Degrees and Certifications:
College of New Jersey BA, Art Education, K-12
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Hello and welcome to the (way cool) Donald Art Room! I am excited for this new school year!
I have been an art teacher for over 20 years, my first 4 in NJ, most here at Donald. I am a strong advocate of Art Education and a fine artist. I am able to bring these skills into my classroom and teach strong artistic studio skills, creativity and innovation to the amazing kids at Donald.
My philosophy of Art Education is an integrated approach. We blend art and world history, cultures, science, math, etc., into art making when and where appropriate. We explore a wide variety of art materials and techniques, with deliberate creative and imagination skills. As students grow in age and confidence, they are allowed more creative freedom. Our future depends on creators and innovators, and those are the skills I teach your children.
The focus of my room is on acting like an artist and treating the art room like an art studio. And we have a blast!
Your children will create with pencils, pastels, clay, yarn, paint, and digitally. They will learn textiles, printmaking, drawing and painting, sculpture and ceramics, digital art, how to explore their imagination, learn about the world around them and express themselves.
I have two kids who attended Donald, and who are currently in college (UT) and Flower Mound HS. My husband is a popular local contractor who is also very creative and loves what he does. We love the beach, good food and good conversations. When not at school, I love reading, gardening and painting in my studio.