936 B 7th St. PMB 180, Novato, CA 94945
(415) 612-0401

I love the collaborative process – letting everyone know that whatever idea comes to them is needed by the project. I take responsibility for the unity and beauty of the creative outcome. I am committed to project-based learning and arts integration – allowing multiple intelligences to be expressed while young people explore and test themselves in the world by creating real products. I believe that children and adults have a fundamental drive for mastery, autonomy, purpose and connection. These are the principles upon which I facilitate learning experiences.

A Message about the importance of Evolution, Trust and Inclusion to Educators

Here are some highlights of my work:

  • Founder of Unity Through Creativity Foundation 
  • Founder of The Singing Tree Mural Project – Peace Building Through Art, Inspired by Nature.  The whole world is invited to make a painting together!
  • Thirty-five years of project-based learning, murals and dramas with mostly under-served children in public, private and Waldorf-inspired charter schools
  • Educator Training in Meeting Standards using Project-Based Learning and Multiple Intelligences
    • Soledad Middle School Public School Educators, CA
    • Butte County Public School Educators, CA
    • Uniontown Public Schools, PA
    • Marin County Public Schools, CA
    • Hearthstone Waldorf-inspired Parent Cooperative,  Sperryville, VA
    • Pittsburgh Public Schools, PA
  • Using visual art and storytelling in consensus building, leadership training, conflict prevention and values clarification
  • “Woman of the Year” in McKeesport, PA for facilitating murals designed and painted by foster teens for the family courts
“Anyone who does anything to help a child in this life is a hero to me.” Fred Rogers
  • Certification in
    • Art and Social Studies K-12 California Professional Certificate
    • Community Matters community-matters.org Student-driven bully prevention program, which is part of the National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices
    • Conversational Intelligence, trained by Judith Glaser of Creating We Institute, http://www.creatingwe.com/poweredbyci
    • Peace Ambassador Training by James O’Dea, former head of Amnesty International
    • Biomimicry
    • The Art of Hosting Conversation
    • Faculty Member or Adjunct Professor
      • Academy of Art, Creativity and Consciousness; Creativity with Children, Peace Building Through Art ; Laurelwood, OR and Assisi, Italy
      • Dominican University; Project-Based Learning; San Rafael, CA
      • Buck Institute of Education, Novato, CA
      • Robert Morris University; Photography, Mythology and Communication; Pittsburgh, PA
      • Waynesburg University, Drawing and Painting; Waynesburg, PA
      • Lord Fairfax Community College, Warrenton, VA, Drawing and Art History
    • Artist-in-Residence
      • Marin School of the Arts, Novato, CA
      • Marin Oaks High School, Novato, CA
      • Art Grupa, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovinia
      • Pittsburgh Children’s Museum
      • American Museum of Natural History, NYC
      • Brooklyn Museum NYC
      • Virginia Commission of the Arts