Art has been a passion of mine since I was a little girl. So many of my childhood years are filled with now colorful memories of art camps, private art classes and all the wonderfully crafted items my imagination led me to create. I received my Undergraduate degree from East Carolina University in K-12 Art Education and Ceramics. I also studied at La Meridiana, International School of Ceramics in Certaldo, Italy. In December 2016 I received my Masters Degree in Professional Studies at MICA’s Business of Art and Design Program where I learned the skills needed to start and sustainably grow my own art business. I currently teach middle school and high school art where I share my passion with younger generations. My teaching philosophy is to treat each student with compassion and respect.