Position: K-12 Art Teacher
Year Started at Riverside: 2012
Pueblo West High School (Colorado)
University of Northern Colorado (B.A. Visual Arts/Graphic Design)
University of Nebraska at Omaha (B.A. Studio Art/Education)
University of Northern Iowa (M.A. Art Education)
What I love about the subject I teach:
Art is not only one of my main passions and hobbies but also my career focus. I hope to share what I know and learn with my students while I venture through my own professional art career. My favorite moment as a teacher is that "AH HA!" moment when a student discovers their artistic potential. Since I teach all grades, I love different grade levels for different reasons. Early Elementary students are always so excited to make art; Older Elementary students are starting to explore the extent of their creativity; Junior High students are discovering who they are and that is reflected in their work; and High School students can direct their focus on increasing their skill levels.
Why I chose Riverside:
I'm not originally from Iowa so I didn't have much background knowledge on the types of schools in the area. I first picked Riverside because of the location, but stayed because of the amazing students, staff, and community at Riverside.
What makes me PROUD to be a Bulldog:
Every day I have something to "brag" about my students. We have some amazingly creative students here at Riverside.