How would you like the students to address you?
How long have you been at St. John School?
This is my first year at St. Johns.
What grade/subject are you teaching? Staff - where will you be working?
I have the pleasure of teaching art.
How long have you been teaching and/or when did you start teaching? If Staff - including St. Johns time, how long have you been doing the same type of job?
This is my first year teaching in a school setting.
What are a couple unique qualities/skills about you?
I worked as a summer camp counselor at YMCA Camp Kitaki for three years. My camp name is Grams like what you might call your grandma. All those summers at camp taught me how to build a fire that is taller than most adults. This is a skill I probably won't get to use while teaching art, so you'll just have to take my word for it.
What are some personal items the families might like to know?
I graduated from UNL with a Bachelor's of Fine Art, emphasis in painting, May 2020. While I studied at UNL, I fell in love with many mediums and processes. I am currently a fellow at the LUX Center for the Arts where I have the opportunity to continue working in ceramics.
Who is your favorite Saint and why?
My favorite saint is Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. She kept coming up in my life in high school and left me with lessons on how to be more patient with myself and others and to approach the world with more compassion.
What is your favorite Bible or Saint quote?
“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.” - Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
What is your favorite prayer and why?
My favorite prayer is the Guardian Angel prayer. Guardian angels have always interested me. I just find them so cool.
Why did you choose to teach at a Catholic school? Or why did you choose to teach at St. John’s?
Anything else you want to add?
Remember, you don't have to be good at art to enjoy it. Making art, like any other skill, takes time and practice. I'm very excited to work with my students this year and see their creativity grow.