: This is my 17th year to teach art and I am very excited to be starting my second year here at Hyer. When I am not teaching I enjoy painting and creating my own artwork. I also enjoy crafting, cooking, baking, building things, gardening and hanging out with my dogs Shelby and Frio.
Education: I graduated with a BA in Art Education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
My teaching objective: To utilize my teaching and artistic abilities to help motivate and broaden children's knowledge of art and its significance in all aspects of their lives. I would like my students to experience the dynamic world of the visual arts by working with a wide variety of both two-and three-dimensional media. My goal is to expand their creative and manipulative skills as we work with the various media. We will be studying art and artists from different cultural and global backgrounds, as well as historical time periods. Art projects will often tie in with the concepts being taught in integrated curriculum, as the concepts often overlap. My students will also be learning the vocabulary of art, so they can better understand and interpret visual works.