ABOUT
I grew up in Seagrove with my parents and four younger siblings. I was always very passionate about art from a young age and as I grew older, I decided I wanted to teach art and pass my enthusiasm and knowledge on to my very own students. I graduated from North Moore High School in Robbins, NC in 2009. I obtained my associates degree from Randolph Community College in 2011 and completed my BA in Art Education at Greensboro College in December 2013. I taught K-5 art at Lindley Park from January 2014 to June 2016. I then moved to teaching K-8 Art at Highfalls Elementary.

Education

  • BA in Art Education (summa cum laude), Greensboro College, 2013
Honors Associate, The George Center for Honors Studies
Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, 2013
Alpha Chi, National College Honor Society, 2013
Dean’s List: Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013
Student Marshall, 2011-2012
  • Associate in Art, Randolph Community College, 2011
President’s List: Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011
Academic Excellence Award, 2011
  • North Moore High School, 2009

Honors

  • Teacher of the Year, Highfalls Elementary, 2016-2017
  • Clara Dougherty Brown Art Award, Greensboro College, 2013
  • J.B. Cornelius Scholarship Recipient, 2012-2013
  • Presidential Scholarship Recipient, Greensboro College, 2011-2013
  • SECU “People Helping People” Scholarship Recipient, 2009-2011
  • Annual Art Scholarship Competition (1st Place), Randolph Telephone Company, 2009

Teaching Experiences

  • Art Teacher, Highfalls Elementary School (K-8), August 2016 – present
  • Art Teacher, Lindley Park Elementary, January 2014 – June 2016
  • Summer Camp Instructor, Randolph Arts Guild, July 2015
  • Summer Camp Instructor, Randolph Arts Guild, July 2014
  • Student Teaching, Jefferson Elementary School, Fall 2013


  • Visual Arts Collaborative, Moore County Schools, August 2016 – present
    • Monthly meetings with MCS art teachers to share ideas and successes.
  • Taught clay workshop for fellow art teachers.
  • Summer Curriculum Workshop, Moore County Schools, July 2017
    • Worked on visual arts pacing guides and curriculum with fellow art teachers for MCS.
  • SAX  Arts Workshop, Randolph Arts Guild, May 2015
  • Clay Workshop hosted by Leigh Blanchard, John Lawrence Elementary, April 2015
  • ACS Art Educators United, January 2014 – June 2016
    • Monthly meetings with ACS art teachers to share ideas and successes.

Art Exhibitions and Awards

  • Rockin’ Chalk Competition (group entry), First Place, CVA and PhotoBiz, October 2013
  • Spring Student Show (group exhibition), Greensboro College, Spring 2013
  • The Process (solo senior exhibition), Greensboro College, Spring 2013
  • Fall Student Show (group exhibition), Greensboro College, Fall 2012
  • Spring Student Show (group exhibition), Greensboro College, Spring 2012
  • Fall Student Show (group exhibition), Greensboro College, Fall 2011