Hello Karen Acres Elementary! This is my third year teaching at Karen Acres Elementary. I have been teaching art for 21 years. I currently teach half time. I am married with two children and I have two pets, a Standard Poodle named Lucci and a friendly kitty named Dunkin (Cookies in Milk). I love baking, painting, drawing, reading and walking my dog. I believe that Art K-5 is an exploratory process and it is a subject that is easily differentiated to meet the needs of all my students. I am grateful to be a part of Karen Acres. I am cultivating your children to be creative and kind in the art room. Last year we got a new set of National Art Standards. I have attached the standards for you to view. The elementary art teachers are working hard this year to create new rubrics that will align with our new curriculum. I am transitioning my classroom to the lunch room for the next two years. It will be interesting.