Hello and welcome to another creative school year. This is my 21st year with the SDMF and I am looking forward to working with all of you. In addition, I am also the District Art Department (K-12) Manager and 9-12 Curriculum Manager. Please feel free to contact me with any concerns, questions, or ideas.
I received my B.F.A. from UW-Oshkosh with a major in Art Education (Kindergarten 12th grade). I also have a M.S. in Educational Leadership from UW-Oshkosh. In 2007, I received my Professional Development Certificate through our district. In addition, I am continually taking graduate level art history courses.
CLASSES I TEACH
This year I am teaching Advanced Placement (AP) Art Studio Drawing & Painting, AP 2D Design, AP 3D Design, AP 2D Photography, Painting 1 & 2, Computer Art Design 1 & 2, and Digital Photography 1 & 2. In addition, I have also taught Drawing & Design 1 & 2, Ceramics 1 & 2, Sculpture, and Fine Crafts.
ONLINE STUDENT PORTFOLIOS
Visit www.artsonia.com to see students artwork from this school year and past years.
MFHS Art Department Facebook Page Link:
I am the National Art Honor Society advisor for the high school. Our group usually meets once a month after school. You can obtain enrollment forms for this group from an art instructor.
DESIGN, COMMUNICATION & MEDIA ACADEMY (DC&M)
The DC&M Academy provides students the knowledge and skills needed for post-secondary careers in Design, Communications and Media related fields. These types of careers may include: graphic designers, journalists, videographers, photographers, and many more.
LINK TO SITE:
Email is the easiest way to contact me; my email address is email@example.com. If you need to reach me by phone, the school phone number is 262-255-8444 and my voicemail extension is 2046. If you leave a message I will return your call as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or email.
FALL STUDENT SURVEYS :: 2017
ARTIST AS TEACHER
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Master of Science- Instructional Technology, August 1997
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Bachelor of Fine Arts- Art Education Major, June 1995
1997 - Present
Art Instructor, School District of Menomonee Falls, Menomonee Falls, WI
Plan, prepare, and instruct daily curriculum for 125+ students, grades 9 - 12
Plan and implement student artwork for local and state art exhibits
Public Relations Chair for Youth Art Month
Art Club and National Junior Art Honor Society Advisor
Designed North Junior High Logo
Presenter at local and state art and technology conferences
DC&M Academy Advisor
Art Education Honors
District Art Department Manager
9-12 Curriculum Manager
Certified College Board AP Instructor
Professional Development Certificate
Cooperating Teacher Certification for Student Art Teachers
Whos Who Among Americas Teachers
Superintendents Child Advocacy Award
Nominated for Teacher of the Year
TEACHER AS AN ARTIST:: practicing what we teach
Gallery Representation, San Remy Gallery, Third Ward/ Milwaukee, WI
Gallery Representation, Woodwalk Gallery, Egg Harbor, Door County, WI
Gallery Representation, Cappert Contemporary Gallery, Egg Harbor, Door County, WI
2003 - Present
Owner/ Artist, Art by Terra & Creative Corner, Menomonee Falls, WI
Creates original experimental watercolor paintings, abstract acrylic paintings and decorative vases
Design original artwork for the home, office, or a public space
Provide free-lance assistance in the areas of illustration, graphic design, and interior design www.artybyterra.com