SELECTED ACTIVITY    
 
   
EDUCATION    

M.A.T. (Master of Arts in Teaching)) – Mount Holyoke College, MA

  5/2015
M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts)) – Temple University, Tyler School of Art, PA   5/1987
B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts) – Montclair State University, NJ   5/1980
 
LICENSURE AND ENDORSEMENTS
MA – Secondary, Visual Art (5-12) Initial License   6/2015
MA – Special Education (moderate disabilities, 5-12) add-on license   anticipate 2017
MA Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement   6/2015
MTEL Visual Art (17)   11/2014
MTEL Communication and Literacy – Reading (01)   11/2014
MTEL Communication and Literacy - Writing (01)   11/2014
 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
SPED/Art Teacher, Springfield Public Day High School, Springfield, MA — Teach Visual Art at this Alternative High School, grades 9-12..   8/2016-Present
Visual Art Teacher, Long Term Substitute, Central High School, Springfield, MA—Teach Foundations of Art, Printmaking and Sculpture to high school grades 9-12.   11/2015-2/2016
Visual Art Teacher, Practicum, Springfield Conservatory of the Arts, Springfield, MA—Middle/High Magnet School, taught all applications of Visual Art with an emphasis on Art integration in core subject areas.   8/2014-6/2015
Adjunct Professor, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ—Taught Ceramics at graduate and undergraduate levels.   9/1989-5/2005
Adjunct Associate Professor, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, NY—Taught Sept 1994- May 2002 Ceramics at beginning and advanced levels.   9/1994-5/2002
Faculty, Parsons School of Design, Product Design Department, NYC, NY—Taught Ceramics: beginning & advanced throwing, earthenware, plaster mold and model making.   9/1989-5/2000
Faculty/Department Head, Interlochen Center For The Arts, Interlochen, MI—Oversaw Ceramic department faculty and operations, taught High School Ceramic Sculpture and throwing.   Summers 1987-1992
Teacher, 92nd Street YMCA, NYC, NY—Taught Ceramics: throwing and glaze exploration.   9/1989-5/1991
     
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Presenter, Emerging Pedagogies Panel: Multimodal Teaching Journals as Spaces for May 2015 (Re)(De)Constructing Practice in Pre-service Teacher Education. New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH, Research question: What happens when teacher candidates make sense of course readings against field experiences and their background knowledge through the keeping of a teaching journal?   5/2015
Participant, Education Dialogue: What can we do locally about equity in our schools? March 2015 Five College Schools Partnership Program, Springfield, MA, One of eight educators in a conversation circle contributing to a dialogue about equity in schools.   3/2015
Artist/Grant Recipient, “Tree of Life” Mosaic, Gan Keshet School, Northampton, MA, Using symbols from students’ drawings, co-created a mosaic from ceramic tiles and shards. Worked with Pre-K thru 5th grade students, the school and the community.   11/2013-8/2014
Educator, bcooperclay studio, Hatfield, MA, Owner and Operator of ceramic studio: Taught, ceramic classes to adults and children and ran local consortium for potters.   6/2012-6/2014
Board Member/Treasurer, Governing Council, Taos Charter School, Taos, NM,, Oversaw operations and implementation of school activity and policies.   9/2010-6/2011
Co-creator, “Neighborhood Arts”, Taos Artist Organization, Taos, NM, Co-authored winning grant to provide funds for program of bringing arts education, taught by local artists, to economically deprived communities in and around Taos. Acted as liaison with Taos Mayor’s office, established art programs and taught children from Pre-K to 5th grade. Led several public installations of children’s art as part of program culmination.   5/2009-5/2010
Assistant Art Teacher, Taos Charter School, Taos, NM, Assisted Art teacher with classes, from Pre-K- 2nd grade.   9/2007-6/2010
Resident Artist/Teacher, Anansi Pre-School, El Prado, NM, Taught children to design and paint tiles that were mounted and permanently displayed outside the classroom.   7/2006-5/2007
     
OTHER EXPERIENCE
Curator, “Art in Town Hall”, Taos, NM, Curator and facilitator of quarterly public-art exhibitions in Town Hall of Taos.   1/2009-5/2011
Non-profit board member/Secretary, PFLAG Taos, Taos, NM.   5/2010-5/2011
Board Member, Taos Artist Organization non-profit, Taos, NM, Served as Board Member, public relations coordinator, newsletter blog editor and office director.   1/2008-1/2011
Writer/Contributor, Taos News, Taos, NM.   5/2008-5/2011
     
ARTIST
Studio Artist, bcooperclay, Hatfield, MA   6/2012-6/2014
Asparagus Valley Potters Guild, member, Western Massachusetts   9/2012-present
Studio Artist, Taos, NM   5/2005-5/2011
Taos Studio Tour, Artist on Tour, Taos, NM   9/2008, 2010
Studio Artist, Brooklyn, NY   5/1992-5/2005
     
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
50 Yr. Anniv. Exhibition, Bucks County Community College, Newton, PA   10/2014
Local Clay: Object + Attitude, PCS80 Gallery, Paper City Studios, Holyoke, MA   9/2012
Clay & Glass: Familiar Materials Used In Unfamiliar Ways, two-woman show, Stables Gallery, Taos, NM   8/2010
East Meets West-Raton Joins Taos, Stables Gallery, Taos, NM   9/2009