I am an artist and art teacher with 9 years experience teaching art at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. I currently teach art and art appreciation to grades K-8.
I teach my students how to use and master a variety of materials and techniques, and I give them the freedom to develop the skills I have taught them. I aim to inspire my students through the various artists, movements, cultures, and styles of art that I expose them to. I present my students with the information and guidance that can help them express themselves creatively and effectively.
- Art Teacher of a Gold Key Award Winning Student; Scholastic Art Awards, 2014 - Outstanding Achievement in M.A.T. Program; Salem State University, 2013 - Hinrichsen Family Faculty Endowment, to fund bringing a visiting artist to the school; St. Pius V School, 2009 - Robert T. Higgins Scholarship, for recognition in Art Education program, MassArt, 2008
I received my B.F.A. in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2007 and my M.A.T. in Art from Salem State University in 2016
In my personal artwork, I enjoy painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, jewelry making, and mixed media. In addition to art making, I also like gardening, camping, and going for walks with my dog. I love to travel with my husband, who has joyfully accompanied me to art museums around the world - we visited seven art museums in Paris alone!