Visual Arts


Public Academy for Performing Arts

with Ms. Jody Chandler, room 22

About me

I am from Tampa, FL. We moved there from Massachusetts when I was 4 yrs. old. I started teaching in 1999. My first school was a Magnet School for Science, Math, and Technology, NASA Explorer School. I was there until 2011. My second school was a Magnet School for the Arts. I was there until 2017. I left Florida in 2017 and came to New Mexico! At first, I tried my hand as an EA at Desert Ridge 2018-2019. Then I taught Visual Art + Business Technology at Hoover Middle School. Now I am proud to be a PAPA Panda! This will be my third year at PAPA!

My passion is painting and mixed media.

I hold a Bachelor's of Art from the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

I am a Level II certified k-12 Visual Arts and Social Studies Teacher.

My teaching philosophy is simple-

Make it fun, make it purposeful.

Be present.

Try new things, different ways.

Never give in, never give up.

Below is student work from 2020-2021.

Supplies Needed:

  • 2 Sketchbook 9 x 12, spiral-bound with pockets

  • 12 Pencils, 2 hand-held sharpeners + 2 erasers (sep. from one on pencil, 5 liner pens (skinny sharpie like pen)

Optional- set of colored pencils (Prismacolor or crayola) and USB flash drive

Google Classroom Codes

Period 3 = nz4ga7c

Period 4 = lxxq4bh

Period 5 = 2cusrnz

Period 6 = awof7d6

Period 7 = 7z3ryik

Period 8 = vkktgpz