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Make sure to view my many Scholastic Teaching Resources curriculum guides
and Instuctor magazine articles as well
as downloadable lesson plans under
the Teaching Resources section.


Teaching, Lectures, Workshops & Curriculum development

July 2011 Family program Laguna Beach Art Museum

      Lecturer on Noguchi and The East-West House: Noguchi's Childhood in Japan
      and landscape collage art workshop leader

August 2010 Family program Norton Simon Museum
      Lecturer on Noguchi and The East-West House: Noguchi's Childhood in Japan
      and collage art workshop leader


August 2010 Workshop presenter
     "Collaborative Art & Writing Projects"
       Library Camp, Santa Clara County Office of Education


March 2010 Guest speaker

     "Smarter Dummies"
      Undergraduate and graduate illustration classes
      The Academy of Art, San Francisco

March 2010 Keynote speaker and Workshop presenter
     "Creating a Space for Everyone"
     "Smarter Dummies"
      Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Maryland Spring Conference


February 2010 Keynote speaker/guest author
      Staff development day
      Santa Clara County Office of Education Library Materials Fair


November 2009 Guest speaker
      Children's Book illustration Class
      Pixar, Emeryville, CA


November 2008 Keynote speaker
      MAZZA Museum International Art of the Picture Book
      Fall Conference


2003–2009 Presenter and conference coordinator assistant

      Reading the World V– Reading the World XI (annual conference)
      Celebrating Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults 
      Presenter, "Visual Literacy and Multicultural Picture Books"
      Coordinator of illustrator panel discussions, and organizer of the auction exhibition

      The School of Education, University of San Francisco


2004-2005 Curriculum writer/developer
      Art in Action/Camp Galileo


November 2004 Keynote speaker
      Evening with Children's Authors Fundraiser

      Hiller Aviation Museum Family Connections


November 2004 Visting author/illustrator
      Seattle public libraries


November 2004 Presenter
     "Visual Literacy and Multicultural Picture Books"
      California Reading Association Conference, Sacramento, CA


December 2003 Workshop leader

     "Visual Literacy and Multicultural Picture Books"
      Arts Education Funders Collaborative
      Professional Development Workshop


April 2001 Workshop leader
     "Visual Literacy: Seeing, Interpreting, Learning through Illustration"

      Hostos Community College/CUNY, Bronx, NY

      The Third Annual Multicultural Children's Literature Festival


April 2001 Keynote speaker
     "The Call of Stories: The Allure of Narrative for Children and Young Adults"

      University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Library & Information Studies
      Biennial Conference


June 2000 Keynote speaker
     "(Re)Search and Source in Multicultural Picture Books"

      Brooklyn Public School Librarians Inservice conference
      Grand Army Plaza Auditorium, Brooklyn, NY


September 1999 Lecturer
     "The Making of Elizabeti's Doll"

      Brooklyn Museum of Art/African Galleries


9/95–6/97 Adjunct Professor
      Communication Design/Typography 

      Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


9/90–6/91 Art Instructor
      Letterpress Printing

      Center for Book Arts, New York, NY


9/78–6/84 Art Instructor
      Willamette Middle School, West Linn, OR
      Instruction including a wide scope of art electives. District art curriculum developer.

      Talented and Gifted (TAG) program instructor


winter/spring 1982 Adjunct Graduate School of Education Instructor
      "Art in the Elementary Classroom"

      Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR