"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
“Learning is not a product of schooling but the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate
In the few years I have taught here at Bishop Montgomery High School, and the over twenty years I have taught Visual Arts, I have sought to inspire my students to fulfill their academic and artistic potential. During the twenty-five years I have been teaching, I have had the opportunity of teaching at the elementary, middle, secondary and university level, including at St. Paul, Bishop Amat, Bishop O'Dowd, Calabasas, Valencia ad Mater Dei high schools. I have taught essentially every type of visual art course including Art Appreciation, Art History, AP Art History, Ceramics, Drawing & Painting, Photography, Graphic Design, and AP Studio Art. I have successfully transitioned art courses from traditional media to full digital media, incorporating the use of computers to create and alter artworks, conduct Internet research, and complete and submit various types of online assessments.
I have a BA in Art and MS in Secondary Education from Cal State University, Fullerton, a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Art, and CTE Credential in Arts, Media & Entertainment. I am also a certified instructor in Online and Blended teaching and a Google Level 1 Certified Educator. Currently, I teach AP Studio Art and Design, Art 3-4, Computer Design and Yearbook 1 and 2 Honors. Additionally, I am the advisor for the school newspaper KnightLife and serve as one of the Senior Class Advisors.