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    Section 100.5 of the Commissioner Regulations 100.5 specifies that all students in New York State must complete one unit of credit in the arts as part of the requirements for a high school diploma.

    New York State Learning Standards for the Arts for the three levels




    Classes I teach at James I. O'Neill High School:

    Studio in Art

    Ceramics/Sculpture I & II

    Advanced Ceramics/Sculpture

    Drawing/Design for Production (DDP)

    Club Advisor

    Highland Falls Intermediate School

    Art Grade 6

    About me:

    I graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College summa cum laude (BA Fine Arts Education) certified Art K-12, wih a minor in Art Therapy, and  Fordham University summa cum laude (MS Counseling and Personnel Services) certified School Counselor. 

    I have exhibited 2 & 3 dimensional works at Hopper House Gallery, Rockland Center for the Arts, Arts Council of Rockland, St. Thomas Aquinas College, and worked as a docent at Piermont Flywheel Gallery and other area galleries.  I have also taught adult education courses in painting and drawing.

    I have just published my first book entitled, Woolly Bear -- released January 2021


    PLEASE view this video on Postive Youth Development: Carol Dweck -- A Study on Praise and Mindsets

    This something that we, as parents or teachers, can implement immediately -- then see the results, as shown in this study.




    Thoughts to ponder-

    Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist. Edward Hopper


    I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.  Georgia O'Keeffe


    I realized that all the really good ideas I'd ever had came to me while I was milking a cow. So I went back to Iowa. Grant Wood



    The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting. Vincent Van Gogh