Talented teaching professional, committed to providing solid art education that fosters strong people skills. Talent for integrating multiculturalism and cooperative learning. Proven ability for tailoring lessons to capture students’ interests and imagination. Trustworthy educator able to cultivate strong relationships with all members of the school community. Maintain an individualized instruction where each student feels special, cared for, and successful. Key strengths include: performance assessments, student motivation, creative lesson plan development. Remarkable experience in giving students instruction in drawing, painting, photography, and art history. Fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. One of his paintings was selected for the 2017 Totem Cor-Acao Naif International Art Biennial in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Education and Credentials
|Bachelor of Arts in Education (1986)|
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|District of Columbia Public Schools|
Art/ K-12 Grade level
Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter School, Washington, DC
|2016 - present|
Teach the principles and appreciation of art to help students develop their own voices in this college-preparatory high school, first opened in 2001, of 400 individuals. Communicate with students' parents or guardians in the Parent Teacher Organization. The school's mission is to instill in students an advocacy for themselves and for others.
A c c o m p l i s h m e n t:
- Some of the Academy art students had their work displayed at the Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution 2017 "Transitions" exhibit.
Woodrow Wilson Senior High School, Washington, DC
|1999 - 2015|
Developed and presented lesson plans that covered a wide range of art-related topics and foster art appreciation. Participated in all required faculty meetings. Assisted students with learning disabilities to succeed in the regular classroom through individualized instruction. Offered one-to-one and office hours support in order to insure the success of every student. Collaborated with team teachers on students’ academic plans and behavioral issues. Conducted parent-teacher conferences based on academic and behavioral needs.
A c c o m p l i s h m e n t s:
- Founded Wilson Senior High School’s Photo club
- Some Photo techniques’ students had their work displayed at the National Gallery, Corcoran Gallery, Municipal Affairs Art Exhibit, Nikkon Photography Awards, Duke Ellington Project, and were published by The Washington Post
- Contributed to the development of the adopted standard grading assessment for all subject areas.
Francis Junior High School, Washington, DC
Created and implemented daily lessons that accommodated multiple intelligences, aligned with the curriculum and standards. Instilled a sense of art appreciation and encouraged students to expand their interests. Developed strong relationships with all students to assure that they felt welcome, and appropriately challenged by the curriculum. Integrated multicultural lessons in order to raise class participation levels.
Clark Elementary School, Washington, DC
Developed fun and motivated lessons that explained the fundamentals of art. Created several playful art projects (helicopter built with plastic straws and construction paper, boats built with aluminum foil and construction paper, etc.) in order to teach the elements and principles of design. Established rapport with all students, ensuring that they felt safe and cared for. Attended all staff meetings and professional development workshops.
Petworth Elementary School, Washington, DC
Taught kindergarten through third grade. Utilized various manipulative and hands-on activities to engage students and consolidate important art concepts. Held parent-teacher conferences to inform parents about their children’s academic progress. Decorated the entire school building with construction paper displaying children-related themes. Established a reward system with positive reinforcements to maintain a productive and focused classroom environment.
Personal Tutor in Spanish, Washington, DC
Taught children and adults in the Spanish language. Tailored lesson plans and integrated a wide range of activities to accommodate all learning styles. Offered positive encouragement to maintain pupils’ motivation to study and improve.
Bread for the City Translator, Washington, DC
Responsibilities included verbal and written translation for Hispanic clients. Wrote referrals to social workers and immigrant support agencies.
Colegio Princesa Isabel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Taught drawing, geometry, and art history. Demonstrated methods and procedures to pupils. Constantly observed and evaluated work to determine students’ progress. Conferred on a regular basis with faculty, parents, and students in order to address individuals' needs and problems. Prepared lesson plans and established course goals.
Colegio Pinheiro Guimaraes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Instruction in beginning and intermediate geometry, as well as art history. Developed and implemented well-balanced lesson plans that integrated technology and art. Demonstrated cultural diversity in the art lessons. Participated in faculty meetings, parent-teacher conferences, and all meetings aimed at enhancing students' academic and social skills.
Paintings on Exhibit
|Primeira Bienal Internacional de Arte Naif Totem Cor-Acao||Sao Paulo, Brazil||2017|
|Touchtone Gallery - Art of Engagement Exhibit||Washington, DC, USA||2017|
|Touchstone Gallery||Washington, DC, USA||2011-2, 2016|
|Museo Nazionale delle Arti Naïves||Luzzara, Italy||2006-2007|
|Gallery Pro Arte Kasper||Morges, Switzerland||2004|
|Broward Center for the Performing Arts||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA||2003|
|Museu Internacional de Arte Naif||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||2002|
|Brasil-Tropical Restaurant||Washington, DC, USA||1995|
|Martin Luther King Memorial Library||Washington, DC, USA||1990|
|Centro de Arte||Washington, DC, USA||1987|
|Colegio Pinheiro Guimaraes||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||1983|
Paintings in Museum Collections
|Museu Internacional de Arte Naif||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Musée International D'Art Naif||Magog, Quebec, Canada|
|Gallery Pro Arte Kasper||Morges, Switzerland|
|Museu do Folclore Edson Carneiro||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Instituto Totem Cultural||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Museo Nazionale delle Arti Naïves||Luzzara, Italy|
- Author, Brazilian Rock Paintings and Shamanism. Dorrance Publishing Co, Inc., 2008.
- Author, The Mysterious Stone. Exlibris, 2014.
- Mostra Nazionale delle Arti Naïves. XXXVII edizione del Premio "Cesare Zavattini", 31-33. Luzzara, 2006.
Professional References Upon Request