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Subjects Taught
Fine Arts



 I graduated with a B.F.A. double major in Drawing and Painting and a Minor in Geology from the University of Montevallo in 1981 and again in 1996 with an M.Ed. specializing in Art Education.


21 years experience teaching. 18 years at Hoover, 3 years Jefcoed.


Born in San Diego, California. Moved to Panama and then spent most of childhood in the DC area. Took my first art lessons at the Smithsonian Institute when I was around 5 years of age. We moved to south Florida for a couple years for my dad's work then settled here in Alabama when I was 13.

I was allowed freedom of expression in high school at Shades Valley High by the art teacher at the time. So I was able to explore and develop my skills in many different mediums. I started college at Mississippi University for Women and then transferred to the University of Montevallo during sophomore year. Where I completed my education.

I married a year later and after working freelance. As an illustrator I worked for a couple in-house agencies and then chose to take time off to raise my children. When my sons were school aged a friend suggested I work as a teacher's aide. I loved working with the children and after my contract was up I went back to Montevallo and completed my Master's degree. I went to work in 1996 in Jefferson county for three years before taking a job with Hoover High School in 1999.

I am on the Board of Directors for the Bluff Park Art Assoc. And have served in official positions with the Alabama Art Educators Assoc. as well as several Art organizations.

Now I am the AP, Art 4, 3, 2 and 2-D Design teacher at Hoover High and an award winning artist. is my personal work website.

I have a wide range of media I work in but enjoy painting the best.


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