I have been teaching art for 16 years. I've worked in 3 urban, low-income schools. I have had a great deal of enjoyment and success as an art teacher including being named teacher of the year for the Normandy School District in 2007, and received a star award by the STL Science Center. Throughout my career as a teacher, I have continued pursuing my own professional art. I have accumulated many shows and have recently teamed up with some other artists in an effort to beautify neglected parts of the urban landscape.