I have been an Art Educator working in the public school system for the past nine years. My resources have been developed through first-hand experience in all grades, K-12. I truly enjoy teaching art and believe in high quality art experiences through rigorous and challenging content.
My teaching style is rooted in the belief that "all children can learn." Whether my student is a kindergartener attending school on the first day or a 17 year old senior in high school painting for the first time, my expectations are high. Students will rise to meet these expectations given time, patience, and respect.
Student Achievements - Crayon Masterpiece Finalist (2008) - Orlando Museum of Art - Peggy Crosby Student Gallery Show (2008-2015) - Orange County Library Teen Art Show Finalist - OUC Water Conservation Contest Winners (2014 & 2015) - Chalk the Walk Award of Excellence (2015) - Winter Park Art Festival Honorable Mentions & Award of Excellence (2013-2015) - Central Florida Fair Award of Excellence in Painting (2013-2015) Educator Achievements - OCAEA City Arts Factory Show Participant - UCF 50th Anniversary Participant - Chalk the Walk Participant - Presenter at FAAE; cross curricular lesson plan (2008) - Presenter at the OCPS Professional Development Day for K-5 Visual Arts Education (2012)
B.S. in K-12 Art Education from the University of Central Florida Study Abroad at the Edinburgh College of Art (2006)
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