Guided districts in developing their elective course offerings
Helped Elective Area Teachers, faced with increasing class sizes, in building a new "Skill-Set" to be able to better deliver instruction and course content.
Sachem Central School District – Holbrook, NY 1975-2007
Industrial Arts/Technology Education Teacher
Some of the courses that I taught: Architecture, Design and Drawing, Graphic Design, Drawing and Sketching, Photography, Residential Structures and Technical Drawing.
Sachem Central School District – Holbrook, NY 1987-2007
Secondary Technology Education Chairperson
Co-wrote the NY State Curriculum Design and Drawing
Developed the "Quad" system of delivering Technology Education Instruction to Middle Schoolers, a rotation through "topic areas" that better utilized existing equipment when faced with larger class sizes
Oversaw the Largest Technology Education Program in NY State for 20 years
Program of the Year – Twice honored
Graduation Keynote Speaker in support of Electives and the Arts
Assisted teachers district-wide with the increased demand for technology in their classroom
Center Moriches School District – Center Moriches, NY 1996-2007
Board of Education Member
Store Owner – Moriches, NY 1981-1987
A true Country Store that featured the work of many artist’s including my custon built furniture and photography.
Worked with organizations, such as Chambers of Commerce and Historical Societies, to produce photographic presentations instrumental in securing grants.
Masters Stony Brook University
Energy and the Environment
Energy Efficient Structures
Bachelor Oswego State University
Industrial Arts/Technology Education
Associates Suffolk Community College
Tensile Testing Machine Photography
Due to a series of severe health issues as a young child, I was not able to leave my home. I missed years of traditional schooling. My Godmother, Dr. Jacqueline Eva Chevalley, whom I am named after, was a doctor for the United Nations and was very involved with the art communities in both New York and Paris. She was appalled that the public school only provided instruction in math, english and science. She took it upon herself to provide me with concentrated individualized instruction in - drawing, music, photography and painting. The artists actually came to me in my home for years until I was able to go their studios. What a gift.
I am the only high school student to ever win the New York State University/Builders Association Architectural Design Contest. 1969.