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Yucca Elementary School
District No. 13
Welcome to our Art Page.  I started teaching at Yucca Elementary in 2015, and I am very excited to be
your children’s art teacher!  I want to share a little about my background and education, as well as some
of my philosophy about art.

I am a native Arizonan and was born and raised in Winslow to a large railroad family.  I knew from a
young age that I was an artist, but it took me some years to realize that I was also a teacher.  I had another
career and became a mother to two children before I began my college education.  I attended a number of
community colleges, taking a class at a time,  as my young family and career allowed.  In 1994 I took the
plunge and started college fulltime at Coconino Community College in Flagstaff.  The following year I also
began attending NAU.  I have a Bachelor of Science in Arts Management and in 1998 received a Master
of Arts in Art Education.  

At that time I made a choice to fulfill a lifelong dream of attending art school.  I moved across the country
with my five year old grandson to attend graduate school at The Savannah College of Art & Design.  It
was awesome!  I graduated from there with an MFA in Painting in 2001.  I was offered a job as an
elementary art teacher with Savannah Public Schools.  I taught there three years before returning to
Arizona to be closer to my family.  I have been teaching in Arizona since that time, grades Kindergarten –
High School.

I want your children to experience the joy of art and have it be accessible without a lot of expensive art
supplies.  Your child can expect to learn about famous artists, create art and learn to use art to develop a
creative problem solving process.  We have a changing art display in the entryway and will soon be adding
artwork to this website.  I look forward to working with your terrific children.
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Kroger's Class
Masks 2017-2018
Bankston's Class
Vincent's Class

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