Three years ago I was honored to be chosen as Northwoods teacher of the year and then to be one of the five finalists for Sandite Teacher of the Year. I feel very blessed to work with so many wonderfully talented teachers in such a dedicated community. I am thrilled to be teaching art at our new state of the arts school- Northwoods. I do miss the old school, as that is where I went to school, but what a vision our new facility is. I am a product of the Sandite school system, graduating in 1979 from Charles Page High School. I have a B.S. in Elementary Education and am highly qualified in art as well as elementary education. I have been teaching for over 25 years. For eighteen of those years I have been teaching art. Because I was a classroom teacher first, I believe I am able to tie in many more subject areas into each lesson; such as math in a lesson on patterns and history when doing a painting of George Washington. I am enthusiastic about learning and love to see the joy in their faces when they learn new things. I am an active artist, creating mixed media art. I have been featured in a national magazine and have written two books about other women artists. I have a daughter who recently married, and twins who are in 10th grade. Our family also has two cats: Charlie & Chloe and two dogs; Gracie and KiKi.
I tend to use a theme approach. I like to integrate regular curriculum areas into my arts lessons.
Teacher of the Year at Northwoods Fine Arts Academy and one of 5 runners up for Sand Springs Teacher of the Year. Nominated for the da Vinci Award and one of the finalists. I have served on curriculum committees, textbook committees, A+ Coordinator at Northwoods, Harwelden Coordinator, Chair of the Arts Integration Committee for three years, and member of the Public Relations Committee for two years.
B.S. in Elementary Education from Langston University I hold certifications in art and elementary education.
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