With ten years' experience teaching, from preschool to college, my extensive teaching has allowed me to hone my teaching skills amongst diverse student populations. I am a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher. As a practicing artist who continues to make my own work I find the study and craft of making art to be exciting and challenging. Through developing a strong curriculum with engaging lesson plans and assessments it is thrilling to see students’ own light bulb moments in the classroom. Creating art allows self-esteem building, creative problem solving, deeper analysis, resilience and greater creative thinking.