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  • SUNY Buffalo State - Buffalo, NY:                                                                                                                Jan 2015-May 2017

              Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies

              MSED-School of Arts/Humanities


  • NYS Initial Teaching Certificate                                                                                                                     Oct 2014

              Visual Arts K-12


  • Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY:                                                                                                             Aug 2010-May 2014

              Dual major in the School of Education and the College of Performing Arts

              Double major with Art Education and Ceramics

              Bachelor of Fine Arts


  • NCECA Conference                                                                                                                                          Mar 2013- Mar 2014

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts


  • Spector/Warren Fellowship - Houston, TX:                                                                                              Jan 2014

Regional Holocaust and Genocide Initiative    


  • Arrowmont School of Craft - Gatlinburg, TN:                                                                                           June 2013

Margaret Bohls & Suze Lindsay 

Developing Ideas For Form Language (Ceramics)


  • Orchard Park High School - Orchard Park, NY:                                                                                        Sept 2006-Jun 2010

Regents Diploma


Degree Related Experience


  • Art Teacher, Charter School of Inquiry, Buffalo, NY                                                                                    Aug 2016-Present

                         Designed a k-3 art curriculum with an African American infusion

                         Instructed an after school program for 3 grade students

  • Substitute Teacher, Orchard Park Central School District, Orchard Park, NY                                 Apr 2016-Jun 2016                                    Assisted in implementing lesson plans and the daily duties of various teachers during their absence                                     

  • Orchard Park Recreation Department (Orchard Park, NY)                                                                   

Summer Art Program Director                                                                                                                     June 2013-Aug 2016

Designed an eight week art curriculum for three camps (Day Camp, Adventure Camp, Mini Camp)

Instructed art lessons for approximately 300 camp participants between the ages of 4-14

Summer Camp Program Director                                                                                                         June 2013-Aug 2016

Designed a safe and engaging summer program called Mini Camp   

Directed and supervised over 90 children and 14 staff members

Preschool Teacher                                                                                                                                   Dec 2014-May 2016

Designed a safe and engaging curriculum for ages 3-5

Instructed Preschool Play and Paint, Paste & Play classes

Young Artists Instructor                                                                                                                         Sept 2009-May 2016

Instructed an after school art program for ages 5-11

Program was taught at three Orchard Park Elementary Schools

(Ellicott Elementary, Windom Elementary, Eggert Elementary)

TGIF Director                                                                                                                                             Sept 2014-Dec 2015

Designed a safe and fun Friday night program for ages 5-10

Directed and supervised over 40 children and six staff members

Camp Counselor                                                                                                                                       June 2010-Aug 2012

Provided a safe and engaging program for Day Camp participants ages 5-10


  • Student Teacher (Syracuse, NY)

Manlius Pebble Hill School (Gr. 6-12)                                                                                                     Mar-May 2014

Huntington School (Gr. K-5)                                                                                                                    Jan-Mar 2014


  • Art Education Saturday Art Workshops Teacher (Syracuse, NY)                                                       Sept 2011-Dec 2014

Designed art lessons for children ranging from the ages of 8-11 years old


  • After School Art Instructor (Syracuse, NY)                                                                                              Sept-Dec 2013

Volunteer art instructor at the Northside CYO Center

Designed Lessons for refugee students using a variety of art techniques and materials for self expression


  • Literacy Tutor at Danforth Middle School (Syracuse, NY)                                                                  Sept-Dec 2012

Designed lessons that incorporated student’s interests to improve literacy skills


Observations and Teaching Assistant Opportunities


  • Education Placements:

Manlius Pebble Hill School - Syracuse, NY                                                                                        Mar-May 2013

Danforth Middle School - Syracuse, NY                                                                                             Sept-Dec 2012

Institute of Technology High School - Syracuse NY                                                                        Sept-Dec 2011




  • 1045 Elmwood Gallery for the Arts (Buffalo, NY)                                                                                 Apr 2017

              MS Show - Geomorphic Juncture (solo show)

  • The Yards (Rochester, NY)                                                                                                                         Mar 2017

             Women’s Work Invitational Exhibition (group show)

  • Bacon Gallery (Buffalo, NY)                                                                                                                      Nov 2016

             Jus Soli: Right of the Soil (group show)

  • The Gandee Gallery (Syracuse, NY)                                                                                                        Oct 2016

            The Almighty Cup Juried Exhibition (group show)

  • Jack Craft Fair (Buffalo, NY)                                                                                                                      Aug 2016


  • Allentown Art Festival (Buffalo, NY)                                                                                                       June 2016


  • Kenan Center (Lockport, NY)                                                                                                                    May 2016

            46th Annual 100 American Craftsmen

            Buffalo State Student Exhibition (group show)

  • Dean’s Student Gallery (Buffalo, NY)                                                                                                     Feb-Dec 2016

            Invitational Exhibition at Buffalo State College (groups show)

  • Quaker Arts Festival (Orchard Park, NY)                                                                                                Sept 2015


  • The Assembled Image (Clifton Springs, NY)                                                                                        Mar-May 2015

Collage, Painting and Assembled Sculpture (group show)

Main Street Arts Gallery

  • Quaker Arts Festival (Orchard Park, NY)                                                                                               Sept 2014


  • Corn Hill Arts Festival (Rochester, NY)                                                                                                 July 2014

Emerging Artists Expo

  • Spark Contemporary Art Space (Syracuse, NY)                                                                                 April 2014

BFA Show - Erosion (2 person show)

  • Coyne Gallery (Syracuse, NY)                                                                                                                 May 2013

Shaped Clay Society (group show)

  • Coyne Gallery (Syracuse, NY)                                                                                                                 May 2013

SAEASU - Artists:Educators (group show)




Special Judges Award at the 53rd Annual Quaker Arts Festival                                                             Sept 2014

2nd Place Emerging Artist Award at the 2014 Corn Hill Arts Festival                                                    July 2014

Summa Cum Laude Recognition                                                                                                                  May 2014

Outstanding Senior in Ceramics Award                                                                                                       May 2014

Shaped Clay Society Award                                                                                                                          May 2014

Syracuse University’s Dean’s List                                                                                                                 Dec 2010-May 2014

Spector/Warren Fellowship recipient                                                                                                        Jan 2014

Syracuse University Scholar Nomination                                                                                                   Jan 2013

Shaped Clay Society Summer Scholarship                                                                                                May 2013

Clayscapes Pottery Award                                                                                                                            May 2013

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation                 June 2013

Lorraine Chantry Art Education Award                                                                                                       April 2013




American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Certified                                                   June 2014-June 2016

American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies First Aid Certified                                                  June 2013-June 2015

Computer Skills: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, iMovie, Microsoft Office Programs, Mac Office Programs


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