With students in Carnegie Museum of Art Galleries.


Carlow University, Pittsburgh PA, 2011

Masters of Education in Elementary Education
Post Graduate Certification in Art Education K-12
Post Graduate Certification in Elementary Education K-6

Allegheny College, Meadville PA, 2008

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art
Political Science minor

Professional Experience

Artsmiths of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA

Education Manager, April 2021 – Present

  • Forge relationships with local teaching artists and create education programming
  • Execute social media and print based marketing
  • Input registration data and update the website 
  • Communicate with clients regarding programming

Studio Make, Pittsburgh PA

Studio Manager, September 2019 – August 2020

  • Facilitate studio projects while interacting with adult caregivers and children visiting the studio
  • Complete registrations and handle monetary transactions
  • Create and post social media content
  • Write published descriptions for programming

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Scaife School, Pittsburgh PA

Director of Studio Arts, May 2014 – November 2016

  • Oversaw all studio arts programming for adults, children, families and groups
  • Constructed and managed a budget of over $500,000, which included five full-time and three part time staff and over one hundred contractors
  • Created yearly marketing budget and implementation plan and created collateral, website and social media content

Children’s Program Manager & Camp Director, August 2011 – May 2014

  • Planned and budgeted for year round on-site child, teen and family studio arts programs
  • Wrote published program descriptions and designed marketing materials
  • Managed birthday parties, family events and coordinated group visits
  • Created a volunteer program with over twenty participants per summer season
  • Hired, trained and supervised over sixty teaching artists and two seasonal part-time employees

Carnegie Museum of Art, Children’s Studio, Pittsburgh PA

Senior Education Specialist, August 2008 – present

  • Create lesson plans, teach classes and supervise projects based on students‘ museum experiences for diverse programs to students from preschool to high school

Interim Program Supervisor, December 2016 – April 2017

  • Supervised a team of six instructors and over ten assistants for programs that served 150 students
  • Worked with registration, exhibition and marketing staff to coordinate program registration and end of term student exhibition
  • Completed a SWOT report to be used when creating future programming

Camp Supervisor, Summer 2008 – 2009, 2011

  • Recruited, interviewed and maintained records and schedules for volunteers
  • Surveyed inventory and placed supply orders
  • Created Pre- and Post-Camp policies and managed day-to-day operations

Lunch and Post-Camp Supervisor for Summer Art Camps, Summer 2007, 2008

  • Organized medical and roster information for upcoming students
  • Supervised up to one hundred children during lunch and recess
  • Engaged up to twenty children in post care with art projects, field trips and games

Mt. Lebanon Extended Day Program, Hoover Elementary, Mt. Lebanon PA

Group Supervisor, September 2008 – February 2010

  • Engaged up to thirty children in before and after school activities
  • Organized and supervised off-site field trips
  • Completed Pennsylvania Keys training as to better care for school aged students

Allegheny College, Bowman, Penelec & Megahan Galleries, Meadville PA

Gallery Assistant, September 2005 – May 2008

  • Installed and removed artwork
  • Greeted visitors and assisted visiting artists

Additional Teaching Experiences

Jubilee Christian School, Mt. Lebanon, PA

Teaching Artist Grades K-6, Sept 2021 – Present

Play Town Square, Mt. Lebanon, PA

Play Town Creator Collaborator/ Teaching Artist, January 2020 – March 2020

The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh, Carnegie PA

Teaching Artist, November 2019 – Present

Mt. Lebanon Public Library, Mt. Lebanon PA

Resident Artist, April 2018 – Present

Weekday Ministries, Mt. Lebanon PA

Group Supervisor, November 2016 – August 2019

Art Tutor, Mt. Lebanon PA

Private in-home tutor, 7 year old student, September 2012 – November 2013

Assemble: A Space for Art and Technology, Pittsburgh PA

Visiting Educator, Learning Parties, 2012

Brentwood High School Middle School, Brentwood PA

Long Term Substitute Art Teacher, Middle and High School, May – June 2011

Foster & Jefferson Elementary Schools, Mt. Lebanon School District, Mt. Lebanon PA

Student Teacher, Art, January – March 2011

Foster & Jefferson Elementary Schools, Mt. Lebanon School District,  Mt. Lebanon PA

Student Teacher, Fourth Grade, March – May 2011

Winchester Thurston School, City Campus, Pittsburgh PA

Substitute Teacher, Lower and Upper Schools, September 2010 – January 2011