I worked for two years at The Arts-Based School, pioneering their middle school film program. Kids watched classic films, learned how to make their own movies, and eventually crafted a feature-length time-traveling musical mockumentary about the ancient conquerors they studied that year.

During my time at ABS I made a few discoveries : 

1.) When in doubt, throw in a chorus line of show tune-belting monks. 

2.) Don't leave middle schoolers alone in a bathroom with a container of fake blood. 

3.) That I was completely in love with teaching, especially the way filmmaking could connect with kids who thought they didn't like school. 

Working at ABS led to my writing for children's programming, and I continue to volunteer and work with young storytellers whenever I have the chance. 

I had the pleasure to teach documentary editing to a group of high school students in Bridgeport, Connecticut as part of Rebirth Arts Collective in the summer of 2017. Thank you to their film teacher, Yves Wilson, for bringing me on to be a part of this special program. This is one of their final projects.
An example of my teaching work! Using a mirror rig and paper art I led a group of 2 - 4 year-olds in creating a kaleidoscope stop-motion animation. They were the youngest group of filmmakers I've ever had the privilege of teaching, and they killed it!