I am a third year art teacher at Magnolia West High School. Upon receiving the job, I took on the challenge of making my classroom a place where my students could seek refuge, have fun, and receive an art education that would challenge them, as well as build confidence within them. I am committed to my students, focusing on instilling and sharing a passion and knowledge for art with them.
My teaching style is one that must encompass a vast range of students. My classroom is filled with kids from 9th to 12th grade, some who just need the credit and some who want to make art their career. When I gained my teaching position, I knew I wanted to bring change and greatness to the department. I took on that challenge one student at a time. Attempting to enlighten my students on the things that are possible with art. While there, I have encouraged students to enter competitions to gain the experience of competing with their art. Many of my students have won prestigious awards through various competitions, and in the last two years I had two students sell their art for $25,000 each. It’s an incredible thing to see that moment happen, and to know what they have found in themselves simply through art.
Cum Laude-- Savannah College of Art and Design Artistic Honors Scholarship-4 years-- Bob Cooper Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Leadership-- Outstanding Teammate Award for the SCAD Golf Team-- 2010 -The Unchained Bus Tour-Large Format Painting-- Principal’s Award for Leadership-- Overall Most Outstanding AP Art Student-- Coca-Cola “Art of Harmony” contest-1 of 6 National Winners-Grand Champion-- Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo -School Art Auction, Houston, Texas-- Montgomery Fine Arts, Texas-Grand Champion-- Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo- Reserve Champion- “Quick Draw” Contest, Texas-- Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo-Best of Show-Grand Champion-Houston Texas
I graduated Cum Laude from The Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Illustration, March of 2011.
I am a person who is proactively determined, intellectually curious, and completely enthralled with everything associated with art . A realistic but driven designer who searches to deliver beautiful and engaging visual works. Accomplished in design strategy and execution of ideas, I feel comfortable working with projects that present a challenge. I am considered to be a passionate artist who effectively communicates, and collaborates with members of other disciplines to find balanced and creative solutions. I specialize in taking complicated ideas and translating them into clear visuals. I am extremely excited to begin working with the brilliant members of TPT, and I hope to be able to create customized visual representations of peoples ideas and concepts.
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