Everyday is a good day…

Especially… When you notice how far left and right you can turn your healing wrist. When you finally can zip your pants half way up with your healing wrist. When you can carry your cup of coffee with your healing wrist. When you have loved ones willing to help when in need.

Family Haikus

A few of my students participated in the Team BCPS Haiku Contest! There were a total of  over 2,000 entries! 1,494 entries were received from elementary school students, 383 from middle school students, 343 from high school students.

Giving up Approval for Authenticity

So this is my eleventh year teaching art at Ridgely Middle School. I can hardly remember what it felt like to be a new teacher… a bit worried, stressed, and anxious…. About how the students would respond, if they would understand the process, and if they would be as excited as me about it all… About…

10th Year Teaching

In August of 2008 I began my journey into the public education system as an Art Educator.  How it happened was very synchronistic… I had a few interviews that summer, determined to have a placement by the beginning of the school year. I went to counties all over Maryland…. Talbot, Harford, Cecil, Montgomery, with the…

Plein Air Painting

For the first three days of summer break, I participated in a Baltimore County Public Schools Art Educator workshop at the Hampton National Historic Site. The first workshop was “Painting with Pastels. We got an overview of some of the history of the site prior to choosing where and what to create and were able…

Maryland Education Play Date

Recently I was able to attend an amazing full day workshop designed to allow teachers time to play with digital technology!  It was a time to  “PLAY” with tools and ideas that we’ve learned about but have not had time to explore! I met other educators who have experience using tools/apps/programs in the classroom and gain knowledge from their…

Impossibility is relevant to no thing…

…possibility is relative all things… This has been such a busy two weeks!! Now that school has officially started, in back in the grind of it all. Our week long professional development was pretty awesome. Working side by side at school with some amazing teachers! My room is all organized and I am loving it!!…