Welcome to my digital teaching portfolio. I am set to graduate in May of 2021 and am currently finishing my student teaching program. I have a B.S. in Psychology with a dual major in Art from SUNY Oneonta. I am currently earning my Master or Education in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University. I am completing certification to teach Art in New York State. I value creativity in education because it allows for positive learning experiences that can infiltrate's all subjects in an expressive way. Art is a place to fail forward, instilling 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.