Post Graduate Study Fellowships, 2003 – present: Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Kansas City Art Institute, Chicago Art Institute, National Endowment for the Humanities.

Florida International University, Miami, FL, Certification in Art Education, 1983

University of California, Berkeley, BA Degree, History of Art, 1976


Art Students League of Denver, Faculty and Board Member, 2018 – present

Food Pantry Coordinator, Greater Park Hill Community Food Bank, 2018 – present

Visual Arts Department Director, Denver School of the Arts, 2003 – 2018.

Teacher Leader and Visual Arts Research Assessment Team, Denver Public Schools, 2012 –2018.   

Art Department Chair, Archbishop Hannan High School, New Orleans, Louisiana.  1989 – 1996 and 2001 – 2003.

Art Resource Teacher, Hawaii Department of Education, Artist-in-the-Schools Program,   Kauai, Hawaii, 1996 – 2001.

Program Director, Kauai Academy of Creative Arts, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii. 1998 – 2001.

Suicide and Crisis Intervention Counselor, The COPE-Line, New Orleans Louisiana, 1991 – 96.


Denver School of the Arts, Development of kids’ summer art program in world cultures, and  hired staff, 2015-16

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Development of Teen Tour Program; docent trainer; creation of teacher packets for museum shows, 2013 – 15

Clifford Still Museum, inStill Project, Developed gallery experiences for students, 2012

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, New Teacher Advisory Board 2008 – 09

Mayor’s Public Art Committee, Denver Office of Cultural Affairs, 2006- 09


National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Art Certification, 2010                                Professional Teacher License, State of Colorado, Certification K – 12 Art, current

Denver Classroom Teachers Association; National Art Education Association and Colorado Art Education Association. 2003 – 2019; Theory Loves Practice Art Metro State University Educators Group, 2012 – present.


Rachel Basye, Director, Art Students League of Denver, 200
Grant Street, Denver, CO. 80203, (303) 778-6990

Miranda Odom, Retired Assistant Principal, Denver School of the Arts,

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