Welcome to another fantastic year! I am very excited to have your student in my class this year and am looking forward to a year full of learning, growth, and development.
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This will be my first year at Henry Jackosn High School. I am super excited to be teaching here and I am looking forward to meeting everyone! A little something about myself. I was born and raised on a dairy farm in Skagit Valley. I grew up scurrying about the country side, roaming the hills and mountains of our beautiful North West. I have been a visual artist in the greater community for the last 20 years. I went to U.W. for my undergraduate degrees where I formally studied painting, sculpture, ceramics, print making, photography, and a few other mediums. I enjoy creating, and I enjoy teaching to create. To full fill this desire I went back and got my master in teaching degree from Western Washington Woodring College. During my years of study I have lived and worked in Seattle, Chicago, and even a short stay in Italy. I have six years of experience as a paraeducator for the Mount Vernon School District, and taught visual arts in Oak Harbor School District the last two years. In my free time I draw, paint, play sports, and return to boyhood dreams of exploring the the great outdoors. This will be a great year of exploration in the classroom and I again hope to see everyone along the way.