27943 Seco Canyon Road #567
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Born: 1962, Los Angeles
2008: Featured Painter Santa Clarita Jazz Festival
2008: Society for the Arts in Healthcare
2007: SCV Art Gallery
2006-2008: Providence Holy Cross Art of Healing
2007-Present: Projekt 30
2007-Present: Jon Gardner Farmers Insurance
2004-Present: Law Office of Karen Goldman
2004: Congregation Beth Shalom Annual Gala
2003-2004: City of Santa Clarita
2003-2004: Newhall ArtWalk
2003: Borders Bookstore, Canyon Theater Guild, Canyon Repertoire Theater
2003: Curator/Featured Artist Barnes and Noble
ART TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Fine Arts Department Chair/Art and Photo Teacher
Rio Norte Junior High School, Valencia, CA 91354 • 2003 to Present
Created electives program for a brand new Junior High School. Built Fine Arts Department and Yearbook Program from the ground floor. Received City of Santa Clarita Grant and Site Council Grant to expand the art department. Expansion includes ceramics, glass and a brand new black and white and digital photography program. Actively participate in Santa Clarita Street Art Festival. Pioneered integration of junior high art students into the annual Barnes and Noble Student Art Show.
Fine Arts Department Chair/Art Teacher
Valencia High School, Valencia, CA 91355 • 1996 to 2003
Taught Ceramics, Graphic Design and Yearbook, Beginning and Advanced 2-D Design, Drawing, Typography, Photography, and 3-D Art.
Accomplishments: Designed, wrote curriculum, and received City of Santa Clarita Grant for 2d and 3d Fine Arts program. Created career path in Studio Art. Represented Valencia High School and motivated students to participate in art in the community including Bella Via and Barnes and Noble art displays. Initiated advanced technology and graphic design application software (Quark Xpress, PhotoShop, Illustrator, and Pagemaker) for Graphic Design Program. Created and wrote curriculum for new Graphic Design Career Path. Designed and programmed art department web page using DreamWeaver. Promoted student work using PowerPoint and Digital Camera. Expanded School-to-Career program through networking with companies in Santa Clarita, motivating students to participate, and developing new programs and assessment tools. Coordinated alliance between Hart District and the Valencia Industrial Association.
Grant High School, Van Nuys, CA 91605 • Summer 1996
Taught Graphic Design and 2-D Design.
Accomplishments: Created innovative learning environment which increased student enrollment for summer session. Developed graphic design curriculum to increase art elective options for registration guide.
Olive Vista Junior High School, Sylmar, CA 91342 • 1993 to 1996
Taught 7th and 9th grade General Art.
Accomplishments: Created semi-annual art show. Developed a rubric and initiated exit outcome-based education. Implemented 9th grade T-shirt design contest. Coached students in Students Run L.A. program.
California State University, Northridge
Masters Level Courses: Painting, Modern Art History, Ceramics
Bachelor of Arts Degree: Graphic Design • 1985
National University, San Diego
Professional Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential • 1992
Authorized Field: Art, Supplementary Authorization: Mathematics