BIO
Mrs. Cash is thrilled to be a part of both High Mountain Road and Colonial Road Elementary School communities.  Ms. Cash is a graduate of Miami University and has a Bachelors of Science in Art Education K-12 and a Bachelors of Fine Arts.  In addition, Mrs. Cash has a Masters in Special Education from Montclair State University and an additional plus 30 graduate credit hours in elementary education.  

Mrs. Cash loves to travel and has spent time in South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia!  Mrs. Cash is an outdoor enthusiast hiking, swimming, paddle boarding, surfing, and when it gets too cold for these sports she is a weekend volunteer ski patrol member for Camelback Mountain.  

Office Hours:
CRS:  First Thursday of the month from 3:45-4:15 pm
HMR:  First Friday of the month from 8:15-8:45 pm


Teaching Philosophy

Discipline-Based Art Education: 

"Discipline-Based Art Education (DBAE) is an approach to arts education developed and formalized by the Getty Center for Arts Education (later known as the Getty Education Institute). DBAE seeks to impart a well-rounded view of art by studying any given work or type of work using four different disciplines, tailored to specific ages and grade levels:

1. Art Production – Students learn skills and techniques in order to produce personal, original artwork.

2. Art History – Students study the artistic accomplishments of the past and present as motivation, examples of style or technique, and as discussion topics, especially in relation to cultural, political, social, religious, and economic events and movements.

3. Art Criticism – Students describe, interpret, evaluate, theorize and judge the properties and qualities of the visual form, for the purpose of understanding and appreciating works of art and understanding the roles
of art in society.

4. Aesthetics – Students consider the nature, meaning, impact and value of art, are encouraged to formulate reflective, “educated” opinions and judgments about specific works of art, and examine criteria for evaluating works of art (Getty, 1980)."