When I was about 4 years old I remember drawing a cowboy for my mom and my aunt Jean. I started at the bottom of the page and ran out of room so that the cowboy's face was cut off just above the nose. Despite my goof, my mom and aunt raved about it and told me I had a good imagination. It was then that I discovered a gift and felt like I was good at drawing. Now, as an elementary Art teacher I love to help my students discover their gift in making art to whatever degree they possess it. I believe that t ... read morehe ability to create works of art is something everyone can learn to do, just like any other subject, and like other subjects it takes hard work to succeed. My goal is to instill a love of art and the determination required to be successful in my students. I am thankful to teach at my alma mater, Oneida Schools, and am proud that my school is committed to the arts. I also very much appreciate the administration for supporting art education. It is a great privilege to work with Mary Ross as well. She is a gifted artist and an even better art teacher. I encourage all students and parents at Oneida to support our art program through Artsonia.
From the time I was a little girl my mother told me she knew I would be an artist. Since then I have developed a love for multiple art styles, techniques and media. I feel there is no better way for a child to explore the possibilities and world before them and gain a sense of pride then in their artistic explorations and accomplishments. It allows them to see the world more closely then ever before. I knew that I wanted to bring that excitement and sense of accomplishment to children through teaching. I re ... read moreceived my B.A. from Eastern Kentucky University, my Masters from University of the Cumberlands and my Ed.S. from Lincoln Memorial. I have been teaching the visual arts, both studio and history, since 1993 and have traveled to many over seas countries with my students. I can not think of a more challenging and rewarding career.