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I am privileged to share my love of art with your children! Please know that I travel between three schools; Ballentine, Oak Pointe and Seven Oaks. It is best to email me if you have any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a bit of a gypsy, so this itinerant position suits me well! I grew up in New York but have lived in Ohio, New Orleans, Italy, South Carolina and most recently came from Chicago where I lived for 20 years! My family and I moved back here 5 years ago to be closer to family.
I obtained my Bachelor's of Art from The University of South Carolina and my Master's of Art from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I have been teaching art for over 15 years. Teaching art is a natural career for me because it combines my passion for art and love for children. I recently completed my teaching certification in South Carolina through PACE, the Program for Alternative Certification in Education. My background in art therapy affords me an empathic teaching approach and interest in cultivating self-expression skills. During my previous work as an art therapist and licensed, clinical, counselor I designed and implemented wellness programs for special needs children in a variety of settings.