This year I began my 16th year teaching and feel as much passion for my craft as I did my first year. I have taught K-12 art in a variety of schools in the state of Kansas. I am currently an elementary art instructor in a public school and at a performing art's studio in Kansas.
I follow Discipline Based Art Education in my classroom and my teaching style is that of a guide or facilitator. My job is to mentor students and coach them to make the best decisions they can make.
Scholastics Art and Writing: Student Awarded national Silver Medal 2018 and National Gold Medal in 2011, Davis Teacher of the Year Nominee 2010 Hutchinson High School.
Fort Hays State University: 1999-2001 Washburn University: 2001-2004 University of Kansas: 2013-2016
BFA in Art Education from Washburn University: 2004, Masters of Curriculum and Teaching from the University of Kansas 2016
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Other (Specialty), Music and Dance, Nursing, Other, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Religion, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Instructional Technology, Library Skills, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, For Administrators, Coaching, School Psychology, End of Year, Close Reading, Classroom Community