I am excited to begin my 19th year teaching in the Harrisonburg City Schools at Skyline Middle School. The transition from Houston, TX to the beautiful hills of Virginia are sure to bring the beauty of the seasons, family connections from WV and Lynchburg, along with all the new artists I will be meeting in the art room this year!
My philosophy of art education is built of a strong belief in the POWER of art to be a form or communication for us all. Art is our visual voice and the elements and principles of design are our vocabulary to share all that is within our hearts, minds and imaginations. We will be creating masterpieces that directly reflect the Visual Art Standards of Learning in Virginia. In art we will learn about different cultures, artistic periods throughout history along with getting to know artists. Students will learn ways art connects across the curriculum to connect to math, science, history, social studies, and language arts.
Students will be creating digital portfolios this year through the website Artsonia.com.
Student portfolios are kept private until parent permission is granted, and will help to highlight the skills and concepts learned through out the art course. I hope all parents and families will enjoy this new addition to the art program at Skyline and take a few moments to comment/ praise your young artists for their efforts.