What do you hope students take from your classes?
As a visual arts teacher, I have many opportunities to share with my students the complex and often misunderstood world of art. Whether it is from the vantage point of being an artist or the viewer of art, inspiring students to look around the world in which they live with a critical and creative eye is one of my favorite of these opportunities. I am thrilled to be able to do this in such a vibrant community as Immaculate Heart.
What is your favorite spot on campus?
The art classrooms are my obvious first choice, but a close second would have to be the deck outside the cafeteria. It truly is breathtaking.
What is a must-watch movie that you recommend to all of your students?
That would have to be Miss Potter with Renée Zellweger. It is a biographical drama celebrating the life of artist and author Beatrix Potter. I recommend this movie to all my students because she paved the way for strong, independent-thinking women at a time when it was unheard of. The movie also shows her dedication to preserving farms as well as land conservation.
What has been your favorite place to travel? Where would you like to travel next?
Hard question! I love everything about traveling! It would be a toss-up between Japan and Italy. I’ve spent a lot of time in both countries and feel a kinship to both. For my next adventure, I’d like to experience a true English Christmas in England.