Master of Public Administration

Certificate, Arts Management, College of Charleston, May 2013

Certification in Arts Education

South Carolina State Board of Education, July 2007

Bachelor of Fine Art

Major:  Art Education, Minor:  Art History, University of South Carolina, December, 2006

Teaching Experience

Atelierista, Qatar Academy  September 2014 – Present

  • Trained in Reggio Emilia Principles and Philosophy
  • Developed and implemented provocations and arts integrated lessons K3 – Grade 5.
  • Provided Professional Development for educators and administrators.
  • Collaborated with local artists and museums to provide learning through art connections and programs

Visual Arts Educator, Hanahan Middle School     August 2007 – June 2014

  • Developed and implemented strategic planning and assessment of visual art curriculum for K-12 with emphasis on Common Core Standards, and STEM (or STEAM).
  • Collaborated with core subject teachers to infuse the arts in Math, Science, Language Arts and History.
  • Developed and implemented exhibitions of student work.
  • Developed and implemented adult art education for teachers and parents.
  • Created partnerships with local arts organizations.

Special Talent Enrichment Program (STEP) Art Instructor     August 2008 – June 2014

  • Developed and implemented displays of public art
  • Development and implementation of visual art lessons to gifted and talented students
  • Created partnerships with artists and local arts organizations

Teaching Artist     June 2012 – December 2013

  • Developed and implemented arts programs for students youth to adult.

Administrative Experience

Business Manager, Redux Contemporary Art Center,   January 2013 – January 2014

Grants Received:  South Carolina Arts Commission, Yaschik Foundation, Donnelly Foundation.

  • Wrote and managed grants for educational programming, exhibitions, and general operations.
  • Created budget analysis and implemented strategic budgetary process for educational programming, events and exhibitions.
  • Developed and implemented training policies and procedures for volunteers/interns and educational programming.
  • Managed and assisted with the development and execution of educational programming, outreach, events, and exhibitions.
  • Developed and supervised outreach programming.

Intern/Volunteer Experience

Pecha Kucha Charleston     Summer, Fall – 2013

  • Event preparation

Redux Contemporary Art Center     May 2012 –  January 2013

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Juror, 2013/2014 Exhibition Calendar

Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry     Spring 2012

  • Education and outreach programs


  • Experienced in English Second Language Learning
  • Fine art, including drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, fiber arts, photography, printmaking, bookmaking and art history
  • Develop and implement long range plans and assessment for educational programming and events
  • Development and implementation of arts integrated lesson plans with a focus on Common Core Standards and STEM (or STEAM)
  • Create partnerships between students, artists, boards and other organizations to enhance the arts community
  • Curating student work for exhibition
  • Grant writing and management
  • Lead in strategic financial management
  • Develop and implement assessment strategies and benchmarks for program analysis
  • Recruitment, selection, training, and policy implementation of educators, staff and interns to meet programming needs
  • Volunteer management


  • Charleston Association of Grant Professionals     2013 – 2014
  • Women’s Caucus for Art, Treasurer, Charleston     2009 – 2010
  • PTA Reflections Committee, Chair     2007 – Present
  • National Art Educators Association     September 2006 – Present