I've taught High School Art in Overland Park, Kansas for 9 years - subjects that I've taught include: Introduction to Studio Art -Graphic Design -Printmaking -Painting (Oil, Acrylic, and Watercolor) -Drawing I, Drawing II -Portfolio Preparation -Advanced Placement Studio Art (2D, 3D, and Drawing portfolios). In addition to teaching, I acted as a Division Coordinator in my building for Visual Art, Performing Art, and Physical Education and outside my building as a mentor teacher in Drawing for new faculty.
I am very business-like in my teaching style. I have a great deal of respect for my students because Art can be emotionally trying, but also very rewarding. I always want my students to know what they can expect from their effort - in grades, skill improvement, etc. That is one of the reasons I am a big believer in rubics and examples - which students should have access to the entire time they're working on a project.
*2014-2015 Kansas Outstanding Secondary Art Educator of the Year *Shawnee Mission Education Foundation grant winner of $5000 to purchase Wacom tablets for 2 high schools within my school district
*2008 BSE Cum Laude from Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas *Presently working towards an MFA in Painting from Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.
I loved teaching high school and I hope that I can help you and your students too!