A Silver Celebration

This past weekend my little Element, who will be 5 years old in nine days, had her first ballet recital! She has been doing Kreative Kids Dance and was in the Creative Movement and Rhythm class at EMC Performing Arts Studio. Her teacher, Rachel Cyr, is amazing with the girls. Rachel is always so positive…

Last full week

This past week was the last full week of school for us… two more days next week. It really doesn’t feel like summer. The weather in PA/MD has been unusually cooler than summer time weather.  My students finished their self portrait projects and they look fantastic!! I am thrilled with the quality and unique character…

Touchdown for Teachers

Walking in to work yesterday, I received a large white envelope from the Baltimore Ravens. Thinking to myself….what is this?! Opening it in the office lobby… I found a letter from the Baltimore Ravens… WOW, was it a nice surprise! Touchdown for Teachers is a program that recognizes local teachers for outstanding service to their schools and…

Beating Expectations 

This past Friday, I held our monthly drum circle at Firefly Hollow Wellness Center in York, Pa.  Drum circles are the last Friday of every month, and I have been leading them for about 8 months. Over the past few months the drum circle has developed its own style and pace. We have regulars who…

Budget Cuts

There is an updated federal budget and it shows something that immediately triggered the CEEQER in me… a cut in funding to all the art and education programs. This is a MAJOR shift and as an Art educator in the public school system, I will be affected by this change. So when I read this,…