Originally from Houston, Texas. Moved to Colorado in the ’80s. Received a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Denver. Worked as a K-12 Art Teacher in Jeffco Schools and was named Colorado Art Educator of the Year, Milken Family Educator of the Year for Colorado as well as National Art Educator of the Year by the Disney American Teacher Awards. Taught K-12 Art Methods for the University of Denver and then transitioned to school administration where she served as Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Jeffco Schools and then as an Assistant Principal in Jeffco, Denver Public Schools, and Cherry Creek Schools. Moved to Maryland and served as Principal for the Center for Visual and Performing Arts at Suitland High School and then at Phillis E. Williams Spanish Immersion Elementary School. Returned to Colorado and was hired as a Site Administrator at the Denver Discovery School and then at McGlone Academy.
A quote that I try to live by:
“We are all related and brothers in Mother Earth.” —Mitakuye Oyasin