I have seen and learned a lot as an art teacher and I want to share it with you! I have been an art teacher since 1998. I have taught kindergartners, high schoolers and everyone in between and beyond. I have taught in rural Illinois, urban Chicago, and suburbia. I have literally done it all when it comes to art education. I have taught at libraries, park districts, and out on a curb. I owned my own art studio, all while staying in the public schools and even the private ones! I currently teach K-8. My students have been recognized for their achievements at many local, state, and national levels. I have been published in SchoolArts, and have illustrated children's books and many education resources.
I love routine! I spend a lot of time creating resources and lessons that help students get the most out of their one hour of art class. I also create a lot of mini lessons that are part of a bigger picture. It is the most rewarding when students take what they have learned and put it into practice.
Student artwork chosen for the Illinois Art Education Association's Youth Art Month Illinois Flag, March 2019 Students chosen as finalists for Artsonia.com’s Student of the Week for the week March 3rd, 2019 January 22nd, 2012 and October 18th, 2009 Student artwork and lesson plan accepted into the Illinois Art Education Association's Student Art Show (2013-2014) Finalist for the FluevogCreative Fall 2012 Lesson and student art featured in the August, 2011 issue of SchoolArts magazine Student artwork and lesson plans featured in Crystal Productions online Student Art Gallery, Fal,l 2011 Student artwork featured on the Illinois Art Education Association's Youth Art Month Poster for the 2011, 2010, 2005, and 2004 school years Student artwork chosen for the STR Architects Holiday card contest 2010 and 2009 Awarded December 2004, Artsonia.com's Teacher of the Month Churchill School awarded Artsonia.com's School of the Week December 6th, 2004 Featured in the Illinois Art Education Association’s Mosaic newsletter as a teacher of successful students in fall/winter 2004 issue Churchill School earned Artsonia.com’s leadership award for the 2003 school year and was ranked #1 in Illinois for overall participation among all schools Student featured in the Illinois Art Education Association's Student Art Exhibit during the 2002 school year Artwork exhibited in the Eastern Illinois University All Student Art Show March, 1996
I graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelors of Art in art education. I earned my Masters of Art in art education from Boston University in 2012.
Member of the Illinois Art Education Association (1996-Present) Member of the National Art Education Association (1996-Present)
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Science, Biology, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Vocal Music, Art, Religion, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Easter, For All Subjects, Handwriting