I graduated with my degree in fine art from the University of Missouri (Go Mizzou Tigers!) in 1996. After several years of raising my girls and working as a teacher and director at a childcare center, I finally started painting again. As much as I loved being a professional artist, I found I really missed teaching. I returned to school to get my masters in education, and began working as an art teacher at Town Center. Every day, I am thrilled and astonished by what my students can create. I feel priveledged to give them the benefit of my experience, and energized and inspired by their fresh outlook and creativity.