Visual Arts Specialist

Tariq bin Ziad School, August 2021 – June 2023
  • Develop and implement Visual Arts Program for K-4
Pan American School of Porto Alegre, July 2019 – 2021
  • Initiated and implemented PASPoA Digital Art Exhibition 2019/2020.
  • Launched virtual drawing class for K5 – G3 students during distance learning. 
  • Analyzed and designed Visual Arts Curriculum, Preschool to Grade 3.
Qatar Academy Doha, August 2014 – June 2019.
  • Initiated and implemented Artist in Residency and Arts Week Programs. 
  • Collaborated with classroom teachers and Mathaf:  Arab Museum of Modern Art to develop a year long integrated program with grade 4 students.  
  • Collaborated with Qatar Solar Technology: Shams Generation Education program.
Berkeley County School District, August 2007 – 2014. 
  • Collaborated with local arts studios to organize and provide on site arts opportunities for Students in Advanced Art programs.   


  • Lead Teacher of Arts, Qatar Academy Doha, August 2015 – 2019.
  • Business Manager, Redux Contemporary Art Center, January 2013 – January 2014.


Masters of Public Administration, College of Charleston, May 2013

Bachelor of Fine Art, University of South Carolina, December 2006.  

  • Major:  Art Education, Minor: Art History


  • Arts Management, College of Charleston, May 2013.
  • Arts Education, South Carolina Board of Education, July 2007.

Professional Development

  • IB Workshops:  Making the PYP Happen (March 2015), The role of the arts (Jan, 2016), Transdisciplinary learning (June, 2015), Collaborative Planning, (2017), The Exhibition (November 2017). 
  • iStem Conference, Doha Qatar, 2018. 
  • Teaching Through Inquiry, Andrea Muller, 2015.
  • Integrating the Reggio Emilia Principles and Philosophy, Jan 2015.
  • Connecting Collections, MoMA, July 2015. 
  • Practical Ideas for Vocabulary Learning, Sheena Cameron, 2016. 
  • Women in Islam: A Contemporary Vision, Georgetown Qatar, 2016. 
  • The Mindful Educator, Elissa Ballard, Feb. 2017.
  • EDI Train the Trainer Workshop, October 2017.
  • The Role of Concepts, Andrea Muller, Jan 2018. 
  • Coaching Principles and Skills in Educational Settings, Alexis Crump, EDI, Feb. 2018.  
  • Studio Workshops:  Arabic Calligraphy- Thuluth, VCUQ (Apr – Jun 2015) Silk Painting, VCUQ (Oct – Nov 2015); Marbling and Ebru, VCUQ (Feb – Mar 2016); Jewelry Making VCUQ (Apr 2018)


  • Knowledge of fine art, including drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, fiber arts, photography, printmaking, bookmaking and art history
  • Development and implementation of arts integrated lesson plans with a focus on PYP Curriculum, Reggio Emilia, Common Core Standards and STEM (or STEAM)
  • Create partnerships between students, artists, boards and other organizations to enhance the arts community
  • Curating student work for exhibition
  • Develop and implement assessment strategies and benchmarks for educational programs and events.
  • Recruitment, selection, training, and policy implementation of educators, staff and interns to meet programming needs
  • Experience in English Second Language Learning 
  • Volunteer management


  • Mini NESA, Bridging the Gap in Science through Literacy, Art and Technology, 2016.
  • Mini NESA, Using Visual Arts to Teach Curriculum, 2014.

Membership and Extra Curricular

  • PanAmerican School of Porto Alegre Distance Learning Committee 2020. 
  • Qatar Academy Yearbook Committee 2016 – 2019
  • Qatar Academy Social Committee 2014 – 2019
  • National Art Educators Association     September 2006 – Present