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Teaching Experience


Poet/Artist in Residence

University of Chicago Lab School (Spring 2011)

Lincoln Elementary (Spring 2011/Highland Park)

Walker Elementary (Winter 2011/Evanston)

Willard Elementary (Spring 2010/Evanston)

Washington Elementary (Winters 2009, 2010 & 2011/Evanston, IL)

Lincoln Elementary (Spring 2009/Evanston, IL)

King Lab School (Fall 2008 & 2009; Spring 2010 & 2011/Evanston, IL)

Kingsley Elementary (Winter 2008/Evanston, IL)

Oakton Elementary (Spring 2004 & 2007/Evanston, IL)

Orrington Elementary (Winters 2007 & 2008/Evanston, IL)

Dewey Elementary
(Winter/Spring 2001, 2007, 2008 & 2011)

Bensenville: School District 2 & Fenton HS (Spring 2006)

New Trier High School (Winters 2004-2007/Winnetka, IL)

Dawes Elementary (Spring 2005/Evanston, IL)

Lincoln Elementary School (Spring 2005/River Forest)

Abraham Lincoln
(Fall 2004, Glen Ellyn, IL)

Beaubien Elementary (grades 7 & 8) (Winter 2004/Chicago)

Francis Parker School (Spring 2003, Chicago)

Thurgood Marshall Middle School (Winter 2003, Chicago)

Evanston Township High School (Fall 2002, Evanston)

Glenbard East High School (Winter 2003, Lombard)

Other Teaching Experience

Columbia College Chicago's Project AIM, Text & Image project,s: 2010-present.

University of Chicago's Graham School, instructor in Certificate Program in Creative Writing, 2006-present

Northwestern University, Center for Talent Development, instructor in Saturday and summer creative writing programs for gifted students, grades 6-12, fall 2002-present

Chicago Public Library Poetry Month Celebrations, 2007- present

21st Century Learning Centers, District 65, Evanston, IL, Enrichment Program Provider, winter 2005 - 2007

Wilmette Public Library, teen workshops, fall 2006

Y.O.U./Evanston Public Library, middle school workshops, Winter 2008 & 2009

Evanston Public Library, leader of teen workshops w/Cecilia Pinto, 2004 - 2006.

Hayt School, Chicago, Poetry Instructor as part of a poetry/art project facilitated by Art Resources in Teaching, spring 2004,

La Grange Park Public Library, Instructor, Arts Festival, 2004

Words@Play program in Chicago Park Districts, instructor, sponsored by the Chicago Humanities Festival, 2003 & 2006

In-Service for Chicago Park District

Roster Artist, Arts-in-Education Program, Illinois Arts Council, 2002-2004 (selected by a panel of peers/eligible for residency support)

Program Design and teaching of a wide variety of creative writing projects, Dewey Elementary, Evanston, 1996-2003 (volunteer)

Adult Workshop Teacher, Evanston Library & River Oak Arts, 1999 & 2000

Guest Lecturer: Columbia College Chicago, DePaul Univeristy, North Central College, Lake Forest College, 1999 - present

In-Service Teacher Training, "Teaching Poetry Creative Writing," Sunset Ridge School, 1998; Student Workshops 1997-1999