GRANTS WRITTEN & HONORS RECEIVED

- Chosen by the Paramount Center for the Arts to lead Art Sparks 2017-19

- CMAB Teaching Artist Grants 2015-

- Outreach and Justice Grant, MN Conference United Church of Christ 2015

- Multiple Troy Foundation Grants for the Troy City Schools Art Dept.

- National Humanities Center, professional development grant, for Troy HS, seven in nation, 1998

- Annenberg Challenge Grant, for Elida HS, $200,000 over 5 yrs., 36 schools in nation, 1997

- National Board Certification, 1997, 1 of 14 in nation, 2nd highest score

- Ohio Governor’s Leadership Award, 1997

- Lima Area Underwriters Teacher Achievement, 1995

- Ashland Oil Achievement Honorable Mention, 1994-1995

- Linn-Mar Excellence Award, 1985

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH SINCE RETIREMENT

- Aroha Philanthropies Arts on Aging Training, July 2019, MIA

- MN Training Link, MN Board on Aging, various courses, 2018

- Islam, Religious Studies, St. Cloud U., 2016

- Ethnic Studies, Native American Issues, St. Cloud U., 2015

- Art Start, Prairie Landscape Workshop, Fergus Falls, MN, 2015

- VSA Training, Paramount, St. Cloud, MN, 2015

- Artist Sage Training, St. Cloud, MN, 2015

- Central Minnesota Art Board, Teaching Artist roster, certified, 2014

- Ojibwa Native American Museum, Minnesota Historic Society, 2014

- Multi-Cultural Training, Ojibwa and Dakota Native American Cultures,

- Paramount, St. Cloud, MN, 2014

- Special Needs Training, VSA, Minneapolis, MN, 2014