When I was six years old, my kindergarten teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. From that moment forward I have always wanted to be a teacher, a nurturer of minds. Without hesitation I pursued this dream. My family has always being supportive with many of them fellow educators.
I began my adventure as an elementary education major at Texas A&M University, but soon realized that I wanted to combine my love of art and teaching. I later transferred to Houston Baptist University in 2000, and graduated Magna Cum Laude in May of 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in all level art education. In May 2010 I graduated from Houston Baptist University with a MEd. in curriculum and instruction with a specialization in instructional technology.
Upon completion of my degree and certification, I returned to my high school alma mater to be one of two art teachers. I now have become the lead art teacher at Elkins and I am very excited to be teaching the advanced classes.
Philosophy of Art Education
As a high school art teacher, I look forward to going to work and seeing my students. My goal is to nurture each student's individuality, creativity and help them find a sense of self. Art is an expression of self. A student can pour their emotions, feelings, struggles and desires into art. In today’s society filled with turmoil and uncertainty I feel it is important to allow my students an outlet. I also want to provide a supportive and stable environment. I have found that even small successes help build a strong confident foundation for any student.
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