High School Art Teacher for almost a decade. Subjects taught: Art I, Drawing II, Painting 1,2,3, Sculpture 1,2,3, Ceramics 1,2,3, Certified to teach AP 3D Design. I currently write secondary Art curriculum for all the above categories including mixed media and printmaking, Teacher trainer at multiple state TAEA conventions. Prior to teaching I was an environmental graphic designer.
I am a firm believer that ALL students can learn to do great art, and my formula for that is: Relevant project + Step by Step instructions with visuals = success. I differentiate for my students by providing one on one modeling of a technique to meet their needs. I use a research to side teach conferring model. I take a moment to research their needs, I compliment their strengths, I choose a teaching point to model and I walk away with a link as to how that can be used in future projects in that medium. I'm teaching the student to be an independent, higher level thinker that builds on what he has just learned.
I was awarded a gold medal from Scholastic Nationals due to one of my painting students receiving that award. 3D curriculum writer / director at Katy ISD. Designed entire set of GUYS AND DOLLS for SevenLakes High School Drama and they were awarded a Tony Award for set design. Teacher of the week. Student awards earned under my tutelage: Champion Rodeo 3D Sculpture multiple years, Ft Bend County Fair Winners, National Scholastic Award, V.A.S.E. State Awards multiple years, V.A.S.E. Regional Awards multiple years, KATY ISD Spring Art Show winner in Art I with sculpture and Cetamics 2 with Ceramic Mixed Media Piece.
James E. Taylor High School, Katy ISD. The University of Texas - Austin , Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.
Taught High School Art: Seven Lakes High School, KATY ISD. Morton Ranch High School KATY ISD, Elsik High School ALIEF ISD. Prior to teaching, I was an environmental graphic designer, an worked on projects that included: Euro Disney themed hotels, the Houston Zoo wayfinding signage, The Nolan Ryan Museum, St. Louis Art Museum, and more.