Hello Karen Acres Elementary! This is my second year teaching at Karen Acres Elementary. I have been teaching art for 20 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. This year we are adopting a new set of national standards. I have attached the standards for you to view. The elementary art teachers are working hard this year to create a new curriculum that will align with the new standards.” The future is bright in the art room.