Teaching Resume

Professional Summery

            With 45 years of teaching experience, I’ve had the pleasure of many venues: my private art program of 25 years, public and private schools, universities and colleges, the Omega Institute, Elderhostel and most recently for the Maine Wabanaki-State Truth and Reconciliation Commission.   My experience also includes using art as a tool for healing which has led me to work with incarcerated women, breast cancer survivors, young alcoholics and addicts, at-risk teen girls and abused women. I’ve published two award-winning books on art and healing and have a career as an exhibiting artist.


            1972-1974, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana  

                        M.F.A., Sculpture, Summa Cum Laude

            1968-1972, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

                        B.F.A., Ed., Sculpture/Education, Magna Cum Laude

                        1970-1971, Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy Junior Year Abroad

            1967-1968, International School of Bangkok, Thailand, High School Diploma with Honors

Professional Teaching Experience

2019 ART OF THE HEART, a workshop for the “communities of practice” course by Pamela Boyce Simms

2018 BRINGING THE SHADOW TO LIGHT, Pendle Hill Conference Center, One day workshop

2018 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE, “Artist as Inventor - Artist as Empath,” Quakertown Community School District, grades 1-12.

2018 MICHENER MUSEUM, Doylestown. “Ladies Night Out” and “Coil Drawing” 3 week course.

2015-2016 CLAYMOBILE, classes for incarcerated youth, Philadelphia, PA

1990- 2014– EXPLORATIONS, Classes in Creative Development, Founder and Owner of Private Art program grades

                        1 –12 and adult classes and workshops

2012- 2015, Community Engagement Coordinator for Maine-Wabanaki REACH, in support of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Teaching Maine communities about the history, necessity and process of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for what happened to native children in the child welfare system.

2001 (summer) Adjunct Professor, University of New England, Masters of Science in Education Program

1999 – 2003, MAHOOSUC MOUNTAIN SCHOOL, private Middle School, Fine Arts teacher

1995-2002, OMEGA INSTITUTE FOR HOLISTIC STUDIES, Rhinebeck, New York. Taught courses in the Holistic Studies Program for the staff as well as five different catalog courses.


            1992-1998 - SAD #44, Bethel, Maine

            1997-1998 - Durham School, Durham, Maine

            1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 - Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York,

            2000 - West Bethel Children’s Center 

            2001 - Mahoosuc Montessori, Bethel, Maine

            2001 - Bethel Pre-School, Bethel, Maine

1997 - Designed and taught TEACHER TRAINING-“CREATIVITY,” Durham School District, Durham, Maine 

1991-1992 - PERU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, K-8, Peru, Maine, Art Teacher

1988-1991, F.O.C.U.S. CREATIVE AND TALENTED Program, SAD #44, Bethel, ME

            Program development and teaching district wide

1991-1993 - CENTER FOR ALTERNATIVE LEARNING, Rumford, ME, Art Courses

1988-1993 - ELDERHOSTEL,

            1993 - Bryant Pond Conservation School, Bryant Pond, ME

            1989, 1990, 1991- Gould Academy, Bethel, ME

            1987, 1988 - Sunday River Inn, Newry, ME

1974-1986 - SRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT, Oreland, Pennsylvania, 

             full-time art teacher, High School 74-86, Middle School/HS 84-85,  HS/Elementary 85-86

1972- 1974 - INDIANA UNIVERSITY, Bloomington, Indiana, Associate Instructor while in Graduate School

Presentations and Workshops

2016, United Friends School, Quakertown, PA, "Honoring Community: An Account of Truth and Reconciliation"

2015, Art and Healing Workshops on two Wabanaki Reservations, Indian Island and Sipayik, Maine

2015, FRIENDS SCHOOL OF PORTLAND, “Parenting for Peace Lecture Series”

2014, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND, “Art and Justice, Trauma and Transformation.” Slide           Lecture sponsored by Maine Women Writers Collective, Portland, Maine



2013, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND, Panel Discussion, “Maine Women Pioneers Worldview”

            Portland, Maine

2012, EMMANUEL COLLEGE, “Recovery Through Creativity,’ slide lecture, Boston

            “Art and Social Justice,” slide lecture

2011, UNIVERISTY OF DELAWARE, “Art and Transformation,” “Therapeutic Communication,”        “Mask-making,”                lectures and workshops for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Newark, DE

2010, UNIVERSITY OF MAINE, PRESQUE ISLE, Gallery Lecture, Reed Gallery, “Art and      Transformation” a one-                 day workshop, Mask-making workshop, Presque Isle, Maine

2010, PECHA KUCHA, Space Gallery, Portland, ME

2010, UCC CLERGY RETREAT, “Creativity and Spirituality,” Living Waters Spiritual Center, Winslow, ME

2010, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND, “Spirituality, Creativity and Recovery,” talk and

         workshop, Biddeford Campus, Maine

2009, BANGOR RE-ENTRY PROGRAM, “Tapping the Inner Well” workshop for incarcerated women near the end of              the their sentences, Bangor, Maine

2009, UNITED UNIVERSALIST CHURCH, “Spirituality, Creativity and Recovery,” slide talk, Augusta, Maine

2009, “Speak Out” Keynote Speaker, R.E.A.C.H., (Rape Education and Crises Hotline) Norway, Maine

2009, VoxPhotographs, “Finding Ground” series of eight gallery talks, April, Portland, Maine

2008, MISSION CREEK CORRECTIONAL CENTER FOR WOMEN, two week-long workshops for  incarcerated                         women, Belfair, Washington

