I’ve been a professional artist for the past 4 years. I have artwork displayed all across the US and even in the Texas State Capitol here in Austin. Along with my artistic abilities, another gift of mine has always been working with kids. I was a substitute teacher for a few private schools in the Austin area for almost six years and even coached a middle school girl’s volleyball team one season for one of the schools I worked at. I have my teaching certificate in Art for grades K-12th and a B.A. in Art from the University of Texas at San Antonio. I’ve always desired to combine my passion for art and love for teaching into the same profession. I believe I have an innate ability to understand and communicate well with children. I’m excited to show them how to really “see”. Not just what’s in front of them, but all the different layers, components and colors of things that are seemingly simple and mundane at first glance. I want to help them learn to see the world as an artist and guide them into becoming proud and confident human beings.