Hello students and parents. Please refer to Canvas and Gradebook for current up todate information. I will not be using Blackboard for any communication or information for any of my classes at this time.
Degrees and Certifications:
B.F.A. in Painting University of Washington B.A. in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts University of Washington Minor in Art History University of Washington Master in Teaching Western Washington University
This is my seventh year at Henry Jackson 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 for 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.