I teach high school visual art and graphic design classes. I have experience teaching kindergartners through 12th grade and students with a variety of different abilities and backgrounds. I truly enjoy sharing my love and knowledge of art to my young students.
I believe that we learn by doing and that all teachers are responsible for teaching real-world skills to students. I also believe that art can be an excellent interdisciplinary tool that involves reading, writing, science, mathematics, social studies, and foreign languages. What could be better than creating art and improving reading skills at the same time or drawing radial symmetry in a tile design and how to find the circumference of a circle? These are the things that visual art can teach.
Roseville in Bloom Contest- June 2020 Rochester Art Center Locavore Exhibit - November-January 2018 Cabooze art show - Pancakes & Booze- November 2017 Dunn Bros North Art Show- February 2017 1st Place Professional Photography (computer Manipulation category) - 2014 Olmsted County Fair 2nd Place Professional Photography (flowers category) - 2014 Olmsted County Fair 1st Place Professional Drawing - 2013 Olmsted County Fair 1st Place Aspen Capital Photography Competition, Winona, MN 2012
M.A. in Differentiated Instruction from Concordia University St. Paul. Graduated June 2016. B.S. in Art Education (K-12 licensure) from Winona State University. Graduated May 2013.
My love of teaching started at a very young age. As the oldest of six children, I grew up making worksheets and playing "school". Little did I know that this is what I would be doing for a career!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Measurement, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Computer Science - Technology, Poetry