Looking carefully, listening closely, and experimenting together.

 
 
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As an educator, I am deeply committed to encouraging the creative potential of, and nurturing connections between, people of all ages and abilities.

Currently, as Director of Education and Engagement at Grounds For Sculpture, I lead a department focused on developing and implementing programs designed to deepen and expand the experiences of visitors as they explore the museum and sculpture garden’s collections and exhibitions. In this position, I also play active roles in increasing institutional capacity in the areas of equity and inclusion and assuring commitments to accessibility and community.


teaching HIGHLIGHTS

Developed a series of long-running gallery-studio programs for families with children between the ages of two and eleven at The Noguchi Museum, cited as models for the field

Facilitated programs at the Bronx Museum of the Arts for parents whose teenage children were incarcerated and at-risk adolescents and their adult caregivers

Led professional development experiences for Pre-K-12 educators throughout New York and New Jersey, most recently including preservice teachers attending Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Education, art teachers affiliated with the Art Educators of New Jersey, and preservice teachers at William Paterson University.

Launched The Noguchi Museum’s Teen Advisory Board, now in its 13th year of operation, and served as the lead instructor for its summer studio course for high school students, Making Your Mark

Guided tours for visitors with varied needs and abilities using a multi-sensory, inquiry-based approach as an Access and Community Programs educator at the Museum of Modern Art

Taught a weekly literacy program serving adult speakers of other languages and their three- to five-year old family members documented in the New York Times article “Immigrants Discover English and the Delight of Learning Together

Created and implemented visual arts curricula designed to encourage the creative exploration, critical thinking, and problem solving skills of students in grades Pre-K through 8 at two schools in the Bronx

Led multi-part programs aimed at giving K-8 teachers in the Bronx and Harlem the skills and confidence to integrate art into their daily lessons and further achieve curricular goals.

SELECT PRESENTATIONS

Common Threads: Approaching Difficult Topics and Engaging Community in the Art Museum.
New York City Museum Educators Roundtable Conference and American Alliance of Museums Conference. 2018.

Professional Learning in Museums: Teachers Connecting to Collections. National Art Education Association Conference. 2014.

All Hands on Deck: Object Based Learning.
Cool Culture Fair. 2009

Working with Teens. New York City Museum Educators Roundtable Conference. 2007.

Art for Tots at The Noguchi Museum: A Model Program for Early Childhood. National Art Education Association Conference. 2007.

Family Programming in Hands-Off Museums.
Long Island Museum Association Conference. 2006.