2007, KING MONGKUT’S UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, Kmutt School of Architecture and Design, Slide                  Presentation and DVD of A Body Story to Visual Media Class, Bangkok, Thailand

2007, INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BANGKOK, Slide Lecture and Talk, Bangkok, Thailand

2007, TAIPEI AMERICAN SCHOOL, Artist in Residence, Solo Exhibit, Evening Lecture and Book Signing, Taipei,               Taiwan

2007, MAINE WOMEN’S NETWORK, “Integrating Our Professional and Spiritual Lives,” Slide Presentation and Talk,             Bethel, Maine

2007, GRAY WOLF RANCH, “Spirituality, Creativity and Recovery, Slide Presentation and Talk, Port Townsend,                       Washington, Residential Treatment Center of Substance Abuse

2007, CENTRUM ART CENTER, “Whatever!” Middle School one week residential arts program, Port Townsend, WA,               presenter

2006, BROWNING BOOK CLUB, Book for November, “A Body Story,” Norway, Maine, speaker

2006, GODDARD COLLEGE, “Embodiment Colloquy”, “A Body Story,” DVD presentation and slide talk, August,                       Plainfield, Vermont, presenter

2006, COPPER CANYON ACADEMY, “Cast a Mask,” “Tapping the Inner Well” week long workshops, July &                                 December,  Slide Presentation and Talk, Rimrock, Arizona, speaker and             presenter

2006, COMMUNITY TELEVISION NETWORK, DVD of “A Body Story” and slide presentation , in conjunction with                   Sexual Assault Service of Southern Maine, April, Portland, Maine, speaker

2006, “CAST A MASK,” two day workshop, Port Townsend, WA, January, presenter

2006, CENTRUM ART CENTER, “Whatever!” Middle School two week residential arts program, March, Port                                Townsend, WA, presenter

2005, GUILFORD COLLEGE, “A YEAR OF SPIRIT AND SPIRITUALITY,” slide talk, DVD presentation and                                 workshops, Greensboro, NC

2005, WOMEN’S STUDIES COURSE, A Body Story, Slide talk and DVD presentation, Central Maine                                             Community College, Auburn, ME

2005, VOICES IN ACTION, 25th Anniversary Conference, presenter, Slide talk and DVD presentation ofA Body                         Story, Cincinnati, Ohio

2004, JUSTICE WORKS, Workshops for formerly incarcerated women. Followed by exhibit at Poetry Slam at Joseph                 Papp Theatre, New York City, April, presenter

2003, R.E.A.C.H. (Rape Education and Crises Hotline) Annual Spring Benefit Luncheon,  KEYNOTE for “Celebrating               the Human Form," Bethel Inn and Country Club, Bethel, Maine

2003, GUILFORD COLLEGE, “SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH THE ARTS”, a Conference Exploring Art and                                 Spirituality as Media for Social Change, Greensboro, North Carolina, March, presenter  

2002, “WOMEN AND POWER”, Three Day Summit and Retreat at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, presenter                for two Art Workshops, Rhinebeck, New York

2002, “HONORING CHANGE”, Falmouth Quarter Friends Women’s Retreat, Portland Friends Meetinghouse,                              Portland, Maine, art workshop Presenter

2001, SLIDE TALK at ARTQUAKE, Celebration of the Arts, 15th Street Friends Meeting, New York,   New York

2001, SPEAKER FOR VISUAL ARTS CAREER,  Northern Oxford County Area Counselors Career Day, Telstar Regional            High School, Bethel, Main


2000, “TAPPING THE INNER WELL”, Alamance Regional Medical Center, Burlington, North Carolina, workshop for                 survivors of cancer

2000, “TO CHERISH OUR BODIES”,  series of five slide shows presented in GREAT BRITIAN sponsored by English                   Quaker Meetings   

2000, NEVOLA SYMPOSIUM ON HEALING AND THE ARTS, Maine-DartmouthFamily Practice Residency,                             Waterville, Maine, presenter

2000, MASK WORKSHOP, R.E.A.C.H., Norway, Maine  

2000, GUILFORD COLLEGE,  “QUAKERS IN THE ARTS CONFERENCE,” Greensboro, North Carolina, March,                          presenter

1997, INTERFACE, “To Cherish Our Bodies” workshop, Cambridge, Massachusetts, presenter                

1996, Wellness Center, Cailis, Maine, “To Cherish Our Bodies,” workshop, presenter



            2014, Lifetime Achievement Award, Bethel Chamber of Commerce, Bethel, Maine

            2012, Honorary Artist of the Year, Bethel Art Fair, Bethel, Maine

            2012, Spotlight Award, COLOR MAGAZINE #89, March, Portfolio Contest

            2011, Merit Award, COLOR MAGAZINE #13, May, Single Image Contest

            2010, GOLD MEDAL, Independent Publishers Book Awards, for Finding

                        Ground: Girls and Women in Recovery, Category: Inspirational/Spiritual

            2010, Merit Award, COLOR MAGAZINE,#7, May, Single Image Contest

            2009, Merit Award, COLOR MAGAZINE,#4 November, Portfolio Contest

            2006 Outstanding Book of the Year Nomination by the Independent

                        Publishers Book Awards. Awarded Honorable Mention for Most Life-

                        Changing for A Body Story.

            1994 Awarded a Maine State Arts Commission, One Percent for Art 

                        for the Crescent Park School, Bethel, Maine

            1972 Philadelphia Teachers Association, Outstanding Student Teacher, Temple Universit