Grundy Center (Iowa) Community School District-Various teaching and supervisory assignments including: K-5 Art educator (1993-97), 5th grade Math and Language Arts educator (1997), K-12 Art educator (1997-98), 6-12 Art educator (1998-2014), 5-12 Art educator (2014-present), past high school Art Club sponsor, Sophomore problem solving team leader and class advisor, Teacher Quality Team (TQT), Current teaching assignment includes all 5-8 Grade students and the following High School classes: Fundamentals of Art, Drawing, Painting, 3-D Art/Ceramics, Photography I & II, Graphic Design, Digital Art History, Jewelry Making, Junk to Gem; Adjunct Contract Instructor for Hawkeye Community College (Waterloo Iowa)-Teaching Art Appreciation for dual credit; Area Education Agency 267 (1997-2007)-Summer Enrichment Program teacher for Talented and Gifted students; Hawkeye Community College (Waterloo, Iowa) Fall 2004-Adult Education digital photography class; Hudson (Iowa) Community School (1991-1996)-K-3 Art educator, high school Prom sponsor
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NAEA Western Region Art Educator of the Year 2013; Grundy Center Education Foundation Grants 2014, 2013, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2001-Funding for projection device shared with Industrial Technology, ceramic mural Artist in Residence, digital cameras to implement Photography class at Grundy Center High School, upgrade digital cameras, cutting mats; Art Educators of Iowa Art Educator of the Year 2012; Recipient of the Belin-Blank Center's Mary Bucksbaum Scanlan Program in Visual Arts Award of Distinction 2012; AEI Outstanding Secondary Art Educator 2006; McElroy Trust Grant 2004-Funding of a digital projection system for Art Department
University of Northern Iowa, MA - Art Education, 2009; University of Northern Iowa, BA - Elementary Education, 1994; University of Northern Iowa, BA - Art Education, 1989
I hope to share my passion for art education with other visual art educators and pre-service art educators by providing high quality professional development experiences, guidance, support, and resources to advance visual art education in Iowa and beyond.