• Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Masters in Curriculum in Teaching: July 2000
  • Certificate in Educational Leadership, 2002
  • Michigan State Teaching Certificate: July, 2000
  • Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio;
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting and Printmaking:1975-1980
  • Hampton University, Hampton,Virginia
  • Teaching Certification; Art, French, Humanities and Classroom Grades 1-6: 1993
  • University of San Diego; Computers in the Classroom: 1993
  • Alliance Française, Mons Belgium; Diplôme Supérieur, French Language: 1994-1995
  • University of Mons, Belgium
  • Certificate of Completion; Advanced French Language Studies: 1991-1993
  • Graduate Studies: University of Maryland, University of San Diego, Wilkes University, Hampton University


  • Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) ; Mons, Belgium:
  • SHAPE American High School; Teacher, Art: 1997-present
  • SHAPE American High School; Teacher, French: 1993-1997
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio; Head Preparator, Conservation Department: 1989-90, Preparator; 1980-88
  • Fine Artist (self-employed); 1980-present

Educational Initiatives:

  • Participant in the AP with WE Service Pilot Program (with College Board) for 2016-2017 School Year
  • Participant in The National Coalition for Core Arts standards (NCCAS) Model Cornerstone Assessment (MCA) Pilot Project in Visual Art, 2015-2016
  • Partner with Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) to create and initiate the SHAPE/SAAM Museum Exhibition Project 2015-2016
  • Partner with Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) on diverse educational initiatives 2010-2016
  • Creator and Organizer Of “Artward Bound” annual weeklong art and culture based field trip for high school students to Italy 1993-2014

Resident Artist/Instructor/Organizer:

  • Artist in Residence; Ginestrelle Foundation, Assisi, Italy, April 2017
  • Presenter: European Council of International Schools (ECIS) Annual Conference; Copenhagen, Denmark, November 2016
  • Artist in Residence; Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Skopelos, Greece, April, 2016
  • Presenter, European Council of International Schools (ECIS) Annual Conference; Barcelona, Spain November, 2015
  • Presenter, European Council of International Schools (ECIS) Annual Conference; Nice, France, November, 2014
  • Artist in Residence; Scuola di Grafica; Venice, Italy, April 2014, September 2014, September 2015
  • Creative Connections Arts Festival; director, Visual Arts; Oberwesel, Germany, 2009 – 2015
  • Creative Connections Arts Festival; member, organizing committe; instructor; Wiesbaden, Germany, 1998-2009
  • Visual Arts Standards Development Meeting; DODDS Europe Visual Arts Representative; Arlington, Virginia, March 2003 and Washington, DC September 2002
  • Germany Regional Art Educators Workshop; instructor; Wiesbaden, Germany, November, 1993
  • Young at Arts Festival; instructor; Isles District, DoDDS Europe 1991 – 1992

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Department Chair, Humanities Department; 2001 – 2013
  • Sponsor, Art Club; 1997-present
  • Sponsor, Photo Club; 2012 – present

Published Articles:

  • A New Method of Storing Wheat Starch Paste (co-authored with B. Miller) Journal of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. Volume 36, No. 2, May, 1991

Art Exhibitions:

The Spirit of Animals;Works from Ginestrelle Art Studio, SHAPE, Belgium, November 2017

Projects: Collaborations between William Root and Michael Lynch, Venice, Italy November 2016

Floral Series Résine, Nimy, Belgium, February 2014

Fire and Earth SHAPE, Belgium, September 2013

Oeuvres Caravan Art, Brussels, Belgium, September 2012

Venice and Other Voyages SHAPE, Belgium, June 2012

Morocco and Other Voyages Mons, Belgium, May 2012

Circles Mons, Belgium, November  2011

Wood, Water, Stone, Rust Mons, Belgium, May 2010

Redux SHAPE, Belgium, December 2009-January 2010

Recent works; Retrospective SHAPE, Belgium, December 2008-May 2009

Transparent Deities SHAPE, Belgium, September 2008

New Work Mons, Belgium, December 2007

Barcelona SHAPE, Belgium, May 2007

Recent Work Mons, Belgium, December 2006

Serendipity SHAPE, Belgium, May 2006

Works Mons, Belgium, December 2005

Fragments SHAPE, Belgium, May 2004

Ancient Eyes SHAPE, Belgium, May 2003

Windows SHAPE, Belgium, May 2002

Bali SHAPE, Belgium, May 2001

Three Silly, Belgium, December 2000

Inside SHAPE, Belgium, September 2000

Memories of Landscape SHAPE, Belgium, May 1999

Us; Recent Works Mons, Belgium, March 1998

20ième Exposition de Silly Silly, Belgium, February 1997

Six from SHAPE Mons, Belgium, January, 1997

SHAPE International Arts Exhibition SHAPE, Belgium, March 1996

Le Rite du Printemps Mons, Belgium, March, 1995

William Root Retrospective American School of Paris; Paris, France, January, 1994

Young European Artists BP Gallery; Brussels, Belgium, November, 1992

CMA Invitational Cleveland Museum of Art; Cleveland, Ohio, March 1989

Murray Hill Artist’s Open Studio Cleveland, Ohio, April 1987

Bill Root at Tommy’s Cleveland, Ohio, February 1985

Murray Hill Arts Contemporary Art Exhibition Cleveland, Ohio, June 1983

Contemporary Views: Landscape Wheeling, West Virginia, December 1982

Presenting William Root Ugrinov Gallery; Cleveland, Ohio, September 1981