I teach K-6 Visual Arts and STEAM in a low-income public school. I have art at 3 elementary schools in northern VA. I am currently developing the school Makerspace and STEAM laboratory for our new addition. I am a curriculum designer and instructor for maker education camps at the Smithsonian Associates in Washington, DC.
I prefer to be vibrant and use informal approaches with my program. My students are my peers and I only pull authoritative cards out when necessary. My art room is designed around student accessibility and curiosity. I am Responsive Classroom trained and support the use of growth mindset in education through interdisciplinary art lessons.
I have presented nine "Best Practice" lectures at the Art Education Association conferences on the Virginia state and National Level on Video Game Design and STEAM education over the last 5 years.
Art Education, BFA and K-12 Licensure, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2012 Painting & Printmaking BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2011
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