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Personal and Professional


August 15,1938 Born and raised the middle daughter of two sisters and then a brother in Jersey City, New Jersey
1943 Polio:  "Poster Child" with Sister Kenny in Jersey City Medical Center
1944     First remember drawing with my first art book
1952-1956 Orchestrated many of the artistic projects at Immaculata High School, Mendham, New Jersey
August 7, 1959 Graduated with AA degree from Assumption College in Mendham, New Jersey
August 2, 1968 Bachelor of Arts *Marywood University, Scranton Pennsylvania (*US News Top Colleges 2005)

Taught elementary school classes and Junior High art, established a school library conducted a Church choir, and worked in classrooms and inner city summer art camps in Harlem, New York,  Philadelphia, Harrisburg etc. Pennsylvania;   Netcong, Florham Park etc. New Jersey; and Norfolk, Virginia.

1971 Married and moved with military husband to the San Francisco Bay Area
1971-1973   Taught Junior High School in Mountain View
July 31, 1973  Birth of first child: Daughter Kathleen
1973 Joined husband in Iwakuni, Japan with new baby
December 26, 1974  Birth of second child: Son Bill
1978  Moved with both children to join husband assigned to San Diego
1978-1979 Licensed Day Care Business and substitute teaching
May 31, 1985 Graduated with MA degree in Art Education from San Diego State University California Single Subject Clear Credential (Art K through adult)
1979 - 1986  Taught Junior High in Lakeside and Mission Bay
1986 Husband retired from Navy after "Iranian Crisis" station on the US Kitty Hawk
1986  Moved family to Los Angeles to join husband working for the government there
1986-1988   Taught English and Art at La Reina High School
1988-2012 Visual Arts Instructor at Chaminade College Preparatory High School West Hills, Ca.
1998-2012 Initiated and Maintained the Chaminade Visual Arts Website
2000-2005 Arts Commissioner City of Thousand Oaks
2001-2003 Membership Chair for Arts Council of the Conejo
20012003 Vice-President Thousand Oaks Art Association
2001-2013 Initiated and Maintained the Thousand Oaks Art Association Website
2002-2012 Fine Arts Department Chair Chaminade West Hills, Ca.
20032005  President Thousand Oaks Art Association
2006-present Chief Facilities Operator of the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery
2009-present Member of Museum Council for the California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks
September 2013 Art Appreciation Instructor for California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks Board and Council


Additional Art Education and Experience


Various Workshops:  Pasadena, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks

Art Software Tech Classes:  West Hills, Thousand Oaks

53 years Teaching Experience Pre-school - 12th grade:  (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego Area, Los Angeles Area)

25 years High School Art


Exhibited 2000 - Present


Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks, California

Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, Newbury Park California

Gardens of the World, Thousand Oaks Community Gallery

Hillcrest Center for the Arts, Thousand Oaks, California




High School Art Shows City of Thousand Oaks

High School Art Show Ventura

Westlake Village Art Guild Membership Show

Santa Barbara Art Association Membership Show

Camarillo Art Association Juried Show

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