As an art educator for the past 20 years, I have been teaching and developing visual art lessons with integrated curriculum. Using art history and grade specific literature, I design very exciting, hands-on lessons for all ages.
My teaching style focuses on using lots of visuals to support the concepts being taught, as well as a fun, positive environment that inspires thinking outside of the box. Students are encouraged to explore, create and use their imagination! Lessons are designed for students to make connections in a variety of content areas.
Teacher of the Year at a creative art magnet school; Winner, 3M billboard competition; Winner, Crayola Dream Makers; All place winners: PTA Reflections Contest; 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners: Happy Halls Competition/MUSC Children’s Hospital; Original Works Yours Honor Roll; State/County winners, Youth Art Month.
Degree in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
Presenter, Navy Child and Youth Programs Orlando, FL 2006 Presenter, NAEA Conference Boston, MA 2005 Presenter, Shining Stars: Charting the Future for Today’s Children Conference, Charlottesville, VA Summer 2005 In-service training on integrating the arts Supervision of student teachers Workshops for parents Summer Sail-Gifted and Talented Gibbes Museum instructor for 4-6 year olds Member, TRACE (Trident Regional Arts Collaborative Endeavor). Member, National Art Education Association Member, Americans for the Arts Developed the visual arts segment of the Ace Troops arts integrated curriculum with Mary Edna Frasier. Children’s Museum of the Low-country: Member, Education and Exhibits Committee