I have been teaching Art here in Punxsutawney at the Middle school since 2005. I have a vast knowledge of art and come from a diverse art related background.
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.
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 our littlest Lillian Marion. We all live in Home, Pa with our cats--Big Boy, Miss Kitty, Mr Man, and our dog Gwen.
Please enjoy some art work from my classes..... images from past school years........