As long as I can remember I have been a creative person. Beginning early on, I was always involved in arts and crafts projects at home and in school. At the age of 13, I began more formal training taking varying classes in illustration, commercial art and crafts. At the age of 16, I began on the job training in commercial art. I received several art awards at the age of 17 including the Bank of America award for art. I continued my education at California State University Long Beach receiving a Bachelo ... read morers Degree in Art.
After receiving my Art degree I went to work for an Advertising agency. I began as a graphic designer and worked my way up to an Art Director. I created everything from logos to t-shirt designs. After working in an advertising agency for more than 15 years, I decided I wanted to do something more worthwhile. I had a teacher who was a really positive role model in high school. I began volunteering in her graphic design class working with the students on projects. After volunteering for two years I decided I wanted to go back to school to get my teaching credential.
I received my teaching credential from Cal State University Stanislaus in May of 2003. I began teaching art at Hoover Middle School and then moved to Merced High School. I teach Art 1, Art 2, Art 3, Art 4, AP and Computer Graphics. I am thrilled to be teaching art at the high school level. I am truly amazed at how talented the students are.