I have been teaching Visual Art to grades 6, 7, and 8 at Pella Middle School since graduating from Central College in 1984. After receiving my master’s degree from Iowa State University in 1997, I started teaching the art education classes at Central College.
Some of my favorite things to do when I’m not spending time with my family, include traveling and painting. During the summer, I am a leader for People to People, a student ambassador organization. I have traveled with students to France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Australia, and New Zealand. The thousands of photographs I have taken in these countries provide endless subjects for my paintings as well as enrich my art curriculum.