I am in my 18th year of teaching high school art. I host student teachers regularly from the University of Iowa which allows me to support my profession as well as remain current with the trends, research and focus in art education. I enjoy teaching all levels of students because I believe the arts provides necessary learning for 21st century students and future workers and artists.
One reason I teach art is I enjoy both 2D and 3D areas of art. The focus of my own work is in the book arts which also encompasses most art forms. My work is inspired by my Iowa roots and experiences as a daughter, mother, wife and grandmother.