My road in life took a while to figure out.
Undecided major for over a year while in college. I'm happy to have discovered my love for teaching art while doing art.
Seeking another degree after 5 years in a teaching career. I had a desire to work at the college level but discovered that I needed a change of school.


Art Teacher and Senior Advisor

I facilitate students in the world of art, creativity and appreciation.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Being Creative

Day to Day

My typical work day is conquered through hard work, patience and lots of coffee. I plan my lessons to meet the needs of all (well, most) learners in a way that allows them to be creative and proud of their work. It's a challenge to encourage the growth of mistakes in art because most students strive to be perfect or they won't try at all. I try to spend the end of the day reflecting on strategies that work and to praise those that overcome failure.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

I recommend getting in the classroom to observe and be actively engaged in every aspect of the teachers job.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Academic Advising


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You need a backup plan! You can't make a living being an artist."