Hello! I am a Kansas City, Missouri based artist and art educator, where I have taught high school art since 2008 in suburban school districts. I received my Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2019. Additionally, I attended Parsons School of Design, earned my Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Connecticut, and received my Master of Arts in Teaching K-12 Art Education from Park University.
As a maker and educator, I enjoy many art media, especially ceramics, fiber arts, and drawing. I am passionate about students thinking critically and developing a strong artistic voice through exploring processes, achieving technical competence, and integrating concepts.
When I’m not in the classroom or studio, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, cooking, and gardening. I look forward to working with AOEU students to incorporate new techniques and bring excitement to the classroom!
Parsons School of Design Degree (2005)
University of Connecticut Bachelor’s Degree (2007)
Park University Master’s Degree (2010)
Maryland Institute College of Art Master in Fine Arts Degree (2019)