of Arts in Art -
University of North Texas
Degree in Education -
Suma cum laude
Oklahoma City University
Certification in Montessori Education -
I have always loved Art and took private Art lessons as a child. I enjoy many
types of Art, including drawing, painting, clay, weaving and sewing.
It is my
wish to enable each student to develop their skills and personal style in Art
within a beautiful and creative learning environment.
This is my
16th year at NHP!
currently teach middle school Art, for 6th, 7th, 8th grade, and Art 1
for advanced 8th grade artists.
students have done very well in Art competitions such as PSIA and
Jr. VASE. We have had 1st and 2nd place winners at the district and
state level multiple times. Go Art!
chosen as Teacher of the Year this past year, 2015.
nominated for Teacher of the Year in 2014.
chosen as Teacher of the Year in 2008.
at state conferences
years, I have been asked to be a presenter at the Texas State Art
Conferences. This November, I will be presenting 2 workshops for teachers.
the logo and brochure for the National Conference of the American Montessori
Society in 2000. I have had my artwork displayed in galleries and have won
Trip to Europe
taken scholars to Europe for 9 years on the Art Trip to Europe. This
has been a week-long trip over Spring Break. We have visited Paris,
London, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Venice, Munich, Amsterdam, Greece, Turkey,
to name a few, where the Arts and architecture of world famous cities, and
the cultures of these people and places have become real to our students,
have given them a global perspective, and have inspired them for a lifetime.
My interests include Art, Music, my family, rocks, animals, travel, cooking, creativity, liberty, teaching, and looking at the world through eyes of gratitude, faith, courage, and wonder.