Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Fine Arts- Art Education, University of Arizona
Hi West Wing Artists and Parents!!
I have been teaching Art here at West Wing since the school opened in March of 2006. I have LOVED spending all these years at West Wing watching your children grow up in the art room! I feel like I have a very large extended family here at West Wing and I feel very lucky to be here. I am married and have 3 daughters, all who have attended West Wing School! My oldest graduated from U of A and my middle is also at U of A ( Mom and Dad are proud because WE both went to U of A!) My youngest is a Senior in High School at Deer Valley High School.
Our family also includes a VERY active rescue dog (pit bull/lab) named Wheatley (named after the villain robot in the PORTAL video game, I got overruled on that one ;)) . Hobbies of mine include reading, art and crafts ( of course! ) and being outdoors.
In Art first quarter you will see my dear friend Mrs. K in your instructional videos. These lessons were created in canvas this summer for every school in the district so all students in all the schools in DVUSD are working on the same amazing projects! I will be available any time to help with questions and to grade and give feedback for all of your online work.I will also hold zoom office hours during your grade level's special area time on Wednesdays so drop by and say hi! All art will be turned in on Canvas this year to make things easier although if you would LIKE to maintain your child's Artsonia Portfolio and you were comfortable uploading the pictures during distance learning last year, please feel free to upload to Canvas AND Artsonia! I promise that when we get back on campus with the kids I will take over again and photograph and upload EVERYTHING like I've done in previous years. :) IF you are new to West Wing and aren't familiar with Artsonia, click the link and check our all of the incredible art our West Wing Artists create!! West Wing's Artsonia Gallery
I know this is a hard time for all of us but I want you to know that I am here for all of you. We will get through this together with flexibility, kindness and understanding. I miss you all VERY much! See you online!
Big Virtual Hugs!