I have enjoyed teaching Visual Arts for over thirty years at the elementary, secondary, and college level. I have taught at Monarch for 16 years.I am a National Board Certified teacher and have earned my MFA in Painting from Idaho State University and my Master's in Art Education from the University of Illinois. My highest artistic honor was having one of my works exhibited in the Smithsonian. I primarily teach levels 1 - 4 of Drawing/Painting and Photo 1. I also sponsor Art Club and Anime Club. I truly enjoy encouraging students to find their own artistic voice.