6-8 Art Educator, Hinsdale Middle School 2014-Present
K-5 Art Educator, Monroe Elementary, Hinsdale 1997 - 2014
2016 Outstanding Service to the Illinois Art Education Association
2014 National Art Education Technology Outstanding Teaching Award
2013 Apple Distinguished Educator, only art educator chosen in the United States
2011 National PBS Teacher Innovator winner
2010 Illinois Elementary Art Educator of the Year
2017-2018, President, Illinois Art Education Association
2017-Present, Webinar Coordinator for IAEA
2010-2014, Vice President, Illinois Art Education Association
National Board Certified, 2008
Illinois Benedictine University, MA Curriculum Development through Technology
Northern Illinois University, BS Art Education
One of my passions is sharing knowledge with others as a frequent presenter at the local, state, and national levels. I am the co-author of the award winning art education blog, The Teaching Palette and have written 18 monthly articles for SchoolArts Magazine in the Tech4ArtEd column.
My other life:
When not busy teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband Phil and my two amazing boys, Ryan age 15 and Nate age 12.