Education

M.A.T.  University of Memphis. 2007. Masters of Art in Teaching. Emphasis in Art Education. Tennessee State Certification K-12
B.A.      University of Memphis. 1978. Bachelor of Arts. Communication. Emphasis in Radio, Television and Film

Awards

·       Melody Weintraub Drama Award- After establishing a theatre program at Briarcrest Christian Middle School

·       Tennessee Middle School Art Educator of the Year (2014)

Publications/Presentations

   Memphis Chinese Evangelical Church Keynote Church-Wide Educational Training Seminar

   Presentation-“My Journey to The Blind Side and Back” (Lecture on experience as actor in feature film, “The Blind Side,” at University of Memphis, Rossville Christian Academy and Dexter Middle School, Briarcrest Christian School)

   National Art Education Association (NAEA)-Minneapolis Convention- Presented, “Making a Memory Tower and Motivating Minds” (Research-Based)

   NAEA-Co-presented with Dr. Donalyn Heise, Paul Revere Williams Project and The L.I.F.E Project (UM Collaborative Outreach)

   Shelby County Schools In-Service-Watercolor Workshop

Publications:

   Aah..Art After Hours-How to Organize a Successful After School Art Program  (October 2016 Issue) SchoolArts Magazine-Author

   The Indispensable Art Teacher (May/June 2011 Web Issue) SchoolArts Magazine-Author

   How to Be a Highly Effective Art Teacher (August/September 2011) SchoolArts Magazine-Author

   The Little Bluebird (2000) Children’s Book-Author and Illustrator

   ABC’s for Teachers-By Billie Jeffries (1993) Illustrator

   Watercolor Painting Made Easy with Melody Weintraub (2000)- Instructional Video Series

Exhibits

Faith Ringgold's, "Anyone Can Fly" Foundation Art Auction - New York (2014 and 2015)

 Charlotte Ehinger-Schwarz 1876 Solo Exhibit - Memphis, TN (2015)

The Spa Midtown Solo Exhibit - Memphis, TN (2016)

New Hope Christian Academy Art on the Grounds sponsored by Crosstown Arts - Memphis, TN (2016)

Interests

Art Advocacy

Acting- Listed with Colors Agency in Memphis. Appeared in several television commercials. Role of history teacher in the film, "The Blind Side"

Writing