, Teachers College, Columbia University, and American University.
Previously, I have had experiences with various institutions instructing fine arts, including The National Gallery of Art’s High School Seminar Program, The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, YMHA-YWHA Jewish Camps, Teachers College, Columbia University, various New York City public and private schools, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I have taught computer science and technology to undergraduate students at Temple University and elementary and middle school students in partnership with a non-profit, Reach the World, Inc.
I am currently the Art and Design Instructor and Summer Art Camp Director at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Upper School Campus in Rockville, MD. I teach courses in art and design, sculpture, graphic design, and painting and drawing. I am also the Director of the Maryland Art Education Association Research Commission. I maintain the MAEA Research Commission website and serve on the on the council of the Maryland Art Education Association. I strive to make community members aware of art education research and provide resources to individuals interested in art and art education research and what the possibilities of being an artist-teacher-researcher can be like.