I moved to Calvert County from western New York in 2003. After working for the Niagara Falls Gazette for five years I was encouraged to pursue a Master’s Degree by the teachers I had met on the job. I returned to Rochester Institute of Technology to earn a Masters of Science in Teaching. My first teaching job was at Northern High School in 2003 where I taught Photography and Art & Design for five years. This was a great opportunity because I also hold a Bachelor’s in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology.
I transferred to the Career & Technology Academy in 2008 to pursue my passion for art and technology as there was an opening in Graphic Communications. I taught students the Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design and how to prepare the files for a variety of print outputs. My students earned Print Education certifications from SkillsUSA and went on to pursue post-secondary education at two and four year schools.
I have also taught Summer Art Academy Camp for Calvert County Public Schools from 2003-2014. At camp I blend my passion for art and technology by teaching both cartoon art and computer art.
In fall of 2016 I was hired at Leonardtown High School. I teach Crafts 1,Crafts 2, and Art 1 to high school students.
I spend my free time doing portrait and landscape photography. I blend my graphic design work with my photography. I also like spending time cooking, working out, reading fiction novels,and traveling with my husband.