- Hamilton College, B.A. 1983, Fine Arts Major, Graduated with Honors
- Massachusetts College of Art, B.F.A., 1990, Art Education Major, Graduated with High Honors
- Endicott College, Van Loan School of Graduate & Professional Studies, M.Ed., 2004, Creative Arts and Learning, Honors
I am also active in professional development. In the past few years, I have taken many professional development classes to improve my abilities as an art teacher.
Visual Art PreK-9
Visual Art 5-12
(SEI = Sheltered English Immersion; this required I completed a graduate level class on specific ways to meet the
needs of, and teach content-rich vocabulary to, English Language Learners.)
Meeting the needs of all of my students is a priority, and I strive to reflect, learn and be active as a lifelong learner. I have always been passionate about learning and education. As a high school student I was a high achieving student, graduating in the top 10 of my class. I was very interested in studying both science and art. My experiences as a liberal arts student at Hamilton College challenged and expanded my views of the World, and I took on leadership roles. My senior year I co-planned a symposium on women artists which was highly regarded. We brought a number of artists to "The Hill" including Faith Ringgold, whom we now study in third grade art! I love to help my students to make connections among various disciplines, a hallmark of my years at Hamilton.
I was grateful to be able to extend my education in the arts at Massachusetts College of Art, where I learned how to teach in public schools (I had been teaching in after school programs). Soon thereafter I began the wonderful journey of teaching in Hingham.
A few years later, my husband David (also an artist, as a self-employed storyboard artist) and I moved to Hingham with our then 18 month old son, Max. Our daughter, Emma, arrived two years later. Max & Emma both attended the HIngham Public Schools, and are now employed in careers that they love.