In my mind, childhood and art go together. Children share themselves with you through their art naturally and as time goes on, art becomes a way to make sense of the visual world, create beauty, and communicate ideas in a way that words cannot. The process of creating is important for brain development and it provides a sense of engagement and excitement in which it is easy to get absorbed. Art can be a source of pride and an opportunity to gently tame those thoughts that get in the way in projects and in life. Learning about art helps you to think critically, to solve problems, to question, to reflect, and to play with perception. I am pleased to offer your children a wide variety of artful experiences that will enrich and add to their success in all areas of their lives.
I grew up in Denver and went on to receive a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Metropolitan State University and then a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado at Denver. I taught Kindergarten for 7 years and then taught first grade for 7 years and earned certification from the National Board for the Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in Early Childhood Education. Deciding that my favorite part of the day with children was when I was able to facilitate creative learning, I decided to study art by taking classes in order to receive an Art Endorsement. This is my 26th year in DCSD and my 13th teaching art.
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“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” Albert Einstein