AP Art Studio - Advanced Studies, Electronic Art, Studio Art: 3D Design, Studio Art: Drawing & Painting, Visual Art I
Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Doctoral candidate
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC;
Master of Science, Instructional Design, Fall 2004
Certificates in Tele-learning, Computers in Education, and Virtual Reality
MAEd in Art Education, Fall 2002
Thesis – “The Grand Tour and Cultural Literacy; A Visual Arts Connection”
Rivers Scholar, 2002
LearnNC, Carolina Online Teacher Certificate, August 2008
Coppin State College, Baltimore, Maryland; Distance Ed courses, Fall 2000
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Distance Ed course, Summer 1999.
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (attended Spring 1992 - Summer 1992); completion of courses needed for NC teaching certification.
Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA (attended Fall 1989 - Spring 1991);BFA Fine Arts, Photography & Printmaking
Dean's List, Fall 1989, Spring 1990, Fall 1990, Spring 1991 Summa cum laude graduate
College of Charleston, Charleston, SC (attended Fall 1975 - Fall 1977, Fall 1979).
Dean's List, 1979
Fort Johnson High School, Charleston, SC, HS diploma, 1975
National Art Honor Society Sponsor of the Year, National Art Education Association, 2010
Marion Quin Dix Leadership Award, National Art Education Association, 2009
North Carolina Art Educator of the Year, 2008
National Board Certified Teacher, EAYA Art, 2000, renewed 2010
Art Educator, White Oak High School, Jacksonville, NC (8/1995 - present) I teach grades 9-12 Art One, Sculpture & Ceramics, Art & Technology, and Drawing & Painting. Arts Academy Director (began August 2008)
Instructor; NC Virtual Public School (began August 2007); AP Art History; Arts Department Chair (August 2008 – present)
Instructor; LearnNC (began Summer 2007), Professional Development instructor.
Adjunct Faculty; Coastal Carolina Community College; Surry Community College; Craven Community College; Fayetteville Technical Community College; East Carolina University; Pamlico Community College
Clinical Teacher, East Carolina University (October 2002 - present)
Director, Mitchell 4H Center, Swansboro, NC (Summers, 1995-1997)
I am originally from Charleston, SC. I married a Citadel cadet who became a Marine and that's how I ended up in Jacksonville. We have been married for over 30 years and have a son, Nicholas, who lives in Raleigh with his wife, Virginia, and daughter, Mykaela; a daughter, Adrianne, an NC State graduate who is a mutual fund accountant in Denver, Colorado; and a daughter, Alexis, a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill who is now a social worker. We live in Swansboro with our dachshunds (Oliver & Charley)!
I have been teaching Art in Onslow County since 1991. I have been at White Oak High School since 1995. I am a National Board Certified Teacher. I am also the Past-President of the North Carolina Art Educators Association. I recently served on the NC Senate Joint Legislative Select Study Committee on Arts Education in North Carolina Public Schools!! I was recently selected as North Carolina Art Educator of the Year.
I am really interested in photography, metals and jewelry. I love to travel and take students to Europe every other year (six times now! love those museums!). I was also selected to go on a fellowship to Turkey in July 2007. I am currently planning another student trip to Europe for June 2013.