I am an artist and an art educator trained at Pratt Institute,Hofstra University, Hunter College, and New York University with many years of teaching in a variety of media on the elementary, high school and college levels. I was director of visual art and arts-in-education at Henry Street Settlement where I developed initiatives, supervised teaching artists in the visual and performing arts ,and oversaw an exhibition program, an instruction program, an artist in residence program ,and a summer arts day camp. I worked with public schools in integrated arts and learning programs and provided arts experiences for adult Settlement participants in the senior, mental health, and womens’ shelter programs and participated in many art education retreats, conferences and workshops within the art education field regarding evaluation, development, planning, partnering, and other issues important to the arts and the wider educational community. Since Henry Street, I have been working in both artists books and collage and exhibiting regularly in galleries, art centers, and museums. For the past five years, I have been teaching collage/mixed media to adults and seniors concentrating on developing mastery, and personal expression. I am also on the board of directors of Elders Share the Arts as the teaching artists representative.