Bio

I am a Pre-K Co-Head Teacher at Central Synagogue's May Family Nursery School in New York City. The preschool is play based, and follows the educational philosophy of Reggio Emilia. In addition, I teach art to children in Southern Westchester. Presently I teach at the Summer Arts Program at Hoff-Barthelson Music School, and privately. 

I am also proud to be a Teaching Artist in ArtsWestchester's distinguished Teaching Artist Residency Program. Through my affiliation with ArtsWestchester I have done artist residencies at: Westchester Hills School 29, Yonkers, NY, Mount Vernon Public Library, Mount Vernon, NY, Unity Gardens, a senior residence, Mount Vernon, NY, and Heartsong, a music and art therapy center for children with disabilities, White Plains, NY. 

In my spare time I create art, and specialize in collage. I frequently exhibit my artwork, and have participated in Group Art Shows as well as Juried Exhibitions in New York City and Westchester County, NY.

I received my Masters of Arts in Teaching with distinction from Manhattanville College. I have Professional Certifications from New York State Education Department to teach Early Childhood (birth - grade 2), Childhood Education (grades 1 - 6), and Visual Arts (K - 12). I am also a member of Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education.
  
I have a degree in Textile Surface Design Cum Laude from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. I developed print designs for Nautica International as well as other print design studios in Manhattan for the fashion and bedding industries. In addition, I designed packaging and retail materials at Tommy Hilfiger Home.