BA, Art Education, Springfield College
BS, Art Therapy, Springfield College
M.Ed, Teaching and Curriculum, Focus in Special Education, Fitchburg State University
While growing up on the seashores of New Jerset, I showed great promise as a budding finger painter and have been completely impassioned ever since. I have traveled to six continents and lived on four, am an avid yogi, vegetarian chef, glass blower, painter, and novice rock climber. I am a recent transplant to Colorado via Ecuador and have been exploring the landscape and identifying the native birds and plants.
Why I Teach
I believe art to be a universal language and having the opportunity to facilitate that conversation is one of my greatest joys. I teach because I want students to understand art as a communication tool, as a vehicle for self-expression, as a bridge to deeper thinking and understanding, and as a way to communicate with the world around them. Art builds hope, self-confidence, resiliency, and teaches 21st century life and work skills. Every student is entitled to these things. I teach because art builds community in and out of the classroom and because visual and artistic language is an essential tool in an ever-changing world.