I earned my BA, Phi Beta Kappa, in Art History at Colorado College and attended Art Center College of Design. After 23 years as an award-winning freelance graphic designer, I realized that I enjoyed training my teenage employees and decided to become a high school teacher. I am now in my 17th year of teaching Digital Arts. While working full-time I earned my Career & Technical Certification, Masters in Teaching, and National Board Certification. I still freelance and never stop learning!
I am passionate about using technology to transform education -- to challenge and engage young minds and increase literacy. I use websites, interactive pdf's, and video to deliver a paperless and visually rich way to reach students. I regularly share my freelance experiences with my students and work alongside them to enforce the message that effective visual communication requires endless exploration, experimentation, and study.
Link to Adobe article about me: https://adobe.ly/2rfuyjQ
2015 Teacher of the Year
National Nanke International Experimental High School (NNKIEH)
2014 Adobe Educator Impact Award
3rd Quarter, Adobe Systems, Inc.
2012 CTE Educator of the Year
Franklin Pierce School District
Welcome to the Graphic DesiDn department at Brookings-Harbor High School in Brooking, OR. USA