Education Resume

Awards & Honors

Woman of Achievement Award for Outstanding Art and Education, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Central Jersey Alumae Chapter 2014

Creative Currents Artist Residency, Portobelo, Panama 2014

America Achieves Principal & Teacher Fellowship, N Y 2014-Present

Hope Street Group Teacher Fellowship, Washington,DC 2013

Essex County Teacher of the Year 2012
Essex County Technical Schools Teacher of the Year 2012
Finalist New Jersey Teacher of the Year 2012

Fulbright-Hay Scholarship to Morocco 2011

Award of Excellence, Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn,NY 2010

Inaugural South African Initiative Vision Award, Rutgers Graduate School of Education 2008

Fulbright Memorial Scholarship to Japan 2005
Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to South Africa 2004

Target Scholarship by Citizens Scholarship Foundation of America, Inc.” 2001

Union County HEART Grant Program (History,Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Art auction fundraiser, “Rebuilding The Steps of our Sisters,” for “Project Protect” a domestic violence shelter servicing the Union County area.  2000

Recognition for Outstanding Achievement” for“Significant Contributions to the Arts & Humanities in Union County" 2000

Contribution and Teaching of The Arts” by the Ron Brown School of Global Issues Award in Maxson Middle School, Plainfield, NJ. 1995

Marquee dedicated in my name on Maxson Middle School grounds for the Netherwood Train Station Restoration Project sponsored by New Jersey Transit 1995

Professional Writing & Research

League of Global Leaders, NJ 2014
Guest Lecturer, National Art Educators Association Convention, Fort Worth Texas, Grace Hampton Lecture Series, "Birth of an Art Teacher" 2013
Keynote Speaker, Essex County Academic Award Ceremony, Belleville, NJ 2013
Presenter, Teacher of the Year Orientation Ceremony, NJDOE, Trenton, NJ 2013

New Jersey Teacher Advisory Panel 2013

Take Opt-Ed Articles 2013
Arts Education Is Critical to Students Success

Common Core: Teachers Are Not Prepared prepared

Why Even Art Teachers Have A Problem with Standardizing Testing out
New Jersey Department of Education, Visual & Performing Art Curriculum Writiing Team 2013

Art Educators of New Jersey Conference, South African Beaded Bracelet 2013-2005

National Art Educator Association News, Committee on Multiethnic Concerns, "Visual Art and Vocational Education, December 2012

Educational Forum of New Jersey, Roundtable, ETS, Princeton, NJ

"Art of Morocco: An Artist Journey," Documentary on the arts and culture of Morocco

Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn,NY "An Educational, Cultural and Community Perspective" 2011

Essex County Vocational School District,
NJ Professional Development, "Integrating Art into your Curriculum

American Association of University Women
“Art Education Today," Plainfield, NJ 2003

Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Keynote speaker: “How Diversity in Art Effects the Community”, “A Celebration of Diversity in the Arts," Plainfield, NJ 2000

Teaching Experience

Essex County Vocational Schools, Bloomfield, NJ 2000-Present
Commercial Illustration Instructor
•District Professional Development Committee, Former Chair
•District Curriculum Development Committee

• National Art Honor Society-Advisor

Irvington High School, Irvington, NJ, Art Teacher

Clients-Educational Workshops

Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
Plainfield Community Outreach Center, Plainfield, NJ
Queen City Academy, Plainfield, NJ
Mendham Girls Scouts at Mendham Township Library, Mendham, NJ

Somerset County Vocational Technical High School,
Bridgewater, NJ

21st Century Learning Center, Plainfield, NJ

Maxson Middle School, Plainfield, NJ , Netherwood Train Station Restoration Project

South Plainfield Continuing Education,
Art Instructor, South Plainfield, NJ

Plainfield Continuing Education, Art Instructor
, Plainfield, NJ,


Community Activities
Plainfield Cultural & Heritage Commission, Chair
NAACP ACT-SO Mentoring Program

Academic Studies

Kean University, Union New Jersey
Educational Leadership & Supervision, MA 2004

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
Communication Design, BFA 1990


New Jersey Teacher of Art
New Jersey Teacher of Visual Art
New Jersey Supervisor


New Jersey Educators Association
National Educators Association
Art Educators of New Jersey
National Art Educators Association & Committee of Multi- Ethnic Concerns
Society of Illustrators of New York




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