I am a painter, mixed media artist and muralist who is also a certified K-12 art educator with 35+ years of award winning experience. Throughout the years I have guided countless students through content-based projects and art residencies that engage students in critical thinking skills, technical expertise and cross curricular exploration. I love empowering teachers and working with them to plan residencies that deal with topics that interest them and are relevant for their students. As a secondary teacher, I am also well versed in portfolio and college preparation. I have guided my students to acceptance and scholarship to the most prestigious art schools in the country. My greatest joy as an artist in residence is to see minds expand through the joy and exploration of art making.