Retired Chicago native and proud recipient of a quality education from Chicago area schools. I attended and graduated Lindblom Technical HS. My undergraduate work was done at Mundelein College / Loyola University, and my master’s degree in education was earned at Saint Xavier College. 2009 National Board Certified teacher; Early Childhood Specialist. My undergraduate studies were Fine Art and English Communications and I spent the beginning of my adult career as a graphic artist and designer in and around the Chicago area. Education became my “second but not less than” profession. As a teacher, I have always maintained a creative approach to educating young children and incorporated art and project-based learning into all subject matter I was responsible for teaching. As a student I believe learning never ends. Current candidate of LRMFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago majoring in Studio Arts.
Self Portrait, 2021, Ink wash and digitally altered, original 10 x 8 in.