Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois 2004

Master of Arts in Teaching: Interdisciplinary Arts Education

Illinois Teaching Certificates: Type 03/09 Art K-12


Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 2000

Bachelor of Arts: Studio Art  Minor: Art History


Professional Experience

Art Teacher

Jefferson School, Waukegan, Illinois 2006-2008

Taught drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, and sculpture to 6-8th graders.

Lewis School, Chicago, Illinois 2004-2006

Independently and collaboratively designed interdisciplinary lessons plans for thirty classrooms of

students ranging in age from five to fourteen.

Pulaski School, Chicago, Illinois Spring 2004

Implemented after school program where students studied creation myths and created unique

worlds with new languages, animals, plants, climates, and cities.

St. Mary of the Angels, Chicago, Illinois 2002-2003

Part-time position teaching art to K-8th grades.


Camp Counselor

Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois Summer 2004/2005

Prepared and executed activities for campers ages six and seven that crossed science and

zoological experiences with art, dance, and drama.


Cover Artist

1st Books Library, Bloomington, Indiana 2000-2001

Created unique book covers for a small print-on-demand publishing company.


Graphic Designer

Hi Tec Industries, Bloomington, Indiana 1998-2000

Designed identity, product labels, packaging, and brochures.  Responsible for the logistics of taking

our product to the National Hardware Convention in Chicago.