I am very excited to begin my 13th year teaching at Mendham Township Elementary. The students' bright faces inspire me to design art activities that will engage their aesthetic intelligence. I also hope to show them how to appreciate the amazing art of artists and cultures around the world.
I live in High Bridge New Jersey with my Husband and Son. We love to travel to the shore and to the Adirondack Mountains in New York. But, our favorite thing to do is spend time with our family and friends.
It is my personal goal to be a creativity coach for my students. Their ideas are the true currency in the Art room. My classroom door is always open to any student or parent who wishes to create.
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors Degree in The Science of Education from The College of Saint Rose in 2003 and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from The College of New Jersey in 2013.
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The MTES art program consists of weekly art classes for students in Kindergarten through 4th grade, Preschool and Tiny Tigers. Throughout the program students learn the process of appreciation and aesthetics by learning to discern what the artist wanted us to know. The themes include famous works of art, favorite story illustrations and art from cultures all around the world. We achieve this through a process of art criticism where students describe, analyze, and interpret a wide variety of artwork. Art projects based on our aesthetic explorations vary from drawing, painting, and sculpture throughout the school year. Students will save their artwork in a portfolio and then select their favorite piece to present in a whole school art show, the Festival of Arts. Third and Fourth grade students will also have opportunities to sign up for Mastery Enrichment workshops where they will create artwork based on unique themes and materials.