IN THE CLASSROOM

I am an artist educator with extensive experience in community outreach, youth facilitation, corporate training, professional development, adult education, program development, and personnel coaching.

 I specialize in creating dynamic experiences for students and adults in professional and educational settings, through the mediums of theatre, improvisation, and storytelling.       

Photos by Michael Myers & Jackie Jasperson


EXPERIENCE

ARTS EDUCATOR

  • Lifeline Theatre
    Teaching Artist, Director of Education | 2008 – Present

  • Goodman Theatre
    GeNarrations Program for Seniors | 2011 – Present

  • Illinois Holocaust Museum
    Evanston YWCA & Next Theatre | Race Project | 2015

  • 2nd Story
    Director of Education | 2010 – 2015

  • Northside Catholic Academy
    Drama Instructor | Grades 6 – 8 | 2013 – 2016

  • Raven Theatre
    Teaching Artist, Grades 2 – 6 | 2011 - 2012

  • Howard Area Community Center
    Teacher | GED Adult Literacy Program | 2007 – 2011

  • Joy Knapp Therapeutic Day School
    School-wide Drama Project | 2008 – 2010

  • LaSalle Language Academy
    Bullying Prevention Through the Arts | 2007 – 2013

  • Northwestern Law School
    Instructor | Improvisation for Law Students | 2012-2014

  • Northlight Theatre Academy
    Director | Spring Play Project | 2003

  • American Girl Place
    Program Instructor | Etiquette, Financial Literacy  | 2004 – 2006

  • Pistarckle Theatre Summer Camp
    Director | U.S. Virgin Islands | 2001

  • Chicago Children’s Theatre
    Co-Director | 1992 – 1995

  • Apple Tree Theater
    Arts Educator | 1992 – 1993


CORP. TRAININGS

(selected)

  • Siemens

  • AT&T

  • Bel-Tone

  • Steelcase

  • Navistar

  • Keebler

  • Searle

  • A.T. Kearney

  • Kraft

  • Discover Card


KEYNOTE PRESENTER

( via Wavelength)

  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) | National Conference

  • National Staff Development Council (NSDC) | National Conference

  • Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) | National Conference

  • National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) | National Conference

  • AASA. The School Superintendents Association | National Conference

  • National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) | National Conference

  • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) | National Conference

  • American Federation of Teachers (AFT) | National Conference

  • Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA) | National Conference

  • IDEA Founding Teacher Fellowing Program through IDEA Public Schools