I am honored to have been a member of the Spring Oaks community since 1998. As an art teacher, I understand that artistic expression is fundamental to human existence. Through art, students learn about themselves and they develop the ability to connect with and understand the world that they inhabit. As students create, interpret, and experience art, they make connections with other learning. Art provides all of us with valuable tools that transfer into all other areas of education and life.
My Bachelors Degree in Art is from the University of North Texas. My Masters Degree in Art Education and my Technology Endorsement are from the University of Houston. My training in Forensic Art is from Northwestern University. I, also, have vast experience as a commercial illustrator and fine artist and have received awards for my work.
My belief is that the purpose of education in general is to build character, self-confidence, and a life-long love of learning. I will strive to help my students to accomplish these goals through the construction of knowledge through art so that they can apply them in their own lives in ways that are relevant and coherent.