Bloomfield Education Association:

Visual Arts Educator: J. P. Vincent, Bloomfield High, and Metacomet Elementary – 16 Years

Currently – District Visual Arts Coordinator

 Art Educator Belief Statement:

I believe teaching and learning are life-long commitments and being able to educate, and share what you know is a valuable gift. I enjoy sharing my artistic knowledge, experiences, and skills to help students improve their own artistic talents. As well as, empower them, to enhance, their abilities to learn and develop into productive citizens.

Beginning in 2009, I have been building my capacity for education advocacy!

Building Representative – 6 years

District Contract Negotiation Team – 3 cycles

District TEVAL committee member – 4 years

Poquonock/Clover PTO President – 2014 -12017

Connecticut Education Association:

Currently – Hartford County Director, Board of Directors – 3 Year term

*Commissions – Member Benefits, Resolutions (NEARA)

Ethnic Minority Initiative/CT State Delegate to National Education Association Representative Assembly – 7/8 years

Co-Chair, Ethnic Minority Affairs Commission – 3 years

Conferences, Workshops, and Training Cadres:

Connecticut Education Association Representative Assembly Delegate

CEA Summer Leadership Conferences

3.1G University (Ethnic Minority Initiative)

Joint Conference of Women & Minority Leadership

Unconscious Bias – “Training of Trainers”

School Governance

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design, cum laude, from Howard University, Wash., D.C., 1982

Master’s Business Administration, Western New England College, Springfield, MA, 1997

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member, National Art Educators Association, 2005 – present

Member, National Black MBA Association, 1996- 99

Member, Advertising Club of CT, 1996 – 99

Member, American Marketing Association, 1996 – 97

COMMUNITY/VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

Currently Chapter President Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Beta Sigma Lambda Chapter, Hartford, CT; Secretary, Eastern Region, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., 1999 – 2001; Board of Directors, Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz, 1998.

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