About Me

My Qualifications

I love being an art teacher.  This is all I have ever wanted to be since I was a young girl going to school in Lumsden, Saskatchewan.  I earned my education degree in 1992 and have had an amazing 30 years of teaching since that certification.  I love being a life long learner and I love advocating for the visual arts in education.  I am so very grateful for those supporters I have met along the way.  Being an art teacher is the best career in the world!  

Bachelor of Education

Bachelor of Arts

Master of Education

International Baccalaureate

University of New South Whales, Australia

University of Alberta

Saskatchewan Food Safety Training (and Certificate Teaching)

Here are some of the voluntary Professional Development Workshops I have participated in the last few years: 

(Independently motivated and paid for by me.  This professional learning is my passion!):

Bringing Astronomy into the Art Room

Planning In-Persona Professional Development

Writing Effective Art Rubrics

Teaching With Cultural Integrity

Crafting Meaningful Artist Statements

Curbing Art Teacher Burnout

Basic Weaving Techniques

Running an Elementary Art Club

Planning for Choice at the High School Level

Critical Kiln Safety

Setting Up an Autism-Friendly Classroom

Storytelling Through Art

Basic Wood Carving

Transitioning from Traditional to Choice Curriculum

Finding Success With Collaboration at the Elementary Level

Getting Started with Encaustics

Advanced Fibre Arts

Planning Instructional Videos

Collaborating With Paraprofessionals

Creating With Unexpected Materials

Color Theory through Watercolors

Supporting Students Experiencing Trauma

De-escalation Strategies for Challenging Behaviours

Building Positive Relationships

Math and Art

Developing Essential Elementary Procedures

Helping Students Create A Body of Work

Creating Art Outside

Running the Art Room on a Minimal Budget

Implementing Formative Assessment Strategies

Readying Students for College And Courses

Preparing for Substitutes

Basic Wheel Throwing

Visual Culture

Designing an Intro to Art Course

Planning Field Trips

Intermediate STEAM Projects for the Art Room

Methods for Early Finishers

Teaching for Creativity

Sculpture Ideas for Early Elementary

Hand-Built Ceramics

Flipping Your Classroom Basics

Needle Felting Basics

Tempera Paint Basics


EMO Training

Mental Health First Aid For Youth

WJ Training

I LOVE being a Visual Art Educator!