MFA- Kent State University, 2007
MA- Kent State University, 1994
BS- Art Education, Kent State University, 1982

Visiting Lecturer of Art Education, Supervising Secondary Student Teachers, CWRU 2014-present
Founding member of Artful-Cleveland Heights, Ohio 2016
AP Studio Art Portfolio Table Leader 2011-present
AP Studio Art Portfolio Reader 2003-2010
Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation-on Site Coordinator 2001-2011
Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation –Staff 1991-2001
CIA Assistant Summer Teacher Residency Program 2016
CIA Instructor Summer Classes 2016
CIA Basics Workshop Presenter 2014-2015
CIA Advisory Council 2015-16
CIA Scholastics Advisory Committee 1995-2014
Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools-Art Teacher grades 9-12. 1991-2014
Art Department Chair- Chagrin Falls High School 1995-2014
Supervising teacher to local college student teachers
(CWRU, CSU, KSU, Ursuline) 1987-2014
Ohio Governors Youth Art Exhibition Regional Director 2001-2007&2012-13
Crestwood Local Schools-Art Teacher 1984-1991
Ohio Special Certification Art K-12 Permanent Certificate
National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Recipient 1998
Career Education Award-Student CD Portfolio
NEOAEA Most Outstanding Art Teacher 1999
NEOAEA Regional Director 1998-99
NEOAEA County Contact 1998-99
Canton Museum of Art-instructor-drawing 1982-83

2019 Best of Show –Erie Museum, PA
Juror’s Award-Body of Work, Lakeland May Show
2017 1st place-Cleveland Creates-ArtNEO Museum, W.78th St. Studios
2016 Juror’s Award- Body of Work, Lakeland May Show
2013 3rd place Lakeland May Show
2005 Honorable Mention, Chagrin Valley Art Center
2004 Visiting Artist, Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, Fl
2003 Best of Show, Fairmount Fine Art Center, Russell, Oh
1998 Second Place, Emerging Artists Competition, Pasadena, Ca
1997 Purchase Award, Life and Times of Education Exhibition, STRS
1996 Painting Award, Art by the Falls, Chagrin Falls, Oh
First Place, “the View” Kettering Fine Arts Center, Kettering, Oh
Best of Show, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Oh
Purchase Award, State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio, Columbus
Third Place, LaFond Gallery 2nd Annual National Pastel Show, Pittsburgh, Pa.
1995 Purchase Award ,Realism 95, Parkersburg Art Center
1991 Ohio Arts Council Summer Fellowship for Teachers of the Arts
1990 One of six teachers/artists chosen nationally for the Marie Walsh Sharpe
Art Foundation’s Teacher as Artist program, Colorado Springs, Co
First Place, Art in Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Peninsula, Oh
1989 Honorable Mention, Maryland Pastel Society, Shades of Pastel 89’
1988 2nd place, Art in Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Art & Photo Competition
1982 Art Scholarship, Kent State University
1981 Schock Scholarship, Kent State University

Progressive Insurance
Erie Insurance
Aetna Insurance
The Ohio State University
The Ohio Education Association
The State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio
The Parkersburg Art Center
Cleveland Administration Building Collection
Cleveland Metro Health Center, Parma, Ohio
Many Private Collections

Art by the Falls
Orange Art Center
The Grand Exhibition-Cuyahoga Falls Ohio
Scholastics Art Awards 2006,2015-17
(Summit, Portage, Medina, Stark) Counties
Fairmount Fine Art Center

Spotlight Gallery-Linda Ayala
Spotlight Gallery-Todd Hoak
Artful-Members Show

Professional Harmonica Player-1994-present
Professional Picture Framer-1977-present

Scene Magazine
Aqua Magazine
October, 1998, The Stow Sentry
October, 1998, The Chagrin Valley Times
October, 1998, American Artist Magazine
November, 1997, The Plain Dealer