While earning my BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design, I was provided a strong foundation in studio arts as well as art history. Having built a strong basis, I have been provided a critical foundation to deliver quality instruction to others. I have such an appreciation for what was provided to me, that I want to pass the same experience on to my students. I believe that the best teachers lead by example. To excel as an art educator one needs to have a passion for making art.
I deeply care about every student and believe my enthusiasm allows them to grow and further develop their self-efficacy. My passion for art guides me to introduce new ideas and ways of seeing the world through an artist’s perspective. I believe every student has something to offer and everyone can benefit during that journey. I strive to establish an environment that inspires my students to be encouraging, thoughtful, and having the desire to collaborate with one another. Through my trusted role as an educator, I continuously seek ways to build a strong and supportive art community.
I can reflect on my life experiences and appreciate where those experiences have taken me and how they have shaped the person I have become. I can appreciate all the influences I have had in my education and hope that I can have the same impact on my students. I strive to be a teacher that guides my students towards a similar level of self-motivation and reflection.