Originally hired to teach at the Middle School, I have become a driving force at the High School since the schools consolidated in 2018.
My background is quite diverse, I graduated from Edinboro University in 1988 with a degree in fine arts with a main concentration in Drawing, minors in Art History and Textile Design. From Edinboro, I moved to Rochester, NY to attend Graduate School at Rochester Institute of Technology. While there, I earned a Master's of Art in Printmaking with minor concentrations in Glass Fabrication and Textile Design. It was here, while working as a graduate assistant, that I discovered my love for teaching. In Rochester, I met my future husband--we roamed the country, eventually married, and in 1995 moved back to Pennsylvania. I returned to school, and attended Indiana University of Pa to obtain my teaching certification. In 2000 I started my teaching career as a substitute teacher in Armstrong County and Clearfield County. My first teaching job was in Clearfield as a traveling art teacher between the Middle School and the High School. In 2005 I was hired by PASD to teach Middle School Art.
Since then, I continue to advance my personal teaching knowledge through remaining active, taking education coursework, and various artistic endeavors to hone my visual skills.
My husband, Tim, and I have 4 daughters--Miranda Jean, Robin Nann, Cherise Nicole, and Lillian Marion. The oldest three are moving on with their lives (college & beyond) The youngest, Lilly, starts high school this year. We live in Home, Pa with our cats--Big Boy, Miss Kitty, Mr Man, our dogs--Gwen & Paco, and somewhere along the way we picked-up a Gecko--Phoenix.
Please enjoy some art work from my classes..... images are from last school year and include work from Art 7, Art 8, Digital Photography, Clay I, Clay II, and Web Design........