Portrait of Megan  NB, 7th Grader

Portrait of Megan
NB, 7th Grader

I have been working in education since 2008 in museums, public schools, independent schools, and beyond. I have worked with a wide range of students, serving as an advisor for students and educators with a focus on art. I have also found opportunities to serve as a leader in my schools with a focus on equity and diversity work, within and outside of the context of arts integration. My students have showcased their work at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Maker Faire, and SOMArts. In addition to teaching, I maintain my own art practice with commissioned illustrations, artist residencies, and local and national exhibitions.

Education

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Masters of Arts in Art Education—2017

Thesis—Visual Research Journals: A Space for Doing

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Bachelor of Arts in Photography; Studio Art Major, Art History Minor—2010

Art History Program: Paris, France, 2009

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

Project Lead the Way Core Training Institute—2014

Engineering and Design Trained Educator

Alameda County Office of Education, Oakland, CA

Integrated Learning Specialist Program—2015

Professional Experience

Alameda County Office of Education

Integrated Learning Specialist Program Faculty, June 2018 - Present

Brightworks, San Francisco

Lead Middle School Collaborator / Teacher, August 2016 - August 2019

AltSchool, SOMA

Lead Educator for Middle School Project Based Learning, July 2015 - August 2016

Fremont Unified Schools, Washington High School

Art and Design Teacher, August 2014 - June 2015

DIY.org

Director of Outreach, February 2013 - February 2014

Lectures, Panels, Presentations

  • Lecture, The Power of Storytelling, Diversity and Equity Workshop (LHNS) 2019—San Francisco, CA

  • Presenter, Emptying Out Our Pockets: Mapping Our Interconnected Journeys, Inventing Our Future 2019—Oakland, CA

  • Presenter, Visual Journals: A Multifaceted Practice, National Art Education Association Conference 2019—Boston, MA

  • Panelist, Arts-Based Research in Middle and High School Art , National Art Education Association Pre-Conference 2018—Seattle, WA

Selected Exhibitions & Residencies

  • Social Studies Residency—Colusa, CA; July 2019

  • University of Hawaii Mural Residency—Waikiki, HI; July 2018

  • Leidy Gallery at Fred Lazarus IV Center—Baltimore, MD; July 2017

  • Long Weekend Gallery—Oakland, CA; October 2016

  • Luggage Store Gallery—San Francisco, CA; May 2016

  • Incline Gallery—San Francisco, CA; December 2015

  • Fayes Gallery—San Francisco, CA; September 2015

  • SKOPART Residency—Skopelos, Greece; July 2015