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Hello and welcome! I am the fine arts specialist here at Chief Joseph School of the Arts. This is my first year at this school, and already I know it is going to be fantastic! For the last six years I have taught middle school art in Nampa. I have also volunteered for the past 15 years as the art coordinator in my children’s elementary school. I believe that Art is essential for kids! I am thrilled to be teaching in an Art focused school that values Art education for all its students.
I have lived in Idaho for the past 25 years, where I graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelors in Art education (K-12). I currently have three children (all boys) ages 13-19 who keep me busy and laughing daily. Recently I was awarded Idaho art teacher of the year (elementary) for 2016-2017. Art teacher of the year is a huge personal achievement, and I am still in awe!
This site will inform you of upcoming events with dates and details. I will post information about each grade-level art lesson, displays, Exploratory Classes, Meet the Master’s program, and art contests. Please visit my calendar planner regularly for such dates.