A bit about me... I attended UW Stout and received a Bachelors of Art Education. My first job was in a rural city in Wisconsin teaching high school. My husband moved from his position to try construction management so I followed him to Minnesota. Here I got a job as a preschool teacher and shortly after I was working in an urban school in Minneapolis. I taught elementary for one year under that contract. I then moved to a suburban area where I was a traveling teacher with no room, on a cart/ in the teachers lounge/in the cafeteria. But I was teaching Art and loving the elementary level. After 3 years I got a full-time job, great room and wonderful students at Rogers Elementary in Rogers Minnesota. During this time I took my Masters of Education from St. Mary's University. I worked at RES for a total of 7 years when a retirement in the Middle school came up. I was able to apply and was accepted for what was an amazing experience with middle school students. I worked 3 years at Rogers Middle School and last year was asked to travel again. I was moved from shifts in our district and now am in my 4th year working at Hassan Elementary. I teach on a 6-day rotation teaching about 750 students. I have had the opportunity to teach adults as well. I taught as an adjunct teacher at the University of St. Cloud, as well as being an online instructor with The Art of Education website. I present often at conferences for technology and Art Education.
I invite you to visit my blog. I have been working on it for several years now and it's about my experiences with creativity and art education. I truly enjoy getting to know other art educators and creative souls on this platform. I have been inspired by so many teachers that share so freely what they are doing. Please visit to get a better understanding of what I am doing in my classroom and what has inspired me throughout the years. My blog is MiniMatisse.blogspot.com
Professional Awards and Accomplishments: Published in School Arts Magazine Jan. 2010 Jan. 2012 Nov. 2012 Aug./Sept. 2014 District #728 Primary Teacher of the Year Award, 2009/2010 Speaker at The Art of Education Conference: National Online conference for art teachers June of 2013 January of 2014 July 2014 January of 2015 July 2015 January 2016 July 2016 Speaker at the Minnesota Art Education Conference November 2013 Speaker NAE conference, Chicago 2016
UW-Stout, Bachelors of Art Education St. Mary's University, Masters in Education Continuing Education credits, Learners Edge, The Art of Education and St. Mary's University.
I invite you to visit my blog. I have been working on it for several years now and it's about my experiences with creativity and art education. I truly enjoy getting to know other art educators and creative souls on this platform. I have been inspired by so many teachers that share so freely what they are doing. Please visit to get a better understanding of what I am doing in my classroom and what has inspired me throughout the years. Visit MiniMatisse.blogspot.com
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