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2015-16 Teacher of the Year


Filmmaking and Film Studies (2 sections)
Advanced Filmmaking and Film Studies (2 sections)

Teacher Awards:
Emmy Award, Heartland Region, 2012
Emmy Nomination, Heartland Region, 2013
Emmy Nomination, Heartland Region, 2015
S'Park Media Mentor Award from the Roy H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca College, 2010
JPS Vision of Excellence Award 2007
Emmy Award for Best Newscast (as newscast director with WMC-TV in Memphis, 2000)

Teacher Education and Experience:
MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in Screenwriting and Film Studies, Hollins University
BA in English and psychology, Duke University

Member, Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute (Quartz Mountain) Film & Video Advisory Panel

Member of the Board of Directors, Tulsa's Circle Cinema (on the National Register of Historic Places)

Past member, Scholastic Art Awards Advisory Board (Oklahoma Region)

24 years of experience in TV broadcasting, for an ABC affiliate in Virginia and for the top-rated NBC affiliate in Memphis.  Directed newscasts, directed and produced commercials, promos, and public service announcements.  Also anchored a Sunday-night sportscast and served as host and field producer of a children's program.