Alternative Education, grades 5 through 8
I attended Sandy Valley High School, in Magnolia, Ohio, and Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.After moving to Texas, I graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington, in Arlington, Texas.I spent the next eighteen years employed as a graphic designer, then Art Director for an Interior Design Magazine. After that I received my teaching credentials at Texas A&M University , Commerce, Texas.At Amberton University, in Garland, Texas, I took several courses working on a Graduate degree in Counseling.I am certified to teach Art, Special Education, and English as a Second Language, Kindergarten through grade 12, and Language Arts Reading, 4 through 12. I taught for eight years at the Garland Alternative Education Center, in Garland, Texas.
BA in Design
Teacher Certification, Texas A&M University
I attend professional development via the Arkansas Alternative Educator’s Association every year and earn a total of 14 hours, and another 46 or more hours of professional deveolpment every year to remain current in the subjects I teach.
I attend professional development via the Arkansas Alternative Educator’s Association every year and earn a total of 14 hours, and another 46 or more hours of professional develpment every year to remain current in the subjects I teach.
I began teaching at Eureka Springs High School in August of 2013, and moved to Middle School in August of 2014.
I taught Art to the 5th and 6th grades, and I'm also the Resource teacher for 7th, 8th, and 9th grades,
In August of 2015, I created the Alternative Education Program at Middle School, and teach 5th grade through 8th, Math, English, and Social Studies. My students consist of those who have attendance issues, health issues, problems maintaining passing grades, and behaviorial issues. I enjoy working with these challenging and interesting students.
Prior to moving to Eureka Springs, I taught in Texas, at the Garland Independant School District. I am certified to teach Art-K-12, English as a Second Language, K-12, Language Art & Reading-4 thru 8, and Special Education, K thru 12.
Phoenixquest,org is a website I created to post art and writing projects, such as poetry and short stories for my students. This is a way for them to showcase their work, obtain positive feedback, and receive the motivation they need to continue their good work.
Not only do I teach art, I am an artist myself and spend most of my free time creating images and exhibiting
art in my gallery, Art & Soul.
I have created a website to showcase the writing and art of my students: www.phoenixquest.org and also designed a website for my work, www.artndsoul.com.