About the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
Masters in Education, BA in Art with a concentration in graphic design, BA in Art History, UAB National Board Certified in 2009 and 2018 EDS in Teacher Leadership, JSU
I have the amazing job of being teaching art, photography, sculpture, yearbook and being the sponsor for the drama club, "Saints in the Spotlight." I am constantly amazed by the depth of talent I see everyday in my classroom. I started teaching when I was 5. I would come home from school and teacher my younger sister what I had learned that day. We had a board and desk- what more did I need? My love for art took off when I was in the fourth grade when I started drawing Garfield the cat and the Smurfs. I am a proud alumni of SCCHS, Class of 1991. I have a BA double major in Art Studio-Graphic Design and Art History and a Masters in Education all from UAB. I was just completed the EDS Teacher Leader program at JSU. I am also a National Board Certified Teacher. Over the years our art students have displayed their work and won awards at the county, state, and national level. Some of my favorite art projects we do every year is Bob Ross oil painting and the charcoal still life. As the St. Clairion yearbook sponsor I have had the opportunity to work with amazing student photographers, journalists, and designers. Since 2004, the St. Clairion has won state/regional/national awards. I enjoy seeing the light bulbs of creativity go off, that "Aha" moment that students have when they are being creative in the art room, in the yearbook room, or on the stage.
National Board Certified Teacher, 2009, 2018
Member of AAA (Alabama Art Education Association) and NAEA
1997-present: St. Clair County High School