7. Please write a short (1 paragraph or so) bio about yourself.
I am originally from Long Island, NY, am the youngest child of three and born to two wonderfully supportive, hardworking parents. As a child, my creative nature was nurtured by both of my parents as they encouraged any creative endeavor of mine and actively exposed me to as many museums as they could. I find that my creativity spills over from two dimensional and three dimensional forms of expression while being most currently mesmerized by street art. Besides the visual arts, I am an animal lover with one kitty at home, a foodie that loves to cook, an active traveler and an empathetic, observant human.
Where did you go to school and what was your major?
1. Where did you go to school and what was your major?
I attended SUNY Stony Brook for my Bachelors in the fine arts with a minor in art history, before attending Adelphi University for my Masters in Art Education. Both schools are located in the state of New York, my home city.
What is your highest degree held?
2. What is your highest degree held?
My highest degree held is a Masters degree in Art Education.
Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
3. Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
When I was in the first grade I had a teacher that was the most memorable for her welcoming smile, dancing character and loving personality. During this time I first started to dream of becoming a teacher and, as the years passed, my dream grew into a reality as I realized that my love for raising visual arts awareness and nurturing our youths’ creativity to their greatest potential was where I wanted to plant my feet for a career.
How long have you been teaching/working in education?
4. How long have you been teaching/working in education?
I have been actively working in education as a teacher for the past three years in Los Angeles.
What is your favorite thing about LCS?
5. What is your favorite thing about LCS?
I must say the diverse creativities of LCS is what I find most appealing.
What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
6. What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
When I was in fifth or sixth grade I was obsessed with Sheil Silverstein’s, “Where the Sidewalk Ends” and “A Light in the Attic.” I found the union between the expressive words and visuals to be absolutely inspiring.