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M.A. in Art Education, 1996
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

B.S. in Secondary Education/German/Art, 1974
Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois


Art Teacher, Rocky Ridge Elementary
Hoover City Schools 

Special Awards and Recognition 

Jacksonville State Hall of Fame Winner for Hoover City Schools, 2014

Rocky Ridge Elementary Teacher of the Year, 2002




The 2016-17 school year marks my 24th year as a teacher with Hoover City Schools and as the Art Teacher at Rocky Ridge Elementary School. Before coming to Alabama in 1986, I lived in Rockford, Illinois and worked as a German and Art Teacher at Rockford Lutheran High School. At Rocky Ridge Elementary, I serve as the Art Teacher for Grades Kindergarten to 5th Grade.  I have taken a group of high school students to Germany and Austria and have taken a group of students and parents from Rocky Ridge to Austria, Italy and France. I have also lived and worked in Germany.

On a personal note...I live in Shelby County with my husband, daughter and my three little dogs. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy teaching Zumba and Water Aerobics at the Pelham YMCA, reading, doing art work, and travelling.

I'm looking forward to a great year with my talented art students!