Global Art Teacher
Technology and Japanese Exchange Coordinator
International School of the Americas
San Antonio, TX
My history as a learner and educator is one with a variety of interests, skills, and abilities. I am a risk taker and adventurer who follows my intuition, engages, and make connections. I take a learning experience, pull diverse concepts together, and merge content across disciplines. I have participated in fellowships and study tours to Japan, China, and Korea, developing curriculum from my experiences. My contributions include design of teacher resources for school districts and museums.
As an art advocate, I co-founded SHARE (Students Help Art Reach Everyone), a non-profit organization that has placed over 2300 student artworks into permanent exhibits in the community.
Working at the International School of the Americas in San Antonio, Texas affords me opportunities to examine global citizenship with students and to transform theory into action. Since 1999 I have worked at this small public high school as a technology coordinator, a Global Art teacher, and an exchange coordinator. I have nurtured and maintained a relationship and student exchange with a school in Takayama, Japa since the summer of 2000. My Leadership Texas network helped to set up a staff development opportunity examining water quality and environmental issues along the Texas-Mexico border in Laredo, Texas.
My current passion is adventuring into 21st Century Literacy, wandering through clouds, blogs, exploring with my students and colleagues.
My interests include cooking, gardening, and technology. I enjoy spending time with my daughter and son-in-law and walking with my dogs, Girli and Buddy.