Welcome to my Web Page! This will be my 8th year of teaching art at NMS after being a stay home mom for 20+ years. I graduated from Purdue University in 1987, taught Jr. High Art for one year before staying home to raise our four children (two graduates of Northwestern and college in their mid twenties, and two teenagers currently attending Northwestern High School). What a change technology brought to the classroom upon my return to education. The reason I teach: to show all students they CAN create 'GOOD' art! My goal as a middle school art teacher IS to improve our overall 'art program'... making art easy, fun, rewarding, enjoyable and successful for everyone. Therefore, creating a desire in my students to sign up for art classes in high school and perhaps college. We will be using an online Art Gallery called Artsonia this year. You will receive a parent permission email from Artsonia.com inviting to you visit the site and allow your child's artwork to be viewed and perhaps chosen for a weekly $50 gift certificate to the world's largest art supply company, Blick Art. If I do not have an email address for you, your child will receive a hard copy permission slip to be signed and returned to school. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org , please feel free contact me with questions and/or concerns.