A mild mannered art lady with a passion for art, new ideas and technology connections!
Originally from the West Virginia Mountains the "art lady" taught in the hills of Virginia for twelve years and Houston, TX for seven years.
Diverse teaching experiences with a strong thirst for learning guide her focus to create innovative solutions and an engaging learning environment.
The mountains have called her closer to home where she now teaches at Skyline Middle School in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
National Board Certification Art EC  2011
New York University Art, 1999 - 2001
West Virginia University Printmaking/Art Education, 1989 - 1994
Experiences and Awards:
  • VCET Fine Arts Academy through GMU 2014-2015
  • Transforming Classroom Grant 2014-2015
  • Fueling Good for Education Grant 2013
  • Loft Best in Class Grant 2012
  • National Board Certified Elementary Art Educator Nov. 2011
  • Robinson Elementary Teacher of the Year 2010
  •  HEB Excellence in Education Semi Finalist 2011 & 2009
  •  NAEA Southeastern Middle School Art Teacher of the Year 2006
  •  VAEA Middle School Art Teacher of the Year 2005
  •  Rauschenberg Power of Art Grant 2003
Occupation: Art Lady
  • Harrisonburg City Schools: Skyline Middle School, 2013-present
  • Clear Creek ISD Art Educator, 2006 - 2013 :Space Center Intermediate (1yr.) GW Robinson Elementary (6yrs.)
  • Pulaski County, Virginia: Dublin Middle School, 1996-2006
  • Pulaski County, Virginia: Itinerant Elementary Art Teacher in 5 schools, 1994-1996

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Skyline Middle School

470 Linda Lane
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802
School Website

At Skyline the art room is a place of creativity and exploration through the arts. We will be guided by the Virginia Standards of Learning Curriculum and students will learn about a variety of cultures, art history, and methods of creation with a variety of mediums.

Student work will be posted upon completion in the student's digital portfolio on