Q: Tell me about your teaching career, how did it start?
A: My mom is a teacher and I never wanted to be a teacher, because she was, I don’t know I guess I just felt compelled to be different. So I started college double majoring in english and art because I couldn’t make up my mind about what I wanted to do. So then my sophomore year of college I changed from english to psychology so I was double majoring in psychology and art and i intended to do art therapy. Then that summer i worked at a camp and taught art classes all summer and i was like ‘alright this is what i like’ so then i came back and changed my major to art ed.
Q: Where did you go to college?
A: Valdosta State
Q: How many years have you been teaching?
A: This is my fifth year.
Q: Have you ever taught anywhere else besides Northview?
A: Yes, I started teaching in south Georgia in this really tiny farming town. It was the only high school in the county. I taught there for two years and I’ve taught at Northview for two years.
Q: Do you have any hobbies besides art?
A: I like to travel.
Q: Where have you been?
A: I’ve been to a lot of places. I’ve been all over the U.S., I’ve been to England, France, Spain, India, Envia, Venezuela.
Q: What was your most exciting trip out of all [the places you have been]?
A: I think India was the most exciting, because it was so different from anything I was used to. All of it was awesome, that was just the most shocking.
Q: Favorite place to visit?
Q: How come?
A: The food, the weather is nice, the people are nice, and it is beautiful.
Q: Do you have any kids?
A: No, no children. I am married and have a cat.
Q: What’s your cat’s name?
A: Scout, she’s named after Scout from To Kill A Mockingbird. She’s the best.
Q: What do you read?
A: I read all kinds of things, I’ve currently gotten into Jonathan Franzen, he’s an author. I like a whole wide spectrum of things.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about art to teach?
A: Ceramics, I love teaching ceramics.
Q: What kind of music do you like?
A: I like all kinds of music except for vulgar rap and country pop.
Q: What’s your stance on bullying?
A: Don’t do it! Be nice! There’s no need to be rude!