Designer and teacher of after school art programs in four elementary schools, art teacher for special needs students in Ohio, developed and taught summer art programs for 3 years.
My lesson plans stress critical thinking. I strive to pose complex artistic problems and allow the students to collaborate and design their own way of working out the procedures. This engages students at a higher level than simply following my direction. In most cases, students receive a rubric-even if it is a simple one-as a handout so that they understand what I am looking for. This really helps them to plan their lesson accordingly.
I have received numerous scholarships through the Judith Herb Department of Education at the University of Toledo.
BE in Multi-Age Education Pre-k through 12
I am a practicing artist. My favorite mediums are hand dyed silk scarves, jewelry fabrication, and canvas area rugs.