Teacher Information


WELCOME BACK TO THE 2013 - 2014 SCHOOL YEAR!!!!!!


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MY ROLES AT THE HOLLISTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

District Fine & Performing Arts Curriculum Specialist PreK-12   
Director - STUDIO370 / Advisor - Art Club / Director - Art Saves Lives
Fine & Performing Arts Department  Leader HHS
Best Contact Method:  lackd@holliston.k12.ma.us

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A little bit about me...I began my professional life as a Graphic Designer
after earning a BFA Degree from The Massachusetts College of Art. Several
years later I was inspired to become an art teacher after some profound
experiences in my life. I then went on to earn a Masters of Art and Teaching
Degree ( M.A.T.) from Tufts University and The School of The Museum of Fine
Arts, Boston. To maintain currency, I continue to take course work in
educational theory as well as studio art. After teaching for two years in
other districts, I enthusiastically began teaching Visual Arts at HHS during
the fall of 1998. With the help of community members and local businesses, I
helped steer the creation of an art gallery (STUDIO370) in the high school.
this experience led me to become an advocate on behalf of other schools that
would like to attempt the creation of such an entity. Subsequently, I was a
speaker at the 2004 National Art Education Association Convention in Boston,
where I discussed the best practices for creating such a space. 

I serve on the Advisory Board of The Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards, 
and have in the past served as a member of the Steering Committee for the 
Art All-State program. I have also participated as a Grant Review Committee 
member for The Boston Arts Academy. I was recently selected to the Advisory 
Council to the Danforth Art Museum in Framingham, MA. I am a member of The 
National Art Education Association, The Massachusetts Art Education 
Association, and The Massachusetts Alliance for Arts Education. 

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Honors

2004
MASSACHUSETTS ALLIANCE FOR ARTS EDUCATION 
CHAMPIONS OF ARTS EDUCATION / DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR OF VISUAL ARTS AWARD 

2006 
MASSACHUSETTS ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION 
HIGH SCHOOL ART EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD.