Working as a liaison between the college and Chicago Public Schools. I am focusing on the needs
of teaching artists (mostly CCC faculty), and CPS teachers and administrators. Creating a strong
working relationship with each group, while integrating and implementing the arts into their
curriculums to meet the specific needs in each classroom and/or administration (most commonly;
literacy). I am the Curriculum Coordinator and media specialist (documentation) for Project AIM.
I also work to provide Arts-Integration Instruction for “Saturday Scholars” and was the Head
Curriculum Writer for “Dance Africa” for several years, which I followed-up with a corresponding
teacher training session.
South Shore Small School of the Arts, Chicago, IL
Created and implemented an art course to support an Afrocentric curriculum with
interdisciplinary integrated units in a teacher led, student centered Chicago Public
school with support from the Gates Foundation. Also worked with Gallery 37 as a
program liaison, led an art critics club, worked as an instructor for the Academic Decathlon,
and enlisted students to join artist Dawoud Bey in creating and publishing, "The Chicago
Project", in conjunction with the Alfred Smart Museum at the University of Chicago.
South Shore High School, Chicago, IL
Created and implemented art foundation courses. Co-instructor for Academic Decathlon,
students created set backdrops that traveled the nation for an alumni's production,"Big Time",
and served on the reading committee.
Neiman Marcus, Northbrook, IL, Visual Stylist
Created original displays of both hard and soft-line merchandise. Purchased and arranged
weekly floral arrangements for the store. Aided in organizing special events rearranging from
fashion shows to benefits and our In-Circle parties. Consulted with vendors to organize
shipments and point-of-sale priorities. I was recognized twice with a Neiman Marcus' Award
of Excellence. Main areas of specialty are hard-line home decor, cosmetics and windows.
Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Created and implemented a ten-week elementary course for the Visual Learners Program
combining art, reading, and writing to increase school test scores.
Blake School for the Fine Arts, Tampa, FL
Lecturer on the birth of modern and contemporary art
B.A.S.I.C., Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago outreach
Altschuler Wallpaper, Chicago, IL
Production of hand painted wallpaper, working with designers and dealers, packing and shipping
Crow Island Elementary, Winnetka, IL
Student Teaching/ Created and implemented an interdisciplinary arts program, taught all
classes (K-5), and helped create a play based on paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago.