Daisy McTighe

Daisy McTighe is a fine arts consultant, adjunct lecturer and supervisor of intern teachers at two universities in Maryland. Her presentations and work with students and teachers focus on the Understanding by Design® curriculum framework as the basis for instructional planning, curriculum development, assessment, and program development. She has made presentations to teachers and administrators at state and national conferences as well as at international conferences in Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Australia. Daisy retired from Baltimore County Public Schools after 35 years of service. Her work experience ranged from secondary art teacher, high school department chair, resource teacher and program coordinator. As a resource teacher for the county’s Gifted and Talented Art Program, she facilitated the review and assessment of entrance portfolios for the G/T art program, conducted portfolio preparation workshops, coordinated field trips, and directed the Summer Art Enrichment Program. She also served as an instructor at the Maryland Center for the Arts, a statewide enrichment program for highly talented secondary students. In her role as program coordinator, Daisy directed curriculum development and oversaw professional development activities for more than 300 art teachers. She also worked with principals in the hiring, observation, supervision and evaluation of visual arts teachers. Daisy received her BFA and MFA degrees from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is an active member of the Maryland and National Arts Education Associations (NAEA), and recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from NAEA. Most recently, she served as consultant and reviewer for the Next Generation Arts Standards Project.

Areas of expertise

  • Understanding by Design in the Arts
  • Portfolio assessment

Available for consulting work in:

  • North America
  • International locations on all continents (when traveling with Jay)