I have been an art educator since 2004. I graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BA in Fine Arts and Emphasis in Art Education. Over my career, I have had the opportunity to teach a diverse population of students. I've taught students at the Udine International School in Italy, the culturally diverse student body at Fairview South Elementary in Skokie,Il, and at Hanson Park Elementary, a special needs cluster school in Chicago. I am currently teaching at the amazing Albany Middle School in Albany, California. I believe in using Art and Art Education to give students the means to express their feelings and thoughts in a positive way. That is why I work hard to provide a safe learning environment and a positive creative outlet to all of my students. For more information on my background, please view my resume.