I began teaching and coordinating at ISA in August of 1999. I supported students' and teachers' use of technology, taught Global Art and coordinated students exchanges to Asia as well as served as web master for Lee and ISA. 2013-2014 I shifted to Lee High School staff and will continue to teach ISA's Global Art Class as well as STEM's, Art for Science and Engineering.
Global Art is a studio art class in which students examine and explore cultures and art history. Students create an electronic portfolio documenting their artwork and recording artist statements about their work and the process of creating. STEM Art, another Art 1 course will bring in some of the relationship with art and science, math, and engineering.
My travel with students includes trips Nuevo Laredo, Zacatecas, Mexico, and Takayama, Japan. During the summers of 2000 and 2003 I participated in a Fulbright Memorial Fund Master Teacher Program.That fellowship led to a long term relationship with Takayama Nishi High School in Japan. In October of 2008 I participated in a National Consortium for Teachers about Asia Fall Study Tour to Shanghai, Beijing, and Seoul. During July 2009 I again traveled to Japan, this time on a Fulbright Hays Study Tour following the path of Basho, a 17th century Japanese poet. In 2008 I was selected as the campus selection for the Trinity Prize for Excellence and the Teacher of the Year and later as a Teacher of the Year finalist in the district.
I love the Lee Campus and greatly enjoy my work, the students, staff and the community.