Welcome to the Art Room!
Art Teacher K-6
Art at Augusta
Welcome to elementary art at Val Vista Lakes! I am thrilled to be teaching art at Val Vista for grades K-6! Your student will have art with me once every 2 weeks for 40 minutes. I am split between 2 schools- Augusta Ranch during "A" weeks and Val Vista Lakes Elementary during "B" weeks. For this reason, email is the most direct way to get in touch with me. It is my goal as your student's art teacher to give them a well rounded fine art education in our time together. My lessons are based on the district scope and sequence with a strong emphasis on art production, art history and self reflection. I strive to give your student as much creative freedom in the art room as possible, giving them the guidance and support that they need to develop their skills as young artists.
I am originally from northeastern Ohio. I attended Columbus College of Art and Design as an Illustration Major and graduated from Cleveland State University with my Bachelor's Degree in Art Education in 1996. I currently hold elementary and secondary certificates with a K-12 Art Endorsement.
My husband and I moved to Arizona and the Gilbert school district in 2000 to raise our family. There is never a dull moment in our house with our 5 children, ages 18, 15, 13, 10 and 8. We love the outdoors, and spend much of our spare time camping, hiking and exploring the beautiful state of Arizona with our family.