It has been a joy to be part of the St. Dominic School family since 2008. I have expanded my role as an Art Specialist to include the STEM program. I have also been the afterschool STEAM Club coordinator since 2010. Our Preschool through Grade 8 students enjoy the creative environment Art and STEM provides in their school day. My classrooms are safe places to gain skills, learn from and build beyond our mistakes, make bold statements, and problem solve knowing that there can be more than one right answer.
I grew up right here in Northfield. I attended Bemidji State University and worked as a designer in Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, and New York City before I returned to school to earn my MS in Art & Design Education at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. I taught Art for five years in New York City before returning to Northfield with my family. I have since earned a Master’s Certificate in Technology Education from the University of St. Thomas; where I am currently working on a Master’s Certificate in Engineering Education.
Travel with my family is an important part of my life outside of school and shapes many parts of my curriculum. We often do volunteer work in our travels, embracing common values with the local people we have met along the way. I am fascinated by the many ways history and culture have shaped Art in different parts of the world. It is my hope to inspire my students to be curious about and accepting of the world around them. I want to build confidence in them that they can have an impact on the local and global community as creative individuals and as agents for positive change through Art and STEM.
Position: Art and STEM Specialist
Staff Category: School Staff