This is my 22nd year teaching. I have taught 3rd grade, 4th grade, elementary art, middle school art, and served as a technology integration specialist at the school and district level.
I enjoy elementary art because students seldom see themselves as artists. When I break larger projects into smaller steps, students are able to be successful in creating incredibly beautiful artwork. In this process, I also build in ways for students to talk about their own work with other students. Through these processes, students can an incredible sense of ownership for their own artwork and artistic process.
In my out of school life, I have four children, and live in St. Paul. My favorite things are cooking, hanging out with family, and spending time on any water.