About the Art Teacher

Personal Info:

    I grew up on a farm in Northern Indiana with an older brother and sister and lots of animals. I knew I wanted to be a teacher from the age of six. Now, I live in Morrison with my husband and two of my three boys. My oldest son is an electrician in Fort Collins. We have a dog named Rex and a cat named Banjo. Sometimes we enjoy watching the Broncos. My favorite art medium is collage or any mixed media. I also enjoy digital media. The undo button is my favorite tool :-)

Professional Experience:

2012-Present Elementary Art Teacher at Eiber Elementary, Lakewood, CO
2006-2012 Elementary Art Teacher at Peck Elementary, Arvada, CO
2005-2006 Photography and Ceramics Teacher at Wheat Ridge High School, Wheat Ridge, CO
2004- 2005 Substitute Teaching in Jefferson County Schools, Golden, CO
1999-2004 Freelance Web Design, Littleton, CO
1997-1999 3D Animation and Game Design at Escape Velocity Inc., Littleton, CO
1989-1997 Freelance Graphic Design, Illustration and Desktop Publishing Littleton, CO
1984-1989 Computer User-Interface Design for Intergraph Corp., Madison, AL
1983-1984 Cross Stitch Craft Design and Desktop Publishing at Cross My Heart Inc. Huntsville, AL

Professional Post-Degree Courses
Survival Skills for Education, Colorado Christian University
Nonverbal Class Management, Colorado Christian University
Teaching ADD/ADHD Students, Colorado Christian University

Certifications and Awards
• Professional License Issued by Colorado Dept. of Education Teacher, Endorsement in K-12 Art      Education
• Jefferson County School District Value Award for Teamwork
• Jacksonville Mini-Works Juried Show, First Place
• Pike County Arts & Crafts Show, First Place Photography Division