I have been teaching Middle School (6th through 8th) classes since 1999 including drama, Visual arts, digital arts and Computer Technology.
I have been presenting at State and National conferences since 2006 and I Teach professional development workshops in our district’s technology department.
My Students in Visual Arts explore a variety of mediums in a Choice-Based Classroom by using studios and meeting challenges based on themes and genres.. Founder of "ArTECHtivity" Blog and creator of "Around the Room" Games. I have been using and refining the Around the Room style activities since 2013. Most popular is the Draw around the Room game originally designed in 2014.
In 2009 I was honored as Middle School Art teacher of the year by the WAEA.
I graduated from The Evergreen State College in 1989, with a Fine Arts Degree with courses covering performance and visual arts such as Film/video, Drawing/painting, Fashion Design along with Small Business Management and Education.
After working in retail for many years, including managing a Seattle Art Gallery, I returned to school in 1999. Graduating from City University a year later with a Master in Teaching. I also showed and sold my artwork in galleries and cafes in Seattle.