Adelphi University
  • Masters in Art Education. May 2013
  • GPA 4.0
  • New York State Initial Certification, Art Education Pre-K-12
  • Dean's Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in the Graduate Art Education Program.
University of Hartford Art School
  • B.F.A. Experimental Studio Major, English Minor. May '90
  • Cum Laude. GPA 3.27


Spring 2013 - Present
  • West Hempstead Union Free School District - Substitute Teacher, West Hempstead, NY
  • Teaching Grades K - 12; including Art, Special Ed.,Mainstream classrooms, and as a Elementary School Librarian/Media Specialist for over a month.
Spring 2013 - Present
  • CAPE: Creative Arts Program of East Meadow, East Meadow, NY
  • Co-taught a television commercial-creation class. Instructed Grade 1 - 5 students in prop design and mask-making. Currently teaching a Drawing Class to Grades 1 - 2, focusing on the Elements and Principles of Art.
Spring 2012 - Spring 2013
  • Student Teaching in Barnum Woods Elementary, Woodland Middle School in East Meadow, NY.
  • Student Observations in West Hempstead Middle and High School, West Hempstead, NY; and PS 46 Alley Pond Elementary School, Queens, NY.
  • Emphasized creative thinking by including conceptual art concepts and drama into unit plans. Implemented background as a substitute teacher, Special Ed. T.A., and Teaching Artist.
Spring 2012 - Spring 2013
  • PS 46 Alley Pond Elementary School, Bayside, Queens
  • Volunteer-taught Art/Drama Classes to a class of 2nd -3rd Grade Special Ed. students. Lessons focused on listening, writing and speaking skills by teaching my "Create Your Own Super Hero" class, theme projects, and a curriculum-related lesson on Pandas.
Fall 2010 - Summer 2011
  • Northwest Boys and Girls Club Hartford - Teaching Artist
  • Volunteer-taught Art/Drama classes about Artistic Principles. Taught my "Super Hero" and "Create Your Own Rock Star!" classes to Grades 2 - 6.

Related Experience

Fall 2008 - June 2010
  • Braeburn and Whiting Lane Elementary Schools - Special Ed. T.A.
  • Instructed Special Education students in Grades 2 - 5 on a individual basis in reading, writing, Math and Social Studies.
Summer 2009
  • Brooklyn College Summer Program & Prep. Center- Teaching Artist
  • Created and taught classes in mask making, movement/dance, art/acting, and my "Rock Star!" class to Grades 1st - 7th for six-weeks. Developed and led an art/acting class that included a play and my "Super Hero" class to students in Grades 2nd - 6th for six weeks.


Greenpoint Gallery
  • Summer Salon Show (2013) Two drawings and one work on paper.
Adelphi University
  • M.A. Show (2013) "How Do You Sleep" - Graphite drawing triptych.
Thing Machine
  • Performance and promotion of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's Education programs, NYC's CultureFest; Promotion of Queens in collaboration with the Queens Economic Development Corporation.
"The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education"
  • (Zine photographs) Weida. C.L. (2013) Feminist Zines: (Pre)Occupations of Gender, Politics, and D.I.Y. in a Digital Age.
"Visual Inquiry Journal"
  • ("Tools" drawing). Weida. C.L. (2013) Froebel's Philosophies of Drawing.
  • Versatile in storyboarding skills, prop design/construction, and directing.