2011 – 2012

National Art Education Association, March 2012—Presenter, A Hands-On Pre-Service Art Education Course that Teaches Children with Disabilities

October 2011—Presenter, Art in Translation: Teaching Learners of English

Temple University—Presenter, Art and Autism

Pennsylvania Department of Education—Exhibition installation of art from students with special needs

National Art Education Association Convention—Presenter, summary of MA theses in Art Education with an emphasis in special needs


2010 – 2006
National Art Education Association Convention, 2010—Presenter, The Art of Social Justice: A Project based Unit for 5th Grade

National Art Education Association Convention, 2009—Presenter, Tapping into Opportunity

Temple University, 2009—Presenter, Teaching Art to Children with Autism

March 2009—Presenter, Staying Focused: Working With Students with Learning Disabilities

Kutztown University, 2008—presented Art for Children with Autism

October 2008—Presenter, Inclusion in the Art Room

June 2008—Presenter, Art And Social Justice

Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership, 2007—Presenter, Art Driven Project Based Learning


2005 – 1999
Tyler School of Art, 2005—Presenter, Teaching Children with Autism

JEVS Human Services, 2005—Presenter, Teaching Art to Mentally Disables Adults

Chairs of Art Education of the Archdiocese, 2005—Presenter, Assessment Strategies

Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, 2004—Guest Speaker, Invitational Education

Pennsylvania Department of Education Initial Review team, Shippensburg Art Education Department, 2004—Member

Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership, 2004—Presenter, Bookmaking and Classroom Management

Pennsylvania Department of Education, St. Joseph’s University, 2004—Art Education review team member

Pennsylvania Art Education Association, 2003—Presenter, Surviving the Art of Mainstreaming

October 2003—Presenter, Structuring Residency for Teaching Artists

The Clay Studio, 2003—Presenter, Teaching The Deaf and Hearing Impaired and Classroom Management Skills

School District of Philadelphia, 2003—Wrote literacy curriculum for art teachers

May 2003—Presenter, Visual Arts and The Special Needs Child

Urban Family Conference, 2003—Presenter

Delaware Intermediate Unit, 2003—Presenter, Teaching Art to Special Needs Children

School District of Philadelphia, 2003—Presenter, Art and the Special Needs Child

North Penn School District, Bridle Path Elementary, 2002—Presenter, Art and The Special Needs Child

Tyler School of Art, 2002—Presenter, seminar to first year Art Education Students

Philadelphia Public School Content Institute, 2002—Content Leader, Literacy Balanced Education and the Arts

State of Pennsylvania, 2001—Wrote and piloted the Arts Assessment System

University of the Arts, 2001—Presenter, Working with Special needs Students in the Art Room

Philadelphia Public School Content Institute, 2001—Content Leader, Literacy: Integrating the Visual Arts

Woodmere Art Museum Summer Program, 1999-2002—Teacher

Philadelphia Public School Content Institute, 1999—Content Leader, Project Based Education


1998 – 1994
Philadelphia Public School District Content Institute, 1998—Content Leader, Integrating the Visual Arts into the Curriculum

Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership, 1998—Presenter, Teaching Art Through Standards Based Instruction

Philadelphia Public Schools, 1997–1998—Appointed to write revisions for Curriculum Frameworks for the Visual Arts

Philadelphia Public School District, 1994, 1996—Appointed to write The Standards for the Visual Arts

Pennsylvania Art Educators’ Association Conference, University of the Arts, 1995—Presenter, Teaching Art To Special Needs Children

St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1997- 2002—Volunteer, teaching art to children at risk

Loesche Elementary School, 1995- 1999—Facilitator, school council meetings to make recommendations concerning curriculum, community outreach, finance, technology and professional development