I am a retired middle school art teacher, but most of my teaching experience was at the primary level. I have also taught workshops for teachers in math and higher level thinking skills. I love making art with children and teaching them about contemporary artists.
I am very process-oriented, organized and passionate about my work. I believe that children are more important than any topic, lesson or activity. I love to plan visual arts lessons that promote reading, writing and social understanding.
*Fullbright Teacher Exchange to Gateshead, England *Montana Teacher of the Year Candidate 2007 *Hardin Montana School District Art Curriculum Coordinator *Educator of the Year 2014 Yellowstone Art Museum
I have a B.S. in Elementary Education from Valley City State University in Valley City, ND.
I grew up in Wyoming and live and work in Montana. I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone, West Africa. I have 3 cats, incredible friends and love volunteering at the Big Horn County Historical Society Museum.