About me...

     I have been teaching for 11 years for Escanaba Public Schools.  I've taught P.E., 6th grade, 5th grade, 2nd grade, and now elementary art (grades 1-3) and elementary vocal music. I've always wanted to be a teacher, and my dream was to become an art teacher.  I was inspired by my incredibly talented art teacher, Mr. Nelson, who taught both elementary art and high school art.  I was amazed that he knew so much about so many different kinds of art!  I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to share my excitement for art  and the creative process with the children of Escanaba.  Art is a class of learning, creating, and sharing.  The purpose of art is to communicate visually - a feeling, a story, an idea, etc.  Students in my class will be engaged in creative thinking and problem solving - necessary 21st century skills. 
     When I'm not teaching, I'm very busy with my family.  I am married and have three sons, ages 13, 9, and 6. As a family, we love to explore our U.P.  We often go camping, hiking and kayaking.  I also enjoy working backstage with Players de Noc on various productions and singing with Bay de Noc Choral Society.