I have experience teaching elementary, middle, high school, and college art classes. I developed curricula for all of my classes from scratch, which includes a balance of art making, art history, aesthetics, and art criticism. I enjoy incorporating art history and cultural diversity in my lesson plans, and my students appreciate the variety of topics and projects they experience. Furthermore, I seek out opportunities for my students to display their art in public.
As an art educator, I try to effectively share the knowledge I have acquired with my students. I have studied for many years with dedication because I enjoy art. I do my best to create a safe environment where all of my students can succeed at some level. Not only do I teach art-making, but I also share the importance of art criticism and aesthetics. Furthermore, I like to place an emphasis on art history so my students have greater understanding and appreciation for the visual and tactile world in which they live.
2018 Juror’s Choice, A Ripple Effect, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD
2016 SPLASH Artist, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA
2016 Graduate Academic & Creative Research Grant, University of South Dakota, Vermilion, SD
2015 People’s Choice Award, 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition, MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN
2015 First Place 2D, 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition, MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN
2015 President’s Celebration of University Leadership Award, Vermillion, SD
2015 Best of Show, 28th Annual Stilwell Exhibition, Vermillion, SD
2016 MFA, Painting, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
2007 BS magna cum laude, Art (Emphasis: Art Education and Visual Arts), South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
2007 BS magna cum laude, Liberal Studies, (Minor in Religion), South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Native Americans, European History, World History, World Language, Other (World Language), Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Religion, Classroom Management, Writing, Asian Studies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Dance, Easter, Products For TpT Sellers, Informational Text, Women's History Month, Classroom Community