When I was young, my dream was to be a cartoonist. However, for the last 36 years my dream was deferred by a successful career as a classroom teacher. During that career I taught different grade and ability levels in such places as New York, the Boston area, Northern and Southern California, and lastly in Oklahoma City, often instituting innovative educational approaches and programs in my classrooms. Also during that time I was a Union, Civil Rights, and educational activist, most notably in the last working for student protections from bullying long before it was the topic it has become, with a lot of successes in my activism under my belt.
On the side I did political and editorial cartoons for publications like the Dorchester (Mass.) Community News, The United Teacher (the Los Angeles teachers’ union newspaper with a circulation of over 36,000 teachers), The Gayly (a gay publication covering Oklahoma and the surrounding states), as well as a bit of freelance work with a variety of themes and purposes, winning awards working for each. Along with my published works I am known for large, bed-sheet-sized political cartoons used at rallies for various causes.
The teaching career is over, so it is time for me to get back to going after my original dream, although, obviously, not with the same career expectations I had when my teaching career took over the dream 36 years ago. I am looking for full, part time, or freelance work. I will forward samples of my work to anyone interested. Besides a variety of experiences through my activism and where I have taught and lived, along with the people I have met through the years of teaching and activism, I have a good sense of humor and a wry wit.