I have been teaching art since 2004. I began teaching AP Art History in 2011 (as well as Digital Photography & AP 2D Design (AP Photo)). I have consistently had two full sections (55+ students total) of AP Art History with 100% of students taking the AP Exam. My 2018 average AP exam score was a 4.2 with a 98% pass rate.
My teaching style is lecture and discussion based, with a heavy emphasis on "academic conversations."
I helped write my counties Digital Photography curriculum, and was a consultant to the AP College Board for the new AP Art History curriculum, and was awarded the MAEA Career High School Art Teacher award in 2015. I have been a presenter at numerous professional art education conferences, including a session on flipping the class room and teaching the new AP curriculum, with Art Historian: Ginger Spivey.
I graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a BA in Fine Art and Art History in 2004. I began teaching right out of undergraduate school while also earning an ACT from College of Notre Dame. I went on to earn an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Photographic and Electronic Media in 2009.
I have a strong interest in global contemporary art and how we can make interdisciplinary connections throughout the art history course. And I'd like to think I teach from a feminist perspective.