empowering creativity in schools everywhere.
With a Masters in Teaching Visual Art and a Bachelor of Architecture, I bring a unique perspective to the field of art and design education training and consulting.
My approach to curriculum consultancy is to match a thorough assessment of the required educational objective with a detailed action plan and the tools and materials to formulate sustainable success. My approach to teacher training goes well beyond suggesting creative exercises. I efficiently and effectively guide teachers through the process of integrating art and design into curriculum through hands-on experiences through my Innovation Hour™ program.
My overarching goal is to nourish the educator, giving them permission to alter their own education mindset. It is by changing this mindset and developing an education philosophy that places creativity at its core that I can truly revolutionize attitudes to curriculum planning, teacher training, and the classroom environment.
I am available for individual or group consulting opportunities for more specific concerns or challenges, or on an ongoing consultancy basis. For school boards, non-profits and corporations, I can serve as an advisor to boards or core teams, provide policy guidance or direct training. Please connect with me below to schedule a time to meet.
Consult with me directly in person or via video conference. Talk about your classroom space design, meet as a teaching team to brainstorm, or do more hands on development with tools and techniques, or explore options for Innovation Hour™ experiences in your classroom. I also works with entire teaching teams / schools in professional development workshops focused on learning about creative tools that can be woven into classrooms. See more below: INNOVATION HOUR™ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Educational / Media / Corporate Advisory
I currently serves as Visual Art Advisor for the PBS Pinkalicious series; contributing curriculum, editing scripts and steering the Visual Art education component of the series for shows, games and beyond. The series began airing in February 2018 and my role has since been expanded outside of Pinkalicious into PBS’ Online Learning platform and the overall PBS Curriculum Framework for integrating art into core subjects and learning modules for all PBS shows.
I am available to advise companies and organizations working with and in any type of visual art and design education projects. Cost dependent upon scope of project(s).
INNOVATION HOUR™ educator training
I offer teacher training experiences that open up new possibilities for teachers and schools everywhere.
Through my Innovation Hour™ program I help teachers develop an education philosophy that places creativity at its core. Participants develop new tools for their repertoire, gain a foundation in the principles of design thinking, and engage their own creative voices.
I works with schools from pre-k through high school, offering on-site training workshops in school classrooms, at the Roots + Wings Creative Campus at 573 Fairview Road in Asheville, or virtually. Your teaching team can customize a workshop, or choose from our options below. Workshops can be focused on a specific subject or grade, or kept broad so that all grade levels can participate and be inspired! All of our workshops can be extended for a longer experience, but we recommend sessions be at least 2 hours.
INNOVATION HOUR™ professional development
The Innovation Hour™ program is a certified professional development course for education professionals and institutions. Workshop experiences can be planned for one classroom, an entire grade level or an whole school teaching team. I can focus the workshop to relate to a specific subject or grade, or keep it broad so that all grade levels can participate and be inspired! All of my workshops can be extended for a longer experience, but we recommend at least two hours to start.
ONE-TIME P.D. 2-HOUR WORKSHOP
$200 (10-25 participants)
$300 (26+ participants)
YEAR-LONG P.D. COMMUNITY
costs depend on scope...let's chat about it!
SUMMER 2019 INNOVATION HOUR™ professional development opportunity!
JOIN me at the Roots + Wings CREATIVE CAMPUS in Asheville
August 6 + 8 from 6:30 - 8pm
Open to ANY K-12 teacher - any subject - any grade level! Join me for this two day workshop exploring all kinds of art and design mediums alongside various curriculum elements. We will work individually and in groups as we start with what we each bring to the table and expand our horizons to create and plan all kinds of new projects for the fall school year! You will leave with plenty more to explore as you begin planning for your new year ahead!
Located at the R+W Creative Campus / 573 Fairview Road, Asheville, NC 28803
limited to 15 people
INNOVATION HOUR™ one-on-one consulting
Consult with me directly in person or via video conference.
Talk about your classroom space design, meet as a teaching team to brainstorm, or do more hands on development with tools and techniques.
$100 per hour.
INNOVATION HOUR™ curriculum development
Bring me in to help create Innovation Hour™ curriculum to be used by your school or school district.
I am available for individual projects or on an ongoing consultancy basis, and can serve as needed as an advisor to boards or core teams.
Cost dependent on project scope.
Connect with me below to schedule a time to meet!