Throughout my life, I have encountered a number of inspiring educators who have impacted me in ways that are immeasurable. They have affirmed and expanded my interests and talents in art. They have questioned, challenged, and motivated me. These teachers have given me the incentive to do the same for young people.
I graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2002 and a Masters in Art Education in 2004. Since then, I have had the opportunity teach art at Norwalk, Ballard-Huxley, and Iowa State University. This is my sixth year as the art teacher at Moulton.
I’m looking forward to my second year at Moulton Elementary and Des Moines Public Schools. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2007 and spent my first six years at St. Theresa Catholic School in Des Moines. I hope I’m able to be a positive role model for the students and help them make healthy choices a habit for the rest of their lives. We will be focusing on learning how to move correctly, so students become more confident and want to move more often.
This will be my first year here at Moulton. I graduated from Drake University in 2007 with a Bachelor’s in Music Education and in 2011 from Hawai`i Pacific University with a Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. My most recent adventures included teaching music in Hawaii for the past four years. I can’t wait for us to sing, dance, and play music together. This school is certainly a special place and we should all stand proud and continue to strive for success.