Education and Experience:
I have always been process based, in my own art practice as well as in teaching practices. The act of doing and experimenting is the real meat, not the result.
After earning my bachelor's degree in filmmaking & photography in 2005, I went on to receive my teaching license at Appalachian State in 2012 and taught in public schools in Watauga County (NC) until the birth of my second daughter in 2018. Teaching since 2007, I was involved in a wide variety of mediums and populations; everything from stop motion animation in Los Angeles juvenile detention centers to mosaics in New Orleans to b&w darkroom photography in Maine. In New York City, I would take my students through the subway with a 16mm bolex. I carry the same approach I always have... please push the envelope... into the unknown ... you never know what you’ll discover!
“Learning and teaching should not stand on opposite banks and just watch the river flow by; instead, they should embark together on a journey down the water. Through an active reciprocal exchange, teaching can strengthen learning how to learn.” -Loris Malaguzz
Why I Work With Kids:
A life devoted to working with kids is a cherished, rewarded and unpredictable one! It is so fulfilling; I cannot imagine any other path for me.