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 is my 4th year at PAPA! 

My passion is painting and mixed media.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts 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, in different ways. 

Never give in, never give up. 

Click on the link below to see student work so far this year! 

Supplies Needed:

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