"Education is light, lack of it darkness." -Russian Proverb
Welcome to my digital teaching portfolio. I am currently finishing my student teaching program at East Greenbush Central School District in middle school Art. I have a B.S. in Psychology with a dual major in Art from SUNY Oneonta. I am currently earning my Master of Education in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University. I am in the process of completing certification to teach Art in New York State. I value creativity in education because it allows for positive learning experiences that infiltrate's all subjects in an expressive way. Art is a place to fail forward. It instills growth through exploration, experimentation, and engagement with the task at hand. I value process over product in the art room. This emphasis creates engaged learners instead of fear of a blank canvas. Education is at its best when students have autonomy through guided instruction. My Art class encourages student centered learning and creative expression. I hope you enjoy viewing my portfolio and get a sense of what I am excited to contribute to the educational environment.