Resume & Portfolio

You can view a full copy of my resume below. If you prefer, you can also download a PDF copy. You may also be interested to check my HHS Photo website, which I've set up to be a resources page for instructional materials that are common to all Photo students here at Hastings High School. It also features some student work in the form of PDF photo books that I put together each year.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION

Bachelor of Science in Art Education

Awarded in December 2007 from SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz, NY

Master of Fine Arts in Digital Media

Awarded in June 2014 from CUNY Lehman College in Bronx, NY

Professional Certification

Visual Arts K - 12, New York State

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

Photography Teacher

Hastings High School in Hastings on Hudson, NY

    • Taught Photography 1 and 2, Digital Photography, Advanced Placement Photography, Design for Publishing (Yearbook), Advanced Media Arts, Animation, Sculpture 1 and 2, Ceramics 1 and 2, and 7th grade art electives.
    • Maintained darkroom and film processing facilities, chemicals, and equipment.
    • Wrote foundation grants for new DSLR lenses (telephoto and macro) for our Digital Photography and AP Photography students.
    • Coordinated with scholarship providers to offer scholarships to high school seniors who will be pursuing a career in photography.
    • Printed, prepared, and hung artwork in our district's annual middle school and high school art show.
    • Advisor to the Photography Club.
    • Designed and regularly updated the HHS Photo website as a repository for instructional materials common for all sections of Photography 1 and 2, Digital Photography, and AP Photography.
    • Proposed and was granted a class about graphic design called Design for Publishing, where students experimented with logos, posters, book jackets, data visualizations, user interfaces, and more. These students also took over designing and publishing our school's yearbook.
    • Implemented Google Drive and Classroom for rubrics, slideshows, submitted work, and self-assessment.
    • Communicated with parents via email, telephone, and in person through Committee on Special Education (CSE) meetings, parent-teacher conferences and open houses.
    • Used Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) to provide a differentiated learning environment.
    • Used eSchoolData to publish grades on student and parent portals.
    • Coordinated curricula, course offerings, and course descriptions within the department.

December 2014 to Present

Studio Arts Teacher

Bronxville High School in Bronxville, NY

    • Taught Studio 1 and 2, Digital Photography, Computer Arts, and AP Art History.
    • Participated in a pilot program through Google that allowed my students to test drive to as-of-yet unreleased Google Classroom app for iPhone.
    • Provided professional development workshops to Bronxville and Tuckahoe faculty members on the implementation of Google to connect with students and reinforce instruction.
    • Coordinated with teacher who was out on maternity leave to provide the students instruction aligned with her curriculum to make for an easy transition out and then back in.

September to December 2014

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Media Arts Teacher

Hastings High School in Hastings on Hudson, NY

    • Taught Media Arts, Sculpture 1 and 2, Ceramics 1 and 2, Studio Art, Animation, and 6th and 7th grade art electives.
    • Advisor to the middle school Art Club and open studio.
    • Compiled lists of primary and secondary sources for close readings to align curriculum with Common Core guidelines, both as an individual and within the department.
    • Coordinated with teacher who was out on maternity leave to provide the students instruction aligned with her curriculum to make for an easy transition out and then back in.

February 2013 to June 2014

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Ceramics Teacher

Washingtonville High School in Washingtonville, NY

    • Taught three sections of Ceramics.
    • Organized and maintained an extensive collection of glazes and underglazes, and two kilns with a near-constant firing schedule to accommodate for all student work.
    • Coordinated with teacher who was out on maternity leave to provide the students instruction aligned with her curriculum to make for an easy transition out and then back in.

January 2009 to June 2009

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STUDIO AND DIGITAL MEDIA SKILLS

Film Photography

    • 35mm and 120 film
    • Film processing and negative storage
    • Darkroom maintinence
    • Printing
    • Experimental film and printing processes like multiple exposures, printing from multiple negatives, solarizing
    • Pinhole camera construction and use

Printmaking

    • Woodcut, linocuts, monoprints
    • Silkscreen production and use
    • Reduction printing

Ceramics

    • Functional and sculptural
    • Throwing on the pottery wheel
    • Glazing and underglazing
    • Kiln use and maintenance

Animation

    • Stopmotion and claymation techniques
    • Rotoscoping
    • Character and story design

Digital Photography

    • Nikon and Canon DSLRs
    • Adobe Bridge and Photoshop
    • Image processing and printing
    • Telephoto and macro lens use

Design for Print and Screen

    • Adobe Illustrator and inDesign
    • Logo, poster, book and album art design
    • Data visualizations
    • App icon and user interfaces

Video and Audio

    • Sound design software such as Sony ACID, Adobe Audition, ProTools, GarageBand
    • Video editing software such as Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, iMovie, iStopMotion, FinalCut

3D Modeling and Game Design

    • Cinema 4D, Maya, Unity

STUDENT TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Mamaroneck High School

Fall 2007 in Mamaroneck, NY

    • Three sections of Advanced Drawing and Painting, one section of AP Studio Art, and one section of Senior Arts Experience
    • Worked with cooperating teacher Kevin Klein

Woodside Elementary School

Fall 2007 in Peekskill, NY

    • Third, fourth, and eighth grade Studio classes in both self-contained and mainstream environments
    • Worked with cooperating teacher Jennifer Lombardo

AFFILIATIONS

New York State Art Teachers Association

    • Author of the Connected Classroom column in the NYSATA News newsletter focused on ways to integrate emergent technologies into the classroom to reinforce instruction and connect with students. Topics have included Google Drive, using QR codes for handouts and rubrics, using blogging as a means of self-assessment, the importance of data visualizations, and many more.
    • Presenter at NYSATA Annual Conferences and Symposia about matters relating to how art teachers can use technology in their classrooms regardless of what subjects they teach.