I taught first grade for 30 years and was lucky to spend the last 14 of those years team teaching. After I retired I began teaching art lessons in grades K - 6 at some elementary schools in the area.
I take a multi-sensory, integrated approach to teaching that connects art to the curriculum. I want to help children develop their creativity while experiencing success and satisfaction with their own creations.
Delta Kappa Gamma, Rose of Recognition Award - 1994 Washoe County Teacher's Association Dedicated Performance Award - 1998 Washoe County Teacher's Association Distinguished Performance Award - 1990 University of Nevada, Reno Outstanding Student Teacher - Elementary Level 1977
National Board Certification in Early Childhood; November 2001 Masters of Education, Creative Arts in Learning from Lesley College - Cambridge, Massachusetts; March 1992. Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Nevada, Reno; December 1976.
I've been married for over 34 years. Besides teaching art, I like to read, paint, and decorate cakes for family and friends.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Vocabulary, Math, Arithmetic, Graphing, Numbers, Other (Math), Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Other (Music), Other (ELA), Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Phonics